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 in-service training exam. During his training he became an expert in the full spectrum of contemporary otolaryngology. He 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.
Published On: 06/01/2011
Published On: 10/22/2010
This guy was one of the strangest people i have ever met. He is rude, condescending and unprofessional. He believes in a “one way conversation” (his own words). His extremely over the top, fony act of false empathy, the way he looks at you and speaks to you with his forcefully soft, monotonous creepy voice... there is something really off about this guy. He is not safe. All besides his makeup that looks like it was done by a mortician.
12/21/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
Professional, knowledgeable, polite.
11/20/2017 Michele G. from ZocDoc
I was able to get an appointment the same day. The online chart and emailing the Dr is helpful.
10/18/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals
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.
08/31/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
I didn't like the receptionist too much, but the doctor was Great!
08/29/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
Really nice and welcoming!
08/17/2017 Jennifer from Healthgrades
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.
07/18/2017 Kristina P. from ZocDoc
I really love the way Doctor bell did the surgery of my kids for me is a wonderful Doctor...very respectful 👌🏻And kind
07/15/2017 Darlyn Bonilla from Google
To have to wait for over an hour and they move you from room to room to make you think your going to be seen. It's ridiculous.
06/15/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
I was quit ill that day. Wait was too long. Dr. Was very professional.
06/11/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
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.
04/23/2017 Carine G. from ZocDoc
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!
03/15/2017 Heather T. from ZocDoc
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 and I received acid reflux meds. I return in 1 month to see if my symptoms are alleviated.
03/09/2017 Lori R. from ZocDoc
My appointment was at 2:40pm. I went in early 1:15pm and specifically asked the front desk girl if the doctor could see me earlier or should i lesve and do other errrands. i was told i will be seen as soon as possible, but was not seen until 230pm for a 5 minute visit.
02/20/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
02/12/2017 Lisa K. from ZocDoc
Dr. Bell is an amazing doctor! He treated all of my children at one time or another and performed surgery on my youngest. He is kind and patient and definitely knows the drill.
02/09/2017 Bryanne Graser from Google