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Dr. Colin Swales, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Swales

Connecticut GI

85 Seymour St Ste 1000 Hartford, CT 06106

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Dr. Colin Swales, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 2003 and specializes in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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(860) 246-2571

Dr. Swales accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Network
Connecticare
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthPartners
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Swales' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Liver Damage from Alcohol
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swales treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 100% of his peers

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

Cirrhosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swales treats Cirrhosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Swales treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swales treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Swales treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Swales' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Swales' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swales

4.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
81.25%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(2)

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What People Say About Dr. Colin Swales, MD
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He doesn't care for his patients. When he looks at you, he just sees dollar signs. He cancels appointments but never reflects it in the system so you get the label "no-show" and are threatened with "discharge from his practice". I've gone there multiple times and was told I didn't have an appointment that day. ???? I have excellent insurance. He never once sent the paperwork into disability, tho all my other Drs. did. Stay away from this one!
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Dr. Swales is by far the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure to meet and I am beyond thankful he is my husbands doctor. His bedside manner is unlike anything I've seen. For a Dr. who is probably slammed with patients he makes you feel like you are his only one. I am just blessed to have such a kind man care for us.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Colin Swales, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 2003 and specializes in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Education

Lahey Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Umass Memorial Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Umass Memorial Med Center
Residency Hospital
2003
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical School
2003

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)