Dr. John Swicegood, MD

Dr. John Swicegood, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. John Swicegood, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Fort Smith, AR and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1982 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology.

7303 Rogers Ave Ste 100

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Contact Information

(479) 452-0882

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Steroid Injection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Postoperative Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Swicegood's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swicegood "The US health care system is deplorable, it has failed most people in chronic pain, we try to do what we can in one site of service. We emphasize wellness, avoidance of addicting and habituating medications and try to get everyone back toward s meaningful life."

2  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
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12  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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.


  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Orlando Regl Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Ky
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Diplomat American Board Of Interventional Pain Practice
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Fellowship Interventional Pain Practice
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swicegood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swicegood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swicegood to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Swicegood's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Swicegood Says:

Please let us know if we fail to meet your expectations - John Swicegood, MD, FIPP, DABIPP


Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Swicegood has relieved my pain many years. I have always received courteous treatment from him and his staff. He is compassionate and concerned. He makes time for me if I need help in between treatments. If not for his care, I would not be as active as I am. The staff are just as courteous...more
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If only there were more doctors like him & his staff he is so compassionate and talented with injections he is not a pill pusher he tries to educate patients in alternative measures to regain function and quality of life and on addiction he is amazing he has told me with injections corrective...more
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The insurance lady, Ricky, is absolutely terrible at her job. Never answers her phone, multiple messages left without returned phone calls. When you finally get ahold of her through the front desk she will say she was "just about to call you". Took over 2 weeks to do her job and now there are no...more
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I dont think there is a smarter Dr with great bed side manor anywhere.......He knows what he is doing and cares alot about the way you feel.
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