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Dr. Timothy Swartz, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 67

  35 Reviews
Dr. Swartz

Rheumatology PC

2889 S 11th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Accepting new patients

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(269) 343-1247

Dr. Timothy Swartz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology.

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(269) 343-1247

Dr. Swartz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Swartz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swartz treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swartz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swartz treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swartz treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Swartz's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Swartz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swartz

4.3

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(28)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(5)

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I highly recommend this office the Dr.,PA,And staff where very sympathetic to the pain I'm in from shellie shaw
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I love Dr Swartz. He is so kind, knowledgeable, and is the only doctor I have ever encountered who truly understands Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Not only is he very-well educated about this poorly understood disease, he continues to learn as much as he can about new information about the treatments and what little is known about the cause of the disease. This understanding and validation of our suffering, in itself, is a huge comfort for those of us who are afflicted. Thank you, Dr Swa
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Very intelligent and kind Dr, PA, and staff. Listen with good eye contact. Offer best treatment options and include you in the plan of care. My condition has improved since coming to Dr Swartz.
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Wonderful! Smart, attentive, a great listener, and highly empathetic. A real professional in the best way.
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Dr. Swartz unexpectedly and without notice, left his office at Borgess Rheumatology. He left hundreds of patients. Many were dealing with severe chronic pain. I, myself, after seeing this doctor for a long time, had to scramble. While his office tried to deal with the flack, there was a complete lack of organization. An informed letter of his departure came out at least two months afterwards. Records were terrible.
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Biography

Dr. Timothy Swartz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1985
Johns Hopkins School Med
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Yale University School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Yale University
Medical School

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average