Dr. Darden Swords grew up in Tallahassee, FL and earned her undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of The South in TN. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and completed her residency at the University of Utah-Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Following residency, she practiced as a general pediatrician for three years in Pleasant Grove, Utah and then worked at Texas Children’s Urgent Care in Houston, TX. She and her husband, Doug, are delighted to raise their three young children in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, and traveling.