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Outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon, James A. Bell, MD, PhD, FAAOS, is a Highly-regarded Provider with Desert Orthopedic Center in Rancho Mirage, California

James A. Bell, MD, PhD, FAAOS, is a well-established orthopedic surgeon with expertise in all facets of orthopedic surgery, particularly orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, and joint replacement. He maintains a position at Desert Orthopedic Center at their office in Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center – Harry and Diane Rinker Building in Rancho Mirage, California. Desert Orthopedic Center has three convenient Coachella Valley locations, and their physicians have staff privileges at all three valley hospitals. Dr. Bell became a member of the exceptional team of physicians at Desert Orthopedic Center in 1996. He states that he knew he wanted to be a doctor at a young age and comments on his specialty saying that “Orthopedic trauma is like a puzzle. You have to determine your plan of action and treat the injuries with the most serious consequences first”. Prior to his current endeavors, Dr. Bell was Chief of the Department of Orthopedics and Lieutenant Colonel for the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wuerzberg, Germany. In addition to his role at Desert Orthopedic Center, Dr. Bell is the team physician for Palm Springs High School football games and is also a team physician with the United States Figure Skating Association. He commenced his academic journey with a bachelor degree of arts acquired at The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He then pursued his PhD and master degree in physiology at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bell completed his medical education at Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he also served his residency training with a focus on orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bell dedicated the next four years to his role as an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. Army. Furthermore, Dr. Bell attained the coveted title of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and received board certifications in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association. As a result of his compassionate attitude and patient centric philosophy, James A. Bell, MD, PhD, FAAOS, has been honored with a 2016 Top Doctor Award. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. For more information about James A. Bell, MD, PhD, FAAOS, please visit http://www.desertortho.com/james-bell-orthopedic-surgeon-california.html.

Desert Orthopedic Center was established in 1976 and is now a prestigious multi-subspecialty regional orthopedic practice that brings together a team of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, a podiatrist, rheumatologist, radiologist, and acupuncturist. “Our physicians have staff privileges at all Coachella Valley hospitals. Between our three desert offices, we see more than 100,000 patients annually and perform more than 5,000 surgical procedures per year”, states the official website of Desert Orthopedic Center. The center and its team is dedicated to helping patients live active lives, whether it’s through treating a sports or work-related injury, detecting osteoporosis, replacing a joint or relieving chronic or acute pain. “Our mission is to continually develop and maintain comprehensive programs in all areas of orthopedics, addressing each aspect of patient care from initial consultation, diagnosis and treatment through recovery. Our focus is on quality care, investing in the technology and personnel necessary to deliver our services efficiently and to achieve the desired results for each patient”, states the same source. Desert Orthopedic Center emphasizes patient education and communication. “We hold pre-operative surgery classes; make available videotapes on planned operative procedures, informed consent or rehabilitation protocols following surgery; as well as provide patients with literature about procedures”, states their website. Desert Orthopedic Center’s specialists are aware that selecting a specialist is an important decision. Their website is conceived to help patients understand the services offered, the team’s approach and what happens from the moment the patients enters the center until they complete their journey back to good health. For more information about Desert Orthopedic Center, please visit http://www.desertortho.com.