AboutDr. John Swisher, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Knoxville, TN. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Swisher is affiliated with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center North. He speaks English.
Dr. John Swisher has the following 3 specialties
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
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- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Lung Diseases
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Dr. Swisher is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
North Knoxville Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center North
7565 Dannaher Dr
Powell, TN 37849
Mercy Medical Center West
10820 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934
Physicians Regional Medical Center
Parkwest Med Ctr
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
Baptist Hospital Of Cocke County
435 2nd St
Newport, TN 37821
St Mary's Medical Center, Inc
900 E Oak Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
28 Years Experience
Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1989
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
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