About us: Meet your neighbors

Thank you for visiting Columbia Memorial Hospital's (CMH) website. While we're here, we wanted to take the chance to get you more acquainted with our staff, or your neighbors! CMH is one of the largest employers in the Lower Columbia Region, and the majority of our staff members live here too. At Columbia Memorial Hospital, we hold our staff in the highest regard—we wouldn't be here without them. So please take this opportunity to meet one of our stars!

Meet Peter Bales, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Peter Bales, MD, joined the CMH staff in April 2014. He has joined Dr. Doug Abbott and Ryan Larsen, PA-C, in the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Bales most recently practiced in Roseville, Calif., where he served as the Chief of Orthopedics at Sutter Medical Center. He received his medical training at the University of Southern California and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at USC as well. He is the author of the book "Osteoarthritis: Preventing and Healing Without Drugs."

Dr. Bales is a general orthopedic surgeon. His interests include trauma, general orthopedics and the effects of aging on the body. He sees children through adults for almost every orthopedic need.

He and his wife live in Warrenton and have twin daughters at the University of Oregon. Thank you for helping welcome Dr. Bales to our community. To make an appointment with Dr. Bales, call 503-338-4075.

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