Blake is the owner and clinic director of Bell Health.
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 college 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 St. Charles 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
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.
FOR THE RAGE, IT’S A MATTER OF TRUST.
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.
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
Paul Hannam, MD, AP
Dr. Hannam is our assistant physician. He has worked in a direct primary care role for the last 4 years in Cassville, MO and brings a wealth of experience from his time there. He is here to assist all of our patients in leading healthy, active lives.
Dr. Hannam is a veteran who served in the United States Navy and obtained the rank of Lieutenant before entering medical school to pursue his doctorate.
Dr. Hannam is patient oriented provider with years of experience in the acute, chronic, and urgent care settings. He is also will versed in Botox, medical weight management, buprenorphine , joint injections and is a certified medical examiner for DOT drivers.
Whatever may arise, Dr. Hannam is here and ready to help.
Erica Leiser, D.C.
Hello, and welcome! My name is Dr. Erica Leiser, and I am the clinic chiropractor here at Bell Health. I graduated from Logan University College of Chiropractic where I developed my skills and passion for chiropractic.
I was born and raised in Missouri, which makes me very excited to be able to serve the community I live in. When I am not in the office, I enjoy hiking and being active in the gym with my wonderful husband Cory. Most importantly, find us at Blues games cheering on our hometown team!
I am so excited to serve you and the amazing profession that is chiropractic!
Jessica is our front office manager and has been with us since early 2021. She is the smiling face you hear on the other end of the line when you call us! Jessica is born and raised in St. Charles and grew up playing athletics right here in her hometown. Jessica is also our certified phlebotomist and our microneedling professional. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and dog "Moose", when she's not here helping patients.
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