Avril Swan, MD

Dr. Swan has been practicing medicine in California since 2000 and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She graduated from Mayo Medical School and completed her residency at UCSF.

Dr. Swan joined Dr. Miller in 2003 and since that time has developed her interest in integrating traditional western medicine with alternative modalities. She has completed education in nutrition, primary care homeopathy, and physician acupuncture. While she loves all aspects of family medicine, Dr. Swan has a particular interest and expertise in treating eating disorders in men and women of all ages.

Dr. Swan’s style is strongly collaborative and is based on the belief that given knowledge and support, people can make intelligent decisions about their own health care. She also believes that stress, state of mind, and environment are important factors to consider when evaluating an individual’s health concerns.

Dr. Swan has completed a fellowship in Medical Education through the University of California, San Francisco, and teaches family medicine to UCSF medical students. She is the preceptor of the medical student clinic at WholefamilyMD. She also volunteers with the San Francisco Unified School District, and currently teaches nutrition and anatomy to kindergartners.

Dr. Swan grew up and went to school in San Francisco. She is a mother to three wonderful girls, ages 5-18, and she is married to Stuart, an English and Social Sciences teacher in the SFUSFD.

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