Dr. Louis Bell, MD

Dr. Louis Bell, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(61)
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Dr. Louis Bell, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bluffton, SC. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

29 Plantation Park Dr Ste 203

Bluffton, SC 29910

Contact Information

(843) 342-2299

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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Unexplained Weight Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "Louis Bell, MD believes that every patient should always be embraced with personal kindness, respect, attention and understanding. Dr. Louis Bell strives to provide care in a timely fashion, from first contact through follow-up. By listening to your needs and concerns, Dr. Louis Bell communicates in an understandable manner to determine the need for treatment and treatment progress."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment Complications
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Substance Abuse
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Temple University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Lankenau Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • community service award healthcare, 2005
Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
3.6
based on 61 total reviews (19 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (7)
  • 1
    (16)

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
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

I have been a patient of Dr. Bell for over 4 yrs & all I can say every time I have dealt with him it has been nothing but POSITIVE. His stall is friendly & easy to work with. Dr. Bell listens & after carful review . . . explains your situation and what your options are. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. He...more
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On my first visit with Dr. Bell, he sat me down in his office and actually took the time to listen to my concerns. There was no feeling of being rushed, or short on time, despite being after 5:00 on a Thursday afternoon. Due to the discomfort I was experiencing and the accompanying anxiety, Dr....more
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Okatie |
The doctor was very professional and took good care of me. I hate this procedure but having a skilled physician like DR. B made it bearable. His process was thorough and efficient and I couldn't be more pleased. The Neil Diamond music wasn't too bad either!!!! Thanks to all!
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Dr. Louis Bell is simply put, "the best" He is professional, takes time to listen and answers any question you may have about your procedure. In my opinion, his prep is the best prep that I have done before having a colonoscopy. His staff is top notch, friendly, helpful, kind and reassuring if you...more
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Okatie, SC |
Dr. Bell & Staff at Okatie Center gave excellent care during my recent colonoscopy. I was very impressed w/the conditions at the facility & w/the professional & caring attitudes displayed by all.
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Dr. Bell accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hilton Head Hospital
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Beaufort, SC 29902
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