John R. Bell, MD

4.86 out of 5

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About

John Roger Bell, MD is an assistant professor of urology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is a native of New Orleans. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Tulane University. He then completed his residency in urology at the combined program of Louisiana State University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2015. He subsequently completed a fellowship in endourology at the University of Wisconsin in 2017. He joined the Department of Urology at the University of Kentucky in 2017, where he focuses on the medical and surgical management of complex urinary stone disease, as well as advanced techniques in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Research and Publications

    Educational Videos

    1. Johnson BA, Bell JR, Dalvie P, McDermott JC, Nakada SY. Expanding Endourologic Urolithiasis Techniques to Biliary Stones: Percutaneous Transhepatic Lithotripsy. Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology 2017

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    1. Bell JR, Laborde E: Update on the Sexual Impact of Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Curr Urol Rep. 2012; 13: 433-440
    2. Bell JR, Warrier R, Ortenberg J. Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor in a Newborn with an Undescended Testicle. Diag in Ped Urol April 2013;34(3):4
    3. Bell JR, Laborde E: Medical Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Critical Review Focusing on Men’s Sexual Health. AUA Update Series. 2014:Volume 33, lesson 27.
    4. Bell JR, Nakada SY. Medical Expulsive Therapy is Useful for Urinary Calculi: Sometimes (Opposing Views). J Urol 2016; 195: 555-556
    5. Bell JR, McKenna PH, Nakada SY. Diagnosis and management of angiomyolipoma. AUA Update Series 2016; Vol. 35, Lesson 23, 237-45.
    6. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Best SL, Nakada SY. A Contemporary Survey of Patient Preferences Regarding Medical Expulsive Therapy. Can J Urol 2017 Jun;24(3):8827-8831
    7. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Nakada SY. In Vitro Comparison of Holmium Lasers: Evidence for Shorter Fragmentation Time and Decreased Retropulsion Using a Modern Variable Pulse Laser. Urology. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0090-4295(17)30638-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.06.018. [Epub ahead of print]
    8. Johnson BA, Bell JR, Dalvie P, McDermott J, Nakada SY. Expanding Endourologic Urolithiasis Techniques to Biliary Stones: Percutaneous Transhepatic Lithotripsy. June 2017. https://doi.org/10.1089/vid.2017.0026 [Epub ahead of print]
    9. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Nakada SY. In Vitro Comparison of Stone Fragmentation When Using Various Settings with Modern Variable Pulse Holmium Lasers. J Endo. July 2017 https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2017.0351 [Epub ahead of print]
    10. Bell JR, Penniston KL, Best SL, Nakada SY. Prospective Evaluation of Flexible Ureteroscopes with a Novel Evaluation Tool. Canadian Journal of Urology 2017 (In Press)

    Book Chapters

    1. Bell JR, Nakada SY. Intrathoracic Complications of Percutaneous Renal Surgery - Ch 35. Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, 4th edition Ch 35. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd – accepted for publication
    2. Bell JR, Nakada SY – The History of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy - Ch 19. The History Of Technologic Advancements In Urology. Springer International Publishing - accepted for publication 

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Training & Education

Degree

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Residency

Urology, Oschner Foundation Hospital and Louisiana State University, New Orleans

Fellowship

Endourology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Ratings & Reviews

4.86 out of 5
39 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. Bell is a fine physician. He is always a good listener. He was careful to thoroughly explain different treatment possibilities to me. He never seemed rushed or in a hurry even though I know he is extremely busy. I would highly recommend him to others. He is a good role model for residents.

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    I've recommended three patients to Dr.Bell myself over pass three months.

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    Dr. Bell is great and so are his staff. Only reason I waited in lobby I arrived early.

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    Dr. Bell is so nice and took time to talk to me and explain everything

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    Very good. Explained everything very well
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      Very good and showed results and how they will take care of the problem if any
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      Very good experience from start to finish. all personnel very friendly and professional.
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      Dr. Bell and his PA, Jacqueline Condo, are wonderful! They listen, care, and are professional.
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      As I said, in my first statement This practice goes above and beyond my expectations and giving excellent care to me. I feel I could possibly be dead, had I not switched to this doctor.
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      He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
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      Dr. Bell seems to care and I feel he does the best for me.
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      Every one seemed concerned about me and my health.
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      Would recommend this place to anyone
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      The provider was extremely nice
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      Dr Bell is a very caring and concerned physician. I have always found him to be easy to talk to and he always includes me in decisions regarding my care.
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      Dr. Bell was veey thorough and listen to all concerns, shows compassion
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      Dr Bell has always been the best! Great Doctor!
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      Dr Bell and his resident were both very informative and helpful. They took time to answer all of my concerns.
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      Told me straight up what he thought and asked me what I thought
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      Good
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      Results and care did not match
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      Very good.
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      Dr Bell is one of the best doctors I have ever met.
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      Dr. Bell was very personable and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed my visit with him.
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      Dr. Bell is the best
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      This was my first visit to UK and to Dr. Bell. I could not have asked for a better visit. Dr. Bell to the time with me, was very thorough with going over everything and making sure I understood and made me feel part of the overall treatment plan. I felt he truly listened and had the same concerns.
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      Dr. Bell gives that little extra show of concern which really helps - took a little time to sit and stay and just talk.
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      Dr. Bell was exceptional! His knowledge, care and compassion, as were his staff, made me trust in his expertise for my surgery.
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      I have some ongoing problem and they listened and were very focused on helping to solve the problem. I am extremely happy with this visit, they did as outstanding as anyone could do and they solved the problem
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      *Dr. Bell is my favorite of my physician care team. He is down to earth, explains and listens in laymen terms. You can't beat *Dr. Bell!
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      All Good
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      Dr. Bell was great!
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      Impressed with Dr. Bell. Listens and explains well
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      Dr. Bell is an incredible and caring practitioner. After messaging him on MyChart with medical issues he immediately scheduled appointments to see me and determined a treatment plan. I am extremely thankful for having him as my Urologist!
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      Good doctor and staff.
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      He was very informative.
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      Dr John Bell is a fantastic Doctor. I feel like I'm very lucky to have him providing my care. He never rushes when he talks with me and is careful to explain what I'd going onyou should give him a raise
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      All care was above expected.
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      Have total faith in Dr Bell.