Dr. Swanz was awarded the prestigious Daphne Blayden award for his commitment to Naturopathic Medicine, Academic Excellence, Compassion, Perseverance, a Loving Sense of Humor and a Positive, Supportive Outlook by his colleagues and staff at SCNM.
He is a Naturopathic Physician with advanced training in classical homeopathy and nutrition. Dr. Swanz is Board Certified and a Fellow of the Homeopathic Association of the Naturopathic Physicians. He currently supports individuals on the journey to health through his Vital Force Naturopathy practice, integrating the best of his conventional and holistic medical training. Dr. Swanz specializes in homeopathy, pediatrics and family medicine. He is passionate about healing and is driven by the desire to see all people be the most healthy individual they can be.
I use the most gentle and efficient means available to stimulate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. My Naturopathic training includes: western botanicals, nutrition and supplements, naturopathic physical medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and hydrotherapy. My goal is to provide patients with support by sharing knowledge and encouragement. I expect the relationship between patient and doctor to be collaborative. Together we will create a tailored program for health. Health, even more than disease, can spread from individual to family, and ultimately the community.
Through the use of naturopathic, homeopathic, and holistic care, Dr. Swanz is breaking through the limited conventional model of medicine, which treats a list of symptoms and positions the individual as a victim to their health circumstances. A believer in medicine as an art and not just a reductionist science, Dr. Swanz recognizes that the human body is always trying to move toward a state of homeostasis and that symptoms are windows into the underlying imbalances within the body.
In his practice, Dr. Swanz works alongside patients instead of against their symptoms to facilitate meaningful, long-term changes of the body and the mind. Dr. Swanz believes in empowering people to take control of their own lives by becoming the captain of their own health team.