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.
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center OB Fellowship
  • English
Professional Associations
American Board of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, King County Medical Society
Personal Interests
Spending time with my husband and my 2 girls; running, hiking, skiing, and being outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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 Children
Accepting Medicare


Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
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.

4.8 out of 5 (125 Ratings, 16 Comments)


I chose Dr. Canavera with some research. She remembers me & my issues. Attentive, thorough, caring, kind.

Dr Canavera is an outstanding doctor!

I've never had a doctor give me a couple options on different medications and ask which one I'm more comfortable taking. I really appreciated that I had the option to choose, and that when I inquired about an additional medication to deal with an alternate symptom she was open to helping treat that as well. It's always nice to work with a doctor that trusts you with your own care!

Very caring and sensitive professionals, over all.

Dr. Canavera is outstanding!

Courtney Canavera is an exceptional doctor and fabulous w/ newborns & first time parents!

Dr. Canavera is an exceptional physician, I enjoy seeing her and have already recommended her to a couple friends.

She understands who I am and where I am coming from. She is not pushy and respects my point of view on health issues.

we love Dr.C!

Dr. Canavera was the first Doctor to find the cancer in both my wife and myself. Because of her knowledge and concern, it was caught early and treated effectively.

Dr. Canavera is very compassionate as well as very knowledgeable. She is very up to date on diabetic info.

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.

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

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 [...]

Very knowledgeable Doctor.

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. [...]