M. Teresa Swida, D.O.
A.B. Biology, Occidental College, 1985
D.O. College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1991
Clinical Internship L.A. County-USC Medical Center 1992
Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicince
Fellow American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Member American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Dr. Teresa Swida, was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Polish parents, arriving in Los Angeles, California in 1963. Dr. Swida obtained her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1991 and trained at LA County-USC Medical Center. After more than 10 years in private practice Dr. Swida was dis-satisfied with traditional patient care in the United States, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. This allowed Dr. Swida to focus on true patient health, wellness and prevention, through improved nutrition, vitamin supplementation and healthy weight loss. The first fifteen years of her medical career were spent placing patients on medications, she is spending the second fifteen in taking patients off medications by improving their health.
She is multilingual with fluency in English, Spanish and Polish. In addition to being a voracious reader and amateur writer, her hobbies include natural history, exploring the outdoors, flower arranging, sewing and gardening.