Looking at Heart Health in New Ways

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Bradley Bale, MD, was glad to get back to the green grass of home after five years in the less lush plains of West Texas where he served as medical director of the Heart Health Program at the Grace Clinic in Lubbock for five years.

Bale grew up in Elizabethtown, Ky. and received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. He returned home to earn his medical degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

An internship led him to Spokane, Wash. He settled in the city and founded a family medicine practice and later the Heart Attack Prevention Clinic. After practicing in the northwest for 30 years, Bale said he got “an offer he couldn’t refuse” to join the Grace Clinic.

Now he is glad to be back in the Southeast near where he grew up.

“I love having seasons and being near family, especially our young granddaughter,” he said about the move to Hendersonville.

Bale has opened a private practice as a heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention specialist in downtown Nashville with Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP. Bale and Doneen are co-founders of the BaleDoneen Method, a new paradigm in tackling cardiovascular disease that emphasizes preventing atherosclerosis before it occurs.

The two clinicians teach the BaleDoneen Method to healthcare providers in an American Academy of Family Medicine-accredited preceptorship program. They have given hundreds of lectures at leading medical conferences in the United States and globally and have published their research in many peer-reviewed medical journals.

Bale and Doneen recently co-authored, Beat the Heart Attack Gene, published in February of this year, highlighting their findings. Already in its second printing, the book has been ranked number one in sales on Amazon.com in the Health and Fitness section and has been called a revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors.

Written by Kelly Price on Nashville Medical News