Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Bell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

2051b Hamill Rd Ste 3000 Hixson, TN 37343

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Todd Bell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Hixson, TN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Birmingham medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Rhea Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bell to book an appointment.

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Dr. Bell is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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

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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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very high

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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
very high
very high

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
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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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

Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bell

4.8

Based on 109 ratings

5 Stars
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(101)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.7522935779816513%
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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
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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
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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
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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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Very efficient and detailed in discussion of issue. Staff very pleasant.
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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Cindy – Jun 13, 2021
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My visit with Dr. Bell went very well. He was patient, asked pertinent questions, listened and advised appropriate treatment. I would recommend Dr. Bell highly for your sports-related or ortho problem.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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May 21, 2021
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Dr. Bell is wonderful doctor. He was great with my teenager. He listened to her symptoms and was able to give us a correct diagnosis. He showed her care and compassion. I highly recommend him.
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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May 09, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bell’s for over 16 years for various knee and shoulder issues related to exercise wear and tear. I saw him as recently as yesterday for a surgery consult. He has always given me very good information and has provided options that I can try before deciding on surgery. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Robin Godsey – Apr 22, 2021
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Dr. Bell was personable and proficient. He got right to the gist of the issues regarding my health problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Apr 10, 2021
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Very punctual. Very nice. Explained everything, wasn’t left with unanswered questions.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 08, 2021
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Dr. Bell is an excellent surgeon. He has good communication and takes time to answer questions and explains everything well.
What went well
  • 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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Mar 25, 2021
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Dr. Bell is the Man! He has taken care of my ortho injuries for many years! He is always polite, courteous, and friendly! The wait times are on occasion a bit long but if I have to wait I am always greeted with an apology and his expertise is certainly worth waiting for. His front desk staff and his nurses are great and always friendly and most of the time jovial and ready to engage in lively conversation!
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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Bobby Watson – Mar 06, 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

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University of Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Todd Bell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bell frequently treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Rotator Cuff Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bell treats.

Where is Dr. Todd Bell, MD's office located?

Dr. Bell's office is located at 2051b Hamill Rd Ste 3000, Hixson, TN 37343. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics2051b Hamill Rd Ste 3000 Hixson, TN 37343
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McCallie Avenue Office2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Rhea Medical Center

Dayton, TN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average