Dr. John Swicegood, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Swicegood
Telehealth services available

Advanced Interventional Pain & Diagnostics

7303 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR 72903

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(479) 452-0882

Dr. John Swicegood, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Fort Smith, AR. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swicegood to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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(479) 452-0882

Dr. Swicegood accepts the following insurance:

Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Swicegood's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Steroid Injection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swicegood performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swicegood performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swicegood treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Chronic Postoperative Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swicegood treats Chronic Postoperative Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Swicegood's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Swicegood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swicegood

4.6

Based on 22 ratings

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Dr. Swisegood is a doctor that truly cares about his patients health and comfort. He has always done everything possible to help me with my back pain. He listens carefully and I trust him completely with my health. His staff is excellent as well. All the ladies from the office staff to the nursing staff are great.
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
  • Long wait times
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Ray Copeland – Nov 07, 2020
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My appointment was absolutely perfect! Dr. Swicegood and staff went above and beyond for my situation. Immediately made me feel welcomed and so considerate of how I was feeling. It has been over a year that I have had these neck problems and to finally feel relief and mobile is unexplainable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Sep 25, 2020
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I have lived with chronic neck pain for nearly 50 years. Dr. Swicegood is a very caring, compassionate, Christian Doctor. He helped alleviate my pain more than any other Dr. I've ever been to without pain medication. As far as I'm concerned, he is the VERY BEST!!!
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
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Linda R. Bradshaw – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr Swicegood is a very caring and concerned doctor. He is always willing to listen and try to help your pain. His staff is amazing. If you need to talk with a nurse they always call you back when you leave a message
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
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No results
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Mary – Dec 10, 2019
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Dr. Swicegood and his staff are unbelievably kind and helpful. They are the nicest people and take the best care of their patients. I've gone to him for a couple of years, and he is the best!
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Lesley Clark – Oct 22, 2019
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He is a very caring Dr and does his best to get you some relief from the pain.
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Donna goodnight in Ft smith, AR – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Swicegood is the most compassionate doctor I have experienced in my 68 years. If his office were a model for the health care system we would all be in wonderful shape! If you want someone who truly cares about your condition Dr. Swicegood is the one!
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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Bill Hutchinson in Fort Smith, AR – Aug 09, 2018
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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 and compassionate. He listens to my concerns and shares information and advice.
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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Peggy Robison in Hartford, AR – Jul 17, 2018
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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 surgery physical therapy and not giving up I can get back to quality of life and how a life of just being on pills would be a trade off I will do all of the work to get there because he showed me I could
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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May 03, 2018
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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 appointments available this month. She also answers the phone unprofessionally with a "Hey." expecting you to know who is calling you from a random number. Don't waste your time with this place.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Apr 11, 2018
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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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Danny Freeman in Ft Smith, AR – May 09, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The US healthcare system is deplorable, it has failed most people in chronic pain- we try to do what we can in one site of service realizing that injection...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Anesthesiology
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University Ky
Residency Hospital
1983
Orlando Regl Med Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Advanced Interventional Pain & Diagnostics

Advanced Interventional Pain & Diagnostics7303 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR 72903
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Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
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