Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 48

Dr. Swiggum
Accepting new patients

Multicare Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care - Downtown Spokane

910 W 5th Ave Ste 1001 Spokane, WA 99204

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(509) 342-3070

Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and Multicare Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swiggum to book an appointment.


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Dr. Swiggum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Swiggum accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Swiggum's Reviews

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4.2

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
  • Explained conditions well (5)
  • Listened & answered questions (5)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Long wait times (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Extremely knowledgeable and explains things clearly. He listens to me and conveys real concern each visit. Highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tim England – Oct 02, 2020
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Gave so much of his time to help us learn this unique disease process taking over the lungs!
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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Ritchie – Jan 13, 2020
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We ran into a long road construction delay on our way. We arrived 7 minutes late to our appointment. After a 35 minute wait, we were told we would have to make a new appointment. NUTS TO THAT! Nobody cared when we said that we have to drive 1.5 hours to get to the doc’s office. The receptionist also logged us in as 12 minutes late. We are not coming back. We will miss Dr. Swiggam, but NOT his staff!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

2002
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Swiggum frequently treats Pulmonary Disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Pulmonary Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swiggum treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD's office located?

Dr. Swiggum's office is located at 910 W 5th Ave Ste 1001, Spokane, WA 99204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Multicare Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care - Downtown Spokane910 W 5th Ave Ste 1001 Spokane, WA 99204
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Multicare Rockwood Valley Clinic14408 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Multicare Valley Hospital

Spokane Valley, WA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average