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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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 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

46 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

12 Patient Comments

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!!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Doctor Bale di d good.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Bales was wonderful! He listened to my problem and I could see he was genuinely concerned. All providers should be as caring.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Have always felt well cared for by my physician

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

I have not Had a bad experience sense I have been going to Dr. Bales. The front desk, The nurses I've been above average

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr was very rude. Horrible bedside manner. I will not be returning.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Bales showed compassion during my visit and it meant a lot. He was thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Love Doc Bales

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr. Bales is a great Dr. He listens, and explains anything I have concerns about.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr Bails and his staff are top notch

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I'm a combat vet with two deployments on the frontline. Came home and had no clue what PTSD was. I went through the VA and all they want to do is pump you full of drugs. I almost gave up, until a nurse at your downtown facility when I don't her way to find me Dr. Bales. He saved my life. The care he shows rocks. My mom was a nurse practitioner for 17 years with the Cleveland clinic and told me from day one the doctor bills is one of the best.

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