Michael L. Bell, M.D. A native of
Missoula, MT, Dr. Bell has practiced neurology in Bend
since August 2007. He attended medical school at Oregon
Health Sciences University followed by neurology
residency and epilepsy fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota. Dr. Bell enjoys caring for diverse neurologic
problems, but has additional fellowship training in
caring for adults and children with epilepsy (seizure
disorders). Other interests include: movement disorders
(such as Parkinson’s, tremors, and gait disorders),
headache, dementia, vertigo, neuro-oncology, stroke, and
nerve conduction studies/EMG.
Dr. Bell’s accomplishments include serving as the
Chief Resident in neurology at Mayo Clinic, the Woltman
Award for Clinical Neurology (Mayo’s highest clinical
award for a graduating neurology resident), and he was
awarded an excellence in teaching award as a resident.
During his training, he was active in medical student
education, including a 6 week stint teaching the Mayo
Clinic medical student neuroscience course. As a fellow
at Mayo, he achieved the rank of assistant professor.
Dr. Bell has published numerous peer reviewed articles
and a book chapter. He has presented his research at
several national neurology and epilepsy conferences. In
Bend, he remains active in medical student education.
Dr. Bell is board certified in neurology.
Above all, Dr. Bell enjoys the practice of clinical
neurology. He prides himself on offering the best of
care for every patient, treating each patient as he
would a family member. Patient education is a particular
interest, as he aims to empower patients to face illness
with knowledge and understanding.