Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Dermatology  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Michael Bell, MD is a dermatologist in Murfreesboro, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Calgary School of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in dermatology and anatomic pathology.

1725 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 300

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Contact Information

(615) 893-4100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Bell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Mohs Surgery more than 40% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 40% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Carcinoma in Situ of Skin more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Skin Cancer more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Warts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Warts more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Dermatitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Skin Infections more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Check Dr. Bell's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Bell, MD is a dermatologist in Murfreesboro, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Calgary School of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in dermatology and anatomic pathology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Dermatology

Education

1990
U Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
1990
U Toronto
Residency Hospital
1983
McGill Univ
Residency Hospital
1982
Montreal Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Foothills Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Calgary School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bell

2.2

Based on 39 ratings

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1 Star
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Stay away from this office. Worse doctor experience of my life .This has been the most unprofessional personnel I have deal will. I have my medical insurance through my work in Florida. I work remotely and i contacted the insurance to make sure I could find the right inside network doctor. When I called to make my appointment before even ask me my name or tell me when was the first available appointment they asked me for my insurance information. I made sure to stated that I had an out of state insurance and that I wanted to verify they were in network. The lady assured me that did take the soy of state insured I had provided and gave me an appointment for almost 3 weeks later. I took the day out of work without Pay because I did not have any sick day available and when I got to the office the front desk Rachel informed me that they did not take me insurance because it was out of state. I informed her that my insurance had provided me with the list of provider in TN that accepted my in
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Aug 21, 2019
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Really hope I don’t have skin cancer after being denied an appt twice
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Katherine Lamb – Feb 02, 2019
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Dr. Bell is friendly, knowledgeable and listens so he can address all concerns. I have many hereditary spots from red to black in various sizes. Dr. Bell is so in tune that he saw them all and knew only one needed biopsied. You can trust his expertise but know you won't be put through anything unnecessary. His staff is also friendly and the entire visit was quick and painless and I left feeling much better than when I arrived. You can feel good about your visit to Dr. Bell.
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Michelle in Murfreesboro, TN – Aug 27, 2017
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Terrible experience top to bottom. In a nutshell Dr. Bell cares deeply about one thing: how much money he's going to make. If your condition doesn't bring a big enough charges, he will either try to stick you with a treatment option that is higher profitability or give you 30 seconds of his time. He cares little about the patient experience and is almost dismissive of a question as if you can't possibly understand what he knows. Had to wait a month for an appt just to enjoy this experience.
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Murfreesboro, TN – Aug 13, 2017
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Dr. Bell and his associates are always professional and friendly. He has done alot to help me with my skin problems and always explains what is going on and what they are going to do. And just as nice is I never have to wait in the waiting room a long time.
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Dianne W. in Murfreesboro, TN – Apr 25, 2017
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Very Rude. He spent very little time with me. Seemed agitated. I did not feel comfortable with him. I will not go back.
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Eagleville – Mar 06, 2017
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Showed him a spot that I wanted removed and he sent a nurse in and she removed the WRONG spot. I will never go back. STAY AWAY!!!!
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Murfreesboro – Mar 06, 2017
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Rate: ZERO! Worst experience ever! Scheduled appointment to have procedure performed. Doctor came in and informed me that what I said I had, I did in fact have, and then said sadly I don't have time to do the procedure today, so you'll have to schedule another appointment for that. That's what I scheduled the apt for in the 1st place. The office manager just stated that it's up to the provider. So why wasn't I informed of this when I scheduled the apt? I would have just gone somewhere else.
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Nahla in Murfreesboro, TN – Jul 01, 2016
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By far worst doctor I have ever encountered. He put me on 2 different medicines for my acne without ever getting closer than 5ft from me. Horrible bed side manner. Was in and out in less than 5 minutes. I never returned. Guess I prefer a dermatologist that takes time to look at your skin. Office staff was equally as rude. I was not impressed, at all. And I'm actually not hard or difficult to please.
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Gordonsville – Jan 19, 2016
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Did not tell us that insurance would not cover and our out pocket amount was going to be a lot on out patient surgery. My whole family has used him but never again. 1 rating is too high for him.
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Steve A in Murfreesboro, TN – Dec 21, 2015
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Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic

Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic1725 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 300 Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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