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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health
  • Men's Health
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Primary Care
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Family Medicine Research
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Bryn Mawr Hospital
Family Medicine
Bryn Mawr, PA USA

Internship - State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
General Surgery
Syracuse, NY USA

Medical Education - Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA

Graduate School - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY USA


  • Addiction Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert Bales, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/16/2022, Dr. Bales has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

196 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Always informed of medication change, and reasons why. Feel listened to and well cared for by Dr. Bales.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Bales really instructed me as to what was going on and the next step to my treatment

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

When counting my blessings Dr. Bales is counted too.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Bales is great... Always willing to listen, and includes me in my medical decision making always.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Bales keeps up with all tests considering your age health issues shows a sincere caring to your well being and health

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Bales and all the staff at the Cleveland Clinic were genuinely friendly, helpful, and attentive. I truly felt valued as a patient. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

It's great to have Dr. Bales back!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Bales is such a gift. I couldn't imagine not having him for our family.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Highly recommend Dr Bales, I can't say enough great things of his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Bales is always very caring with whatever I am going through.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I know Dr. Bales sees a lot of patients and his schedule is usually always very full. The staff always does a terrific job getting me in when I need to be seen.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

It is so nice to see Dr. Bales bc he always takes his time and explains things so well in a way you can understand. I never feel rushed or that he has not listened to me. He makes great suggestions and tells you exactly how it is. When I have needed further authorizations from my insurance company Dr. Bales and his office staff are prompt and efficient to get things done.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I recommend Dr. Bales office to everyone I know!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Very happy with Dr. Bales but it is rough to get appointments at times.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I have nothing but the highest respect for Dr. Bales

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

I have much respect for Dr.Bales. He listened to my concerns as well as the concerns my wife said concerning the changes I was going through.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Bales always doe a fantastic job and listens and addresses my questions

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Bales is an excellent Doctor!!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Bales and staff are top-notch I'm not a Dr person but Dr Bales has changed that very good Dr and has assembled a good team for all my needs been with him a long time and will continue to be

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I have the best doctor ever Dr Bale is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

All I can say, is Dr. Bales is the best doctor I have ever been to and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Bales is the absolute best! I highly recommend him (as well as all Cleveland Clinic doctors to everyone who is looking for a doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Bales and his associates are very responsive to my health needs

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

The whole staff are very courteous and professional . Dr. Bales is very down to Earth very approachable and explains things very thoroughly that I understand.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr bales is great

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Bales is wonderful and great

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I'm very comfortable with my doctor and I've been progress is this I've been with

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

I recommended Dr. Bales to my son as he did not have a primary care physician.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Bales is the best. He cares about me personally and cares about my health.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

I trust Dr Bales implicitly. He listens well and is a wonderful provider!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Cleveland Clinic is simply the Best. Dr Bales is so caring and goes the extra mile in taking care of my health!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Bales is the best

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Bales is the best physician My husband and I have ever had ! Always going above and beyond and explains everything so I understand

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

This was a simple followup and discussion was routine and pleasant as always. Still wish Dr Bales had appoointments at Twinsburg but I understand.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

*Dr. Bales is an exceptional physician. I followed him to Warrensville Hts., which is a distance from my home -

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Bales is the best PCP I have ever had!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Bales and his staff are Fantastic!!

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