Joshua G. Bales, M.D. Kadlec Employed Provider

Orthopedic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Bales is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. While training at UCLA, he cared for a broad spectrum of patients from UCLA athletes to children at the Shriners' hospital. He continued his training in Cincinnati with Dr. Peter Stern concentrating on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, including arthroscopy and microsurgery in patients of all ages. Dr. Bales enjoys seeing each patient’s quality of life improve with treatment, both with conservative treatment and with surgery when necessary.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
UCLA School Of Medicine
Residency
Mary Stern Hand Fellowship
Fellowship
Hand Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Arthritis Of Hand
  • Arthritis Of Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Joint Surgery Of Hand
  • Joint Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Nerve At/In Wrist Or Hand
  • Wrist Sprain
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (260 Ratings, 111 Comments)


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01/08/2020
The doctor and staff spoke to me as if they actually cared and were interested in helping me as opposed to staring at the computer. I never felt rushed. It was a positive experience,
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01/08/2020
Dr. Bales listens to my concerns and always does something , if it is possible, to help me. Some things, like my arthritis, will not go away, but he does what he can to help with pain relief and to maintain function.
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01/07/2020
I just love Dr Bales!!!
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01/07/2020
Dr Bales was prompt and caring. He listened well and answered all my concerns
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01/02/2020
Dr. Bales listens, gives recommendations and works with you to come up with best treatment plan. He is awesome to work with.
90

12/31/2019
Dr. Bales is excellent. I have recommended him to friends.
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12/30/2019
A very good experience
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12/22/2019
Did a great surgery on my hand.
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12/18/2019
Dr. Bales was excellent. [...]
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12/17/2019
Dr Bales and his staff are always friendly and treat one with respect. Very grateful to have such a great health care provider
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12/11/2019
Dr. Bales was very nice. This was my first visit to his office. He was very gentle when he gave me the shot. He seemed very concerned about some of my health problems.
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12/10/2019
Dr. Bales is very considerate of his patients and supports them through procedures. He is a kind and caring physician. I am grateful for his assistance.
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12/08/2019
I had a very good experience with Dr. Bales.
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12/04/2019
all good!
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11/27/2019
Doctor Bales and staff were professional. I felt very comfortable because of there expert knowledge. Doctor Bbales and staff are amazing.
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11/17/2019
Personable respectful professional service
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11/05/2019
he's a good Dr [...]
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11/05/2019
we as a family are very satisfied with this DR. Bales
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10/27/2019
Dr. Bales is a wonderful and great Dr. and a sweet and understanding man.
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10/27/2019
I came in to see Dr. Bales because of an injury. He ordered tests for me. I told him that I was in excruciating pain and he appeared to take note of that and tried to ensure I could get the tests I needed quickly.
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10/27/2019
Dr Bales has told me the treatments available and has put thought into what he can do to help me. My problem is not common and I do so appreciate his care. Thank you Dr Bales
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10/25/2019
He was very personable and knowledgeable.
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10/14/2019
I will recommend him to anyone needing a good hand surgeon
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10/13/2019
Thank you for Dr. Bales. I had a complex injury and he basically saved my hand. I've had multiple surgeries and not one time ever questioned his advice or abilities. He is the best.
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10/10/2019
great service and always professional
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10/10/2019
I have full confidence in Dr. Bales and will continue to see him exclusively.
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10/01/2019
He was very friendly and attentive
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09/29/2019
He is extremely friendly and caring. I was impressed by how fast he got me in for surgery, and took time to answer all my questions. I am very happy with my results post surgery so far.
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09/28/2019
Very attentive to my concerns and needs.
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09/25/2019
Dr Bales is always very attentive, caring and knowledgeable!
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09/25/2019
Dr. Bales is AWESOME, and his staff are too. From start to finish visits to this office to see Dr. Bales is outstanding. Dr. Bales is so caring, he listens to what I have to say. Treats me more like a friend than a patient and he makes me feel important.
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09/24/2019
Everyone took all of my health concerns to heart and made me as comfortable as possible.
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09/22/2019
everything went well
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09/22/2019
I glad the I find provider like Dr Joshua Bales good Dr very friendly :)
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09/19/2019
I couldn't ever find a better surgeon for my [...]!
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09/18/2019
He is awesome. Puts you right at ease and is so friendly.
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09/17/2019
Dr Bales always takes all the time needed with me and gives me the very best advice on treatments. highly recommend Dr Bales!
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08/22/2019
Dr. Bales is great and we have referred friends to him. A '10' is perfect and no one is that.
