Clayton Bell, M.D.

Clayton Bell, M.D.

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 828-252-9833

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Welcome to Forum Health Asheville formerly Great Smokies Medical Center. I am honored to be your consulting Functional and Integrative Medicine physician. My medical team and I are committed to providing you with the most innovative and holistic care possible. My intention is that we form a therapeutic partnership which empowers you to become as healthy as possible and ultimately reach your wellness goals.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

Together, we will use cutting edge evidence based Functional & Integrative Medicine along with the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions to co-create a personalized wellness plan for you. We will focus on lifestyle optimization via nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, sleep, and assess your environmental health. Our treatment modalities may utilize nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, infusions, and various bioenergetic therapeutics as needed. Most of your healing comes from within so be prepared for a life changing health transformation.

Medical Specialties

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Coaching
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders
  • Weight or Metabolism concerns

Languages Spoken

  • English

Graduate School Education

Integrative Medicine Fellowship at University of Kansas Medical Center; Family Medicine Residency at Central Maine Medical Center; Medical School at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Professional Associations

Institute of Functional Medicine, American Board of Integrative Medicine, American Board of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Integrative Oncology, National Ayurvedic Medical Association, North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society

IFM Coursework

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module