Dr. John Swanson, MD

Dr. John Swanson, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Swanson, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center.

9483 N Fort Washington Rd Ste 101

Fresno, CA 93730
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Swanson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Atrophic Vaginitis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Valley Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ia University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (8 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 (8)
in Fresno, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr Swanson for years. He has treated several members of my family for every stage of, and need for obstetric and gynecological care. I would recommend Dr Swanson's office . The staff is professional, helpful and endeavor to deliver a level of service not found in all physician's offices.
Clovis, CA |
Dr. Swanson is the best doctor in town for a pregnant woman. When I had both of my C-sections, I would not trust another doctor like him. My son had a hard time coming out during the C-section, but Dr. Swanson was so clam and confident that it would be alright. He is the best surgeon according to most of the labor and delivery nurses at Saint Agnes. His staff and nurses are wonderful. Dr. Swanson listens to all of your concerns and shows compassion and is kind! He has a very good heart!
in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Swanson came highly recommended. I feel that he has a lot of experience, however, is very quickly in concluding. You could say "solution oriented". If you are new to fertility issues, it can be quite overwhelming. He has a calm demeanor, seems to not have much time, though. You wait a long time to be seen and the visit itself is quick and somewhat impersonal. I do not doubt his qualifications at all, just the bedside manner and care isn't what I was looking for.
in Fresno, CA |
Great doctor and phenomenal service with the office as well.
in Clovis, CA |
I have seen Dr. Swanson for over 8 years. He has provided care for 4 of my 5 pregnancies and I can't imagine a better experience. He is smart and caring and kind. A great combo for a doctor. Expect a little bit of a wait time, but please understand that is because when he meets with you, he doesn't set an alarm to make it to the next appointment. He is thorough and spends time to answer all of your questions while you are there.
in Fresno |
I wouldn't go back. Like similar reviews, I waited six weeks for an appointment, the 30 minutes when I got there. Receptionist said copay had to be made in cash, which is something I thought they should mention ahead of time. Once in my appointment, I was told I'd have to go get a prescription, and a blood test, then come back the following week to continue my appointment. I've never had that experience with a doctor where they send you all around town for something really simple.
in Fresno, ca |
I WAITED FOR 2 and half MONTHS FOR A APPOINTMENT. OFFICE CALLED RESCHEDULE TWICE. THEN I FINALLY GOT APPOINTMENT WAITING 1 HOUR to see the doctor, he comes and introduces himself and immediately days he had to reschedule for another day. .. pus the other annoying fact the staff and nuts were just busy having loud conversations and laughing rather attending to patients..
in Fresno, CA |
I've gone to Swanson's office for about 15 years now and have always loved the experience. I never wait more than 15 minutes in the lobby before the appointment and the staff is very helpful. I've always enjoyed visits with my nurse practitioner, Barbara Gilman, who is kind and informative. She responds respectfully to my questions and I never feel left in the dark. Can't ask for more than that!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Swanson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Swanson has admitting privileges

Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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