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Christopher Bearden, MD

Dr. Bearden is a surgeon in the Metro Indianapolis area. He is affiliated with Indiana University Bloomington Hospital and 4 more hospitals.
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86 doctors
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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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw pancreatitis 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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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more lipoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw more abscess patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw diverticulitis 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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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw chronic kidney disease 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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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw colon cancer 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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265 doctors
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264 doctors
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132 doctors
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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39 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 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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17 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw sebaceous cyst 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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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw cellulitis 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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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw hemorrhage 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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58 doctors
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57 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) 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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187 doctors
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186 doctors
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93 doctors
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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177 doctors
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178 doctors
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88 doctors
Dr. Bearden saw vascular disease 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.
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,085 – 15.3k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,682 – 15.8k
Skin tag removal $116 – 274

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.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Bearden’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Bearden 32%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open 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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Bearden’s rate of laparoscopic 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 laparoscopically.
  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 laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Bearden’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bearden’s rate of laparoscopic 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 gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Bearden’s outpatient gallbladder removal 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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

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

Locations

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

Office
1801 Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202
461 miles away
  • Spanish
1115 Ronald Reagan Pkwy
Avon, IN 46123
470 miles away

Reviews

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 Bloomington Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Indiana University Health
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Indiana University Health West Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2016)
  • Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • Magellan Health
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield