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Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Bell

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696


Dr. Todd Bell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Birmingham in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Bell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
POMCO Group
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

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

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Bell's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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 Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

"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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University of Birmingham
Medical School
1996

Awards

Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bell

4.8

Based on 61 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Bell performed arthroscopic knee surgery on my left knee. He always takes the time to answer all your questions and review everything with you. He and his staff at both the Hixson office and their surgical center are great! I never felt rushed and left with all the information I needed to ensure a great recovery. Sometimes there’s a long wait in the office but he’s worth it.
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Dr. Bell surgically repaired my left humerus fracture. The repair was extensive due to multiple fractures of the bone. The surgery and recovery was very successful. I am thankful for his surgical skills and for his team of health care providers that were involved in restoring my health from this injury.
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He was great. I felt very confident in all of the information he gave me and was very comfortable. Would highly recommend.
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Long wait, as with most doctors. Friendly staff. Dr. Bell was helpful and to the point.
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I needed to have my left shoulder looked at, I called Monday and had appt on Tuesday. There were no hassles. Dr Bell and his staff were awesome.
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Very positive, he takes his time , listens and explains everything very well
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Dr. Bell was timely, professional, and caring as was his nurses and staff. I would recommend him to anyone having orthopedic issues.
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Very nice Dr. but the wait time was ridiculous. Got there at 9:15 and was still there at 11:30. As a whole he was helpful and thorough but I was disappointed that I waited that long
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I had RCR surgery and Dr Bell was awesome. He has great bedside manners and he explains everything thoroughly. I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Do you truly want a doctor that cares about what you're going through and gives you all the options available? Dr. Bell is the man for the job. He and his staff are very friendly and professional. I would recommend them 10 times over.
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Dr. Bell performed meniscus surgery on both of my son's (14 yrs.) knees. One for a tear and the other to cut down an extra large meniscus that would be susceptible to tearing. He is very personable, spoke to my son and I in layman's terms and made sure all of our questions were answered. Follow-up appointments were conducted in the same manner. Would highly recommend Dr. Bell.
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dr. Balis excellent and certainly a professional. He answered any questions I had, and I was quite satisfied with the surgery he performed on my shoulder. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Dr. Bell instantly makes you feel comfortable??
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Dr. Bell is amazing! I could not have asked for a better doctor. He explains everything&&makes sure he goes over any questions or concerns you may have. Very good bed side manners. Would recommend Dr. Bell to anyone!!
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Dr. Bell is a good and caring doctor. Be prepared to wait up to 2+ hours once you arrive for your appointment. It seems he's behind before he even sees his first patient. My problem is with the scheduling staff. Even with an appt card and confirmation call, I've shown up for an appt only to find out he's at another location. Once they failed to put the appt in the computer, but I had a card. ALWAYS get an appt card, check the portal, and call to confirm. However, the portal is wonderful.
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Dr. Bell is accessible and patient. He has cautious approach but willing to listen to ideas and commentary.
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He is an outstanding physician, super patient and literally one of the nicest guys
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After the diagnostic tests didn’t show anything that would reveal what was going on with my knee and also an assessment that had no defining answers, he did diagnose with the most likely possibility and was correct. My knee is getting the right treatment and is doing much better.
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Very pleasant experience for initial evaluation and consultation
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