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Joseph M. Swedzinski

Joseph M. Swedzinski, MD

Family Medicine/OB

"I treat each person as an individual. Every person is unique with different goals and expectations."

Office Information

About Me

Your family physician is the center of your family’s well-being. Choose Joseph Swedzinski, MD, a primary care provider at Avera Medical Group Pierre in Pierre, SD to support all your primary health care needs—including OB prenatal visits and deliveries. Treating all ages from babies through senior care, Dr. Swedzinski loves getting to know his patients and seeing them grow and change.

Compassionate Care for Your Family

As a physician in primary care, Dr. Swedzinski was drawn toward medicine by his experiences in the past with his own family’s illnesses and he was inspired how his family doctor helped with comfort, clarity and reassurance. He chose a family medicine focus because he enjoys caring for patients of all ages—and having on-going relationships.

His special interests include:

Dr. Swedzinski’s advice to patients is, “Everything in moderation. It’s easy in our culture of excess to overdo, but moderation is the key to healthy living.” He loves being a resource and a guide on your health care journey, especially through difficult situations. He strives to listen to patient goals—asking questions to find out your health concerns.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Swedzinski enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He loves being outdoors, camping and hunting.

Special Interests




University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, Medical School


Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD, Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Medical Association


Eligible - American Board of Family Medicine

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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