My name is Thea, and I am a product designer turned medical doctor. I became tired of listening to myself talk, so I started this blog. Beyond a physician, I am also a wife, daughter, and sister. Sometimes I write about serious things, but most of the time, I don’t.

I’m a day-dreamer, wanderluster, running addict who is an introvert at heart. My bucket-list that is a million pages long, my zodiac sign is a pisces, and I was born in the year of the goat. If you think I write a lot of dot dot dots (“…”), that’s because I’m still thinking.

A Short Biography…

Thea L. Swenson, nee Theodora Lananh Tran, was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering: Product Design from Stanford University and received a Medical Degree from the University of Colorado. She is currently a resident physician at Vanderbilt University with interests in sports medicine.

Prior to medical school, she spent several years working in product design for health tech companies. Frustrated by the way our healthcare system functions (or doesn’t function), she went to medical hoping she could use her product design background to build a better healthcare system.

The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Pisces: generally more laid back and agreeable than their other water counterparts. All water signs, though, are known for having strong feelings and occasionally being “wishy-washy.”

  • Empathetic
  • Romantic
  • Impressionable
  • Imaginative
  • Creative
  • Generous

Born in the year of the Sheep/Goat: loving and selfless, always thinking for others, even if it works against their own interest

What’s on my blog…

My Latest Posts

My Experiences with The COVID Shot

As a physiatrist, I see firsthand how COVID19 affects functional status and quality of life-this can be significant, even in patients who are young, healthy, and survive. Initially, I was hesitant. But after my own extensive research, I realized that the unknown, potential risks of a new mRNA vaccine are more acceptable to me than […]

Basic Granola Crockpot Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 4-5 hours Homemade granola is so much tastier and healthier than store bought! I used to bake my granola in the oven, but I recently switched to making it in my crockpot. The granola turns out much softer and is easier to chew. I also love the fragrance that […]


Places Worth Seeing & Things Worth Doing Having grown up just outside of Denver, I’m proud to call Colorado my home. Denver is a cultural city with the second highest educated population in American. It was once a rough and tumble mining town, dating to the Old West Era, and Colorado continues to attract dreamers […]


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