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Dr. Louis Bell, MD

Gastroenterology
3.9 (110)
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Louis Bell, MD

Dr. Louis Bell, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bluffton, SC. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa|Temple University and is affiliated with Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bell works at Coastal Gastroenterology in Bluffton, SC with other offices in Hilton Head, SC. They frequently treat conditions like Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Bell's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Coastal Gastroenterology
    29 Plantation Park Dr Ste 203, Bluffton, SC 29910 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (843) 342-2299
    Monday
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday
    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    Coastal Gastroenterology
    23 N Main St Ste 101B, Hilton Head, SC 29926 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (843) 342-2299

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  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital
  • Hilton Head Regional Medical Center

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    3.9
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    Oct 19, 2022
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    About Dr. Louis Bell, MD

    Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1932101656
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Lankenau Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center|Lankenau Hosp, Gastroenterology Albert Einstein Med Ctr, Internal Medicine Scranton-Temple Res Prog, Internal Medicine
    Residency
    Internship
    • Mercy Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa|Temple University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Louis Bell, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bell is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Bell has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Bell has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Bell has seen patients for Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bell on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    110 patients have reviewed Dr. Bell. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bell.

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