Dr. Russell Swan, MD

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Dr. Russell Swan, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Billings, MT. He is affiliated with Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swan to book an appointment.

Dr. Swan

Morledge Surgery Center

1747 Poly Dr Billings, MT 59102
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Good Patient Care
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Experience
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Swan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cataract Removal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swan performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

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

Anterior Vitrectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swan performs Anterior Vitrectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Swan performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swan treats Senile Cataracts more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Swan's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Error
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(406) 384-5623

Dr. Swan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Swan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swan

5.0

Based on 15 ratings

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    Went great, all of the staff was very knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. Swan was super friendly, skilled and informative.
    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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    LeeAnn Ramey – Dec 17, 2020
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    Dr. Swan and his office excel in professionalism and graciousness. Dr. Swan resolved an issue that had resulted from previous cataract surgery at another clinic in my town. I am grateful I traveled to Bozeman to seek out the best. Dr. Swan diagnosed and successfully treated my vision problem within one visit. As an RN, it is clear to me that I chose wisely in contacting Dr. Swan's office and highly recommend them.
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Lori H – Jan 01, 2020
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    I was a bit apprehensive about having cataract surgery but Dr. Swan and staff put me at ease from the moment I walked through their door. Each person I interacted with were professional and understanding of my apprehensions. Cataract surgery went very well and I am extremely pleased with the results. Highly recommend Dr. Swan.
    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
    Helpful
    Honore – Nov 15, 2019
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    All the staff were very very helpful and answered all my questions. Dr Swan was quite young, but very through and very knowledgeable !! You would want him as your Doctor
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Glen Sylvester – Jul 09, 2019
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    Great place to go for cataract surgery. They take the extra time to be sure you get the right lense for your eyes. Came out with perfect crystal clear vision. Dr. Swan is a rockstar.
    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
    2 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Diane in Wisdom, MT – Oct 20, 2018
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    Absolutely top notch care. Dr. Swan is patient with questions and explains things understandably. His staff is competent and pleasant. Two combined cataract/glaucoma surgeries (one each eye) went smoothly, and the result is excellent.
    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
    6 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Aging rural technician in Meagher County – Aug 31, 2018
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    From Kim at the front desk through Kaycee & Dr Swan this was the best experience that we have ever had at a Dr’s office. They truly put the customer first in their customer service.
    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
    3 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Judy & Dale – Aug 30, 2018
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    The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Dr. Swan explained everything very well, and answered any questions I had.
    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
    4 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Aug 17, 2018
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    Dr. Swan was great. He made me feel very comfortable and took his time explaining the procedure and what results to expect. I would recommend him.
    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
    4 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Sharon Lowry in Bozeman, MT – Aug 16, 2018
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    EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL STAFF WITH CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
    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
    3 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    CAREN M. in ENNIS – Jul 18, 2018
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    Dr. Swan is Amazing! He has gone out of his way to make sure that we are doing everything we can for my eye and to make sure I am doing okay mentally during the process as well. | have been going to ophthalmologists for over 23 years for a variety of severe problems, but he has been the most optimistically realistic doctor and truly cares. He keeps the appointments friendly and fun while also making sure I know everything that's going on, so I am not left in the dark.
    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
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Apr 17, 2018
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    At Vance Thompson Vision, we know how important it is to wake up each morning to clear vision. Because improved sight means more than seeing your best....Read more

    Biography

    Russell Swan, MD specializes in Advanced Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma surgery, and Laser Vision Correction. Dr. Swan joined Bozeman Health...Read more

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Cornea & External Diseases
    • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

    Education

    2017
    Vance Thompson Vision
    Fellowship Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Russell Swan, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Swan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Russell Swan, MD accepting new patients?

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    Does Dr. Russell Swan, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Russell Swan, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Swan frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Anterior Vitrectomy, and Senile Cataracts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swan treats.

    Where is Dr. Russell Swan, MD's office located?

    Dr. Swan's office is located at 1747 Poly Dr, Billings, MT 59102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    Morledge Surgery Center1747 Poly Dr Billings, MT 59102
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    Vance Thompson Vision

    Vance Thompson Vision1925 N 22nd Ave Ste 201 Bozeman, MT 59718
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    • Call
    • Fax
    • Hours
      • Mon: 7:00am - 4:00pm
      • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
    • Directions

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Swan is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital

    Bozeman, MT

    71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

    2 Awards Received