What We Do Wednesday | Meet Dr. Swain


Introducing “What We Do” Wednesdays on the Heart Blog! At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, our patients are family. That’s why we want you to get to know the team caring for you. Every Wednesday, we’ll spotlight a different provider, service or initiative to share with you. This week, meet Dr. David Swain, one of our miracle workers when it comes to wound care. 

Dr. David Swain

Limb Salvage & Lower Extremity Wound Care

During his second year of college, Dr. Swain watched his grandfather go through the long and emotionally painful process of having diabetic ulcers, peripheral arterial disease, and a leg amputation.  It was at this time that Dr. Swain realized that helping people prevent leg amputations would be his life’s work.  

Dr. Swain attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois, and later completed a podiatric surgical residency at the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Swain also served as the Chief Resident in his final year and began presenting lectures on amputation prevention and limb preservation.  

One on one with Dr. Swain!

Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?

I’ve already been bungee jumping before and I loved it, so I would do that again.

Describe your perfect weekend.

Play an early round of golf, go to a festival or arts market with my wife and children, grill out by the pool, and play my guitar with some friends late into the night.

What kind of phone was your first cell phone?

I resisted having a cell phone until 2003. My first phone was a tiny flip-top. It was so small, it was comical. It was the size of a Tic-Tac box!

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