Douglas G. Swanson, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Sitting face-to-face with someone, listening to what really matters to them, I am wondering, “What has this person been through, what are they feeling right now, what can improve their quality of life right now, and how can they be prepared if things go very wrong in the future?” Sitting face-to-face with someone is a beautiful thing. The Privilege of being part of those moments is all the motivation I need to do the very best I can, every time. It is an honor to be part of this great profession. My patients have taught me well, and I pass it on.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
Honors in Microbiology 1970-1972
Medical School
University of Manitoba Medical School
Winnipeg, Canada
License Medical Council of Canada 1972
Internship
University of Manitoba Medical School
Winnipeg, Canada
Canadian College of Family Physicians 1976
Residency
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
Canadian College of Family Physicians 1977-1979

Licensure

Colorado
License Medical Council of Canada - Illinois

Professional Society Memberships

Fellow, Canadian College of Family Practice

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Professor of Family Medicine, Southern Illinois University
Chief of Family Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

Penrose/St. Francis Hospital
Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards

Associate Chief Resident of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba
Recognition of service, Barrington Health Center (Inner City Clinic) 1980-1982

Certifications

Canadian Board of Family Physicians

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Genevieve

    I had a pinched nerve and was in pain. Called in the morning and was able to see Dr. Swanson that afternoon.

  • Member: Verna

    I could not ask for a better Dr. He listens and has diagnosed some things I hadn't noticed. I feel like I have excellent care and...

  • Member: Marjorie

    My family and I have been blessed to be under Dr. Swanson's care for the past 30 plus years. I know God guided me to his name in ...

  • Member: Chris

    The resources& support Dr. Swanson has provided for us have been a godsend. His health coach, Lois Pratt, has turned my life aroun...