C. Nicole Swiner, MD, is a family physician, wife and mother of 2 in North Carolina. She loves taking care of the family as a whole—from the cradle to the grave. Her interests include Minority Health, Women’s Health and Pediatrics. For her undergraduate education, she attended Duke University and went to medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, SC. She’s lived in the Triangle since finishing residency at the University of North Carolina and continues teaching medical students and residents as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the university’s Family Medicine department. When she’s not treating patients at Durham Family Medicine, she’s speaking in the community, writing, or spending time with her family. Her passion is making medicine “plain” to her patients, so that all people, from all walks of life, can understand how to take better care of themselves and their families. Along with speaking and teaching, she added self-publishing consultant to her list of duties, as friends and colleagues around her became inspired to write and publish themselves. Through Swiner Publishing Co., she serves as a liaison and “accountability partner” for those wanting to follow in her footsteps to begin a new career in book writing, marketing and speaking. In January 2016, she launched her inaugural women’s health conference, called “New Year, New You,” and hosted a sold out crowd filled with 20+ vendors, live music, over 14 speakers, 2 panel discussions and give-aways. She hopes it will be the first of many.