Dr Ian Swingler


Ian is happily married to Christine, another General Practitioner (GP), they have two teenage children and a black and tan long haired miniature dachshund called Charlie.  He grew up in Perth as one of 7 children, attended Hollywood Senior High School and completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) at Curtin University before working as a Hospital Pharmacist in the Northern Territory, at The Mount Hospital and Hollywood Hospital.  Whilst working in the private sector, he went on to complete a Master of Business Administration at the University of Western Australia (UWA), returning later as a mature age student to tackle the challenge of studying Medicine, completing at the end of 2011.
Ian undertook his internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before a further 4 years rotating through a broad selection of medical speciality areas at a number of metropolitan hospitals.  He has just returned to Perth after completing a 12 month country placement working in the local emergency department, managing hospital inpatients and consulting at one of the local general practices.
Ian enjoys family, Charlie the Dachshund, travel, music, AFL, hockey and soccer.  His favourite experiences include travelling the trans- Mongolian railway, attending the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and following the Socceroos at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.