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Dr. Erica Swegler, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Swegler is the only provider who can prescribe for ADHD medications. At this time we are not accepting new ADHD patients. Erica Swegler is a detail-oriented and diligent family physician and primary care doctor serving the community of Austin, TX. Dr. Swegler attended the University of Texas, Houston, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern, St. Paul Medical Center. Dr. Swegler is a part of Beacon Family Health Care and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Swegler is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Swegler has received the AHA distinguished service award, the C. Frank Weber award for excellence in oncology and the Cardinal Spellman award. Dr. Swegler is committed to helping her patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. She works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health. Dr. Swegler performs annual physicals at 8:30 and 9:00 and in the afternoon at 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Please use these time slots for physicals only. If you need a physical at another time, Tracy Hill PAC does physicals all day. If you need a DOT physical, call to arrange a time for these special exams. Dr. Swegler was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians in September 2017. She is out of the office from time to time to attend meetings.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, Houston
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, St. Paul Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and publications

  • 2007 American Heart Association Distinguished Service Award
  • 2006 TAFP Family Physician of the Year
  • 1993 C. Frank Weber Award for Excellence in Oncology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1780672063

Office locations

Beacon Family Health Care

4208 Medical Parkway

Austin, TX 78756

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This was my first appointment with Dr.Swegler. I found her very easy to talk to and very professional and knowledgeable. I think this is going to work out just fine.
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Spends time with you and really cares for her patients.
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Pathetic and unprofessional behavior. Had an extremely sad and frustrating visit. While in waiting room, I heard doctor telling funny story about one of the patient who was in the examination room and laughing on the test results of anotherpatient. When it was time for my exam rather then focussing on my check up, she started asking me if I need any t’refferal for ob-gyn, skin specialist, dentist, eye specialist etc. The height on inprofessionalism was that she or her staff didn’t gave me the details of lab tests or test lab gor my blood work. Though she told me she will need the reports from my last doctor, and they will have me sign the release form, no one did that. Vefore leaving when I asked at reception sbout signing any forms or getting tests done. Receptionidt told me nothing is needed, you are good to go. The foctor doesn’t mean business, she did a 5 minute check up after about 2 hours wait, when there was no other patient. And then missed to give me lab work and the release form. I will strongly recommend against this doctor unless you want to waste your time, money and feel sad snd frustrated.
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Highly annoying and unprofessional. I went for annual physical, and was taken inside fir BP, weight etc. and was asked to wait. I sat in the room for 50 minutes but doctor didn’t arrive. When i went out to check shewas buzy godsiping about patients and discussing other patients test results and complaining about them with the reception staff, and for anyone to hear in the waiting area- highly unprofessional and no regard of patients privacy. Although she was gossiping around, she came to check my up after another 20 minutes asked me what my dictor said last time and then said ok, we will do the same test. That was it, when i insisted on doing a peoper ch ckup, she asked me to put the gown and stepped out. I waited for 20-30 minutes again and then she came and checked me for another 5 minutes. In all she hardly spent 10 minutes and the whole process took 2 hours. And in all the time she was in, she was trying to sell referrals for other doctors. More like a car salesman trying to grt commission. Highly unprofessional and not converned about patients, to her gossip is lot more important.
Less than 3 months ago
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Tracey Hill PA was so nice and helpful. It was my second time seeing her and will be back again.
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Professional, warm, brief, and communicative. Everything you could want from your doc!
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Wonderful
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Wonderful
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Very good
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Very personable and helpful. Definitely found my doc!
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Wonderful
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Makes you feel comfortable
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My first visit to Beacon Family Health Care was wonderful. Everyone working in the office was very welcoming and respectful, including Dr. Swegler. Not only was the office atmosphere calm and relaxed, but I felt never rushed at any stage. Dr.Swegler is patient and compassionate. She seemed to really want to understand my health concerns and how they played into the broader context of my life, so we could best address it. They were also able to draw my blood on site so I didn't have to drive to a separate lab. I highly recommend this practice to anyone, especially those interested in more personalized care.
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Dr Erica Swegler is a excellent Doctor.
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As always, Dr. Swegler was sweet, attentive, caring, and it made me feel great that she was proud of my recent weight loss :) she's always so supportive and I'm so glad I found her!
