Dr. Russell Swann, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 70
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Dr. Russell Swann, MD
Dr. Russell Swann, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Waco, TX. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Swann is affiliated with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and Providence Healthcare Network.

Brazos Eye Surgery Of Texas

201 Londonderry Dr

Waco, TX 76712

Contact Information

(254) 772-4499

Dr. Russell Swann, MD

Dr. Russell Swann, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 6 More

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Care Philosophy

Eye Surgery is important to the patient's whole well being. Clear vision is a quality of life issue that affects the patient on many levels. It's important to know that your ophthalmologist is available pre-operatively and post-operatively, assuring continuity of care. The physician and patient relationship must focus on integrity, and respect, and should never be profit motivated. I love Ophthalmology, and I am grateful to my patients for their trust.
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Dr. Swann's Experience

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


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Oschner Fdn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons,Voted Best Drs
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swann has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swann's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swann to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Swann'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 (8)
in Waco, TX |
He is great at taking care of patients that other doctors can't find the answer for. He helped me when no one else could. He doesn't have the best bedside manner but you can trust that He is so well trained and experienced that He will help you save your eyesite if it is possible!
in Waco, TX |
If youre looking for top notch treatment he is THE guy. I have had glaucoma for 5 years and to be honest I would sometimes forget to do the drops. He took the time to explain why its important to consistently use them and how irregular use affected me. His staff were also very nice. I am still not used to getting the pressure taken and they work with me everytime.
in Belton, TX |
He really cares about his patients, and gives them the best of his experience.
in Waco, TX |
My experience was horrible I waited for an hour after the assistant Becky did her exam. When dr.swann and a different assistant finally came in both were rude. His exam probably took 5 minutes. I feel like they thought I was waisting their time. .
in Waco, TX |
As a patient of Dr. Swann and Dr. Strange, I am thankful for their care, compassion, and professionalism. The doctors completed my LASIK in March 2016 and it has changed my life. I can see!!! The doctors and their team were responsive before and during the procedure and in follow-up!
in Waco, TX |
he knows how to treat my diabetic eyes.
in Waco, TX |
Knowledgable staff, great optical shop, and doctors who offer excellent medical care! The office is beautiful and since eye exams take so long it's nice to have such lovely surroundings. Also I really appreciated the billing department's understanding of my health insurance coverage. My insurance plan has changed and they helped me understand what my exam would really cost. The money that I spent there was well worth every penny.
in Waco, Tx |
The office staff was horrible. Worst customer service I have ever encountered when it comes to arriving for an appointment. The wait time was about an hour so I left and never had the opportunity to see the doctor. Would not recommend to anyone
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Dr. Swann accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Swann has admitting privileges

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd
Waco, TX 76712
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Providence Healthcare Network
6901 Medical Pkwy
Waco, TX 76712
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