Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Swendsen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

2940 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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(719) 635-7321

Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He is affiliated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swendsen to book an appointment.

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Dr. Swendsen is affiliated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Colorado Springs, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Swendsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swendsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Swendsen accepts the following insurance:

AARP
UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Value - Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
CNIC Health Solutions
Cofinity
Colorado Access
Colorado Choice Health Plans
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
HealthNet
HealthComp
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
IMG International Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
NALC Health Benefit Plan
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
PacifiCare Health Systems
PHCS
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans PPO
Tricare
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
Secure Horizon Medicare
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Veterans Choice Program
WellPoint

Dr. Swendsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swendsen

4.9

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Listened & answered questions (35)
  • Staff friendliness (35)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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I could not have been more pleased with Dr. Swendsen. I met him for the first time pre-procedure (colonoscopy). He took time with me, answered my questions and put me at ease. Post procedure, he again made me feel I was his priority while he explained my test results. Very personable, fantastic bedside manner, and highly competent. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kathleen P. – Mar 26, 2021
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Dr. Swendsen reassured me and really put me at ease from start to finish during this routine, necessary procedure that we all must face periodically. His explanations, both before and after the procedure, were simple and straight forward and probably took less than a few minutes. He's exactly the kind of physician or any professional I seek out. He performs the service without complications and sends you on your way with a smile.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joe Ferri – Dec 24, 2020
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I had a Colonoscopy without sleeping since I had to drive home. I am very glad of the experience. Dr. Swendsen & his nursing staff were very efficient professional, concerned and friendly. He let me watch the procedure & described what he was doing & why. He is an outstanding Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Darryl – Dec 18, 2020
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Overall great experience. Dr. Swendsen talked with me before and after the colonoscopy, fully explaining findings, risks, etc. Great office staff and nurse support.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wayne G. – Nov 25, 2020
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Saw Dr. Swendsen for a routine colonoscopy. The whole experience was great. The office staff were friendly and upbeat. The nursing staff were patient and knowledgeable as was Dr. Swendsen. Procedure was easier than I expected. Everyone there seemed to be truly enjoying their jobs, which I found comforting. Great environment and great care!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 03, 2020
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Everyone, from scheduling to procedure, nurses and Dr. Swendsen were wonderful. I felt very comfortable and cared for. I would recommend this facility to everyone needing GI care. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 24, 2020
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Superb facility, professional staff--as pleasant an experience as can be had for gastro treatments. Dr Swendsen took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and address any questions. I highly recommend Dr Swendsen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 15, 2020
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I had an endoscopy and Dr. Carl Swendsen and his team did an extraordinary job. Overall, I was quite pleased.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 02, 2020
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nurses kind, friendly, courteous, and professional. Dr. Swendsen explained procedure well and the outcome afterward and listened to what I had to say.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patrick Pogar – Sep 04, 2020
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Overloaded with patients during this Covid 19 pandemic. Telephone router near useless unless you select option 2 for health care provider, otherwise endless looping.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jun 25, 2020
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Dr. Swendsen performed 2 procedures in June 2020 for me. He is very pleasant, with great bedside manner and takes the time to explain everything very thoroughly, where it is easily understood. I recommend Dr. Swendsen highly to those that need good G.I. care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ms. Christina Querney – Jun 21, 2020
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Both of my procedures went perfect. All the staff I interacted with were exceptional. No complaints.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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GMB – Apr 30, 2020
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Dr Swendsen and his team are very professional. They listen to my needs with compassion and understanding.
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What could be improved
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Feb 25, 2020
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I had a colonoscopy procedure on 2-13-20. The intake people were friendly, the entire nursing staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and took the time to explain the procedure completely. Dr.Swendsen was exactly the same way. Post procedure he explained the results completely and in an understandable manner. I used him 5 yrs ago and will use him in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colins McLean – Feb 14, 2020
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New to Colorado and needed 5 year colonoscopy Dr. Swendsen was recommended by my PCP. Absolutely great experience and I'm speaking from experience as this was my fifth colonoscopy. Everyone at Associates in GI were great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Kenefick – Feb 11, 2020
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Everybody was exceptionally nice from receptionists to nurses to anesthesiologist to doctor. Made me feel very relaxed. Highly recommend this office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 22, 2019
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Colonoscopy today with Dr. Swendsen....my second procedure with him....very professional and cordial.....all went well. Staff also performed at topnotch level...special kudos to Stephanie who provided a welcoming start to the procedure.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Roy M. Edgar – Dec 20, 2019
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Upper GI. Dr Swendsen & whole team we’re wonderful. He also did my colonoscopy last year and would wholeheartedly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alan S – Nov 02, 2019
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Always very professional, caring and sensitive. Always listens to patient and considers concerns and wishes when devising treatment plan and recommendations. You can't go wrong with seeing Dr. Swendsen. He is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 12, 2019
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Completely satisfied with Dr. Swendsen’s care and approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 11, 2019
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Care Philosophy

We are a specialty practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease. We strive to be a physician practice...Read more

Biography

Dr. Swendsen received his undergraduate education in Biology and Business at Brigham Young University. He received his medical degree from the University...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Swendsen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Swendsen frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Dysphagia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swendsen treats.

Where is Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD's office located?

Dr. Swendsen's office is located at 2940 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.2940 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.6011 E Woodmen Rd Ste 345 Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)