Dr. John Bell, MD

Dr. John Bell, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. John Bell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1980 and specializes in general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

1926 Alcoa Hwy Ste 300

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 544-9218

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 72% of peers
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
more than 66% of peers
Bone Disorders
more than 18% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis


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4  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Alabama University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Alabama
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

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
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Bell is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. I reached out to him for a second opinion after a breast cancer diagnosis. There was no comparison between him and the first surgeon I met with at another hospital. I feel blessed to have him as my surgeon.
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