Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 49

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 20 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. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD

MultiCare Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care Center

910 W 5th Ave Ste 1001 Spokane, WA 99204 ()
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(509) 342-3070

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Dr. Swiggum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Swiggum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Swiggum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swiggum

4.2

Based on 5 ratings

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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
What could be improved
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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
What could be improved
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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 20 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Swiggum's profile to make an appointment.

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

Dr. Swiggum frequently treats Emphysema, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Respiratory Failure. 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.

Does Dr. Joseph Swiggum, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

MultiCare Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care Center

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Practice

Rockwood Clinic400 E 5th Ave Spokane, WA 99202
2
Multicare Rockwood Valley Clinic14408 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99216
3
Multicare Spokane Valley Primary Care Lab1215 N McDonald Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Swiggum is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Multicare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Multicare Valley Hospital

Spokane Valley, WA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average