Dr. Russell Swann, MD

Dr. Russell Swann, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. Russell Swann, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

201 Londonderry Dr

Waco, TX 76712

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Swann performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
very high
more than 93% of peers
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Swann's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swann "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  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
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • 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 Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • 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
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swann to family and friends
18 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Swann's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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!
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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...more
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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. .
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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!
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he knows how to treat my diabetic eyes.
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