Dr. Marc Swanson, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. Marc Swanson, MD
Dr. Marc Swanson, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Salem, VA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center.

Blue Ridge Pain Management Associates

1802 Braeburn Dr Ste 3C10

Salem, VA 24153

Contact Information

(540) 444-5670

Dr. Marc Swanson, MD

Dr. Marc Swanson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Dr. Swanson's Experience

Dr. Swanson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Swanson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Rocky mount , va |
My dad suffers from CHRONIC pain.. Dr.Swanson was rude and did not try to help him at all whatsoever. Wrote him a script for MORPHINE and did not even take the time to explain this drug. Horrible experience. He's awful. Not there to help people at all. Don't recommend to anyone.
in Roanoke, VA |
He did not read my chart before seeing me each time, and what he said we would not next was not at all what he did. The staff wouldn't return phone calls. The office manager was very unpleasant when I complained. I did not want and did not receive pain medicine. I wanted treatment for post shingle pain. The nerve block treatments he gave were not helpful. He was not responsive when I said the blocks were not working. I switched to another dr who helped me immediately with a different block.
in Gretna, VA |
I have been with Dr. Swanson for over eight years now and I have never had a problem with him. Hey takes time to listen and also explain any questions that you have he has gotten. He does not overmedicate his patients he has exercises that they can do that will help take the pain away. He brings true in every three months to monitor you and that is a good thing. If you are looking for a good doctor I recommend Dr. Swanson
in Hardy, VA |
Dr. Swanson initially continued with the medication I had been on for 8 1/2 years (Lortab 10 + nyproxen) as prescribed by a doc in his own building (I was diagnosed with DDD). When I made the mistake of stating I had done something to my back + spent 3 days on my couch WO eating, tears in my eyes + shaking, he immediately told me I was having "withdrawal" +cut me back to 50mg of Nucynta. Calling his office to complain I couldn't sleep or function did nothing. No one returned my calls. Terrible.
in Roanoke, VA |
can not talk directly to anyone at your office. I just want to speak to someone to answer some of my questions. Very poor communications.
in Christiansburg |
I have been treated by Dr. Swanson for over 8 years. He listens carefully to what I have to say and seem genuinely interested in what I have to say and how I am feeling. This is a very rare trait in doctors these days.
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Dr. Swanson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Swanson has admitting privileges

Lewisgale Medical Center
1900 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
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