Dr. M Swida, DO

Dr. M Swida, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. M Swida, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in La Canada Flintridge, CA. She is 67 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Swida is affiliated with Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and Adventist Health Glendale.

1111 Foothill Blvd Ste C

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Swida's Experience

Dr. Swida'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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swida "10. Dr. M. Teresa Swida has been in General and Family Medicine practice in Southern California for 17 years. She has devoted much of her career to underserved Spanish speaking community of Northeast Los Angeles. Her passion has always been in the areas of prevention and nutrition. As a former teacher, biologist and environmentalist, as well as the mother of three children and six grandchildren, she has a unique set of experiences which she brings to practice of medicine. As a physician she became increasingly more frustrated with not having thr right tools with which to help prevent diseases. In her search for alternative and complementary methods of healing she studied homeopathy, nutrition and attended a myriad of conferences to understand the alternatives available to traditional western medicine. In 2005 she was certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine. In 2007 after extensive training she became certified in Anti-Aging, Restorative and Functional Medicine by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, and is in the process of pursuing a Masters degree in this field. She is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in taking advanced training as a medical bariatric specialist. Dr. Swida uses an integrative approach combining the best of scientifically based western medicine and melding it with the newest research on herbs, vitamins and supplements, as well as bio-identical hormone balancing and replacement for both men and women. Dr. Swida is able to treat illness and promote optimal health by assessing each patient?s unique biochemistry and then tailoring individual programs to restore health and promote wellbeing through h improved nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction and when indicated, hormonal replacement. She is also able to treat children and young adults with food sensitivities, neurotransmitter imbalances, attention deficit disorder and mood disorders and help them reach their greatest potential. Dr. Swida is a member of LACMA, AOA, ACAAM,IFM, ABHM, ASBP. She is also a member of Medical Staff at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital and CHA- Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center."


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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Blood Draw
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Well Woman Health Examination


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swida has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Swida's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swida to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Swida's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
During my first appointment I mentioned I was eating healthy, working out regularly, and that over the past 8 months I had lost 20 pounds as I worked towards getting to a healthy BMI. Dr. Swida flat out told me "That won't last. You'll go back to your bad eating habits. and gain back the weight" Then told me this diet plan her friend came up with was the only way to live healthy. I looked into his 'great plan' involves $200 worth of supplemental pills for it to work. Rude and unprofessional.
in El Monte, CA |
I came to Dr. Swida a year ago discouraged, desperate and exhausted. I had spent the past few years trying to find the cause of symptoms that were robbing me of the joy and quality of life that I once had. Dr. Swida listened to my story and seemed as determined as I was to find the answer. Once the problem was diagnosed & addressed, I was on the road to recovery. Today I can truly say I have my life back. I am so grateful for all she has done for me and would highly recommend her to others.
in Glendale, CA |
It is really hard to find a doctor who really cares for you. I mean you can see the concern on her face when you mention an ailment. She always listens to you, never interrupts. I have always felt welcomed by her. I also like her way of handling health issues. Besides the fact that she always knows what the issue is, she knows how to best resolve it, and not always with medication. I also like that proper diet is the cornerstone of her practice, and she explains everything to you. Amazing!
in North Hollywood, CA |
All I can say is WOW! Dr. Swida is down to earth, listens to you, and is very compassionate - you can feel it! She's very knowledgable, and was able to figure out that I have severe sleep apnea, which has caused/affected many other conditions I have (no doctor ever picked this up before), I've probably had it for decades. She treats the WHOLE person, not just treating a symptom, and takes a more holistic approach, AND she takes insurance! The staff is super nice also. She’s a keeper :-)
in Pasadena, CA. |
Its a small office but I really enjoy coming in. The doctor is very knowledgeable and takes her time with you. She is very compassionate. The staff is incredibly friendly. They always have a smile and greet me as soon as I walk in.
in Montrose , CA |
dr swida is a caring, compassionate doctor, who knows her field and explains in detail any question that is asked.
in Altadena, CA |
Excellent physican that gives you ample time, LISTENS and really digs into your health situation. Small office, but a doctor who is passionate and dedicated to her patients' well being. Advanced degrees in nutrition and aging. So happy I found her!
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Dr. Swida accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Swida has admitting privileges

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 S Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
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Adventist Health Glendale
1509 Wilson Ter
Glendale, CA 91206
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