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Dr. Joshua Schwind

Joshua Schwind, MD

Orthopedics: Back & Neck, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 172 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I see patients of all ages — from the older population dealing with degenerative discs to young athletes facing injuries. I enjoy doing my part and seeing patients getting stronger and moving better."

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About Me

Joshua Schwind, MD, became interested in health and wellness as an athlete in high school. However, understanding that movement is integral to the whole of human health attracted him to the field of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Today, you’ll find him part of the comprehensive, experienced expert team of Avera Orthopedics.

Before turning to surgery, Dr. Schwind often implements conservative measures, such as injections, medications or physical therapy to address stiffness, dysfunction and pain in the neck or back.

Some of the conditions he addresses include:

  • Back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Ruptured and degenerative discs
  • Sciatica (nerve pain)

Advanced Technology for Spine Care

The field of spine surgery is rapidly expanding, especially in the use of state-of-the-art technology. Navigational robotics offer surgeons a 3-D view on a screen while they perform surgery, which increases accuracy.

“I look forward to growing a strong and comprehensive spine surgery program at Avera with technology and expertise,” said Dr. Schwind.

The spine specialists of Avera Orthopedics are a new addition to the established neck and back program offered at the Avera Brain and Spine Institute.

Active Lifestyle

When Dr. Schwind isn’t at work, he enjoys weightlifting, reading, playing with his dog, spending time with his family.



The University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, Medical School


The University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, Orthopaedic Surgery


Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irving, CA, Spine Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the North American Spine Society


  • Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


September 22, 2022
August 27, 2022
Dr. Schwind was very knowledgeable and thorough in his explanation of my condition and options. He didn't appear rushed and I felt like a person, not just another patient.
August 25, 2022
Once I was setting up epidural appointment, the lady at the appointment desk had it wrote as C7-T1 injection, yet my problem was between c5-c6. I was very confused and just wanted a better understanding as to why injecting elsewhere. The nurse came in with a terrible attitude and made me feel horrible. She said he is the surgeon, and you are just going to have to trust him. I was so very upset I left in tears because of the way she treated me. There was no reason to treat me like that and I never want to go back just because of the terrible treatment from the nurse.
August 22, 2022
Everyone was nice and good they were just Rushed
August 14, 2022
Very good
June 22, 2022
He is exceptional
June 04, 2022
Dr. Schwind is kind, informative and has my best interest at heart. We understand each other and work together.
May 19, 2022
Always professional
May 11, 2022
April 23, 2022
Very polite
January 15, 2022
January 13, 2022
Airy pleased with the service
October 05, 2021
Was pleased with my appointment.
September 28, 2021
thanks for the care and treatment
September 07, 2021
Everything was explained in detail
September 07, 2021
Dr Schwind and his staff have been amazing to work with. Always respectful and in a good mood. Never rushed out of the office!
August 31, 2021
I would like to meet the actual surgeon that I have been assigned to. I have been to the office twice and have never met the doctor.
August 31, 2021
I don't understand how one dr was ready to do surgery and now I'm starting over with things that did not work before.
August 24, 2021
My experience was dampened by the presence of an O'Hara nurse hired by workmen's comp. the clinic staff were always pleasant, professional and friendly.
August 24, 2021
i felt respected as a patient with an extremely painful condition. i was listened to and my feelings and opinions on my situation were carefully heard.
August 10, 2021
Everyone was thorough, polite, professional and could understand what the x-rays were showing.
August 10, 2021
Felt like a person not just a number
August 03, 2021
My husband and I were very impressed with Dr. Schwind. He was extremely helpful.
August 03, 2021
Things were explained in terms that my daughter and I could understand. Thank you.
August 03, 2021
Great staff all the way around that kept my wife and I in the loop
July 06, 2021
I never got to even see Dr. Schwind. I do not mind CNP's, but in this instance I made the appointment with a physician. I do hope you intend on charging a lesser fee!
July 06, 2021
I just wish the doctor would have reviewed my chart history a little better.
June 29, 2021
Everyone,here goes that extra mile
June 22, 2021
From the time we walked into the office to our departure, we were treated like honored guests! Thanks
June 15, 2021
Dr. Schwind is one of the best doctors Avera has, I have been using Avera since 1994 Avera's doctors, facilities, and care are second to none.
May 25, 2021
I had an excellent experience!
May 18, 2021
very satisfied
May 11, 2021
This was my first visit at this clinic. I felt and so did my daughter, that the Dr really cared about my condition. bout my condition. I would recommend him to my friends. for me and my condition. I didn't feel like we were rushed in and out. I would gladly recommend this Dr to anyone that needed his help
May 11, 2021
The entire staff I worked with were wonderful! The room however is very small with no storage for a purse or clothing. Remote for TV power and lights didn't work. Had to physically get out of bed to turn the TV or lights on. Food options were very good as well.
May 11, 2021
Very professional
May 11, 2021
I would recommend Dr. Schwind to a friend.
May 11, 2021
Dr. Schwind is a great listener and did an excellent job formulating a solution to my problem
May 11, 2021
Everyone was helpful and friendly to me. From the receptionists to the nurses and the doctor, everyone was polite and it was a great experience!

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