Dr. Thomas Swanson, MD

Dr. Thomas Swanson, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Swanson, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Missoula, MT. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

2825 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 121

Missoula, MT 59804

Contact Information

(406) 926-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Brain Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 86% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
more than 55% of peers

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Montana.

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.


  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    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 48 total reviews (16 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 (16)
in Boise, ID |
I had a good experience hear, Dr. Swanson was very helpful and easy going, which made me feel pretty comfortable. There was a bit of a wait, but it was worth it.
Received new information regarding his seizures. Doctor was thorough in questioning felt comfortab;e during exam.
Received new information regarding his seizures. Doctor was thorough in questioning felt comfortab;e during exam.
in Helena, MT |
Dr Swanson has done a very good job keeping my seizure disorder under control with medication and a vns. I am very comfortable with his care.
The experience was very good. I feel good about the treatment plan and referral to Seattle.
in Missoula, MT |
I have been going to Dr.Swanson for 10 years. He is an awesome doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. He listens and takes his time. He acts like a person not a droid. I have seen neurologists like that before. Swanson is the best.
in Missoula, MT |
very knowledgeable, takes his time, and explains everything so you understand. He has been helping us for 10 years. Very good
in Boise, ID |
Thorough, considerate, and always has a plan to find an answer. Won 't just give an answer to you without being the upmost sure. Will exhaust all avenues to find a diagnoses.
Missoula, MT |
Dr. Swanson and Beth McGee are amazing. They are both attentive, patient and treat me with the greatest care at every visit. The office staff is patient and engaging.
in Missoula, MT |
EXCEPTIONAL! Don't let bad reviews by pill seeking patients fool you. Dr. Swanson is an amazing doctor. His office is independent & he has a huge network to make the best referral, and get you the best specialized care in the United States. Not just within a small network. I have worked with many doctors, and Dr. Swanson took the time to think about each of my symptoms individually, do research and find me a specialist in another state who literally saved my life. Best neurologist I've seen.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Swanson took the time to listen. He is empathetic, kind and treated my daughter like a princess, she loved him! We saw him after a very serious traumatic head injury, and I'm convinced with his care, she healed much faster. I would highly recommend Dr. Swanson. Do your research, he is one of the top Neuroscientists in the US, and an expert at treating head injuries. I am so greatful to how he helped my family, adn my daughter.
in Boise, ID |
I was referred to Dr Swanson for migraines. He really took the time to listen to me about my condition and recommended several changes that have nearly eliminated the migraines. I appreciate that he didn't just prescribe a bunch of pills to fix the symptoms but dug into the root causes to help eliminate them altogether.
Boise, ID |
My experience with Dr. Swanson was terrible. He acted rude, ignorant, and made me cry. He would not talk directly to me but kept addressing my caregiver and was even rude to her, continually interrupting and disagreeing with her when she was explaining my symptoms and history. I do not understand why St. Alphonsus would allow someone so cruel to work there. I do not think he deserves even one star. If you need a neurologist do not go to Dr. Swanson.
in Great Falls, MT |
Traveling from another town 3 hours away, I was met by cold and unfriendly staff. Swanson spent no time examining me, just asking his specific questions. Complained about other doctors lots. Smart guy. Maybe doesn't like people from my town or maybe just doesn't like people. No interest in seeing the records from my previous neurologist. As a result inaccuracies became embedded in the reports he cursorily wrote. His office did not forward chart to my current neurologist.
in Boise, ID |
I always have a problem with provider's not completely listening, being assuming, and ultimately casting a judgement that makes experiences less then pleasant. I was so thoroughly pleased when I found Dr. Swanson here in Boise. I always welcome people with integrity and a completely unbiased view. Thank you Dr Swanson!
in Missoula, MT |
Dr. Swanson is a rude, uncaring, worthless,and incompetent individual. Completely unhelpful, do not waste your time and money.
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Dr. Swanson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Swanson has admitting privileges

Community Medical Center
2827 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT 59804
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