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08/21/2019
Dr. Bales was very helpful & I would tell others to go to him.
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08/20/2019
Dr. Bales is a phenomenal physician.
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08/15/2019
Dr. Bales was a very personable and cheery. He greeted me using his first name and introduced the student doctor. He is a hand specialist and knew exactly what my problem was. I am very pleased with his care. [...]
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08/14/2019
Dr. Bales was very professional and thorough with his evaluation of my wrist. I would highly recommend him.
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08/13/2019
My most recent visit was to have a medical procedure done by Dr. Bales at the surgery center on [...]. Dr. Bales was exceptional as well as all the nurses and staff. Overall it was a very good experience.[...]
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08/08/2019
Office staff went above and beyond their expectations
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08/06/2019
I felt extremely rushed at this appointment and left with a lot of questions. I later tried calling and never received a call back. After the referral was sent over, I got a note in my KChart that I'd been referred to Dr. [...] and [...]. Why [...]? The soonest appt was over a month away, so I was double booked about 2 weeks out. I've asked but no one seems to know if I'll be treated at this next appt or if it's a consultation. This experience has been really frustrating.
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08/06/2019
Dr. Bales is very professional and pleasant. He discusses options and percentage of success for the treatments.
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08/04/2019
I'm glad the reference to this good provider I'm happy .
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07/28/2019
About a three month waiting time to schedule an appointment.
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07/27/2019
Dr. Bales was caring and direct. Offered to answer all questions that I had.
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07/24/2019
I can't say enough about Dr. Bales. he is caring, and patient, and takes his time to listen. he's a wonderful surgeon , the office staff is always helpful and friendly. Dr. Bales has done 3 surgeries on my hands in the last year and he is the same Everytime! highly recommend him to anyone!
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07/23/2019
very positive experience
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07/21/2019
The overall level of care I have received thus far has been nothing sort of spectacular, from the wonderful staff that handles check-in, the nurses, and of course the providers. I can honestly say that being in the care of the Kadlec team, my overall outlook on life has been positively impacted.
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07/17/2019
Dr. Bales was very professional and handled my case seamlessly.
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07/17/2019
god visit
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07/17/2019
All interactions with Dr. Bales and his staff was good and encouraging.
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07/03/2019
everyone in office professional and courteous
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07/03/2019
My experience with Dr. Bales was excellent.
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06/30/2019
it was the best timely care I have gotten and the surgery was pleasant
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06/28/2019
great experience, great service Thank you
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06/26/2019
I have total confidence in my care provider.
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06/26/2019
Dr Bales and staff were excellent! Kind, personable, understanding, knowledgeable and caring. it was a great experience!
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06/21/2019
very good
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06/20/2019
Since I am not considering surgery immediately, I will search for another orthopedic healthcare professional for future treatment.
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06/18/2019
a great bedside manor which is so important to me and Dr. Bales was great.
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06/18/2019
great surgeon. easy to understand.
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06/17/2019
I was greeted by Dr in a personal and friendly manner. From prior visit I was prepared for an experience that felt like he had pulled over on a freeway and paused with me before jetting off again. This visit, I felt like he actually SAW and HEARD me. He took xrays and explained them as well as the procedure he recommended. I'll go forward with his recommendation.
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06/11/2019
I have every confidence in Dr. Bales' care, and also also appreciate that he is very personable.
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06/06/2019
Dr. Bales is an excellent doctor. I am very grateful for the care and attention I received.
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05/30/2019
I really like the professionalism with how Dr. Bales and his team treated me. I have already given his information to a co worker.
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05/28/2019
all good
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05/22/2019
Dr. Bales is thoughtful, compassionate and provides me the help I need. I wouldn't even consider another orthopedic surgeon for my hands and wrists. He is the best. I like his conservative approach to my thumb and wrist pain.
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05/21/2019
Dr. Bales is exceptional. felt I was in expert hands. Everyone In his office and surgery room was so caring and friendly. wonderful doctor and staff.
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05/21/2019
Dr. Bales is the Orthopedic Surgeon who I will seek out for my hand issues. I really appreciate his expertise and kindness.
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05/21/2019
Thank you for the excellent care.
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05/20/2019
good
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05/17/2019
Dr.. Bales was highly recommended to me and I understand why. He is outstanding and I recommend him highly to those I know with hand or wrist problems.
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05/15/2019
I have the utmost respect for all of the providers I see at what used to be Northwest Sports Medicines. They always answer all questions I have and I'm treated with respect.
