About Us


Blake Bell

Blake is the owner and clinic director of Bell Chiropractic &

Pain Management. Born into chiropractic literally and figuratively

in the lower level of his fathers clinic at 3300 North Lindbergh,

healing has been ingrained into him since the very beginning.

Raised in Florissant, MO Blake graduated high school from 

Hazelwood Central and went on to play DII football at Quincy University as a long snapper, wedge buster, and offensive lineman while also on a choral scholarship. Feeling that he needed a new direction he left Q.U. after a year and went on to receive his bachelor of science in healthcare management  from Lindenwood University.

Currently he is enrolled at Logan University to become a doctor of

chiropractic. Blake has been the clinic director since 2010. 


Blake is the executive director of "The Project 4-22 Foundation"

a 501(c)3 Non-profit Corp that provides life-saving education to

veterans to combat the epidemic of 22 veterans completing

suicide daily.  www.Project422.org


Blake enjoys spending his spare time with his family and friends. Most weekends you can catch him coaching numerous sports teams for his athletic organization "Pumas Athletic"which provides world class athletic training to the youth in the Florissant area. A collegiate athlete in his youth and a part of numerous championship teams, he now instills that same work ethic into the leaders of tomorrow through athletics. 

"I truly love what I get to do on a daily basis. There's just something I get from being a part of the healing process that I cannot get anywhere else. I love seeing people feel better and plan to do this until the day I die. Your health is incredibly important to me and we truly value every patient that walks through our doors & trust's us to treat them. You are not just another number  here, I can promise you that."


Gene D. Bell, DC


Dr. Gene Bell (1944-2018)Bell Chiropractic was established in 1977 by Dr. Bell and he is the inspiration behind who we are and our vision of what true healthcare is.

Here is an article about him in the local paper a few years ago.


By Mike Thompson

As Rage Head Football Coach Mike Wyatt relays the story, it’s the last regular season game of the year against the Dayton Warbirds. Rage defensive lineman Jay Carmack has been brought to the sidelines after taking an exceptionally hard blow to the head. After being examined by team doctor Gene Bell, he’s told to have a seat on the bench. He’s suffered a concussion , and is too valuable to the team to risk further injury, which could, and most likely would , set him down for the playoffs as well. ‘’So now, its Jay the competitor versus Doc, me and good judgment,’’ said Wyatt in his office last week, ‘’ Jays telling me he can go back in, fighting with my assistant coaches to get back in the field. I asked an assistant coach if Jay could go, and the answer was yes, he says he can. Then I asked Doc, and he said Jay needs to sit it out. I told Coach Edmunds to tell Jay to have a seat. He’s done for the night.’’


It was then that Wyatt told me something I’ve long suspected after observing his relationship with our valued team Physician, Dr. Gene Bell. ‘’I trust Doc’s judgment completely. I mean, he has been absolutely correct in every, and I mean EVERY diagnosis regarding our players since he came on board, from strains to sprains, concussions, pulls, major injuries, surgery decisions, everything. I never doubt Doc, and that’s a comforting thought knowing I have someone working with our players that I can completely trust. When I send in my roster to the league on Thursday before our weekend games, I know I’ve got the best 25 players who are ready to go.’’

The education, medical school bio and resume of Dr. Gene Dennis Bell reads like a profiled’ Who’s –Who’ in some medical journal. Admittedly, even I did not know the extent of his Doctorate and Post-Doctorate education until I requested his resume from Coach Wyatt last week to write this article. You gotta be kidding me!!


It’s twenty-four, TWENTY-FOUR pages long, neatly typed, 8 by 10. Let’s just say he’s a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine with his own office on North Highway 67 / Lindbergh in Florissant, a member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a Certified Sports Physician, and a longtime member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The former Wisconsin University running back and semi-pro football player also holds teaching certificates in both Missouri and Wisconsin, has conducted medical and chiropractic seminars around the country, is an accomplished musician, and holds a qualified pilots license. No, he’s never, at least in my presence, turned water into wine, but he has the trust and respect of everyone on the staff at Rage Headquarters, and I’m glad to say, over the past year has become a good friend.

Perhaps Coach Wyatt says it best when he told me Tuesday that ‘’Doc never really says a whole lot about himself. You’d never know he’s done as much as he has , but hey, the ones who do the most usually let the accomplishments speak for themselves.’’


David Sherman, MD

A native Missourian, Dr. David Sherman, a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM), doctor Sherman is board-certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, which is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties that issues “certificates of special knowledge” in the specialty of preventive medicine.

Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in 1982, Dr. Sherman went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1988. He then performed his residency in otolaryngology at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1995. He completed a two-year fellowship in addiction medicine within the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Medicine, at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2016.

In order to stay up to date in his field, he remains a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, the Missouri State Medical Association, the Saint Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Age Management Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society.

