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Christopher Bearden, MD

Dr. Bearden is a surgeon in the Metro Indianapolis area. He is affiliated with Indiana University Health West Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Bearden saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more biliary tract disease patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more gallstones patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more bowel obstruction patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more cholecystitis patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more inguinal hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more appendicitis patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more umbilical hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more ventral hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more lipoma patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more diverticulitis patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more abscess patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more hiatal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more colon cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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Dr. Bearden saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Bearden saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Bearden accepts.
Appendectomy $3,190 – 16.6k
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,757 – 13.3k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,421 – 13.8k
Office visit (new patient) $70 – 190
Skin tag removal $164 – 236

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Outpatient procedure rate

Dr. Bearden’s outpatient procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient procedure rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Bearden’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bearden’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Bearden’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bearden’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient procedure rate

Dr. Bearden’s outpatient procedure rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Bearden 68%
Predicted for his patients 80%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Bearden’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bearden’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Bearden’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bearden’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Contact info

Dr. Bearden sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1801 Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 948-2800
463 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
1115 Ronald Reagan Pkwy
Avon, IN 46123
(317) 923-7211
473 miles away
Credentials
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000
  • Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Bearden is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Indiana University Health West Hospital
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    Hospital safety score (Fall 2016)
  • Indiana University Health
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    Hospital safety score (Fall 2016)
  • Eskenazi Health
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    Hospital safety score (Fall 2016)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • Magellan Health
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions

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