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Thank you Dr. Bell!

The Lumbee Tribe of N.C. Administration and Tribal Council honored Lumbee Pediatrician, Dr. Joseph Bell, for his decades of service and commitment to Native Children. Dr. Bell has cared for children at his clinic, Children’s Health Pembroke, for decades. In 1986, he became the first Lumbee pediatrician and the first American Indian pediatrician in N.C. when he graduated from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. He has also served as the pediatrician at the Catawba Indian Health Service Unit for 25 years. Dr. Bell also worked at Carl Albert Indian Hospital, Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital, and Robeson Health Care Corporation. Today Chairman John Lowery presented Dr. Bell with a proclamation and a beaded Eagle feather for his deep commitment to the health and wellbeing of Native Children.


Dr. Bell’s advocacy for Native Children brought him to serve on various committees including the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Native American Child Health, the N.C. Pediatric Society, former President of the Association of American Indian Physicians, N.C. American Indian Health Board and he was a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Native American Child Health. Thank you Dr. Bell!




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