“Every patient is a unique human being who deserves individualized patient-centered medical care with a focus on shared decision making.”

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

Residency

Naval Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA
1988

Internship

Naval Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA
1985

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1984

Undergraduate School

Bucknell University
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Summa Cum Laude
Lewisburg, PA
1980

Hospitals Affiliated With

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA
Phoebe North Hospital, Albany, GA

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians (ACP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Medical Association of Georgia
Dougherty County Medical Society

Biography

Dr. Anita Bell’s two-doctor household is a lively place. Her husband, Jeffrey, is a physician specializing in nephrology. The Bells have two children.

But Dr. Bell is no stranger to lively environments. She completed her Internship and residency at San Diego Naval Hospital, San Diego, California, then entered the armed services.

Her most challenging experience as a physician? “Serving as a medical officer on a Navy ship,” she said.

She was drawn to a career as a physician for two reasons: it appealed to her interest in lifelong learning, and it addressed her desire to help people. “What’s most rewarding is assisting patients and families during difficult times,” Dr. Bell said. “I can’t imagine being anywhere else than at Albany Internal Medicine.”