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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Galles is Excellent. Dr. Galles has been reviewed by 23 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joseph Galles, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Galles graduated from University of Iowa, Iowa City. He has 6 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Galles has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Mercy Medical Center 
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. Joseph Ferdinand Galles MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 19 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Joseph F. Galles practice?
Dr. Joseph Galles has 2 office locations.
Dr. Joseph Galles practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Des Moines, IA.
Additional practice locations include: Pella, IA.
See Des Moines Surgeons.