Mary Nielsen Swanson , MD

Family Medicine , Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine

(360) 671-3345

Family Care Network
2075 Barkley Blvd Ste 105
Bellingham, WA 98226


I was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle University, where I earned a degree in philosophy. I attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed my family medicine residency at Swedish Family Medicine in Seattle. I am trained in full spectrum medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, adult medicine and geriatrics. My last year of residency I held the position of chief resident. I am board certified in family medicine. A family physician is the only kind of physician I ever wanted to be. Family medicine allows me to provide each patient with a medical home – a place where they are known throughout their lifetime and where health can be achieved. I define health not merely as an absence of illness, but as defined by the World Health Organization, a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” I believe in caring for an individual in his or her totality, with attention to their family, their community and their environment. Family medicine allows me to be the kind of physician I believe in. I love living in the Pacific Northwest and I thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the area. My husband Kurt and I are usually quite busy chasing our two active children. When able, we enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds. I especially enjoy running. Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Gender: Female

Years in Practice: 16 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Washington School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 2005

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Peace Health St Joseph Medical Center

Specialties: Family Medicine , Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
  • Group Health Coop Core
  • Heritage Prime
  • Individual Signature
  • Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Preferred Provider Network - WA
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

Swanson's Office Information

Fax: (360) 065-0135
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:30 PM