Krystine Swannick, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

It was evident to my family that at a very young age I would grow up to become a physician. Growing up in New Jersey, channel 13’s PBS NOVA medical programs, thought to be too graphic for children, were my preference to cartoons even at an early age. As a child I had many hobbies such as violin, piano, ballroom and ethnic folk dancing, but nothing kept my interest like exploring what makes the human body tick. Anatomy books, models of the different organ systems to assemble and a doctor’s bag filled with professional gadgets were my desires, next to the entertainment Ken, Barbie, and the family dog provided me as patients. Around my ninth birthday, my parents thought they had outsmarted and thwarted their daughter with buying the unabridged version of Gray’s Anatomy. Little did they know that this was just the beginning.

In my late teens and early twenties, my father became ill with severe hypertension and kidney failure, resulting in the need for dialysis and eventual kidney transplantation. My calling was louder than ever. I closely shadowed local physicians while in high school and college and later was accepted into a 7 year accelerated college-medical school program between Rutgers University and UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I was on my way to care for patients and their family members during their time of health crisis.

I am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I really cannot imagine working in another field, despite all the challenges of practicing in the newer era of the American healthcare system. However, work life balance is important and when I am not wearing my white coat, I am a proud wife and mom.

I came to work with my partner, Dr. Merit Gadallah, in Naples, Florida in 2011. Come experience the advantage of our experience. Our passion continues to be patient advocacy and providing the highest level of clinical acumen and knowledge in a compassionate and friendly setting. We really understand and recognize the need for proactive, preventive care in thwarting disease and illness. In the ever-changing environment of healthcare, our MDVIP-affiliated practice will continue to ensure that our patients receive the personalized and careful attention to detail they deserve.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Rutgers College, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 1996
Graduated with Honors
Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Newark, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine 1999
Internship
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Newark, NJ
1999-2000
Residency
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Newark, NJ
Internal Medicine 2000-2002
Fellowship
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Newark, NJ
Nephrology 2002-2004

Licensures

Florida

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology
Collier County Medical Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Sub Clinical Investigator, Gulf Coast Clinical Research Associates, LLC 2013-present

Hospital Affiliations

NCH Baker Hospital
NCH North Naples Hospital

Honors and Awards

Grant Recipient, Kidney and Urology Foundation of America 2003
National Slavic Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology