Dr. Amar Sawar, MD

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Dr. Amar Sawar, MD
Dr. Amar Sawar, MD is a neurologist/rheumatologist who practices in Southern Illinois. He has been practicing for 20 years in his specialties. Dr. Sawar is affiliated with St. Joesph Highland Hospital, Franklin County Hospital, Anderson Hospital, Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Memorial Hospital Chester, Heartland Regional Medical Center, and Marshall Browning Hospital. He also reads sleep studies for Heartland Regional Medical Center, Union County Hospital, Marshall Browning Hospital, St. Joesph Highland Hospital, and Pinckneyville Hospital.

Neurology and Arthritis Clinic

714 E Walnut St

Carbondale, IL 62901

Contact Information

(618) 549-1727

Dr. Amar Sawar, MD

Dr. Amar Sawar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Patient Centered Care
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Dr. Sawar's Experience

Dr. Sawar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sawar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sawar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sawar to family and friends
based on 65 total reviews (26 with comments)
Dr. Sawar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (26)
Carbondale, IL |
Wonderful doctor! Much better than that new rheumatologist jarugla, he actually wants to help you!
Maryville, IL |
I've been seeing Dr. Sawar for only a short time and I could not have thanked my PCP for sending me there enough. He is so smart and just a short amount of time has helped me get my Parkinson Disease under control.
in Tamaroa Il. |
Dr. Sawar has helped me and my family so much,and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has neurological, rheumatology or sleep medicine issues! I truly appreciate him as a physician as well as his wonderful staff!
in Godfrey, IL |
Dr Sawar has to be one of the most efficient and caring doctors that I have ever been to. I went to my PCP with unbearable foot pain, and was referred to Dr. Sawar. I described the pain to him and he told me exactly what it was. He was right on target, this man is genius.
in Thompsonville, IL |
I found Dr Sawar to be very helpful and professional. I've been sick off and on for years without any relief. I've been to several physicians to no avail. This doctor jumped right into my illness with all the confidence in the world. By the time I left the office I felt like there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Last but not least his staff is top notch. They're all there to help, and jump in with no second thought! Thank you all for giving me hope. Sincerely, Teresa Anne Chadwell
Du Quoin, IL |
I suffer from a severe autoimmune disease, so my medication is very important. Dr. Sawar and his office staff do not send my prescriptions or provide necessary forms to my pharmacy; therefore, I do not receive my medication. It's been a week and a half since my appointment, and I still haven't received my medication! HORRIBLE WAY TO TREAT THE ILL!!!
in Tamaroa, IL |
Dr Sawar saved my life when he diagnosed me with a rare disease called myasthenia gravis. THANKS Doc.
laytonville, ca |
I have made many appointments with Dr, Sawar MD. with no trouble. He has a very good staff that . If they get the call, it is handled right away. I know Dr. Sawar very well, I feel he is the best in his field. I have been going to Dr. Sawar for about 3 years and he takes care of my problem. I would recommend anyone needing a very good Doctor to go to Dr. Sawar for he is one of the best.
Makanda, IL |
I have had trouble with them sending my prescription to the wrong Pharmacy or not sending it at all and this is happened after verifying it twice with me. Dr sawar change my milligrams they called me and told me on Thursday evening and they called and told me again on Friday morning today is Monday afternoon and went to the pharmacy and they have no prescription for me at all. I was livid. This is unacceptable!! It has happened way too many times. I will be calling them in the morning
in Carbondale , IL |
This doctor was a real miracle for me. I have been extremely thankful for this amazing doctor. I have been pain free since he started me on gabapentin and plaquenil for my fibromyalgia and RA. THANKS .
in Carbondale Il |
Dr Amar Sawar is a genius doctor. He was able to solve my medical puzzle. He is compassionate , caring , efficient and pleasant as well.
in Jonesboro IL |
Dr Sawar is the best physician I have ever seen in my life. He has always been courteous, kind, thorough, friendly and practical. I have been pain free since I saw him. He has a real great personality.
in Zeigler Il |
Dr Sawar has been a blessing for me he has cured my arthritis. He is down to earth , brilliant and practical.
in Collinsville IL |
Dr Amar Sawar is smart, pleasant , professional. I really love this man.
in Breese il |
Dr Sawar is easy to talk to , intelligent, professional and knowledgeable . Thanks Dr Sawar for your outstanding care
in highland il |
Dr Sawar is intelligent, friendly compassionate . He made my life pain free by treating my arthritis . I am thankful for him .
in Highland il |
I had been seeing this man for a while and finally changed neurologists always late for appointments never focused on what I felt was my issues always wanted to ask me stupid stuff that didn't pertain to me at all I am not at all impressed with him I want a doctor who listens to me not tell me what he thinks is my problems
in Du Quoin |
As a nurse practitioner I have been extremely impressed with Dr. Sawar's patience and kindness to me. I have a chronic long-standing condition that he has helped me so much with. I wish I could do something to pay him back for all he has helpprd me with. Wonderful man and super intelligent.
in Carlyle |
Dr. Sawar was very detailed in all of my symptoms. I have been living with severe body pain for many years and he understands my frustration. He was even able to see I had kidney problems which is something my primary doctor did not notice. His staff is very accommodating. Although they do not have a cancellation list, they did not mind me calling at all. Dr. Sawar has been a blessing to me in helping with my fibromyalgia.
in Eldorado |
Excellent Dr. Is a very efficient Dr. That's to him I am now headed straight to a path of better quality of life!! Thank you Dr. Sawar!
in Marion, IL |
Dr. Sawar is excellent Provider. He spends a great deal of time with all his patients. He is extremely intelligent. I would recommend him to everyone. I have learned a great deal from him as a student.
in Tamaroa |
Dr. Sawar is a highly intelligent physician. He cares about his patients and will do whatever it takes to help them. As a nurse and a patient also, I have deep respect for him and his ability to diagnose and treat his patients. I highly recommend him.
in Cambria IL |
I seen Dr.Sawar for a NCS/EMG and found out i have mortons neuroma. He was intelligent and the staff was very frienbdly and helpful.
in Carbondale IL |
Dr. Sawar has seen my mother in law and we have always had a pleasant experience with and his staff. He is one of the most thorough physicians I have ever met. He spent so much time explaining my mother in laws diagnosis and the treatment options I highly recommend everyone to go see him with any rheumatology or neurology issues.
in Carbondale IL |
Dr. Sawar actually takes the time and listens to my concerns. Another physician has referred to him as the holy grail of neurology the wait time to get in and see him is well worth it.
Highland, il |
3-5 weeks for a report when you are in pain, or need it to move on with treatment is to much time to wait. One and half hours past appointment time is to much. Spent 10 minutes with me, and kept trying to walk out the dorr when I still had questions.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Sawar has admitting privileges

Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062
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Franklin Hospital
201 Bailey Ln
Benton, IL 62812
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Heartland Regional Medical Center
3333 W Deyoung St
Marion, IL 62959
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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Highland
12866 Troxler Avenue
Highland, IL 62249
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Marshall Browning Hospital
900 N Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
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Memorial Hospital
1900 State St
Chester, IL 62233
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Pinckneyville Community Hospital
101 N Walnut St
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
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