Dr. Christopher Bell, MD

Bio

Dr. Christopher Bell is a sports doctor practicing in Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Bell belongs to the Sports Medicine Specialty Group, a component of Intermountain Healthcare's Orthopedic Specialty Group.

Dr. Bell completed the Kaiser Permanente Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in Fontana, California. Prior to that, he served in the McKay-Dee Family Medicine residency program in Ogden, Utah. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Bell is board certified in family medicine. He practiced primary care at the Intermountain Layton Clinic in Layton, Utah for three years before pursuing his sports medicine fellowship.

During those three years, he also worked part time providing seasonal medical coverage at the Snowbasin Ski Resort Medical Clinic in Huntsville. Dr. Bell has also supported the University of California, the University of La Verne, Rancho Cucamonga High School and Weber State University as a team physician.

Dr. Bell provides medical care at a variety of athletic events; he has supported the LA Triathlon, San Bernardino Sherriff’s PRCA Rodeo, the Ogden Marathon, X-Terra Off-Road Triathlon and the Junior Olympic Boxing Tournament. Dr. Bell enjoys biking, running, swimming, skiing and triathlons.

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

    They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.

    Athletes are particularly vulnerable to problems that arise when the body's ability to cool itself is overwhelmed, explained Tim McLane, cert...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

    Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. Th...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

    Shoulder instability is a common injury among NFL players, but their rate of return after surgery to fix the problem ha...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

    In a newly released position statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said that doctors have an ethic...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the hottest months of the year approach, experts are urging coaches and paramedics to change how they treat athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    New guidelines released Friday by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) say heat stro...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expensive and unusual treatment that relies on components from a patient's own blood doesn't appear to speed recovery from hamstring muscle injuries, according to new research.

    The treatment is favored by top athletes, but the study found no...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some retired NFL players live with nearly constant headaches, and their misery is frequently punctuated with skull-splitting migraines, a new study reports.

    An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the fo...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones and concussions are the most common injuries that children who play ice hockey suffer, a new study reveals.

    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found many of the kids with these injuries needed to be hospitalized or...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday.

    Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have difficulty walking or clim...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about weight gain prevent some smokers from seeking treatment to help them quit -- especially if they picked up a few pounds during previous attempts -- a new study finds.

    Putting on extra pounds is common among smokers after they quit, wi...Full Article