Gary Swain, MD of Naples Community Hospital Physicians Group, has joined Home Base in Southwest Florida as its new medical director overseeing the Warrior Health & Fitness Program. He is also a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.
Dr. Swain is a specialist in the field of family medicine and has cared for patients from school age children to geriatrics. He has also received advanced training in anti-aging and regenerative medicine.
During his military career, Dr. Swain served as an Air Force physician and completed 20 years of active duty service. Following his retirement, he taught for 10 years at an Air Force teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of California, Davis.
In his role as medical director for Home Base in Southwest Florida, Dr. Swain will oversee the Warrior Health and Fitness Program and conduct individualized medical evaluations for each participant before and during the program. While the physical portion still remains a very important component to the Warrior Health and Fitness Program, it will introduce a new curriculum focused the benefits of fitness, exercise programming and design, healthy eating, sleep hygiene and mental resiliency. Participants will also undergo one-on-one nutritional counseling, which is led by Home Base’s Director of Health and Wellness, Louisa Sylvia, PhD.
The revamped Southwest Florida Warrior Health and Fitness Program kicks off on December 3, 2016. It’s open to both men and women who are Veterans or Active Duty Service Members, in all branches of the military, the National Guard and the Reserves. All able-bodied Veterans, including amputees, are eligible to participate and discharge status is not a factor. For more information about Home Base’s Warrior Health and Fitness Program, or to register for this year’s session, click here.