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Crystal Bales, APNP

Crystal Bales, APNP

Hospital Medicine

After delivery, Bales works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to help care for newborns, monitoring them throughout their hospital stay. Nurse practitioners have excellent relationships with primary care providers and communicate with them daily about their patients.

“A baby’s birth is an exciting time,” according to Bales. “Parents want the best possible care for their newborn. I strive to provide the best individualized care for every baby. I am proud to work with a supportive team in providing the quality of care that I would want my own baby to receive.”  

Muhammad Bangash

Muhammad Bangash, MD, FCCP

Critical Care

Dr. Bangash will work with other physicians to provide 24-hour coverage for patients in the St. Agnes Hospital Intensive Care Unit who are critically ill or injured, or who suffer from acute and chronic pain.

“My goal is to do everything for the patient that I can,” says Dr. Bangash. “The care I provide is driven by patients’ wants and desires, and I want to ensure they are as comfortable as possible at all times.” In his spare time, Dr. Bangash enjoys reading (current affairs, poetry and literature), and is active in sports, including cricket, golf and tennis.

Robert Bellmore III

Robert Bellmore III, MD


An anesthesiologist offers preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care for patients in the administration of medications to control pain and support life functions during surgery. “In all that we do, the patient always comes first,” says Dr. Bellmore. “It is important to treat the whole patient, whether that means addressing their spiritual, emotional or physical needs.” A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Bellmore completed his anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Clinic. “I am excited to join a group where the needs of the patient come first,” he says.

Karl Bertram

Karl Bertram, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Bertram received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and is board certified in Surgery. He previously served as chairman of the General and Specialty Surgery department for Community Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bertram offers multiple surgical procedures, including laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery, breast, carpal tunnel, colon, endocrine system, hernia repair, pediatric, skin and soft tissue, surgical critical care, surgical oncology, trauma/burns and emergency surgery, trigger finger and vascular surgery.

Vikas Bhatara

Vikas Bhatara, MD

Critical Care
Sleep Medicine

"Care, compassion, knowledge and shared decision making are the cornerstone of a great patient/physician relationship,” says Dr. Bhatara. Dr. Bhatara is a fourth generation doctor in his family. He is married to Kavita Sharma, a palliative care physician, and they a six-year-old daughter, Karishma. His personal interests include participating in community activities, reading and spending time with his family. Dr.