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Perfect!
Less than 1 year ago
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Kind, caring and very attentive to my medical needs. Did not feel rushed and left with a sense of calm in my treatment.
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Very thorough and easy to speak with
Less than 1 year ago
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Though the rest of the medical staff was very kind and helpful, Dr. Swegler was not. I understand not all doctors have the best bedside manner but hers was practically non-existent. I don’t think she smiled once! Not to mention thefact that she talked down to me, scoffed when I told her my career plans (I’m a student) and made me feel stupid for asking her questions. I’m sure she’s smart and knowledgeable but she has no manners or people skills to speak of. If you want a no-nonsense, no personality doctor who’s strictly business - she’s your girl! But, if you want to be treated like a human who’s going to the doctor to not feel judged or like an inconvenience, look far, far away.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Swegler is extremely knowledgeable and spends her time getting to know her patients as a person, not just another number. Dr. Swegler is very kind hearted and listened to everything I had to say. My only issue I experienced wasthat Dr. Swegler speaks VERY FAST, and I found myself asking her to repeat herself. Overall, I am very happy with my new Primary Care physician!!
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When discussing a basic health screening I was interested in, I mentioned being interested in genetic testing because I'm adopted and know nothing of my ancestry, biological health history, or predisposition risks. She brushed it off as itis a waste of money and couldn't really understand why someone would bother with it. I'm guessing she meant something along the lines of they cost a ton and aren't all that accurate but there wasn't a tinge of empathy and it's clear she hasn't spent much time thinking about what it must be like to have all of that stuff a mystery. Her actual medical ability seemed spot on, so if that's all that is important, I'm sure this would be a fine practice to go with.
Less than 1 year ago
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Warm welcome
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I was in good hands, with everyone at Dr Erica Swegler Office
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As always, I'm more than pleased and grateful for Dr. Swegler. Without her helping me these past couple of years, I don't know if I would even be here right now. She has helped and gotten me through the toughest timeof my life. I truly appreciate her and everything she has done for me!
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I’ve sort of bounced from doctor to doctor ever since leaving my pediatrician when I aged out. Most doctors it seemed would spend 2 minutes talking to me, listen to my heart, and call it a day. But I really feltlike Dr. Swegler was taking the time to get to know me and learn what my concerns were, and that was so appreciated. She’s warm and friendly and the nurses and the rest of the staff are so kind. I’m really happy I found this place. It honestly feels like you’re walking into a cute little house, very inviting atmosphere. Thank you!
Less than 1 year ago
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As always, she was amazing, caring and thorough. Dr. Swegler is a fantastic Doctor and woman.
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I had a horrible experience. Not only was I seen over 30 minutes late, she was rude. She showed no empathy to my diagnosis. In no was was she interested in answering any of my questions or providing any positive feedback.I was visually crying and upset and not once did she try to make sure I knew my treatment options. Also, she forgot to send my prescription to the pharmacy. This was the most uncomfortable doctor visit I have ever had.
Less than 1 year ago
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Hidden gem of doctors offices in Austin. Has long and alternate hours which is perfect for those of is who cant just skip out of work. Worth spending a bit more to go in at odd hours to avoid city traffic.Level of support from staff is great and the front desk is quick and polite. The waiting area and rooms are really comfortable and not intimidating like so many cookie cutter places. Have recommended to coworkers.
More than 1 year ago
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She listened to me, administered screening tests relevant to my condition, but in her opinion, the results were borderline between two diagnoses, so she gave me a number to call for additional help. However, the number was specifically gearedtowards only one diagnosis of the diagnosis which would have made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to have a FAIR, UNBAISED EVALUATION between the two diagnoses especially since that resource only treats & is only paid to treat that one diagnosis. Thererefore, ultimately this resource referral makes it impossible to gain access to a fair evaluation of BOTH diagnoses to properly address my medical needs. However, it is not her fault that our medical system is biased against certain medical conditions & treatments. Moreover, it is not her fault that our medical system only compensates for certain medical conditions over others. So I am still struggling with my condition & left to live in misunderstood misery waiting for an economically affordable option. The most devastating aspect of my condition is that the longer my condition goes untreated the more it costs me in EVERY SINGLE AREA OF MY LIFE)-=
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Swegler was awesome. Very caring and kind. Not a single issue with her or her office
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I really like Dr. Swegler because she is thorough and explains a lot about your symptoms and why she is prescribing what she is prescribing. I appreciate all the explanation and details! The waiting room area is a bit kitschy (doesnot feel sterile), but Dr. Swegler and the office staff is great!
