Sarah Beth Swanson, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I grew up in upstate New York, and I often visited my grandparents and extended family in Colorado. I declared my dedication to becoming a doctor at age 5. My dolls were my first patients, and I would create color-coded organs for them replicating the diagrams in our family’s encyclopedia. As I grew older, my commitment to medicine continued, and I also became interested in ways to prevent illness. I decided to pursue a combined medical degree and master’s in public health at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. I subsequently moved to Colorado to complete my family medicine residency at University of Colorado. My husband, young daughter and I quickly fell in love with the beauty of Colorado and being close to our extended family. After residency, I decided to work for Kaiser Permanente because of their unique focus on preventive care, innovation, and working as interdisciplinary teams to best care for patients.
About my practice
I chose to be a family physician because I enjoy taking care of patients of all ages throughout their lifespan. Due to my training in public health and family medicine, I prioritize taking care of the whole patient and family unit. I believe it is important to incorporate aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in my care. I enjoy getting to know my patients personally and hearing their unique stories. I work together with patients to find creative ways to adjust their lifestyle to improve eating habits, increase exercise, decrease stress, and become more mindful.
How I thrive
I thrive by spending time with my family and being outdoors. I enjoy running, hiking, skiing and neighborhood barbecues. Other key ways I stay healthy include journaling, yoga, Pilates, coffee and dark chocolate.