Gerald Swanson - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Gerald W. Swanson

Gerald W. Swanson, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 316 Reviews) View 66 Comments

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  • Group


1400 S Harbor Blvd #A
La Habra, California 90631
  • Main: 714.879.3400
  • Fax: 562.967.2923

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PIH Health Hospital - Downey





Orthopedic Surgery



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


University of California School of Medicine (Los Angeles)


Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

September 15, 2017
Dr. Swanson listens, explains things clearly, and seems to genuinely care about me. I am very happy with the level of service I receive.
September 11, 2017
Dr. Swanson's manner and answers to my questions were thorough and reassuring.
August 29, 2017
This is a good doctor and he knows what he is doing.
August 22, 2017
Dr. Swanson is a very good at what he does and the staff is as professional as well.
August 16, 2017
I found the whole medical team were professional, knowledgable, and caring. Dr Swanson was very knowledgeable and explained things very well. I'm an RN (they did not know) myself, so I know a little about our profession.
August 08, 2017
Excellent provider!
August 03, 2017
Easy to talk to. Listens well, and demonstrates his knowledge and skills.
August 02, 2017
Dr. Swanson is very thorough and makes you feel confident in his ability to assess your issues.
August 02, 2017
Excellent doctor. He was easy to talk to. Dr Swanson is knowledgeable and has an easygoing personality. I asked and he answered all my questions patiently. He has a great staff and great beside manner. I would definitely recommend this doctor to friends and family.
July 28, 2017
Doctor Swanson is very thorough
July 28, 2017
Excellent doctor. Knowledgeable, experienced, straightforward, thorough and friendly! Can't expect more.
July 21, 2017
Dr Swanson is very professional and spends the necessary time with you. He listens and does not make you feel rushed or that he needs to get to the next patient. The comradery could use some help, kinda dreary. It is bad enough you have problems going in, you don't want any added negativity.Dr Swanson 10+Office atmosphere 7Until next time
July 20, 2017
I'm very lucky to have such wonderful doctors and nurses and the rest of the staff.
July 19, 2017
I would highly recommend Dr. Swanson and his office. I've been very happy with both of my surgerys done by Dr Swanson.
July 19, 2017
Dr. Gerald Swanson is fantastic. He gets things done now! His referrals are usually the same day or the next. I go to him for 2nd opinions,if need be. Michele, and the rest of his office staff is extremely efficient.
July 18, 2017
I would recommend the gentleman who took care of my knees. He was both gentle and efficient and truly appreciate how careful he was to make sure I was satisfied with the small procedure.
June 30, 2017
Dr Swanson is very competent and gives thorough explanations of my conditions, treatment options, what to expect, etc.
June 28, 2017
God Doctor kind does not rush you out
June 23, 2017
I recommend definitely
June 22, 2017
Dr Swanson was very professional and took an interest in my moms issue and gave us information and instructions. He also gave us an option to follow up with him or with another Orthopedic with whom we had an appointment the following week. Because he took time with us and made us feel like his focus was only on us, we elected to follow up with him. Great Job Dr Swanson, pleasure to talk to.
June 14, 2017
Staff friendly. Always a good sign.
June 01, 2017
Dr. Swanson is great .
May 30, 2017
Please see my earlier explanation. We have been with Bright Medical / PIH for 16 years and have really liked all the doctors, but I would not recommend Dr. Swanson.
May 25, 2017
That he is the best and most caring doctor in his field
May 19, 2017
Very good Doctor.
May 19, 2017
That if your going to this doctor get the earliest appointment possible
May 12, 2017
Que es un excelente Doctor MUY proporcional
May 12, 2017
Our referral to him was by a nurse. Everything she said about him was true and more. We will absolutely recommend him to anyone with orthopaetic needs
May 05, 2017
Dr Swanson is not my orthopedic physician but did help with the questions that I had since I was in the office to have staples removed. I knew he was a physician and took his time to answer questions that I had. Another excellent example of a wonderful physician in the medical group I am using.
May 05, 2017
See previous comments.
May 03, 2017
He is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He discussed my option clearly and made it clear that I must be comfortable with what I decided.His positive support was very helpful.
April 24, 2017
Very pleasant and thorough doctor. He was direct and to the point. For areas which I questioned about my pending surgery he laid out very practical responses that increased my knowledge about the procedure and expectations. He encouraged me to write down my questions so I could remember to ask them all. He walked me through the history of the surgery, what product he would use for the implant. He clearly had studied my slides and MRI. Great doctor!
April 19, 2017
Good doctor but not very socially adept.
April 13, 2017
This doctor listens and spends time explaining your condition
April 07, 2017
My first impression of Dr. Swanson is that his patients are his highest priority and treats them as such. He listened to all my issues, and dwelt with them in a caring manner.
March 28, 2017
Everyone very professional.
March 23, 2017
Honest, very straight forward and excellent job.
March 16, 2017
Be ready to wait.
February 28, 2017
I am comfortable dealing with Dr Swanson and his staff.
February 27, 2017
Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He did not seem to be in a hurry but took all the time I needed.
February 09, 2017
Received the best service possible and was seen on my scheduled appointment time.
February 09, 2017
I would say that Dr.Swanson was very professional and listened to all we had to say. He was very informative about My husband's medical needs. Thank you for your help.
February 07, 2017
Dr. Swanson is highly professional and well worth to see.
February 01, 2017
I have not yet formed an opinion about v. The medical assistant was very kind and helpful. The staff is also very helpful and efficient.
February 01, 2017
A very thorough doctor. He explained the surgery I felt I needed, he has been very proactive to get it done, and showed great concern for my getting the surgery I need. I feel confident with him. I'd add that I have seen several doctors trying to find someone with his above mentioned qualities and they were all lacking. I am very glad I found him and am looking forward to a successful surgery from him.
February 01, 2017
Wonderful Dr. who gave me a lot of time, answered my questions and generally seemed to care. The wait time was just really long. The support staff were really nice.
January 27, 2017
Very knowledgeable, and understanding. I would recommend to anyone.
January 27, 2017
Excellent. After the first ortho dr Rivas. I was pleased to have someone like Swanson listen to me and explain everything. You should have sent a survey for Rivas that guy deserves all zeros.
January 25, 2017
Excellent visit in every way, from front desk to doctor. Very efficient office, excellent doctor.
January 24, 2017
Highest possible physician quality and helpfulness was exhibited
January 19, 2017
Great service, but be prepared to be there a while
January 16, 2017
Dr Swanson was...excellent.
January 04, 2017
Everything was great
December 30, 2016
Dr.Swanson is great !!
December 22, 2016
already completed this on the previous pages
December 15, 2016
The PA is great.
December 15, 2016
Fabulous, wonderful, skilled doctor but the waiting times sometimes are excessive!
December 15, 2016
No complaints
December 02, 2016
Did not ask for a future appointment as I plan to change doctors to monitor my broken leg. I fell in Vermont while on vacation and had the surgery there in Vermont.
November 11, 2016
Everything about my experience at this facility and the care I have received from Dr Swanson has been fantastic... he is a fantastic doctor..
November 04, 2016
Very good service.
November 03, 2016
A knowledgeable physician that knows how to explain your options.
October 27, 2016
It's difficult to say what I would advise friends or family. I'm satisfied with the carefrom Dr Swanson and sent my sister to another office and she saw another Doctor inthat same group.but your Drs. are just overworked and patients suffer by spending way too much time waiting to be seen
October 25, 2016
PA Chad Cooper is really great! Thanks. I would recommend him to anyone.
October 21, 2016
October 11, 2016
wonderful doctor