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful
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Dr. Swegler is incredibly intelligent, very personable and super attentive. She was great!
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Highly recommend Dr. Swegler! Very caring and experienced.
More than 1 year ago
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Good I hope she can help.me
More than 1 year ago
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She was amazing as always!
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I find Dr.Swegler to be top of the line for her professionalism, courtesy, and for making it easy to talk to her! She has already made a huge and positive impact with my health & improved the quality of my life in a very short time! Im very impressed!
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Very professional and thorough. I appreciate the time she took to listen to me and help me.
More than 1 year ago
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She is clearly very knowledgeable, experienced, and smart.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Swegler is a God send . She's really gotten me through the tough times I was going through. Very thankful for her!
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Incredibly professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Swegler outlined my treatment plan and made sure I understood all of my options. She is the first doctor I've had in a while that seemed to genuinely care about my concerns and addressedthem fully. The staff was also friendly and helpful. I just moved to Austin and will definitely be using this clinic for my primary care.
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Came in with stomach issues and constipation. After a quick assessment, Dr Segler suspected appendicitis. She called the ER and recommended I go there. Within 5 hours I was in emergency surgery getting my appendix out. If not for her quickand correct assessment, my issue could have become much worse according to the surgeon.
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Dr. Swegler was amazing as always ? don't know what I'd do without her these past several months!! And the girls that work for her are kind and amazing as well!
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It was a great experience!
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Very frustrating experience. At my first visit, I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. I never got fully better (I'll be honest, I didn't completely finish the antibiotic though), and I felt myself getting sickeragain, so I went back for another appointment. This time, I was prescribed a different antibiotic, and told that I may have bronchitis or walking pneumonia. I was told that I needed to get an x-ray to be sure. When I went to get the x-ray, I was told that the form didn't say which service I was supposed to be getting, so they had to call the doctors' office to find out. Both times when I tried to pick up my prescription, CVS told me they hadn't received the prescription, and I had to call back and forth several times asking the doctor to send it again. The doctor told me that she would call me with the results of my x-rays immediately, but I didn't receive a call for several days, and when I did, the nurse left a voicemail saying that my x-ray looked "normal." Well, based on how I was feeling, I was clearly sick, so what was wrong with me then? I wanted to know what the implications of that were, so I called back to find out...the nurse didn't know, so she said she would ask the doctor and call me back. They did call me back after a few more days, but overall I felt like I had to do all the legwork myself to get my prescriptions filled and find out what was wrong with me.
More than 1 year ago
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I love Dr. Swegler, she's very understanding and listens to what you need!
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The front desk staff were very kind. However, the nurse was very unprofessional and clearly unkonwledgeable. Dr. Swegler was nice but abrupt, and didn't really ask any questions even though it was my first visit. She also didn't seem to wantto spend ANY time in the room and kept sending the nurse who looked like it was her first time being in a patients room (despite having worked there since January according to her).
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Very friendly and was thorough in her questions - highly recommend.
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The office is a little difficult to find and the lobby environment was strange... It is full of mismatched, overstuffed, old couches and chairs rather than the usual sterile doctor's office and I felt a bit like I was at mygrandparents' house. It took more than 30min to be called back and my entire appointment took two hours, so I would be cautious if you are in a hurry. I had to fill out all of the check-in paperwork, despite having checked in via zocdoc, so I don't know how up-to-speed they are. As for Dr. Swegler-- She is very pro-vaccine and our conversation got side-tracked a couple of times because she wanted to talk to me about my options, which were totally unrelated to the current issue. She also ordered bloodwork without fully explaining to me what we're looking for, when I would heard back, or how the results would affect treatment...that was a little confusing. Finally, I have seen her several times before when she worked at another practice and she addressed me as if we have never met and made it clear she does not know me. I understand doctors see a lot of people but I found this disappointing, especially because I had even noted on zocdoc that I've seen her before. Overall though she is thoughtful and fully listens to your concerns and I left the appointment satisfied that she would work with me.
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So condescending would never want to visit her again.
More than 1 year ago
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