"Experience the Future of Medicine"

Jenifer Swigart, DNP, ANP, PMHNP-BC

jeniferNEWClinical Expertise:

Jenifer is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Areas of specialty:
• Psychiatric - mental health services
• Treatments for children, adolescents and adults
• Incorporated integrative approaches to traditional psychiatric care
• Offers a range of services to meet patient needs
• Treatment for mental health conditions including, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety-related disorders, depressive disorders, trauma-related disorders and childhood and adolescent behavioral challenges, and more
• Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations
• Medication management
• On-site laboratory services, include pharmacogenetic testing
• Psychotherapy (individual, group and family)
• Psychiatric evaluations
• Diagnosis’s
• Individualize care
• And more…

Jenifer came to Alaska in 2008 to work in the rural bush setting. Her primary concentration is working with children, adolescents and young adults, but she enjoys practicing across the lifespan.

Philosophy of Care:

“An individual’s mental health is a strong predictor of overall wellness and quality of life. I believe that many mental health conditions can be treated by addressing the underlying cause, whether internal or external factors. I strive to develop a treatment plan with the patient that will improve mental wellbeing and quality of life.”

Education:

Jenifer obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2007 through the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. She went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Nursing. She was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in 2007. Jenifer is a current member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Neuroscience Educational Institute. She also has additional training in trauma-informed care and the ARC Model.

Extracurricular Activities & Personal Interests:

Jenifer enjoys hiking and volunteers for an organization that aims to help parents hike with their children at any age. She spends most of her free time practicing self-care, hiking and fishing on the Kenai Peninsula with her son and dog.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.