John Edward Swartzberg, M.D.Health Professional
John Edward Swartzberg, M.D., F.A.C.P., is clinical professor emeritus of medicine at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. An internist with 26 years of clinical experience, he is a specialist in infectious disease. Dr. Swartzberg has been chair of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter since 2001, and writes regular columns for BerkeleyWellness.com. He was the coauthor of the Complete Home Wellness Handbook (2001).
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