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05/15/2019
he was very professional and easy to talk with.
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05/14/2019
very good experience
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05/12/2019
Dr. Bales, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is hard to get into see. I waited over 2 months
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04/30/2019
it was a great visit , very professional
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04/30/2019
excellent doctor
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04/21/2019
New Dr. too many months wait, to get an appointment.
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04/18/2019
All personnel that I saw were very pleasant and helpful.
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04/17/2019
Dr Bales is a great Dr. He is very personable and seems to care about his patients.
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04/16/2019
The only problems I had were: 1) the clerk helping set up the surgery appointment was rude and seem angry. she did not treat me with courtesy or respect. 2) the surgery appointment was set up at 10:30 but then got moved to 12:00 but at that time they only prepared me for surgery I didn't have surgery until 2:00pm meaning I was fasting for about 18hours. I would have preferred to have had surgery in the early morning to reduce the time I was fasting. other than that, Dr. Bales and all the nurses at the surgery center were super sweet and they all listen to my concerns and took great care of me before, during and after surgery.
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04/15/2019
Doctor was great. Drs. assistant was rough in handling my daughters broken hand. She did not introduce herself or explain/warm my daughter that she would be removing splint. She was rough and caused my child increased pain and anxiety.
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04/15/2019
I went to this provider for a second opinion after being misdiagnosed by another provider, who had recommended a completely unnecessary procedure. I'm very glad I went to see Dr. Bales. the only down side is that it is very difficult to get in to see him, and there were no follow up notes about the appointment in KChart or doctor's notes aside from what is automatically generated, so the misdiagnosis remains unchallenged in my medical records
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04/09/2019
Dr.Bales was very attentive and great bedside manner. Would recommend to any family member or friend.
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04/07/2019
My experience was exceptional and I high recommend Dr Bales AND Dr [...], my anesthesiologist!!!
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04/02/2019
very good
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04/02/2019
The Dr. was wonderful and I felt like he really listened to me.
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04/02/2019
Dr. Bales has seen my wife and done 2 successful surgeries on her hand. He did surgery on mine also. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a hand Doctor. He explained everything so no surprises, listened to my concerns, was complete and thorough. I felt I was in the best hands possible.
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03/26/2019
Dr. Bales is knowledgeable, caring and very helpful. Highly recommend him.
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03/26/2019
The staff and doctor were awesome. Highly recommend this clinic to my family and friends :)
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03/25/2019
Wonderful experience with Dr. Bales! Highly recommend him as a consultant surgery/ortho physician.
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03/20/2019
So far I am very pleased with this provider
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03/19/2019
Ive had excellent service and care when attending the office of Dr. Bales. His Nurses are always so nice and the check in and out team are just as chipper. I will definitely recommend this office to everyone.
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03/19/2019
Dr. Bales is top notch. He takes his time with you and sees to it you are getting exactly the treatment needed.
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03/17/2019
he did great
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03/13/2019
Clear , concise, described 3 courses of action , and left the current action up to me.
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03/12/2019
Satisfied with my experience
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03/12/2019
The office staff were very friendly and welcoming. The Provider was very nice and seemed genuinly concerned about my issue.
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03/10/2019
i am very pleased with my decision to have surgery on ny right thumb. I had surgery on the left thumb last year and it was very successful
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03/06/2019
Dr. Bales is knowledgeable and very competent. Add to that he is kind and listened to me, the patient. I left feeling confident about the course for my treatment.
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03/03/2019
Dr. Bales was very personable, very knowledgeable, with excellent bedside manners.
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03/02/2019
Dr. Bales is the most personal doctor there ever was, he makes you feel like his your best friend and he truly cares about you and everything about you.
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02/27/2019
Love having K chart to ask non-urgent questions.
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02/27/2019
I saw Dr. Bales for pain in my left thumb. Xrays were taken which showed deterioration of the joint at the base of my thumb. Dr. Bales showed me the Xrays and explained them to me. He gave me three options to treat this. I chose going to the Physical Therapy associated with the clinic and was able to get an appointment the next day. I am pleased with the service I received by Dr. Bales and the PT clinic.
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02/26/2019
Dr. Bales is an excellent surgeon. Additionally, he explains everything clearly and has a very kind and caring temperament. He definitely goes the extra mile to provide quality care and reassurance.
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02/26/2019
very helpful, friendly and listens
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02/25/2019
Dr. Bales is a caring practitioner.
 
Affiliated Facilities
Kadlec Regional Medical Center