Dr. Swauger is from Apollo Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and completed her residency with the Pennsylvania State Geissinger Health System. Dr. Swauger enjoys the diversity of cultures, age groups, and the great team of clinicians and staff she works with, including her new Minneapolis team.
Dr. Swauger chose Park Nicollet because she enjoys the flow of patients, appreciates the resources she can offer through a multispecialty clinic including Perinatology or a Level II Nursery. She loves the welcoming staff that works in the department.
Dr. Swauger decided to go into Ob/Gyn during her rotation in medical school. She has always felt comfortable talking with women regarding not only their health issues, but everyday life issues. She tries to take time to make sure her patients are doing okay in life, especially if they are going through relationship, job, or family issues. “It is a privilege to take care of women and I appreciate their honesty and trust with their concerns. I enjoy sharing my patient’s accomplishments of losing weight, getting through school, running a race, having a child, ending addictions, battling cancers, or whatever else throws their way.” Dr. Swauger takes take time to really listen to what her patients are telling her.
After a recent trip, Dr. Swauger fell ill and had to undergo several tests, labs, CT’s, x-rays, and biopsies. She has always been healthy in the past; this experience opened her eyes to the frustrations of not knowing what was wrong and the anxiety of being a patient. She has a renewed connection with her patients and the experiences they are going through.