Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Todd Bell, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Birmingham in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Center Sports Medicine/Orthpdcs

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Telehealth services available

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 117 ratings

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Dr. Bell has done 2 scopes on my knee and one on my left shoulder and is about to repair the rotator cuff on my right shoulder so that alone proves l trust him. He is very caring and courteous. l have had physical therapy and several other procedures at CSM and was pleased with them all.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Brown – Jan 23, 2023
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Very thoughtful and thorough
Dr. Bell is kind and knowledgeable when preparing for what to expect in what needs to be done and why
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 15, 2022
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Takes Time
Dr. Bell is very thorough in explaining what procedures are anticipated and why.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 08, 2022
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Very professional
All employees involved were top notch. From the receptionist, X-ray to nurse assistant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Herndon – Sep 17, 2022
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Pre surgery office visit
He is careful to describe procedure and what he will do. Also the requirements for my care after words. Only problem was over an hour past my appointment before I saw him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Stormy – Jun 26, 2022
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He was a pleasant and knowledgeable physician. I feel he did well on my arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. I would definitely recommend him. He was recommended to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Desha – Jun 02, 2022
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Office and staff was very efficient without long waiting times. Had 4 x-rays performed in about 3 minutes, right in the office. Dr. Bell has performed some arthroscopic surgery before for me and it was very successful lasting many years. This visit, Dr. Bell spent quite a bit of time with me (rare in Dr. Office’s these days) going over possible causes and the many options available…depending on what I wanted to do. He certainly didn’t push surgery or other higher impact options because I was the best person to judge and balance the pain and surgery options. I really appreciate that. I highly recommend Dr. Bell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dennis – Mar 03, 2022
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Dr. Bell is a really skilled surgeon with an incredibly graceful because manner. I trust him to treat my orthopedic needs (2nd time I've needed his services). The staff is great and efficient. A suggestion is to better attend to the time of his patients. The wait is too long and our time is important, as well. Please consider gaining efficiency in that area. I will still see Dr. Bell but will have to try to plan for a lot of extra time for my appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 31, 2022
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Dr. Bell was very friendly and kind. He explained my X-ray results and offered options in dealing with my diagnosis. He was highly recommended to me, and I was not disappointed in my visit. I plan to follow up with him when it’s needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay Smith – Dec 23, 2021
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Knee surgery consultation, Dr. Bell answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Bell has a very comforting manner about him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ken C. – Dec 05, 2021
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Everyone was friendly and helpful.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 02, 2021
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Dr Bell repaired my Rotator cup! Did a great job and appreciate the staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandy Reno – Nov 07, 2021
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Very helpful and informative on the condition of my knee before and after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 07, 2021
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Wonderful doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 04, 2021
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Dr. Bell performed arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder in February of this year. The relief from the pain was immediate. His office and staff are very professional and have worked with me to ensure that my shoulder healed well. I had two serious tears in my rotator cuff and a badly torn bicep. I have just been released from my PT and I have greatly improved movement and strength in my shoulder and arm. I highly recommend Dr. Todd Bell. He is personable, informative, and an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Olinger – Sep 30, 2021
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First time patient. Bicep tendon rupture. Dr. Bell and his staff were highly efficient and expeditious with their care. While mostly positive, I read a few reviews before I came about his timeliness and some patient’s displeasure with having to wait. Well, would you rather have a doctor treat you as a number and rushing his visit to keep a schedule or would you rather have the latter; a doctor that is there to answer all of your questions no matter the schedule? I believe I’ll wait and thank him for being patient with my questions and that’s exactly what I got! So please ignore the negative reviews about timeliness. Booked me for surgery within a week and I’m looking forward to my recovery with Dr. Bell and his staff. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Josh P. – Sep 09, 2021
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Yes, I would recommend him to other family members. I did not have to wait long to get an appointment nor did I have to wait long once I got to the office. He appeared knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions. I was pleased with the explanations and with the treatment options offered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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E. Smith – Aug 26, 2021
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Dr. Bell is very personable, explained everything in a way to make sure I understood and was willing to answer any questions. He and the entire staff made me feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LaLa – Aug 20, 2021
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An excellent Doctor and staff. I got an appointment quickly. He had reviewed my records before I arrived, clarified the diagnosis, and scheduled my surgery within 2 weeks. My previous doctor’s office scheduled two appointments with a physicians assistant over an 8 week pain suffering period snd I had yet to talk to a doctor, much less schedule my surgery. I’m sticking with Dr. Bell. He knows how to help the patient in a timely and professional manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patrick J Moore – Jul 29, 2021
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Doctor Bell was very professional and explained to me that I need Physical therapy and if it doesn’t get better I need an MRS which I’m hoping my shoulder will heal up soon. I’m very pleased with his Personality , very nice attitude. Just don’t mention Chiropractor????
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Monika Franklin – Jul 17, 2021
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Care Philosophy

"It's wonderful to be back home where I can help students heal from injuries they sustain while playing sports. My goal for all of my patients is to see...Read more

Biography

Todd D. Bell is a Chattanooga native, a graduate of the Baylor School and the University of Alabama. He earned his medical degree at the University of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1996
University of Birmingham
Medical School

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What conditions does Dr. Todd Bell, MD treat?

Dr. Bell frequently treats the following conditions: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Adhesive Capsulitis, and Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Todd Bell, MD's office address?

Dr. Bell's office is located at 2415 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Todd Bell, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Bell provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Todd Bell, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Todd Bell, MD is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Todd Bell, MD have?

Dr. Bell has over 26 years of healthcare experience.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Shoulder Arthroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Shoulder Arthroscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bell performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bell's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Bell accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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Locations

Center Sports Medicine/Orthpdcs

McCallie Avenue Office2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson2051 Hamill Rd Ste 3000 Hixson, TN 37343
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Center For Sports Medicine And Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics2051B Hamill Rd Ste 3000 Hixson, TN 37343
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital

Pikeville, TN

Rhea Medical Center

Dayton, TN

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average