Dr. Joel Swanson, MD

Internal MedicineMale

Dr. Joel Swanson, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Eagle, ID and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swanson to book an appointment.

Dr. Swanson

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

323 E Riverside Dr Ste 224 Eagle, ID 83616
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Swanson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Lung Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(208) 302-6000

Dr. Swanson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Altius Health Plans HMO
Altius Health Plans POS
Altius Health Plans PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Choice Health
First Choice Health HMO
First Choice Health POS
First Choice Health PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
LifeWise
Medicaid of Idaho
Medicaid of Oregon
MultiPlan
PacificSource
Pacific Source
PHCS
PHCS EPO
PHCS POS
PHCS PPO
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO

Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swanson

4.0

Based on 68 ratings

5 Stars
70.58823529411765%
(48)
4 Stars
4.411764705882353%
(3)
3 Stars
1.4705882352941178%
(1)
2 Stars
1.4705882352941178%
(1)
1 Star
22.058823529411764%
(15)
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First and Only visit..Dr. Swanson wheeled his computer into the room and began asking me robotic questions from a form. I was offered his silhouette and rarely did he look at me. He did not appear to listen, but when he did, he found fault with what I was saying. This doubt-disbelief happened seven times. His disrespect even extended to my age, as if I am old and feeble saying, ’at your age’, ‘a person of your age’, ‘since you’re over 60’. I have been on a compounded script for years that works for me. He did not believe it was necessary, refused to listen, refused to research, refused to order the blood-work..saying he won't know how to interpret it. What kind of a physician does that? I want intelligent dialogue with my physician, who will partner on health decisions, who will listen and believe, who has an openness to alternative options other than scripts for symptoms and who has a willingness to explore current medical research. Sadly, I believe he cannot fulfill this!
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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I. Taylor – Nov 24, 2021
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Very professional staff. Dr. Swanson is very knowledgeable and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Nov 09, 2021
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Dr. Swanson is caring and to the point ! Let's you know what you need to do to keep a healthy life style in the retirement years ! Glad he's my only 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
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Oct 01, 2021
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Dr Swanson was attentive and showed concern for my health issues.
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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Hutch – Jul 27, 2021
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He is kind and caring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Whitesides – Feb 03, 2021
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Dr Joel is a straight shooter does not sugar coat just what I need
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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Jul 15, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, trust him implicitly.
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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Kurt McAllister – Jun 10, 2020
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Allows very professional & helpful Very knowledgeable & informative
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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James Cogan – May 16, 2020
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As always, professional, knowledgeable, and responsive.
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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Darren – Feb 07, 2020
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Dr Swanson is by far one of the most supportive knowledgeable kind Physicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. This man with out a shadow of a doubt utilized his training and has saved my life I am forever thankful our paths have crossed he is a valued member of my care team #DocSwansonforLIFE
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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Jan 22, 2020
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Great doctor and staff efficient and professional. Couldn't be happier to have my doctor 2 minutes form home. Keep up the good work!
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Dan Giese – Jan 18, 2020
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like always - very efficient and listens to what a patient has to say
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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Jan 16, 2020
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Excellent Visit for My semi annual checkup! Went Great, As Usual
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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Gladys Ashley – Jan 09, 2020
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Very good
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Oct 24, 2019
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I have confidence in Dr. Swanson. He discusses my conditions and proposes appropriate treatments. His treatment and recommendations have been very effective for me. The assistants and office are helpful, friendly, and professional. I do recommend Dr. Swanson a his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Mike – Sep 22, 2019
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All went well. Good job
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Scism – Aug 01, 2019
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As always, Dr. Swanson and his staff were professional. Dr. Swanson is a concerned caring doctor who always gives the patient the needed time for evaluation and explanations.
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May 15, 2019
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Visit was, as usual, a good use of my time. Dr. Swanson is knowledgeable about my medical issues and history and proposes workable treatments and solutions.
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May 06, 2019
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Great. Dr. Swanson was very thorough and professional. He showed compassionate interest to alleviate my medical problem.
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Apr 30, 2019
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I am a new patient of Dr. Swanson's having recently moved to the area. I have a complicated medical history and during my intial appointent Dr. Swanson was very thorough in gathering information and bringing himself up to speed. I appreciate his thorough and straightforward approach. This comment also applies to his nursing staff. I am very pleased that I selected Dr. Swanson as my PCP.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide excellent preventive care. Maintain quality of life and promote increased length of life by properly caring for long term illness's. Be available for my patients.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Med Coll Wisc Affil Hosp
Residency Hospital
1993
U Calif Davis Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1992
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Joel Swanson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Swanson frequently treats Venous Insufficiency, Constipation, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swanson treats.

Where is Dr. Joel Swanson, MD's office located?

Dr. Swanson's office is located at 323 E Riverside Dr Ste 224, Eagle, ID 83616. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group323 E Riverside Dr Ste 224 Eagle, ID 83616
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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received