Dr. James A. Bell, MD

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Dr. James A. Bell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Desert Orthopedic Center 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Get Directions
(760) 568-2684

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Michigan Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Rochester

    Graduated in 1974

  • Other Education
    Pennsylvania State University

    Completed in 1981

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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16 – 30 minutes

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Dr. Bell's Care Philosophy

"What I like most about this profession is helping people recover from tramatic situations or get back to their favorite sport"