Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Dr. Todd Bell, MD

Orthopedic Arthroscopy  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Todd Bell, MD is an orthopedic arthroscopy doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. 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
  • 12 More

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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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  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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.


  • University Of Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bell to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (17 with comments)
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Dr. Bell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
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. Bell.
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.
in Ringgold, GA |
Dr. Bell is extremely professional ans thorough. He took thr timr to explain in detail each option available for treatment and the benefits and risks of each one. I never felt pressured into making a decision on the spot.
Hixson, TN |
Dr. Bell is the best orthopedic surgeon I’ve ever dealt with. He’s always been my first choice. He’s done two surgeries on my knee and helped me avoid a surgery on my shoulder by doing physical therapy that was successful.
in Ringgold, GA |
My daughter is seeing Dr Bell for knee injury. He and his staff are very friendly and professional and have taken their time with our visits to make sure the treatment plans are understood fully. I have had to call day of pains and was able to get in with hardly any wait times most of the time same or next day. My family has seen a few different doctors in this group for varies injuries and surgeries and they are all great. I would not trust any other orthopedic group with my families care.
in Ringgold, GA |
Very straight forward with you. Lay's out your options and executes his plan wonderfully. Highy recommended.
Ringgold |
Dr Bell is thorough and does not rush into a surgical answer. He is thorough and kind and has a great dr-patient relationship.
in Chattanooga, TN |
I wouldn't have wanted to have gone to any other doctor. He's the nicest person ever. He knows what he's doing and is very good at it.
in Dunlap, TN |
My experience with Dr.Bell has been very good .I would highly recommend him if you ever need shoulder surgery.
in Chattanooga |
Dr. Bell was very informative about my injury explaining my MRI results. He was friendly and took the time to answer my questions.
in Chattanooga |
Dr. Bell was very thorough and answered all of my questions. He really put my mind at ease about my injury and recovery.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Bell diagnosed an injury to my shoulder that had been over looked by other medical personals. I would definitely recommend him to all my family and friends !
in Ringgold, GA |
Dr. Bell was very thorough in examining me & showed me my MRI results. Seemed genuinly interested in my injury. He made me feel welcome. His Dr/patient relationship is one all Dr's should model. I feel very confident letting him operate on my shoulder.
in Ringgold, GA |
Dr. Bell would highly recommend by me.
Hixson, TN |
Dr Bell has been very attentive and detail oriented as we spoken about my daughter's injury and surgery. Everything has gone wonderfully well and her recovery has been excellent. I would highly recommend.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Makes you feel super comfortable. Truly listens and feels like he cares. You feel confident with him.
Chattanooga, TN |
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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Dr. Bell accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • 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)
  • 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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