Dr. M Swida, DO

Dr. M Swida, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
67 y/o
11 reviews

Accepting new patients

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

Learn about Dr. Swida

Care Philosophy

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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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


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

Conditions Treated

  • Blood Clot
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke


  • Blood Draw
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Well Woman Health Examination

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

Dr. Swida is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Swida's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swida to family and friends
based on 11 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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 Reviews (3)
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
    PacifiCare PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Swida has admitting priveleges

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