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Dr. Emma Swingle

Areas of interest:Dr. Emma Swingle

  • Geriatric medicine
  • Chronic disease management
  • Patient health education
  • Preventative care for people of all ages
  • Best contact for urgent issues: Reception
  • Best contact for non-urgent issues: Email response within 2 business days
  • Response time for non-emergencies: Email response within 2 business days
  • Email OK? Yes, for non-urgent issues only. (Response within two business days).
  • On-site hospital privileges? No, remote coordination of hospital care only


Dr. Emma Swingle is a board-certified family physician with a certificate of added qualification in Geriatrics. Originally from Montana, Emma was raised in an environment in which a few primary care physicians cared for the town’s citizens. This model of long-standing and comprehensive physician-patient relationships remains central to Dr. Swingle’s values as a physician.

Dr. Swingle attended Carroll College where she completed degrees in Biology and Spanish with a minor in Chemistry. She moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Swingle completed residency at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, a progressive model of the patient-centered medical home. She served as chief resident during her final year of training. After residency, Emma returned to Seattle and completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at Swedish hospital.

Trained in family medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Swingle is comfortable caring for people of all ages. She believes that preventative care is warranted throughout life. Her geriatric interests include care of both vigorous and frail older persons with a focus on maximizing quality of life and reducing the burden of illness. Emma is comfortable caring for individuals with complicated or multiple medical conditions. Dr. Swingle believes that medical care must be tailored to the needs of each patient – clear communication and review of the whole person are central elements of good care.

In her spare time Emma enjoys reading, exploring Seattle, snowshoeing, and hiking.

A Quote from Dr. Swingle

The role of a physician is not only to diagnose, but to help patients learn about the conditions that affect their health. I believe that carefully answering patient questions and teaching them about their care are essential parts of each visit.”

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