Dr. William Swiggard, MD

Infectious Disease MedicineMaleAge 70

Dr. Swiggard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious Disease Care

22 Atwood Dr Ste 203 Northampton, MA 01060

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(413) 582-9186

Dr. William Swiggard, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Northampton, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Holyoke Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swiggard to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Swiggard's conditions and procedures:

  • AIDS
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Infections
  • International Travel Diseases
  • Lyme Disease
  • MRSA Infection
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Recurrent Fever
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Embolism

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Dr. Swiggard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swiggard

4.0

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Swiggard is thee most comprehensive physicians I have ever met. She is amazing in diagnosis and assessments. Sees the whole person and works with their team as well. Dr Swiggard is a trans woman she/her/hers and goes by Dr Billie Swiggard. She is currently practicing at the Mazzini center in multiple across the board care. She is located in Philly.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
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Mary E Kenefick – Sep 05, 2021
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The best Doctor visit I have ever had. Dr Swiggard had read all my information from Valley Med and Cooley Dickenson and came into the session with notes. At the age of 82 ,this is the first time this has happened to me... a truly prepared Doctor... I felt heard and understood....I have Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia.....as a result of a Post Viral Syndrome... 10 years I have been working on this and to find someone who truly understood me was wonderful .
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
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Sherrod Perkins Keane.. – Feb 13, 2021
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Dr Swiggard is amazing and one of the best doctors I have ever had if not the Best.
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
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Bella – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Swiggard is a uniquely intelligent, compassionate, thorough and caring physician. He is always up to date on my labs and medical condition, and pulls all the details together. He discusses plans and options without abdicating his role as my doctor. Add to that his great sense of humor and you have an all around fantastic clinician.Dr. Swiggard is one of those doctors that leaves you feeling confident that you are well cared for and nothing will be missed.
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
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Catherine in Northampton, MA – Jun 06, 2019
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This quite simply was the best doctoring experience of my life. Dr Swiggard was prepared, knew about me and my Lyme symptoms, he was thorough, he helped educate me, allowed time for me to respond and ask questions, and had a great sense of humor ta-boot! My appointment was great: educational, clear and fun. I would highly recommend Dr Swiggard ... I can not imagine what else a doctor or practice could do that could be any better. Thank You!!!
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John Porcino in Amherst, MA – Sep 25, 2017
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Dr Swiggard is friendly, professional, approachable and cares about patients and advocating for patients. The level of service and caring that he has provided has been outstanding.
What went well
  • 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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Neil in Hatfield MA – Jun 28, 2017
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Best and most knowledgeable infectious disease Doctor around. Saved my life. Very compassionate and personable. His humanity is intact despite the obstacles other doctors have fallen to because of the constraints of the current medical model patients and doctors must endure. Five stars are not enough for Dr. Swiggard!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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
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Robert in Ashfield MA – Jun 05, 2017
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I am 70, so have had many different doctors over the years. Dr Swiggard is one of the best. I acquired a MRSA infection in my left hand from a cut I got in Costa Rica. 3 other doctors gave me different ab's, but Dr Swiggard got rid of it. The joint symptoms took a year to go away. After a CAT scan he said spent 45 minutes explaining everything, is extremely intelligent, caring and, well, all doctors could learn from his bedside manner.
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
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Jerry in Northampton, MA – Jul 03, 2016
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Extremely knowledgeable and thorough.
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
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Patrick in Montague, MA – Jun 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. William Swiggard, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Northampton, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cooley Dickinson Hospital and...Read more

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications

Education

Hosp U Pa
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Hosp U Pa
Residency Hospital
1997
Hosp U Pa
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Swiggard, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. William Swiggard, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. William Swiggard, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Swiggard's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. William Swiggard, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. William Swiggard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Swiggard frequently treats HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), Mycobacterial Lung Infection, and Bacterial Sepsis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Swiggard treats.

Where is Dr. William Swiggard, MD's office located?

Dr. Swiggard's office is located at 22 Atwood Dr Ste 203, Northampton, MA 01060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Swiggard, MD speak?

Dr. Swiggard speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious Disease Care

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious DIseases22 Atwood Dr Ste 203 Northampton, MA 01060
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Swiggard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average