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I grew up in Paris, France, and moved on my own to the U.S. to start studies focused on helping disadvantaged persons, first by obtaining a degree in architecture and pursing research in housing for the poor.
A construction research in a developing Caribbean nation led me to cross paths with rural medical volunteers. In joining them, I discovered that medicine had far greater impact in addressing not just poor living standards but impacting the health of each individual.
After completing medical school, I volunteered in the US Air Force as a medical officer, served on the war front and returned to civilian life to focus exclusively on the health of land laborers (miners, farmers and ranchers) in remote, rural America.
After nearly 20 years of being a traveling rural ED physician across the U.S., my wife Katrina and I decided to settle in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and in doing so quit our adventurous life on the road and focus our interest and efforts in one community, the one we'd be living in. Our dog Imogene must be thinking: "At last, no more long, weary cross-country driving."
I first traveled to work in Kemmerer at SLHD emergency department in February 2022. I have since joined the hospital's executive leadership team on a full-time basis with a plan to gradually assume various departmental directorships.
My goal for SLHD is to help the hospital administration grow primary and specialty care services in ways that are financially sustainable and mindful of the Lincoln County community's desire to receive such advanced and excellent services here at home, in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
My children are of adult age, pursuing their own careers in the U.S., my son in various service industries while my daughter seeks to become a physician.
In my spare time, I dedicate my private hours to my wife, our shared interest in traveling and mushroom hunting. On her own, Katrina - who is a native of Colorado - is an avid reader and kitchen chemist, while I pursue a quiet interest in financial markets forecasting. Trevor currently accepts patients on a walk-in basis through our Walk-in entrance at the South Lincoln Medical Clinic in Kemmerer.
He can evaluate, diagnose, and treat acute problems including flu-like symptoms, cold-like symptoms, chronic disease exacerbations, cuts, sprains, and other minor infections/trauma. Some of the exams or procedures he performs include, DOT exams, suturing of lacerations, large joint injections, incision and drainage of abscesses, ingrown toenail removal, splinting, and casting.
Eric N. Swensen, D.O. was born and raised in South Central Idaho in the Magic Valley. He grew up the second youngest of eight siblings learning the value of hard work while employed in his father's grocery store as a youth. Though his parents never graduated from college themselves, they emphasized academic achievement, integrity, and doing one's best both inside and outside of the classroom. Upon graduating with honors from Minico High School in Rupert, ID he attended Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, ID with an academic scholarship. He served a volunteer religious mission to Barcelona, Spain for two years, and then continued his pre-medical studies afterwards at ISU. He achieved the Dean's Honor List multiple times, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish while also fulfilling his pre-medical requirements. Dr. Swensen also met his wife who was attending nursing school at ISU.
In 2005, Dr. Swensen moved to Kansas City, MO where in 2009 he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then moved to Fort Wayne, IN where he had been accepted into the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program family medicine residency in 2009 and graduated in 2012.
Afterwards, Dr. Swensen moved to Wyoming with his wife and family and worked in a family medicine clinic for three years at the local hospital, freelancing in the emergency department when he was not on call. He then transitioned over to work full-time in the Evanston Regional Hospital emergency department for 5 years as a managing partner.
Dr. Swensen has lived in Evanston, WY with his wife and family for the past 10 years and has a wide range of experience both in clinical family medicine and emergency medicine. He believes strongly that ‘exercise is medicine’ and encourages and helps his patients to be as physically active as possible in their own lives. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and weight is a focus in his medical practice.
Dr. Eric N. Swensen's hobbies include taking his family to see and do fun things throughout the region in including hiking, museums, planetariums, zoos, Olympic villages, historical sites, etc. He also personally enjoys snow skiing, playing tennis, and listening to audio books. Passion for people- serving those who serve us in the place I call home. I believe in compassionate care and am privileged to serve those who have helped care and raise me and to teach those who will one day hopefully return the sentiment. As a pharmacist married to a chiropractor, I believe we can do several things throughout our wellness journey. As one of the most accessible providers, pharmacists can provide counseling on disease states and the safe and effective medication use as well as alternative and supplemental therapy.
I love to travel. If I could spend my days traveling to new places and exploring them on foot, I would! When I am not working (WHAT?!? lol) I enjoy spending time with Casey and our four girls doing any outdoor activity. Wyoming has the most amazing summers, and I can often be found hiking, camping, boating, ATVing, and running. We enjoy skiing and sledding in the winter. If we are indoors, I enjoy time spent baking, crafting, reading and movie nights with my crew.