C. Nicole Swiner is a family physician. She is also a two-time best-selling author, blogger, speaker, wife, and mother. She was voted as one of the 10 best doctors in North Carolina in 2017 and is also affectionately known as the “Superwoman Complex” expert and has written two best-selling books on the topic. She loves taking care of the family as a whole: from the cradle to the grave. Her interests include minority health, women’s health, self-care, and entrepreneurship.
She attended Duke University, went to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, and continues teaching as an adjunct associate professor in family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she’s not treating patients at Durham Family Medicine, she’s speaking locally and nationally, blogging, teaching others to self-publish and spending time with her family.
Her passion is making medicine “plain” to her patients, so that all people, from all walks of life, can understand how to take better care of themselves and their families. In January 2016, she launched her inaugural women’s health conference, called “New Year, New You,” and hosted a sold-out crowd filled with 20+ vendors, live music, over 14 speakers, 2 panel discussions and giveaways. It has since been an annual event.
DocSwiner speaks about the following topics:
Working smarter and not harder in primary care
The Superwo(man) Complex and avoiding physician burnout
Tips on transitioning into private practice successfully
Physician entrepreneurship and becoming a best-selling author
On Friday evenings, my family usually listens to my husband DJ music in the basement, streaming online on Twitch, and dancing along. During one of these nights, I went upstairs to check on my two girls and remembered to check online for my routine COVID-19 screen results that I’d done the day before.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and when our clinic received COVID PCR swab tests, I’d been doing ...
I've had to give myself a break recently and extend myself some grace. I hope, especially if you're an essential worker, parent, or caretaker, that you have, as well. During this crazy coronavirus pandemic, I've been trying to take care of my patients, my husband, my children, and, lastly, myself, and through it all, my moods have waxed and waned. Like the rest of the world, I've felt mad, sad, ...