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About Dr. Andrea J Swenson

Dr. Andrea J Swenson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Iowa City, IA. She has 15 years of experience. Her specialties include Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Andrea J Swenson is Good. Dr. Andrea J Swenson has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Andrea J Swenson is 2.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics

200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Specialties

Dr. Andrea J Swenson has the following 3 specialties

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Andrea J Swenson has the following 10 expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Headache
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurology
  • Stroke

Dr. Andrea J Swenson has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Andrea J Swenson is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Stiff Person's Syndrome

I had a totally different experience with Dr. Swenson. I felt that she spent a tremendous amount of time examining, listening and expediting additional testing. Once the test results of my EMG came back, Dr. Swenson had a diagnosis which I understand is extremely difficult in rare autoimmune cases. She had treatment options ready and was more than willing to spend time answering questions from my husband as well as myself. Although bedside manner plays a part in any medical treatment, knowledge as well as problem solving are key. I felt that Dr. Swenson possessed both of these.

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HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! I came from out of state, being a mystery diagnosis and referred by neurology and neurosurgeons in my home state after attempts to send me to mayo didn't work out. I spent a fortune in money, pain, and emotion traveling there after waiting 2 months for an appointment. Upon arrival, they had none of the records sent by my docs. Luckily, I had spent 3 hours at kinkos and brought copies of some of the major reports and some MRI discs. I was given a 10 minute review, told my docs were crazy and so was I basically, offered meds for migraine and restless legs (I have tremors, not restless legs! - I have a gait disturbance, weakness, and have TROUBLE INITIATING MOVEMENT for pete's sake - my legs don't move when I tell them, let alone act or feel restless!), and asked about depression. I am a psychologist, so I informed her regarding her lack of knowledge in that area. It was UNBELIEVABLE and painful. I continue to pray for God to help me with coming to full forgiveness and healing from this. I also pray that she doesn't continue to treat people the way I was treated.

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After waiting 2 months - Such a Disappointment

My overall experience left me wanting. After waiting two months for an appointment - searching for a diagnosis to my severe pain from spasms & rigid muscles - the physician tested my muscle tone by touching me ever so gingerly with her forefinger as if I had some easily transmitted disease. I do not have leprosy - I do have a neuromuscular disease. Listening? Caring? Not apparent. What a disappointment... Thankfully, I was referred by another physician elsewhere - much different outcome not to mention treatment.

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Clincal and detached

Wouldnt do tests. Answers questions as skillfully as the best politician meaning you dont get them answered. Ignores or doesnt read data. Had to get 2 other doctors involved to get her to start working on me again. Local MDA said patients like her. I can only assume they were already diagnosed.

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  • Education

    15 Years Experience

  • University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 2003

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Andrea J Swenson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select

Locations & Directions

University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA
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