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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    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Xtoro (finalfloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.

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    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

    "This study shows t...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

    The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually goes down as ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

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    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3.

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say.

    More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres. Telomeres, which protect the e...Full Article