Dr. Louis D. Bell, MD

Accepting
New Patients

Dr. Louis D. Bell, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Coastal Gastroenterology 29 Plantation Park Dr Ste 203, Bluffton, SC 29910 Get Directions
(843) 342-2299

Learn about this Doctor

Care Philosophy

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.Read more

Dr. Bell's Experience

99Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Bell's experience matches your preferences.

2
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

2
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

112
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

27
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Bell

Dr. Bell accepts 23 insurance carriers

View all insurance carriers

23 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

/* /.overlay-container */}

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Bell has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Reviewing Dr. Bell

Dr. Bell's Review Details
3.4 based on 49 responses
Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (48)
  • Helpfulness
     (48)
  • Staff
     (48)
  • Scheduling
     (47)
Experience with Dr. Bell
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (48)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (48)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (48)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (49)
Dr. Bell's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (47)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (48)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (48)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (44)
Open Full Survey+
in Hilton Head Island, SC |
I struggled for over a year with stomach issues that no other Dr. could resolve. Dr. Bell has a unique personality but clearly understands his field of expertise. I have been well now for over a month and feel like I have my life back. I highly recommend this Dr. to anyone.
in Hilton Head, SC |
Dr. Bell reacted immediately to high liver enzymes and symptoms with an appointment, a scan the next day and endoscopy the third day. He inserted a stent relieving a blocked bile duct and did a biopsy on abnormal cells. He called on the weekend to check up. Dr. Bell made a referral to a specialist at MUSC for endoscopy with ultrasound and was correct, a hidden tumor was removed with the specialized equipment. He was concerned, efficient, compassionate and correct in his diagnosis and resolution.
Bluffton, SC |
i went to see dr bell for what i thought was a gastro problem. he told me that i probably had ovarian cancer and got me in to see a gyn oncologist the following monday! i had surgery the following week. he called me when i was in the hospital to see how i was doing. i've also seen him since them for other gi issues and he is always thorough and spends time listening. he is very direct and doesnt sugar coat anything. i'm so thankful to be a patient of his.
He was horrible! Told me I was too healthy, too in shape and too hot to be sick. Dismissed me by saying he had to go talk with people that really are sick and have disease. I have 30+ yrs of documentation to back up my digestive issues. He didn't want to hear about my past and didn't do any testing or anything. Spoke in his actual office and quickly listened to my stomach. Told him it hurt when he pressed and he didn't even address that. I am beyond disgusted and would never go back!
in Bluffton, SC |
Dr, Bell is very knowledgeable and personable. I really like this Doctor.
He has a horrible bedside manner and didn't seem to give one ounce of concern towards my illness or well being. When he couldn't figure out a diagnosis he claimed my illness was in my head when I had obvious symptoms.
Have you seen Dr. Louis D. Bell, MD?
Are you Dr. Louis D. Bell, MD? Post a response on your personalized profile.

Compare Dr. Bell

Compare this Doctor

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

View all 139 matches
×

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Bell's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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
  • 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
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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 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
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Substance Abuse
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Mercy Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lankenau Medical Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Temple University

    Graduated in 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • community service award healthcare, 2005
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Bell does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Bell and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

×

Dr. Bell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
×

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

×

Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Bell

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Bell's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
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
×

Dr. Bell's Care Philosophy

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.