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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