Biography & Education

I believe in partnering with my patients to achieve maximal health through a holistic approach. I feel patients should be active participants in their care, and I strive to use evidenced-based medicine to help them make the best decisions they can about their health. I also believe in appropriate use of medications in the management of disease, while not neglecting the importance of lifestyle, exercise and diet on ones overall health and well-being. I am particularly passionate about caring for kids, from birth through early adulthood, and helping parents navigate through the challenges and joys of raising healthy children.
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center OB Fellowship
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Swedish Issaquah Primary Care
751 NE Blakely Drive
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-394-0757
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid


  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Skin Growths/Benign
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Acne
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Feeding
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiac Risk Evaluation
  • Cardiac Risk Management
  • Cervix Dysplasia
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Colon Cancer Prevention
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Cryotherapy
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Complications/Mgmt.
  • Diet/Weight Control
  • Disease Prevention
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • Family Practice
  • Fevers
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Geriatrics
  • Headaches
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Promotion
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Infant Care
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • IUD Insertion
  • Lactation
  • Maternal-Child Issues
  • Menorraghia
  • Men's Issues
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders/Athletes
  • Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Newborn Care
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Plantars Warts
  • Post-Menopause
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Procedural Medicine
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Strep/Rapid Strep
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Well Child Care
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Heart Disease
  • Wound Care


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (115 Ratings, 15 Comments)


Dr Canavera is the best primary physician I have ever had. I have recommended her to my friends. [...] I was still able to get an appointment for treatment very easily. She always spends as much time as I need with me, and I feel respected and heard.
Swedish Patient

My wife and sister-in-law are now seeing Dr. Canavera based on my confidence and positive recommendation!
Swedish Patient

Dr. Canavera is the BEST! I never feel rushed during my apointments with her. she explains everything to my understanding. I send her a message in My Chart and she gets back to me right away. She send out referrals right away per request. She is the best doctor I have ever had seen [...]
Swedish Patient

Very knowledgeable Doctor.
Swedish Patient

The reason I wouldn't recommend is because it takes 3 months to get an appointment time ... so it's only good for wellness checks. I go else where for urgent needs. [...]
Swedish Patient

Dr. Canavera is one of the most caring and knowledgeable physicians I have ever had. She never seems to rush in and out but sincerely takes her time to provide me with the care I need. I hope she will be my Dr. forever.
Swedish Patient

I am not a regular patient of hers, but never the less she took a real interest in my problem
Swedish Patient

Our appointments always go well with her. [...]
Swedish Patient

My only complaint is that it is difficult to get an appointment with her due to limited hours.
Swedish Patient

Dr, Canavera is an excellent doctor. I have no issues with the service she provides.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Canavera is truly a very caring caregiver! She shows compassion for you and makes you feel at ease during my visits. Therefore, it is easier to express my concerns and problems. It is very difficult to find such a provider. I do not like a provider who is rigid and acts as if you are bothering them. You have providers that are like that but she is certainly not! I am most grateful to have her as my primary provider!
Swedish Patient

Dr. Canavera is the best! : )
Swedish Patient

Dr. Canvera is wonderful. I have more attention to detail with her than I have had at other times with doctors having full-time hours. I can always contact her by email and she always is prompt in her response.
Swedish Patient

I was not seen by my care provider. That was super disappointing because I made an extraordinary effort to meet the appointment.I really liked ft Canavera, but find the support staff and location make her unavailable to me.
Swedish Patient

Researched birth control the same way I did, no extra help or info or advice.
Swedish Patient