Dr. Lauren Swerdloff
Family Medicine Physician

Medical Corporation Inc.
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About Dr. Swerdloff

View Dr. Swerdloff's Curriculum Vitae

Thumbnail exampleDr. Swerdloff is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been in practice since 1990. She is a Diplomat both in Anti-aging and in Nutritional Medicine by WOSAAM.  She is Eligible for Anti-Aging Medicine Specialization Diplomacy   by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). She has completed her Fellowship in Hormonal Therapy with the International Hormone Society.

Dr. Swerdloff is known for her integrative approach combining principles of conventional medicine with nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, and other alternative approaches to problems.  Dr. Swerdloff is interested in improving the quality and the longevity of her patient’s lives.  Her focus is primarily on wellness rather than dis-ease.  She approaches dis-ease as a state of being to be prevented, or if it has occurred a problem to be investigated and solved.

Dr Swerdloff has an unusual gift, her experience, open mind, and insight allow her to address health problems that are usually difficult to resolve and enable her to help her patients heal. She accomplishes this by approaching each patient as an individual with a unique set of circumstances creating the current situation and as she listens to the patient she begins to unravel and uncover the variables to help the patient solve the equation equaling better health through nutrition, a full complement of bio-identical/natural hormones, detoxification, Homeopathy, and exercise. Integrating and blending conventional and alternative techniques she pays attention to the mind, body, and the spirit in her approach and solutions.

What patients really like best about Dr. Swerdloff is that she listens to them, she hears what they are saying and asking.   If you ask her she will say she learned it from her mother who was a phenomenal listener.  That upbringing combined with her extensive training in conventional medicine, hormones, prevention, alternative therapies, nutrition, and Anti-Aging medicine and an open mind allows her to draw upon a wide range of possibilities for optimizing health. 

When she was 17 year’s old Dr. Swerdloff’s new puppy was found to have a disabling type of arthritis and she was told he needed to have expensive surgeries to insure that he would be able to walk again.  Back then surgery on dogs was not so common or accepted as it is today and not within her families means.  So when another dog owner whose own dog had failed the surgery and was destined to using a cart to move his rear end, suggested an experimental program for acupuncture on dogs as a free alternative.  Dr. Swerdloff brought her dog limping in and watched as he limped in and walked out week after week for about three months.  When the dog stopped limping and lived for nearly 15 years without limping, Dr. Swerdloff knew that there was something to Acupuncture beyond placebo that helped heal her puppy.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Art she followed the Universities Student health center’s Doctor to his new private acupuncture practice.  She experienced first hand the benefits her old dog had felt so many years before.  She returned to school for a second Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a plan to go to medical school followed by acupuncture school. 

Ten years later, after many acupuncture treatments her MD degree and Family Practice Board Certification behind her, she decided not to continue on to acupuncture school but chose to refer instead.  Her own experiences with allopathic medicine’s misdiagnosis and delayed treatment of a common hormonal imbalance nearly left her childless and debilitated.  Her searches for answers for her own recovery lead her to explore alternative medical treatments and bio-identical hormone replacement.  And finally to the physician whose great grandfather discovered how to treat hypothyroidism.  After more years of training she is now also board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, Nutrient Medicine.  Currently she continues her studies as a fellow in hormonal therapies.

 Her extensive and varied training background allows her to approach patients with an open mind and she is truly integrative as she works in partnership with her patients to help heal them, improve their quality of life, and prevent illness.

Along the way she was introduced to the use of Thermography as a no radiation adjunctive scanning technique for Breast cancer prevention and treatment monitoring as well as for many other conditions. 


Dr. Swerdloff's Curriculum Vitae

Professional Goals
To use my Knowledge, Clinical Skills, and Intuition to integrate Conventional and Alternative strategies in the field of Healthy Aging, to prevent and reverse the devastating and debilitating effects of aging for all members of the family.


  • Board Certified Family Physician, by American Board of Family Practice,
      • 1991, 1997 & 2003, Pending 2013
      • ACLS, BCLS Certified 2006, Pending 2013
  • Fellow in Hormone Therapy by the International Hormone Society, 2012
  • Diplomat in Nutritional Medicine from the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine “With Great Distinction,” 2009
  • Diplomat in Anti Aging Medicine from the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine “With Great Distinction,” 2008
  • Diplomat Eligible American Board of Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine 2008


  • Internship Los Angeles County King/Drew Medical Center, Family Medicine 1988-1989
  • Residency Los Angeles County King/Drew Medical Center, Family Medicine 1989-1991
  • Fellowship in Hormone Therapies, International Hormone Society 2008-2012


  • Medical Doctorate, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. 1988
  • BA Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz. 1983
  • BA Art, University Of California, Santa Cruz. 1978


