Dr. Charles Bell, MD

Dr. Charles Bell, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Bell, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

3686 Grandview Pkwy

Birmingham, AL 35243

Contact Information

(205) 591-2758

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Gout
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
3.3
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Bell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Dr. Bell has been managing my Lupus since 2010 and is doing an excellent job keeping me up and going with as little medication as possible. I did not want a dr. who was going to load me down with pain meds and send me on my way. I am very comfortable with Dr. Bell. He is a good listener and very attentive to my needs . Great staff as well. .
in Remlap, AL |
Dr. Bell is a very involved in my care. He is available to spend as much time as I need to explain my diag. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends.
in Oxford Al |
I love Dr Bell and his staff. He always takes the time to listen to me and is so kind.
Ragland, AL |
This dr has no idea what he is talking about!! He wanted to see me every 3 months even though he couldn't find anything wrong with me medically. I broke down and cried at my 3rd appointment and knew he was wrong and I wouldn't be back.
New York, NY |
After waiting 6 months for appointment he said he couldn't help with arthritis and if I have thought about weight loss surgery. Then told me he didn't think I had ra. (Although I was referred by my primary doctor saying I had ra) I asked my primary doctor find me a new ra doctor because the last one put me on meds that made me gain weight and would not listen when I asked to change meds
in Hoover, AL |
Dr. Bell is one of the most thorough Dr.'s I have ever had since my diagnosis with R.A. Very informative, listens even though I may talk to much but completely listens to everything I say or ask. He has a very professional, kind / friendly staff which I always look forward to seeing. They always make me feel right at home. I have been a patient of his for approximately 4 years and will continue using him as my Dr. Thank you all for keeping me healthy Sir and staff. Nice new office BTW. :)
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Dr. Bell accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bell has admitting privileges

Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
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