Dr. William Swiggard, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Swiggard
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious Disease Care

230 Maple St Holyoke, MA 01040

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(413) 420-2153

Dr. William Swiggard, MD is a Infectious Disease Specialist in Holyoke, 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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Dr. Swiggard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
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Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Fallon Community Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Network Health
Network Health HMO
Northeast Health Direct
Northeast Health Direct PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Behavioral Health HMO
United Behavioral Health PPO
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Swiggard's conditions and procedures:

  • AIDS
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Infections
  • International Travel Diseases
  • Lyme Disease
  • MRSA Infection
  • Recurrent Fever

Dr. Swiggard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swiggard

3.8

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
28.571428571428573%
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Explained conditions well (18)
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  • Long wait times (20)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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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.
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Catherine in Northampton, MA – Jun 06, 2019
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Knowledgeable, yes. Highly opinionated, combative, argumentative, arrogant. Write up literally lied about case history/labs, made inappropriate comments about sexuality, though not discussed or relevant to Lyme consult. Has a Hero complex and a huge ego. Not helpful.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 03, 2018
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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Jerry in Northampton, MA – Jul 03, 2016
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Extremely knowledgeable and thorough.
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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 Holyoke, 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.

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

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious Disease Care

Holyoke Health Center Infectious DIseases230 Maple St Holyoke, MA 01040
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  • Hours
    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 9:00am - 12:30pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Infectious DIseases22 Atwood Dr Ste 203 Northampton, MA 01060
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    • 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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Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke, MA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average