Dr. Charles Bell, MD

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Dr. Charles Bell, MD

Rheumatology | Male

3686 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243 Get Directions
(205) 591-2758

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Dr. Bell specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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. :)
      St. Clair County, AL |
      I've had 2 visits with Dr Bell but I won't be going back. He doesn't listen to my concerns and basically told me to get more sleep and exercise. Despite the fact that my blood work tested positive for autoimmune diseases and have every symptom of lupus, he said a low positive is what he considers negative. I know many others with much lower ratios than mine and they are receiving treatment. My joints are visibly swollen and deforming but he said I don't have arthritis. Don't waste your time!
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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology

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      • Internal Medicine
      • Rheumatology

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bone Disorders
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Conditions
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
      • Psoriatic Arthritis
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vasculitis

      Procedures Performed

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

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Alabama At Birmingham

        Graduated in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Alabama Hospital
      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Alabama Hospital

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Rheumatology
      • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
      • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Bell's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Bell

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients