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Dr. Stephanie Swanson, MD

OB-GYN

Reston, VA

Dr.Swanson is a native of Reston, and long-time friend of Virginia Women’s Health Associates. She has a wide variety of interests within the specialty of OB/GYN, including prenatal care and gynecologic surgery – particularly minimally invasive techniques to include DaVinci robotic surgery. Dr. Swanson’s care philosophy is an empowering, patient-centered one. She strongly believes in and enjoys educating patients so that they may take charge of their health and pregnancy. After earning her Undergraduate Degree in Biology from James Madison University, Dr. Swanson went on to earn her Medical Degree from Easter Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. After completing her OB/GYN residency in the Philadelphia suburbs, she moved back home to Northern Virginia and began practicing medicine. Married with a young son and energetic Tibetan terrier, Dr. Swanson enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and swimming

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • Lankenau Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1811285612

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
Dr. Swanson is very friendly and knowledgeable about her job. She also takes the time to listen to your concerns. I’mvery satisfied with having her as my gynecologist.
Dr. Swanson is very friendly and knowledgeable about her job. She also takes the time to listen to your concerns. I’m very satisfied with having her as my gynecologist.
Gail H. · August 21, 2019
I received a possible scary diagnosis and left with many unanswered questions. I received a phone call with the results butno action plan or help.
I received a possible scary diagnosis and left with many unanswered questions. I received a phone call with the results but no action plan or help.
Initials hidden · Less than 1 month ago

Dr. Stephanie Swanson's office locations

Virginia Women's Health Associates

1800 Town Center Drive, Suite 220

Reston, VA 20190

Virginia Women's Health Associates

1800 Town Center Drive, Suite 220

Reston, VA 20190

Virginia Women's Health Associates

3301 Woodburn Road, Suite 309

Annanddale, VA 22003

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Dr. Swanson is very friendly and knowledgeable about her job. She also takes the time to listen to your concerns. I’m very satisfied with having her as my gynecologist.

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I received a possible scary diagnosis and left with many unanswered questions. I received a phone call with the results but no action plan or help.

Less than 1 month ago
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Stephanie Swanson is great. She helped me understand what has/is going on with me. She’s very patient with all of my questions. It’s never fun going to the GYN as most woman feel. We just want it over with. I’m so happy I found this doctor as I just recently moved to VA. I feel more educated and just better, overall.

Less than 1 month ago
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I just do not have enough wonderful things to say about Dr. Swanson. I saw her through both my pregnancies, one with minor complications. Through those complications she remained calm, explained everything well, and answered my 1,000 questions without making me feel like I was taking up all of her time. She's easy to talk to and actually listens to your concerns without brushing them off. I continue driving 20 minutes to see her over other doctors.

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I only waited 5 minutes to go into my appointment, the nurse was lovely and took all my details. Dr Swanson was quick, thorough and lovely to chat to.

Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Swanson was so kind and helpful! I came in last minute because of a health scare and she saw me right away to make sure everything was okay. She took the time to answer my questions and help calm my fears without looking down on me. I can't say enough how grateful I am for her kindness that day!

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This was my first time seeing Dr Swanson and she was wonderful! I had about 10,000 questions and was pretty overwhelmed when I came in. She saw me right away, literally no wait time at all. The office staff was friendly, helpful, professional and quick. Dr Swanson was so kind and patient with me, answering all my questions very thoroughly and made me feel so calm and comfortable. She never rushed me or pressured me about anything. She was so understanding and helpful, and the exam portion was quick and gentle. I am incredibly happy with her!!

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I love Dr Swanson. She’s always calm and willing to answer any questions. She also takes her time and is thorough and I never feel rushed with her.

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Good appointment. Helpful and explained everything leaving me future options if needed.

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I am a fan of VA Women’s Health in general but this was my first appointment with Dr. Swanson. She was personable and helpful. She laughed at my husbands jokes and still gave information in a professional manner. My only complaint is the wait, but I feel like that is part of going to an OBGYN. They can’t determine when babies will come and it messes with their schedules regularly. As a pregnant woman, I am grateful that they do their best to take care of the women in labor and am okay waiting some.

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Professional, calm and caring doctor. Office was clean and well organized.

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I have been going to this office for at least 15 years, through the birth of my two kids and through multiple miscarriages, as well as well checks, and have always received great care. Today's appointment was an emotional one for me, and Dr Swanson took the time to listen and to talk to me and talk through the reason for my appointment. It reaffirmed why I've been going there for so long!

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Dr. Swanson conducts a very thorough exams and takes her time. She always answers all of my questions thoroughly and is not rushed to see her next patient. I highly recommended her.

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Dr. Swanson was knowledgable and answered all my questions. She gave me options for me to decide on what I felt would work best for me. She was compassionate and professional.

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Dr. Swanson has always been very warm and understanding. She is very patiently explaining everything and made myself and my partner feel taken care of.

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Dr. Swanson was caring, patient, and attentive as always. She has such a wonderful, calm manner that always puts me at ease. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone who is shy, uncomfortable, or embarrassed about their health because Dr. Swanson is always attentive and never makes you feel like she is judging you. She is there to keep you in the best possible health, regardless of your lifestyle, personal beliefs, or medical history. She is the first doctor I've felt I could be honest with regarding concerns about my health.

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My first visit to the hospital and being put under could not have gone smoother. She was professional and personable, as were all of the staff I saw at Reston hospital.

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Great Visit, no wait time, informative about procedure and medical questions

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Dr. Swanson was professional, knowledgeable, unhurried and genuine. Exceptional experience. Would highly recommend.

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My very favorite doctor.

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Dr. Swanson has guided me through some scary, stressful health issues this last year with great support. She really understands what I need to hear and know so I am well informed and prepared but not stressed. I think the tests she orders are appropriate, she and the staff are responsive, the wait was a bit long last time but that has never happened before. I always get prompt attention and help from the staff, and the office is wonderful, honestly reminds me of a spa. Excellent care, I am really confident trusting the entire team with my health.

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I waited barely 2 minutes, nurse was quiet and cordial. Dr. Swanson was very kind, treated me well and had a lovely bedside manner. It was my first time meeting her and I figured I would need to have an initial appointment and would then need to reschedule a follow-up for a small procedure. I was thrilled that she didn't require a 2nd appointment and performed the procedure right then! Dr. Swanson even answered a few unrelated questions for me regarding my daughter's health, too. I highly recommend her and her staff!

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Dr. Swanson truly takes the time to answer any questions and genuinely seems to care for her patients. I have never felt rushed with any of my appointments with her and I would highly recommend her.

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Dr. Swanson is one of the best doctors I know. She is always patient and she listens to me carefully each time and answer any questions I have with patience and offers extra knowledge and explanation. She respects my thoughts and ideas, and takes time to educate me on things I don't know. She is always kind, nice, and calm. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Swanson was very professional, very informative and thorough. I would give her an A+.

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Dr. Swanson was personable and respectful. She answered all my questions and listened carefully. She didn't rush me at all, which I greatly appreciated. I happily recommend Dr. Swanson as a high quality health care provider.

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Great professional doctor. I am looking forward to working with her.

More than 1 year ago
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It was great.

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Dr. Swanson seems quite knowledgeable, but she comes off as very aloof and uncaring. Her bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Swanson was very knowledgeable, informative and helped me weigh different options for further testing. I highly recommend her!

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Dr. Swanson is a wonderful doctor every time I go see her she always answers my questions patiently and gives me her complete time and attention. I have a twin pregnancy and with that comes many visits to the doctors, each time she has always taken the proper steps to ensure mine and my babies safety.

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I love Dr. Swanson. She clearly cares and takes the time to explain and answer any questions. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as impressed with the rest of the staff as I was with Dr. Swanson. With the exception of the nice young woman who checked me into my appointment when I arrived, I felt like the woman who brought me back for my appointment was less than interested in what I had to say or why I was there. I also work in the medical field and know how tiring it can be to see patients all day, but I also know how easy it is to make a patient feel welcomed. I will return to see Dr. Swanson in the future, but I hope to see better conduct from the staff.

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Thanks!

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Although I have only been a patient for a short time, I trust Dr. Swanson completely. When I was in an emergency situation with preeclampsia, Dr. Swanson calmly and clearly explained our options and her recommendations. She did not sugarcoat or try to minimize the severity of the situation. She listened closely to my unique concerns and did not mind talking through my questions but maintained her efficiency. She was precise and inspired confidence during and extremely stressful time. During follow-up appointments, when the concern shifted to monitoring for postpartum depression, Dr. Swanson went out of her way to be less clinical and more emotionally encouraging and supportive. She is a detail-oriented, no-nonsense personality who really cares for her patients. I appreciate her balanced approach and her calm demeanor.

More than 1 year ago
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This is the 3rd appt I’ve had w Dr Swanson . Each time she has been fantastic. Very professional and truly cares. I am happy my ob/gyn office has her on the staff.

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I love this doctor. She is really great. I also love the office staff. They are very easy to work with. Every time I've been to this office it's been a great experience. I've been there 3 or 4 times.

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Dr. Swanson has great bedside manor, makes me feel comfortable, and takes time to answer my questions so that I understand. I would definitely recommend!

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Dr. Swansonwas much better informed on studies and reported the latest findings. My prior Dr. refused to discuss. I was thrilled to meet her.

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She listened to my questions and had good positive answers that were informative. I didn't yet feel super comfortable with her but I think that's because this was my first ever appointment with her so I wasn't yet comfortable with a new gyn. Over all a positive experience and I'm happy with this doctor! The nursing staff was great as well. They helped me get my medical records faxed to them.

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I'm so grateful to have been scheduled with Dr. Swanson today. Apparently the last doctor I saw for my problem totally whiffed on her non-diagnosis. She more or less said she couldn't see anything wrong. Dr. Swanson was able to see the problem, and schedule a fix that was scaled appropriately to my troubles while also taking into delicate consideration what my fertility goals were. I went in to the office expecting to be anxious and frustrated, but I left finally FINALLY feeling taken care of by a doctor.

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This was my first time to this office and meeting Dr. Swanson. The front desk was nice and professional, I was seen right away, I thought the nurse was sweet, and the doctor was great. I highly recommend this place. Easy to find and a lot of parking also for it being near the hospital.

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If you are a new patient, be prepared for a lot of forms. Good news is that you can take the paperwork with you into the exam room to finish. Great nurse, great doctor. Really appreciated that the office was on time.

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I found Stephanie Swanson to be very unfriendly and cold. She was in the room for less than 5 minutes and was not very engaging at all. I was very surprised by this as every other nurse and Dr. that I have encountered in this office have been extremely friendly.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Swanson was wonderful. She asked all the right questions and was able to answer mine. I would highly recommend her.

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She was nice and awesome ??

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It was my first time seeing this doctor since I usually see Dr. Hersh. She seemed nice, asked me good questions, and later shared with me about an ovarian reserve test that exists, which I wasnt aware about. She shared this with me as I asked her some questions about women's age and pregnancy. So I definitely appreciate this information that she provided since I never heard of it before.

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Everything was excellent: wonderful personnel and great doctor!

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Doctor was very morose and seem like I was a hassle.

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While she was courteous and professional and seemed to care to some degree, I was really discouraged by the fact that she didn't seem to have read my file at all and had no memory of my history - I had been seen multiple times in the past year for a health issue and was now coming back for a followup. I had even met with her, but she didn't seem to know (or care to look back) about that. I rely on healthcare professionals to help me to interpret the trends in data and let me know whether we as a team need to change course or continue in the current level of treatment - and she didn't seem to take her role in that seriously. I felt like I was a new patient.

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She's great. Down to earth, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and friendly.

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