Dr. Shannon Bales, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismFemaleAge 41

Dr. Bales
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

1100 Goethals Dr Fl 1 Richland, WA 99352

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(509) 942-3288

Dr. Shannon Bales, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Richland, WA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bales has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Osteoporosis & Screening than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bales to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bales

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bales treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bales treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 942-3288.

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bales is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Hypothyroidism
Hypoparathyroidism
Thyroid Goiter
Abnormal Thyroid
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Bales is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Type 1
Hypoglycemia
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Bales is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Dr. Bales' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperchylomicronemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Proteinuria
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Bales accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Group Health Cooperative
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Bales' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bales

4.9

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (9)
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Dr. Bales and her staff are the best. I only wish I could have her for a doctor for everything. She is the smartest, sweetest Doctor. She has always remembered me from the first visit to see her.
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Tammy Frimodt – May 17, 2020
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whole staff as well as Doctor build very attentive polite and helpful. felt very good when leaving the office with her knowledge and resourcefulness.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carolyn kwaiser in Benton city 509.531.4633 – Jan 20, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shannon Bales, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Richland, WA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Shannon Bales, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bales has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Shannon Bales, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bales frequently treats Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Osteoporosis & Screening. See all practice areas where Dr. Bales specializes.

Where is Dr. Shannon Bales, MD's office located?

Dr. Bales' office is located at 1100 Goethals Dr Fl 1, Richland, WA 99352. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Kadlec Regional Medical Center1100 Goethals Dr Fl 1 Richland, WA 99352
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Richland, WA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)