Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Bell, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Bend, OR. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

2349 NE Conners Ave

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 317-0044

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 9 More

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Essential Tremor
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "We aim to provide the utmost quality of care with high standards of excellence, ministering both to the body and spirit of our patients."


  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


Read More


  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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 Oregon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Mayo/Epilepsy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (12 with comments)
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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Bend, OR |
Doctor Bell is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with and I've had more than a few. Dr. Bell is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and has the people skills all doctors should strive for. He always is thorough and does his homework. He lays out the options and we work through them. Dr. Bell is well trained and very knowledgeable on the most current treatments.
Bend, OR |
Dr Bell did not listen and was really rude, very disappointing to have such a poor neurologist in Bend. Almost have to believe the man may be bipolar by the way he conducts himself. I wish him the best but he will not be seeing me again.
Redmond, OR |
in Bend, OR |
Dr. Bell is a young and caring doctor who is always willing to research, and educate himself to his best ability on how to effectively treat his patients. Dr. Bell has been known to go out of his way to make late night hospital visits simply to check and ensure the well being of his patients and employees exceptional bedside maner.
in Bend, OR |
My Epileptic child saw Dr Bell in Aug, 2016. I couldn't write this until now. The reason is, he scared my child and I so much, that we are still PETRIFIED! I am an EPILEPTIC mom of an Epileptic/Autistic child. He was the ONLY Dr here. We now drive 4 hrs away. He said my child's' 11 yrs of Epilepsy never happened and ignored ALL Neuro records. I asked why. Yelling with anger, he said; "I NEVER SAID THAT, NOW YOU ARE PUTTING WORDS IN MY MOUTH!" My child said, "Mommy please don't make me go back!!"
in Redmond Oregon |
My 7 year old daughter has a seizure disorder and has been seen by him for the last 2 years, needless to say we have requested a transfer to Portland so she can actually receive good quality care. He has been unhelpful from the very beginning. Basically diagnosed and medicated and sent us on our way. He is very dismissive, rude, judgmental and clearly does not have the time or want to do his job anymore than he has too. My daughter is suffering and he continues to blow us off. Do not go see him!
bend, OR |
Rude, judgmental and unprofessional. Clearly had an agenda prior to entering the room. Confrontational, inconsiderate and a bully. Did not allow me to finish a sentence or explain my symptoms. Outright misrepresentation of our encounter in his physician's note. I would suggest that anyone who sees this physician request a copy of the visit note and review it for accurate documentation of visit conversation and exam. I have never been treated so disrespectfully by a physician ever.
in prineville, OR |
Dr. Bell spent more than ample time with me examining and explaining my 3 conditions . He also talked about treatment options and a likely prognosis over time. I found it very easy to discuss things with Dr Bell. His interest in my condition(s) was greatly appreciated. I feel confident that over time we can handle these darn (politely put) things.
in Charlotte, NC |
He is rude, uncaring and has terrible bedside manner. Not only that, he does little prep for the appointment, and has his personal agenda rather than reading the chart.
in Portland, OR |
Was judgemental angry yelled at me and refused to help me. I wouldnt take my sick dog to him. He was off the subject, acted strange. Didnt listen. Asked questions and cut me off before I aswered. He was mean inconsiderate and totally unprofessional! Who asks your fingernail is long. Asked questions and wanted answers like I was a doctor. I didnt no the answers thats why I was there. I have never ever had an experince like this, it was like having a nightmare!
in Redmond, OR |
I have never had a doctor who was so willing to go the extra mile to find out what was causing my symptoms, and to help me. He has personally called me several times and came to visit me in the hospital, just knowing I was there. I highly recommend this doctor if you're looking for honest, involvement, competence and kindness.
Bend, OR |
I have seen neurologists in several states, and Dr. Bell was the least professional and least thorough of all. I was not able to complete a full thought without Dr. Bell taking a call which he answered in the room - repeating names and conditions of patients aloud - and then would skip to another question. His exam was incomplete and rushed. I had to request routine tests. He dismissed issues that are of great concern to me and made decisions about my treatment with this limited knowledge.
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Dr. Bell accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Bell has admitting privileges

St. Charles Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701
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