Dr. Jim Bell graduated from the State University of Iowa Medical School in 1960. After one year of rotating internship in Ogden, Utah at St. Benedict’s Hospital, and two years in the US Navy at San Diego as General Medical Officer, he began General and Family Medical Practice in Des Moines, Iowa. After more than 40
years in active clinical practice, Dr. Bell limited his practice to "counseling" patients. Dr. Bell has been a member of the American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, Polk County Medical Society, American Academy of Family
Practice, Iowa Academy of Family Practice, American Holistic Medical Association and Flying Physicians Association of America. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Bell States, “I have a sincere desire to share some of my personal experiences and encourage future physicians, residents, and virtually all health care providers in the use of Spirituality in their practices. I do NOT approach this from any specific religion. The Spirituality to which I refer is a closeness of each of us to a Supreme Creator if, indeed, one believes in a Creator.
It has been my experience that patients are very open to this concept; indeed, they welcome it with open arms.”