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Family Medicine | Male

Care Philosophy

A good doctor "listens" to the patient.

An excellent doctor "hears" the patient.

Biography

Brian Michael Swan, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, located in Tucson, Arizona in 2000. He excelled, not only as a student, but was also extremely active in the community. He served as a strong advocate in developing several "mobile medical clinics", in order to help provide medical care and services to the under-served populations throughout Tucson. In addition, Dr. Swan was an active participant and leader among his student peers during medical school, serving to promote the expansion of primary care medicine, as the State Chairman and Chapter President of the American Medical Association – Medical School Section. Dr. Swan received many honors and awards during his academic training. While in medical school at the University of Arizona, he received "The Most Outstanding Student in the Medical Class of 2000 Award" – for being the top medical student in his class. He was also a distinguished recipient of both the "McGraw-Hill Award" and the "Merck Award", and was inaugurated as a member of the prestigious, "Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society" – an honor bestowed only to the top 5%-7% of the nation's graduating medical school seniors in 1999. Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of Dr. Brian Swan's role as a medical provider relates to his unparalleled, and extremely broad array of clinical training as a physician. Dr. Swan has received his formal medical training at the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (located in Winston-Salem, NC), in the fields of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Dermatology. He received his board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and The American Academy of Family Practice in 2009, and received recognition by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2001. Dr. Swan has continued to serve as an advocate for the underserved communities here in California, most notably serving as a provider for several clinics set up to care for the large refugee populations arriving in California every day. Dr. Swan's vast array of medical knowledge and unique ability to provide extremely accurate diagnoses for his patients has not gone unnoticed recently, and his sincere compassion and caring bedside manner provided to his patients has recently earned him the prestigious, "2013 Patients' Choice Award", and the "2013 Most Compassionate Physician Award", both honors given to only the top 4%-6% of the nation's physicians. Dr. Swan is also a published author, who is frequently cited in many leading medical journals. He is an accomplished lecturer and medical expert, often retained in order to appear in court in order to provide expert medical testimony for complicated legal cases and trials.

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    Dr. Swan's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swan to family and friends
    4.6
    based on 32 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Swan's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    Costa mesa, CA |
    This doc truly knows his stuff. I've seen many specialists for my nausea and stomach pain and had many expensive tests done. No one could figure it out! But Dr. Swan listened carefully, asked me questions that the other doctors had never asked and he came up with a plan that worked! He suggested probiotics for me and this other over the counter medicine and i no longer have pain or nausea. I highly recommend this doctor- you won't regret it!
    Irvine, CA |
    Don't believe any of the negative stuff out there about this doctor. Just go to see him and you'll see how good he is. He's the most understanding, knowledgeable, and caring doctor out there. Great bedside manner, doesn't rush you out of his office, can diagnose anything and truly cares about his patients. Recommended!
    in Irvine, CA |
    Brilliant doctor with God given gift to help patients. Highly recommend.
    in Hawthorne, CA |
    Outstanding physician!! Bedside manner best ever. Diagnosed my problem on the first visit after it was missed by 5 other doctors. Highly recommend!!
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    Brian Michael Swan, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, located in Tucson, Arizona in 2000. He excelled, not only as a student, but was also extremely active in the community. He served as a strong advocate in developing several "mobile medical clinics", in order to help provide medical care and services to the under-served populations throughout Tucson. In addition, Dr. Swan was an active participant and leader among his student peers during medical school, serving to promote the expansion of primary care medicine, as the State Chairman and Chapter President of the American Medical Association – Medical School Section.

    Dr. Swan received many honors and awards during his academic training. While in medical school at the University of Arizona, he received "The Most Outstanding Student in the Medical Class of 2000 Award" – for being the top medical student in his class. He was also a distinguished recipient of both the "McGraw-Hill Award" and the "Merck Award", and was inaugurated as a member of the prestigious, "Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society" – an honor bestowed only to the top 5%-7% of the nation's graduating medical school seniors in 1999.

    Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of Dr. Brian Swan's role as a medical provider relates to his unparalleled, and extremely broad array of clinical training as a physician. Dr. Swan has received his formal medical training at the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (located in Winston-Salem, NC), in the fields of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Dermatology. He received his board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and The American Academy of Family Practice in 2009, and received recognition by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2001.

    Dr. Swan has continued to serve as an advocate for the underserved communities here in California, most notably serving as a provider for several clinics set up to care for the large refugee populations arriving in California every day. Dr. Swan's vast array of medical knowledge and unique ability to provide extremely accurate diagnoses for his patients has not gone unnoticed recently, and his sincere compassion and caring bedside manner provided to his patients has recently earned him the prestigious, "2013 Patients' Choice Award", and the "2013 Most Compassionate Physician Award", both honors given to only the top 4%-6% of the nation's physicians.

    Dr. Swan is also a published author, who is frequently cited in many leading medical journals. He is an accomplished lecturer and medical expert, often retained in order to appear in court in order to provide expert medical testimony for complicated legal cases and trials.

    Dr. Swan's Care Philosophy

    A good doctor "listens" to the patient.

    An excellent doctor "hears" the patient.

    Dr. Swan says...

    Expert primary care and urgent care medical services provided to all Dr. Swan's patients, regardless as to whether they are your company's employees (injured on the job), or just your family and friends.

    Dr. Swan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Family Medicine
    •  Board certified in Family Practice
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

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    • 3
      Sanctions

      Dr. Swan has received 3 sanctions

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      What is a sanction or disciplinary action
      • Other (11/30/2016)
      • Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
      • Noncompliance with a Board Order (8/8/2016)
      • Action Taken: Suspension
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
      • Misdemeanor conviction (6/12/2014)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
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    • Family Practice

    Conditions Treated

    • Asthma
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Work-Related Injuries

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California San Francisco-Department Of Family & Community Medicine

      Completed in 2003

      University Of California San Francisco-Department Of Internal Medicine

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California San Francisco-Department Of Family & Community

      Completed in 2006

      Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center-Department Of Dermatology

      Completed in 2002

    • Undergraduate School
      Masters Program - University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine

      Graduated in 1995

      Northern Arizona University

      Graduated in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Family Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Urgent Care Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Biopsy
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Immunization
    • Joint Injection
    • Mole Removal
    • Physical Examination
    • Pre-Operative Care
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon and Bursa Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Vaccination
    • Wart Removal
    • Worker's Compensation Evaluations