Meet Dr. Cara Hartz ND
A lifestyle, a philosophy and a way to practice medicine
Dr. Hartz, the creator of “ByHartz”, affirms that there are several paths to improve every person’s quality of life, and started the “Byhartz” project, as a way to share her knowledge and foundings with everyone. Make sure you follow us on social networks.
As a Primary Care - Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Hartz treats all family members, providing them with specific solutions according to their needs. This can apply to a very simple condition like a cold- flu or a more complex condition such as Lyme Disease.
For many health issues there are not always easy and simple explanations, said Dr. Hartz: "You must be able to see the whole of the person to understand how the mind, spirit and every day habits are playing a role on the presented condition”.
“I pay special attention to the mindset component, simply because the mind plays a fundamental role on the self energy healing process. Assessing the spirit of the person is a priority to decide which treatment plan is the correct one, whether it be 100% based on natural medicine or needs to include conventional medicine.
For Dr. Hartz, the priority is the whole person and their well-being.
Dr. Hartz scope of practice
Preconception and postpartum care
Lyme disease & related infections
Dr. Hartz has treated hundreds of cases of Lyme disease since 2012. Her ability to diagnoze is based on understanding how many different ways this desease can present and how you can be exposed.
Caused by hazards found at your work, home or frequent visited places. Find the cause, treat it!
Asthma & allergies
All Family Members
Pediatric & adolescent
Well-child and annual physical exams
Teen health concerns
A lifestyle, a philosophy and a way to practice medicine
After spending years in physical distress without an answer by medical professionals, Dr. Cara had her first encounter with naturopathic practices as a patient.
By 2010 she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, the most recognized globally institution for its rigorous curriculum and National Institutes of Health - funded research.
She firmly believes in and practices in her life the naturopathic principles. As a mother of 3, Cara understands the joys and stress of having a family. Her life experiences, clinical experience, research and continuing medical education constitute a solid profesional option for you and your loved ones to achieve a healthier life.
Some of her services include:
IV therapy - nutrients, ozone, antibiotics.
Injection therapy - prolozone, trigger point injection.
Custom herbal tinctures
Insurance & Health care
We have you covered
At Byhartz, we accept most of the major insurance plans. We are currently not credentialed with Applecare.
Please verify your health benefits with your insurance company prior to your visit as we do not verify benefits in the office.
As with any other health care provider, we can’t guarantee that your insurance will cover all of your care. In that case,
you would be responsible for any portion of your care that is not covered. For patients who´s insurance plans we do not accept, you will be provided with an itemized receipt that you can give to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Please feel free to ask about any concerns you may have.
We accept cash, cards and checks for your office visits.
I truly believe that if I had not found Dr. Cara, my chronic illness would still be misdiagnosed. I’ve been undergoing treatment for chronic Lyme disease, and under her direct care, I have received life-changing support. I have never felt so well cared for. And best of all, I’m getting better! Dr. Hartz passion for her work and her love for her patients is worn on her sleeve.I can’t imagine where I would be right now if it were not for her. Thank you Dr. Hartz!
— Jessica B. / Seattle Wa.
Our facility has it´s own private parking lot and the entrance is ADA accessible.
We are open:
Mondays -Tuesdays 9:30am - 4:30pm.
- Thursdays 9:30am - 2:30pm
Fridays (Telemedicine appointments only)
We are currently not taking Walk-ins, as we are booked up two weeks in advance. Please get in contact with us to schedule your visit and make the most of your time!
Your Health Starts Here
For all new patients, we are requiring a release of medical records for the past year from your primary care physician.
Thank you for your trust! We are exited to see you!
If you are already scheduled for your first appointment, please download and bring the following documents that apply to you. If you are unable to do this, beforehand arrive 15 minutes earlier to fill out in the office. See you soon!
Financial and Office Procedures (Updated - 5.1.20)
New Patient Package
(Updated - 5.1.20)
Frequently asked questions
Are you open and receiving patients during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Yes we are! Virtually and in- person. Please note, if you are interested in becoming a new patient, give us a call or email us, so that we can help you get an appoinment. We have updated policies for everyone's safety, so please make sure to read ALL of our FAQ section, as it pertains to all of the updated changes. Please also note that we have changed our office hours
What are the Covid-19 precautions at Byhartz clinic?
Masks must be worn at all times while in the building.
Temperatures are required to be taken at the door. A person with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to come in and will need to reschedule.
Adult patients need to attend their appointment alone. For minors, one parent or guardian may accompany them. Special circumstances will be addressed on a case by case basis.
Our screening protocol includes a questionnaire that must be filled out through your Charm Patient Portal no more than 24 hours prior to your appointment.
If you have any cold or flu like symptoms, in the last two weeks.
If you or someone you have been exposed to, have travelled recently.
If you work/live in a place with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
Can I have a telehealth appointment?
How can I prepare for my in person visit?
- Fill out your questionnaire through your Charm Patient Portal no more than 24 hours prior to your appointment.
When you arrive, the front door is locked. Please either text upon your arrival, or ring the doorbell.
We appreciate you being on time for your appointment. Should you arrive early, please wait in your car, and text the office letting them know you have arrived. If you are early, you may need to wait in your car until your appointed time.
How updated are these guidelines?
Are there any health recommendations for the prevention of Covid-19 infection?
How safe is it to travel?
Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel at this time. But if you must do, plan ahead very well.
Do not remove your mask during your travels. Snacks and drinks on flights are given to everyone at the same time. Wait to eat or drink in an isolated and well ventilated area.
Take into account that right now all ir passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to board. Take into account that testing facilities could be very busy and results could be delayed.
Plan after your travels how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Dr. Hartz husband made quarantine for 2 weeks by staying in a different place. That way, Dr. Hartz, her family, her patients and the family of their patients were risk free.
Always think about your loved ones. Discuss your plans and integrate responsability and potential extra expenses after your travels to stay safe.
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
All vaccines go through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. However every organism is different. If you are planning on getting the vaccine, it would be convenient for you to schedule an appointment to check on your specific scenario and support your health before and after. In the meantime, remember that good hygiene, safe distance and mask wearing have proven to be a very good tool to keep you and your loved ones safe.