Joel Swanson, MD

Internal Medicine

323 E Riverside Dr , Ste 224

Eagle, ID 83616 Directions

(208) 302-6000

www.saintalphonsus.org

4.7 out of 5

164 verified ratings

164 Ratings, 55 Comments


Jun 23, 2022
Recommended a treatment for a new issue that has turned out to be very good.

Jun 17, 2022
Always helpful, great listener, very professional.

Jun 17, 2022
He was very professional.

Jun 5, 2022
Talk to me(not computer) about my health. Very negative bedside manner. No verbal explanation to me about my health.

May 26, 2022
Dr.Swanson is on the quiet side but has taken good care of my general needs. I'm almost 2 yrs new as Dr. Swanson's patient.

May 23, 2022
Dr.Swanson takes very good care of me.

May 17, 2022
Staff & dr. spent a fair amount of time covering old details of care & explained this way my 1st visit under a new computer system. They handled it well.

May 17, 2022
*Dr. Swanson seems highly competent, but does not engage easily w/patients. Upon entering the exam room, he barely muttered hello then stared/worked on his computer for 7+ minutes, apparently updating my health record on a new system. I have come to expect the lack of engagement as it is his personality and I can deal with it, but many patients would be put off.

May 12, 2022
All 4 were very helpful with my needs.

May 7, 2022
Dr. Swanson is quite knowledgeable and explains options for my care very clearly. I trust him and the advice that he gives me.

May 6, 2022
Very good!

May 5, 2022
Great

Apr 29, 2022
Excellent physician who understands my medical needs.

Apr 19, 2022
Professional - Friendly - Interested in my health.

Apr 14, 2022
Excellent as usual

Apr 9, 2022
The provider didn't seem interested in any of my symptoms. His recommended that I work out 30 min a day despite me telling him that I work out 2 hours a day every day. He also ordered labs and never called me to explain my abnormal results. He sent a prescription in to the pharmacy for my high cholesterol without informing me. I only found out because the pharmacy called me to tell me my Rx was ready.

Apr 9, 2022
Excellent

Apr 1, 2022
*Dr. Swanson seems to understand prescriptions & medicine well. He didn't realize [medication name] is VERY BAD FOR me. I've discontinued it. Bladder problems & infection.

Apr 1, 2022
Excellent, knowledgeable, high quality care.

Mar 28, 2022
Very good!

Mar 24, 2022
Great!

Mar 21, 2022
Seemed very workman like with concern for my care.

Mar 21, 2022
Everyone was courteous & friendly.

Mar 21, 2022
I love *Dr. Swanson but I am hard of hearing. I wear hearing aids but still can't hear him. He speaks too low.

Mar 16, 2022
*Dr. Swanson is very professional. You are lucky to have him on your team.

Jan 25, 2022
I am very satisfied with *Dr. Joel Swanson.

Jan 21, 2022
First time visit.

Jan 20, 2022
Somewhat disappointing to say the least.

Jan 20, 2022
Very good.

Jan 5, 2022
Good.

Dec 28, 2021
Have been satisfied with Dr. Swanson asking the questions, and the physical examination. Also answering the questions and advice as I continue to deal with the aging process.

Dec 17, 2021
I am a recently new patient of Dr. Swanson's. First impression is he is knowledgeable and competent. Office visits have been very positive.

Dec 12, 2021
Dr. Swanson has been my Primary since 2010, and I appreciate the continuity.

Nov 30, 2021
As expected

Nov 30, 2021
Dr. Swanson is excellent in his concern over our health and recommends taking care of issues. I like his care on prescriptions but would like more occasionally for sleeping but because of my age a Pharmacist explained the lesser amount is prescribed.

Nov 29, 2021
My wife and I made appointments with Dr. Swanson because our current Dr is retiring. My wife had the second appointment on 11/17. Dr. Swanson ordered blood tests for me, but I have never heard from him about the results. Worse, Dr. Swanson ordered blood tests for my wife, then without speaking to her or telling her why he was doing it, referred her to a hematologist at the St. Al's Cancer center. This referral was very upsetting to her, and as it turned out, totally unnecessary. When we kept the appointment with the Hematologist, his PA told us that the reason for the referral was an unusual white blood cell count. My wife has already been seeing a Hematologist for this condition, something Dr. Swanson would have known had he bothered to call prior to making the referral. That omission was thoughtless and unprofessional, and it caused a lot of unnecessary angst. Neither of us will be seeing Dr. Swanson again.

Nov 28, 2021
Excellent

Nov 12, 2021
Very satisfied with Dr. Swanson's medical care for many years!

Oct 13, 2021
*Dr. Swanson always takes good care of my family.

Oct 9, 2021
I do not feel the doctor showed the concern I expected with some of the issues I discussed with him. I left disappointed and confused.

Oct 9, 2021
Obviously an experience professional.

Oct 4, 2021
I thought the visit was caring and professional.

Oct 2, 2021
Extremely knowledgeable

Sep 29, 2021
Exam & review of labs was adequate POC was updated - Meds reviewed. Declining cognition note addressed.

Sep 27, 2021
Excellent as always.

Sep 22, 2021
The dr. and his staff met all of my needs.

Sep 22, 2021
*Penny and *Julie the receptionist are always so nice and helpful.

Aug 30, 2021
*Dr. Swanson always listens and if I have any concerns, he will answer them.

Aug 26, 2021
He seems somewhat concerned, but there is zero personality or friendliness. Knowing the difficulty in transporting a memory care patient to/from appointments, never suggested having labs drawn at her facility by TV labs.

Aug 25, 2021
Provider did everything I expected from him.