Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Provider Bio

About the Provider

Building connections with patients is one of things Dr. van Swam values most about caring for women. She enjoys hearing their stories and being able to alleviate their fears and anxieties by helping them understand what’s going on with their health or pregnancy. She strives to be an honest, supportive and straightforward healthcare partner every woman can trust; someone who provides her patients with facts and information. She also hopes to make them smile.

Dr. van Swam was drawn to OB/GYN by the variety it provides and remains interested in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including a special interest in adolescent and pediatric gynecology. She cares for a wide spectrum of gynecologic disorders and infertility. She performs in office surgeries and more advanced laparoscopic procedures with her partners. In addition to caring for healthy, surrogate and twin pregnancies, she also cares for women with higher risk pregnancies in our Moderate Risk Clinic at Northwest Perinatal Center.  She hopes that she can educate each woman about what it was that brought them into her office so that they can leave confident in what they have learned and knowing what to expect.

In her spare time, Dr. van Swam enjoys improving her Spanish. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son and cooking at home. They also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, cycling, skiing and traveling.  

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, University of Colorado at Denver, 2011

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College, 2007

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Cognitive Science, Northwestern University, 2001

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (130)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.67 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.71 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.73 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.65 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.66 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.52 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.54 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.67 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.72 out of 5
  • 02/05/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. VanSwam is amazing!

  • 12/25/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Absolutely love dr. Van swam. She is the most punctual doctor I have ever seen and is so easy to talk to, enjoyable to be around. I will miss her after this pregnancy.

  • 12/23/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Van Swam is the best!

  • 11/06/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Van Swam was amazing as well as her nurse. Both were very sweet and professional during my visit.

  • 10/30/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. VanSwam is excellent. She is caring and kind. She listens and informs, but doesn't make judgments or pressures you into anything.

  • 10/22/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I love that paper-less check in process

  • 10/07/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I feel very at ease with Dr van Swam. I know I can ask her anything to do with my health concerns and I totally trust the information she gives me.

  • 09/13/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Van Swam is wonderful. She has a calm and friendly disposition. I appreciated that she always takes her time with me and explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

  • 08/14/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I saw Dr. Van Swam for the first time and both she and her nurse were amazing. I would definitely recommend people to her.

  • 07/30/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    First time here. Dr Von Swam was so likable and she has an AWESOME and FRIENDLY Nurse!

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