Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Non-Surgical Orthopedics | Male | 48 years old

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"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 BellRead more

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

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I like Dr. Bell and I think he is knowledgeable. My first visit went quickly and ran on time. My second visit was much different. My appointment was at 9:00. Dr. Bell got into the room at 10:20. He asked how I was and I told him I was frustrated because of the length of my wait. He seemed surprised that I would be upset and apologized. I work and have deadlines. I chose an early morning appointment thinking he surely couldn't get too far behind between 8:00 and 9:00. Boy was I wrong!
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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.

Dr. Bell's 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 them kick field goals, hit home runs, and run harder and faster than ever." – Dr. Todd Bell

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Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 

Dr. Bell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Birmingham

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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