Courtney A. Canavera, MD

  • Family medicine
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029

General Information

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
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.


Clinical Experience

  • 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

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 (127 Ratings, 17 Comments)


I have always been very happy with Dr. Canavera's care. She and her staff are great. I just recommended her to two friends who are new to the area. I trust her with my life.

Dr. Canavera is the best Dr. I have ever had.

Dr. Canavera is a very caring and knowledgeable provider. I am lucky to have her as my primary care physician.

Dr. Canavera was extremely concerned with my condition. She asked many questions and spent lots of time with me to determine my symptoms and their timeline. I was very pleased with the care I received from her.

Couldn't be more pleased with our choice of dr. for our daughter! She's amazing.

she took extra time with me then I expected. she also followed through and set up an spot with neuro for me.

I'm very pleased to have found Dr Canavera. She is always very friendly and professional and I like the way we "discuss" my treatment options.

I'm grateful Dr Canavera is my Dr. She provides excellent medical care, and I couldn't imagine using another GP. Her expertise combined with a gentle friendliness make her one of the best.

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Canavera and have recommended her and the Swedish Primary Care team to many of my friends and family.

Dr Canavera is the best! She is very caring, kind, knowledgeable, prompt. I never feel rushed. She is always "in tune" to my needs and concern. She gets an A+.

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.
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
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