You have found a partner in the lifelong journey of optimizing your health. If you are feeling poorly, then let's work for you to feel better. If you are feeling good, then let's work to help you feel great! As a Doctor of Osteopathy, I enjoy bringing wellness to both women and men -- on sharing the gifts of osteopathic manipulation treatment and functional medicine approach to those with new onset or chronic medical conditions.
In our work together, I apply the therapeutic order. Imagine a triangle with lifestyle modifications at the base and occupying 80% of the area of the triangle. What we do for ourselves everyday is the more important influence on our health and wellbeing. Above this portion of the triangle is nutraceutical supplements/ green medicine, hormones, and non-invasive procedures. At the top 5% of the triangle is drugs and surgery. So much of our health can be restored by starting at the base of the triangle. As a physician, I have the skills available to offer you the entire therapeutic order.
Where Osteopathic and Functional Medicine Meet
"I believe Dr. Andrea to be strongly based in the values and practices of living medicine. Having known her since she imparted on her medical career, I have offered guidance and support so her patients receive care for mind-body healing."
Gladys T. McGarey, MD, MD(H),
Mother of Holisitic Medicine,
Co-Founder of the American Holistic Medical Association
Founder of The Foundation for Living Medicine
Dr. Andrea McSwain Biography
Dr. McSwain attended Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstectrics and Gynecological Surgery. She began focusing her practice on wellness medicine with an emphasis on age management. She has received training from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine. A large emphasis in her practice is using Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) to realign the body. Improving one's function comes from adjustments to one's form.
Dr. McSwain received her undergraduate at Arizona State University with a degree in Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies combining Interpersonal Communications and Nonprofit Management. Dr. McSwain was committed to the philanthropy "the love of humanity." With the emphasis of philanthropy at the heart of her career, Dr. McSwain shifted her professional focus from non-profit management to work as a physician.
Conventional Medical Culture
Harmful Mental Patterns that Are a Part of Our Conventional Medical Culture
You’ll pop a pill as a quick fix for almost anything to improve your short-term quality of life.
You think your doctor’s job is to take charge of your health and “fix” you when symptoms arise.
Your physical activity has decreased with each passing year because you think you’re supposed to slow down as your calendar age rises.
You want your body to act and recover as it did in your teens and 20s.
Drugs and surgery are the first line treatment.
You are unique, we all are. That you have your story that shaped you. I believe that we want to be healthy for ourselves and our loved ones. Like you, I was told that I needed to follow a conventional system that followed tradition. A tradition that placed the emphasis on illness and suffering. Medical school and residency were both wonderful training opportunities to provide a foundation and a wealth of knowledge that scratched the surface as to what medical care offers in the healing process. And what I offer as a physician to you in your healing process. Everyone has a root cause for their dis-ease. My role is to be the health detective/inspector. I gather evidence and history through tools and labs to discover and treat the underlying condition.