Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Orthopedic Arthroscopy  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(34)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Todd Bell, MD is an orthopedic arthroscopy specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Birmingham in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic arthroscopy.Read his story

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Bell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bell "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 Alabama-Birmingham. As a student, he was honored by being awarded the Outstanding Medical Student of the Year at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Bell served an Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. During his Residency, he donated his time and talents by traveling to Haiti, providing surgical care to a rural Haitians. Dr. Bell completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Traumatology at Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic Institute. It was then that he was recruited to come home to Chattanooga and join the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. Along with his practice of general orthopaedics, Dr. Bell is instrumental in our sports medicine program and has treated hundreds of student athletes from area high schools and colleges."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bell ""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 them kick field goals, hit home runs, and run harder and faster than ever." – Dr. Todd Bell"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • University Of Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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 profile.

Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
4.8
based on 34 total reviews (19 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Bell Says:

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Patient Comments (19)

Dr. Bell always took time to explain my injury and how we could proceed. Never pushed surgery but left it up to me if need to revisit at later date. Would definitely recommend to anyone with shoulder injury.
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Dr Bell is professional, kind and thorough. He discussed his concerns and outlined a course of treatment for me. I’d highly recommend him!
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in Soddy Daisy, TN
Dr. Bell was very courteous and explained things with different options thoroughly. Took his time and really assessed what was going on.
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in Signal Mountain, TN
Dr. Bell is easy to talk to and cares about his patients. I moved to Chattanooga over a year ago and Dr. Bell was recommended to me by a former patient of his. I was impressed with his bedside manner and his ability to explain and include my thoughts in his treatment plan. I highly recommend Dr....more
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in Chattanooga, TN
Dr. Bell is very professional and knowledgeable. He operated on my shoulder last year and I was very pleased. I recently had a check up on both knees. I would recommend him very highly to anyone.
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