Dr. Nicholas Bell, MD

Dr. Nicholas Bell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Nicholas Bell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 1800

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 95% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Bell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "Dr. Bell is the A.G. McNeese, Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is also the Director of the Glaucoma Service at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic, which is the clinical arm of the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Dr. Bell is actively involved in teaching medical students, ophthalmology residents, and glaucoma fellows at the Cizik Eye Clinic, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Harris Health System). During his tenure as the Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at LBJ Hospital (2003-2015), Dr. Bell was instrumental in expansion of the number of resident trainees and the construction of a significantly larger clinic space to meet the demands of the ever-growing clinical and surgical patient volumes. Dr. Bell's research interests are in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, with a special focus on imaging of the anterior segment of eyes with primary angle closure. Dr. Bell has presented his research findings at numerous scientific meetings and has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal publications. He has been invited to write many book chapters and has co-authored a book entitled Complications of Glaucoma Surgery."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "I strongly believe in the value educating my patients about their disease condition to help them understand the importance of keeping with the treatment plan, so we can achieve the best possible outcomes."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bell's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Next Day
Dr. Bell accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bell has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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