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James P. Swearingen, Jr., MD

Dr. James P. Swearingen, Jr., MD


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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

Dr. Bryan is a native of Shreveport who had extensive ophthalmology experience in private practice prior to joining the Willis-Knighton Physician network in 2010. His medical training included a year of specialized education in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. Today he provides general eye care, treating the broad spectrum of conditions and continuing to offer surgical intervention as needed, taking advantage of Willis-Knighton’s advanced technology. Dr. Bryan holds memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Louisiana Ophthalmology Society, as well as the Louisiana and the Northwest Louisiana Medical Societies.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and also serves as assistant clinical professor at LSU School of Medicine Shreveport. He and his wife, Laura, are parents of three adult children. 



  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (1979)
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (1976)
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1975)
  • University: Louisiana State University (1971)

Insurance Accepted

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AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
Cigna HealthCare
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana Choice PPO
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Traditional Part B
Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
Novasys Health
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
PPO Plus
Tricare for Life
Tricare Prime
Tricare Select / Standard
UMR (United Healthcare)
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
Workers Compensation
Healthy Blue
People's Health

Conditions Treated

Contusion of the Eyeball
Eye Infections
Retinal Neovascularization
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Visual Field Defects
Progressive High Myopia
Chorioretinal Scars
Corneal Erosion
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Corneal Diseases
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Retinal Hemorrhage
Corneal Ulcer
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Eye Cancer
Macular Edema
Eyelid Disorders
Brain Disorders
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Eyes
Bell's Palsy
Autoimmune Diseases
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Ocular Hypertension
Diabetic Retinopathy
Ectropion of Eyelid
Vascular Disease
Tear Duct Disorders
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Retina Diseases
Senile Cataracts
Lazy Eye
Conjunctival Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

Eye Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Cataract Removal Surgery
Excision of Chalazion
Eyelid Surgery
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