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Dr. Paul Bell, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Paul Arnold Bell, M.D. received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He then went on to Albany Medical College for his medical training where he earned the prestigious McGraw-Hill Award for academic excellence, given to the top 2 students in the class. He was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society with the extra distinction of being inducted one year earlier than usual. Dr. Bell did his general surgery internship and sub-specialty training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Stonybrook University Hospital where he consistently ranked in the top 1% in the Nation on the annual inservice training exam. During his training he became an expert in the full spectrum of contemporary otolaryngology. Dr. Bell has extensive experience in Head and Neck endocrine surgery including the surgical management of the thyroid nodule and minimally invasive parathyroidectomy utilizing intraoperative PTH monitoring. He also is fluent in many pediatric ENT ailments including sino-nasal disorders, the care of the special needs child, and the surgical management of chronic sinusitis in children with Cystic fibrosis. His other areas of interest include laryngology, the management of snoring and sleep apnea, and the medical/surgical management of chronic sinusitis utilizing CT guidance and is certified in balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Bell is a member of numerous organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Long Island Society of Otolaryngology, New York Medical society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and he is now a part of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and cares for pediatric and adult patients. When he is not in the office or operating room, he enjoys, quality time with his wife and three young children, music, cooking and chess.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Winthrop-University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University Hospital (Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery)
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Internship in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Long Island Society of Otolaryngology

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • McGraw-Hill Award for Academic Excellence

