Krissy has always had a lifelong desire to work in the medical field and practice medicine through nursing. She graduated from Weber State University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and worked in pediatrics, geriatrics, surgery, and emergency medicine, learning all those specialties had to offer while embracing her passion to help people of all ages heal and achieve their health goals. After years of practicing nursing, she felt as though she had more to offer her patients. She found teaching people about their health conditions and how to manage them effectively very rewarding as their knowledge base grew and their health improved. She enrolled in Westminster College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.
Krissy’s passion for family medicine stems from her love of developing relationships and her desire to help as many people as possible. She has found particular joy and skill specializing in depression and anxiety, and showing her patients how they can get, and stay, better. This passion for leading people through the darkness of mental health struggles led her to start Swahn Balanced Health together with Thomas, enabling patients to access one of modern medicine’s most powerful tools in fighting depression and anxiety, while battling to change its overlooked and stigmatized status. While Thomas runs Swahn Balanced Health, Krissy provides family practice primary care at Tanner Clinic Westside across the street.
A woman of the world, Krissy has previously lived in California, England, and Scotland before finally settling in Utah. Outside of her practice, she enjoys riding horses, reading books, and spending time with her husband and children, where they work as hard on creating the home of their dreams as they do on improving quality of life for their patients.