Dr. Carl Swendsen, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 40
  
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. Dr. Swendsen has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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 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
IMG International Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network 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

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Pancreatitis more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Esophagitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Dysphagia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Swendsen treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swendsen treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Swendsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • 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)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Swendsen's Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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!
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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.
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Oct 12, 2019
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Completely satisfied with Dr. Swendsen’s care and approach.
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Oct 11, 2019
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Routine colonoscopy this morning. Everyone was on time, professional, friendly. Dr Swendsen was very kind and explained the results after the procedure. Also want to recognize Laura, Shay and Sam for their assistance this morning. We were greeted warmly at 6:30 this morning by Ellen. Need more stars.
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C Shafer – Jul 26, 2019
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I had a great visit with Dr. Swendsen and the staff. I was treated extremely well. Everything was explained to from the very beginning to the end. I thought I was going to be nervous but I wasn't because of them. If you have to do a colonoscopy and you haven't decided where to go, go see Dr. Swendsen!
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TJ – Jul 13, 2019
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Dr. Swendsen did an Upper Endoscopy on me. He was professional and very kind, taking the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions. He did not rush. Afterward, he explained thoroughly the results he'd discovered. The whole team was exceptional, making the experience a positive one of looking for answers together.
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R.D. in Colorado Springs – Feb 23, 2019
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Outstanding doctor! Explained the process before the procedure and thoroughly discussed the results.
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Dave in Colorado Springs, CO – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Swendsen is wonderful. He is friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him.
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Gloria Lesher in Peyton – Feb 15, 2019
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Dr. Swendsen was excellent, super nice, knowledgeable, thorough and explained everything well. I felt very comfortable with him doing my procedure even though it was the first time I met him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Colorado Springs, CO – Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. Swendsen was tremendous
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Monument – Jan 28, 2019
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I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. He was amazing!! I was new to Colorado and didn't know who to see. I'll definitely continue to see Dr. Swendsen. So nice, friendly, and personable. Made me feel totally relaxed for a procedure that isn't known for it's pleasure!!!
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Jan 02, 2019
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Dr Swendsen and all the people that I came into contact with were excellent. They were all professional, friendly and instilled confidence. I highly recommend this office.
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Ken Fasen – Nov 22, 2018
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I had a GED done by Dr. Swendsen yesterday. He was very nice and professional. He came in to talk to me before the procedure and also afterwards spent time explaining everything. His nurse called me this morning to make sure that I was feeling fine. I would definitely recommend him.
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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 dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We tre...Read more

Specialties

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

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Locations

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

North Circle Location2940 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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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 - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.2940 N Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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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 - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)