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609894930

Office locations

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

990 Stewart Avenue, Suite 610

Garden City, NY 11530

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Excellent doctor . Cured my problem with kindness And patience. I highly recommend him and will be an ongoing patient
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Dr bell is very professional and friendly .
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Dr. Bell was very attentive and asked many questions to determine how to help me. In addition to his professionalism, he demonstrates that he is truly concerned and has great bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Bell.
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Doctor Bell was very attentive and addressed all of my concerns. I would recommend him highly.
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Great visit
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This guy was one of the strongest, creepiest people i have met in my life. His over the top act of false empathy, his makeup that looked like a mortician painted it on- he really was more concerned about booking followup visits. His attitude bordered condescending, rude and almost disrespectful. Very... very... very strange
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional, knowledgeable, polite.
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My ent retired and i have been on the hunt for a new ent for quite some time. I have to say that Dr. Paul made me feel like i was an afterthought. I explained my symptoms after driving 1 hourfrom queens and he basicly shrugged his shoulders and said you look all clear to me. I have been suffering from a clogged ear and extreme sinus pressure. It would of been nice if he went over options or other remedies to make me feel better.
Less than 1 year ago
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I didn't like the receptionist too much, but the doctor was Great!
Less than 1 year ago
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He was very professional and cordial. I didn't wait long. Easy to get to - right off highway. Nice modern office with many options like in case you need allergy doctor and ENT - all in same place.
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Finally an ENT who knows what they're doing. Dr. Bell is the 3rd ENT I saw before I was finally diagnosed with TMJ. The 2 other ENTs did hearing tests and gave me ear drops for an ear infection I didn'thave. I'm so grateful to finally know what's wrong with me.
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His personality is a bit dry which came off as judgmental during my appointment. Overall it was a decent experience and I was seen right away which was very nice.
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I was quit ill that day. Wait was too long. Dr. Was very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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He's soooo nice! The staff was great too.Plus he took his time to explain exactly what was going on with me. He made sure I understood my diagnosis before we left the office.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Bell! He was very thorough, and explained everything as he went. The office was organized and very welcome. I was stuck in traffic and about a half hour late and they still accommodated me. Excellent office and great doctor!
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I was pleased with the exam. I felt he listened to my list of symptoms. He did a thorough exam(scoped my nasal passage). Told me what he thought was the problem. He gave me a sheet of foods to avoid andI received acid reflux meds. I return in 1 month to see if my symptoms are alleviated.
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Very well
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I had a very positive experience with this doctor and doctor's office. Doctor was professional and courteous.
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Such a great doctor and super friendly
More than 1 year ago
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The last time i was in Doctor Bell two years ago i went back on Friday to see him i can't believed he remembered me not only my face and my medical History he remembered i was expected he took timeto asked me how that went cause he knew i was very high risk. when i told him he felt sorry and he take time to give me some encouragement words..Hes not only care for me as his patient he care for everything i was going to...
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Very well run office. Doctor Bell was very nice
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Awesome!
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He is a nice and understanding doctor. I am definitely keeping him as my ear doctor.
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Great doctor!!! Went in absolute distress and the doctor took the time to explain the condition, treatment options, and answer all my (sometimes frivolous) questions. He was calming, reassuring, and just everything you could hope for in a doctor. I would recommend him over and over
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Dr. Bell was very friendly and patient. He answered all my questions and was very reassuring. He is extremely down to earth and very thorough
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Dr. Bell was excellent. My son felt so comfortable with him at all time, he definitely knows how to work with kids. Great personality
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Dr. Bell made my daughter feel very comfortable. He was straightforward and genuine. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Everything went Smooth and professional.
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Dr Bell is knowledgeable, pleasant and he takes his time. They definitely have state of the art equipment at this office. The wait time sometimes sucks but it's worth it.
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Great doctor who cares about his patients Nathan L
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Not attentive to my swollen tonsill, thought my issue was not a big deal. Did not do everything possible to find what's wrong. Just quickly examined me and took my insurance money.
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Pleasant, empathetic and doesn't rush through the exam
More than 1 year ago
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I would definitely go back to this doctor!!! He was kind and he helped me !!! Thank you for this site
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A++
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Unprofessional front desk..not organized..did not know whether the pt is already in the system..not willing to accept their mistake..The Dr is excellent..but unfortunately he has a rude front desk...sorry...very upset
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Well let me take the med he ordered and if I get better then I will tell people how good he is
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Dr. Bell and his staff were fantastic! Both he and the nurse were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. He did the precedure quickly and effectively and explained everything thoroughly. I never felt rushed at all which is rare at a busy office.
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Dr Bell was great he took the time to explain and answer all my questions.
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Dr. Bell was very kind to spend time with us to answer our questions. We did not feel rushed or pressured. Great visit and love Zoc Doc. Got an appointment for the next day, printed out the forms to complete andbrought them to our visit. Office staff was very pleasant. Thanks for a great experience.
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Dr. Bell was amazing with my 6yr old. He made us feel safe, informed, and cared about. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr Bell is very nice he tries hard to fix my reflux problems however we are yet to find a solution and it's been years I've been suffering with this. The practice is great everyone is professional and nice great groupof doctors overall would and have recommended this practice for ENT needs :)
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Was very professional, patient and he wad a good listener
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I didn't like when asking him a question on how to properly clean my ears he said "there is no way, and I wont sit here and argue this" .. To me that came off as very rude.
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excellent.
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I have no words since the fiat day I brought my daughter to Dr Bell I knew he was and is an excellent doctor I thank God every day that I found such a amazing doctor thank you Dr.Bell
More than 1 year ago
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Good guy. He did not see any signs of infection with camera so most of the doctors would have send me back to pulmonologist. But he did look deeper based on the things I described and CAT scan did found an infection
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He was very friendly and explained everything.
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I thought he was a breathe of fresh air! It takes about 3-4 doctors, now a days, till you find the right one. Dr Bell positively was the right one! He showed compassion.He thoroughly listened and patiently accessed my daughter's healthhistory. We were extremely happy and confident with his diagnosis. I still can't believe he was able to convince my child , to have the camera scope. He gained her trust instantly! Clean office! Pleasant staff ! Thank you!!!
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Wonderful he was straight to the point..... I definitely would recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional well run office. Cheery and personable staff. Nice doctor. Good results Very satisfied
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