Gerald Swanson - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Gerald W. Swanson

Gerald W. Swanson, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 242 Reviews) View 63 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

March 02, 2018
Make sure you do not have any other appointments with other things, because you will be in this office at least 2 hours waiting to see the doctor & will only see a PA.
February 13, 2018
every person working at PIH are so super always caring for me. Best hospital ever
February 13, 2018
Great doctor. A credit to your institution.
January 30, 2018
He is an excellent MD and is always up on the latest studies and research. I really appreciate that he is my Ortho doc.
January 26, 2018
Be prepared to wait to see the doctor.
January 23, 2018
Liked Doctor very much but I didn't get to see him for a little over an hour after my appointment time.
January 23, 2018
Great staff,friendly and very good doctors that care about there patients
January 19, 2018
They listen, their very good at what they do, and I trust them.
January 12, 2018
I would say that Dr. Swanson is always very thorough with the answers that he gives me and he always spends a lot of time and I never feel rushed And yes I have preferred family members two of my brothers doctor has seen thank you Dr. Swanson
January 05, 2018
Dr Swanson very good Dr he take his time to explain the health issue.
December 19, 2017
Other than the wait the office personnel are very friendly and accommodating and understanding for my welfare.
December 12, 2017
You have exceeded my expectations. Thank you
December 05, 2017
all good
December 05, 2017
Love PIH!!!
December 05, 2017
Already have for years. They are great, honest and work hard for you.
December 01, 2017
They really listen to you and do there best to help you out
November 17, 2017
I would tell my family and friends that the wait time to see the doctor is over an hour.
November 10, 2017
The staff and doctor were caring and attentive.
October 13, 2017
October 06, 2017
Very knowledgeable and good bedside manner.
September 29, 2017
Dr. Swanson and his PA took time with me and were quite informative and patient. Very pleased
September 29, 2017
Dr swanson great prepare to wait....
September 25, 2017
All my family and friends know Dr Swanson is the best, especially for knees and hips. I don't recommend anyone else.
September 22, 2017
Even if you have another regular doctor, I would suggest you get a second opinion from Dr. Swanson if hip surgery is recommended.
September 22, 2017
I would recommend Dr.Swanson whole heartedly.
September 19, 2017
You can never go wrong with Doctor Swanson, he's totally amazing. He laughs and jokes with you, and might tell you you took 10 years off of his life.. but when it comes to what you need he will be there and he will always take wonderful care of you, with all his joking aside he listens and will not let you down.. he sets himself and his staff to extremely high standards. He is the best Ortho Doctor I've ever been too and I've been to a lot!!
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.