Dr. Karen Bell, MD

Dr. Karen Bell, MD

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Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
59 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Karen Bell, MD is a neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in neurology and internal medicine.Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

Learn about Dr. Bell

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Alzheimer's Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dementia
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Bell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Bell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "Karen Bell is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain and the GH Sergievsky Center. A Bronx native who graduated from New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed internship in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Center and neurology residency at The Neurological Institute at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology, she focused her clinical and research efforts to specialize on the evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative cognitive disorders at the Taub Institute. As the Director of the Education Core of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, she has developed physician and community education programs. She is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the National Medical Association, serving on various subcommittees. She is an external advisor to National Medical Association's Project I.M.P.A.C.T. initiative. She also serves on multiple NINDS Data Safety Monitoring Boards and has been a member of the Columbia University Medical Center Institutional Review Board since 2003. She was appointed to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (NYSCOGME) by Governor Paterson in 2009 and chairs the NYS COGME Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Workgroup. She has participated as a mentor in the Harlem Children Society science program for many years."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Bell does not have any board certifications listed.

52  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

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

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Treats you like a number. No interpersonal manners. Zero compassion.
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