Dr. John Swicegood, MD

Dr. John Swicegood, MD

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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
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
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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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swicegood "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 therapies are not for everyone, nor are they appropriate for everyone. We emphasize wellness, avoidance of addicting and habituating medications and try to get everyone back towards a meaningful life by trying to accurately understand the underlying reasons for pain. "

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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15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • 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
  • Fellowship Interventional Pain Practice
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Diplomat American Board Of Interventional Pain Practice
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Anesthesiology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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 to recommend Dr. Swicegood

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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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!
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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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