  • Patient’s Choice 2009
  • Patient's Choice 2010 

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor Family Practice Medicine 1991 to 2005. Los Angeles County, King/Drew Medical Center Los Angeles, Ca

Private Practice

  • Integrative Medicine/Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging. 1821 Wilshire Blvd. Suite # 220 Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Valley Urgent Care. 9346 Corbin Northridge, CA 91324
    9/01 to present
  • Urgent Care/Occupational/Family Medicine
    5/00 to present
  • Cynthia Watson MD, Integrative Medicine
    530 Wilshire Blvd. #203 Santa Monica CA 90401
    9/00 to 9/01
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund. 23388 Mulholland Drive, WH CA  91364
  • Occupational/Family Medicine/Urgent Care
    3/00 to 08
  • Clinica Latina. 4316 E Slauson Av., Maywood CA 90270
  • Family Medicine/Urgent Care
    2/00 to 10/00
  • Ocean View Medical Group Pritikin Longevity Center. Weight loss and Lifestyle changing medicine. 1700 Ocean Ave. SM, CA 90401
    10/99 to 8/01
  • Kushner and Associates Family Medicine. 2865 Atlantic Blvd. Ste#207 LB, CA 90806
    9/95 to 10/99
  • Doctors on Duty, Urgent Care. 1910 N Capitol Av. San Jose, CA  95132
  • Centinela Medical Center, Family Practice and Urgent Care. Manhattan Beach, Fox Hills
    1992 to present
  • Avalon Hospital, Family Practice and Urgent Care. Catalina Island
    1992 to 1993
  • Western Medical Group, Urgent Care. Palmdale, California
    1992 to 1993
  • Bayshores Medical Group, Urgent Care. Redondo Beach
  • Los Angeles County King/Drew Medical Center, Associate Professor Family Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    1991 to 2008
  • California Medical Center, Urgent Care.
    Los Angeles, CA
    1990 to 1996
  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Lab Technician. Palo Alto, CA
  • University Of California, Santa Cruz, Lab Assistant, Division of Microbiology. Santa Cruz, CA.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Teaching Assistant, Dynamics of Infection, Cardiovascular Disease and Health

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. John’s Health Center, 2000 to 2007
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, 2000 to 2007
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Provisional Privileges, 1995 to 1999
  • Daniel Freeman Medical Center, Temporary, 1994 to 1999
  • Centinela Medical Center, Temporary, 1992 to 1996
  • California Medical Center, Limited, 1990 to 1997
  • Los Angeles County King/Drew Medical Center, Active Staff, 1988 to 2005


Professional Organizations:

  • International Hormone Society; 2007
  • World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine; 2007
  • American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine; 2007
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis 1991
  • American Board of Family Practice; 1988 
  • American Medical Association; 1987
  • California Medical Association; 1987
  • California Academy of Family Physicians, 1986
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science; 1986
  • American Medical Women's Association; 1985
  • American Medical Student's Association 1984-1988

Achievements and Scholarships:


  • Outstanding Resident Service, 1989-1991

Medical School

  • Head/Neck Surgery Honors
  • Student Research Fellowship, 1987
  • Student Research Fellowship, 1986


  • Student Learning Grant, 1978
  • President & University Scholarships, 1974-1977
  • Dean's List

High School

  • Gold Seal Bearer, 1973



  • Investigation of the Influence of Opioidpeptides on Lymphocyte Function; USC Dept. of Neurology, Dr. Leslie Weiner; 1986
  • Analysis of the Cell Specificity of Beta-endorphin influence on Lymphocyte Function; Gilmore, Swerdloff, Weiner, USC Dept. of Neurology; 1985.
  • Investigation of the Effects of Electrical Stimulation on the Marine Host vs. graft response in-vivo; UC Santa Cruz, Dept. of Immunology, Dr. Hilgard, 1982

Highlight Activities:

  • Residency:  Director of Grand Rounds, 1989-91
  • Medical School: Flying Doctors of Australia, 1988
  • Family Practice Club; 1984-1988
  • Hospitality Health Clinic; 1987
  • Sierra Club, since 1987
  • Health Center Recommendations Committee; 1987
  • USC School of Medicine Yearbook Committee; 1985-6
  • USC School of Medicine Psychiatry Club; 1984-86
  • University: Santa Cruz County Fair award for Sculpture, 1981
  • Exhibited Art in the Director's Guild of America Art Show; 1980
  • Retrospective Debut, an art exhibit by Lauren Swerdloff, 1978
  • Exhibited artwork in a show entitled clay, 1977

Interests: Healthy Aging, Art, Music, Dancing, Skiing, Physical Fitness,

References: More References Available upon request

Languages: Fluent in English, Fluent in Spanish and speak some French



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