Furthermore, he is board-certified in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology, which is a non-profit corporation that has set the mission of ensuring professional standards with certificates and memberships and has offered training in the fields of head neck surgery to professionals since 1924.Among his volunteer experiences, Dr. Sherman serves as a guest speaker for the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, the Pasco Alliance for Substance Addiction Prevention, and the FSAM Addiction Health Summit.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine  

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine  

  • Florida Society of Addiction Medicine  

  • Missouri State Medical Association  

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine  

  • Age Management Medicine  

  • American College of Sports Medicine  

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  

  • American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society  

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy  

  • American Medical Association  

Khaled Hassan, MD

Dr. Hassan is a compassionate, analytical primary care doctor in Florissant, Missouri, and the surrounding communities. His goal as a practitioner is to provide his patients with the best possible quality of medical care.


He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is affiliated with facilities including the SSM DePaul Health Center, the SSM Saint Joseph Health Center, and Christian Hospital.


Originally from Bangladesh, Dr. Hassan attended Dhaka Medical College in order to pursue his medical degree. He continued his medical education at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, where he completed an internship program in internal medicine, surgery, and pediatrics.


At Forest Park Hospital, Dr. Hassan received residency training in internal medicine. Patients visiting Dr. Hassan can receive a full range of medical services. He provides annual physical examinations, screenings for diseases, cholesterol and lipids checkups, checkups prior to travel, general consultations, and certified medical examinations for pilots, commercial drivers, and athletes. Treatment is available for issues including sinus problems, high blood pressure, allergic cough, and migraine.


When he is not treating patients, Dr. Hassan enjoys reading and spending time with his family.


Susan Bushman, DC


"As your chiropractor, my primary goal is to help you feel your very best. Whether you need to increase energy, or rid your self of chronic aches and pains, I would like to be a part of your healthcare team. If you have any questions regarding chiropractic/acupuncture and how it can help you, give me a call or come on in for a free consultation."


Dr. Bushman has over 20 years of experience as a chiropractor and is a Logan graduate. When not treating patients she enjoys traveling, riding her Harley motorcycle and spending time with family and friends. 

Specialties: some of the most common conditions I treat:
Neck pain
Back pain
Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel

Mr. Rigglesworth "Riggs" Bell

Riggs is our resident therapy dog. He has all his shots, certifications, and training programs taken care of and he is ready to provide therapy to all of our patients and bring them back to great health. He loves to greet everyone when they arrive and might even follow you to your room for treatment. "No treats for me, but I sure do love tennis balls. They are my favorite toy. I am a golden retriever and have been on the job since I was 8 weeks old. In my free time I like to run around the yard, play with the kids, and maybe even go by the park. I love long nails and kids petting me. I hope to see you soon!" -Riggs

Patient Advocacy

Our owner & clinic director Blake Bell has traveled the world as an advocate of medical marijuana for patients since 2010. He was not only involved in helping write and pass Amendment 2, but he was also the first person to sign the petition that eventually became law because he was the one getting them from the printers! He was the spokesman at both the 2016 and 2018 campaign kickoffs for New Approach Missouri & if you collected signatures during either campaign he was most likely your trainer or the person who notarized your work. He is a board member of Show-Me-Cannabis among other groups.

Blake has taken numerous trips assisting and leading veterans to the Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at Colorado State University - Pueblo to teach veteran leaders how marijuana can save lives from world renowned researchers and doctors with his 501(c)3,

"The Project 4-22 Foundation". He was even featured in "High Times" magazine for his work during the 2016 campaign!


Choosing a clinic with integrity is important, which is why so many people across Missouri choose to see us at Bell Chiropractic and Pain Management. 


Project 4-22 veterans touring a medical marijuana grow in Colorado in 2017 after attending the Institute of Cannabis Research Conference with Blakes nonprofit 501c3 organization

"The Project 4-22 Foundation"

Blake preparing his notes before announcing the 2018 New Approach Missouri Initiative Kickoff at The Schlafly Bottle House. 

Blake collected thousands of signatures during the New Approach  campaign to legalize, trained hundreds of volunteer signature collectors and was a driving force leading up to the successful 2018 campaign

Senators, patients, and advocates, gathered in the halls of the Colorado capital moments after the hearing to add PTSD as a qualifying condition in Colorado in March 2017. Blake was there speaking in favor of the bill. 

Blake was the first person to sign the petition to legalize marijuana in Missouri!

Blake with Dr. Sue Sisley, Teri Robnet and Greg Duran. Dr Sisley is a MD and world renowned researcher in the cannabis field. Greg and Teri are largely responsible for allocating millions in research for her organization the Scottsdale Research institute.

Dr. Raphael Mecholum and Commander Thomas Mundell meeting at the 2017 ICR. Dr. Mecholum is the worlds leading scientific researcher in the field of cannabis, he even discovered THC and the endocannabinoid system!

High Times Freedom Fighter, April, 2017

"Giving 'em Bell"

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