Dr. Charles Swanson, MD

Dr. Charles Swanson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Swanson, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Newburyport, MA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

21 Highland Ave Ste 3

Newburyport, MA 01950

Contact Information

(978) 462-4401

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Swanson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Swanson "Charles A. Swanson is a Dermatologist (Skin Specialist) - Dermatopathology practicing in Newburyport, MA. Started practicing 1980. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Academy of Dermatology Massachusetts Medical Society FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks INSURANCES ACCEPTED Aetna BCBS Blue Card BCBS Massachusetts Cigna First Health Great West Harvard Pilgrim Multiplan Tufts Health Plan United Healthcare - Direct HOURS Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM "


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology-B.S. Life Sciences/Pre-Med
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Stanford University-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Rhode Island Hospital-General Practice
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brown Affil Hospital-Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Swanson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
I went to Dr. Swanson for years. I did send many people to him because I do believe he is a good dermatologist, the wait times are short and he will remove lesions without hassle. Now I agree that his social skills are subpar and he does bizarre things like walk out mid answer to a question without coming back, but to be fair, I think he legitamitly may have Aspergers. If you want a lot of consultation and conversation, see someone else. If you want moles removed, see him.
Ipswich, MA |
I wish they had a 'no star' option for the survey, I would have selected that for level of trust, explanation of medical conditions and how well provider listens and answers questions. Dr. Swanson barely examined our children and was writing prescriptions before even hearing and considering the symptoms and cycles of the issues we're trying to solve. Also, he looked at one child and when we asked about our other just said 'give them the same medicine' and walked out. We had two separate appts.
Examining room disorganized. Older man, took a chunk out of my toe. When I commented u got an I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go that deep or I would have given Novocain'. Let's hope the knife was sterile; guys fingernails were long/dirty, no social skills. I won't be back.!
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Dr. Swanson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Swanson has admitting privileges

Anna Jaques Hospital
25 Highland Ave
Newburyport, MA 01950
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