Dr. M Swida, DO

Dr. M Swida, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
68 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. M Swida, DO is a family medicine specialist in La Canada Flintridge, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. She specializes in family medicine.

Swida Natural Healthcare and Integrative Medicine

1111 Foothill Blvd Ste C

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

232  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

  • 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
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • 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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What People Say About Dr. M Swida, DO
Helped my with my leaky gut and food sensitivities when no other doctor could figure out what the cause of my problem was. I had trouble putting sentences together due to brain fog, and breathing due to sinus inflammation, and constantly runny nose. Clear headed today, thanks to her though. ...Read More
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Jacob Simon in Washington – Dec 15, 2017
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Dr. Swida is very thorough and listens carefully. I was looking for an experienced physician with a more holistic approach, who would keep me healthy now that I'm in my 40's! She discovered things that no other doctors have ever inquired about, and I feel well-informed and very well cared for. I...Read More
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Tujunga – Dec 15, 2017
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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"...Read More
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Oct 25, 2017
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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...Read More
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Susan in El Monte, CA – Oct 19, 2017
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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...Read More
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Artur in Glendale, CA – Sep 20, 2017
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