Dr. McCarty is a women's health care provider at Seattle Integrative Medicine. She enjoys spending time with and getting to know her patients, learning their personal and health histories to aid in discovery of the root causes of symptoms. She believes the body has the power to heal itself, given the proper support, and that it takes a thorough investigation to learn what that support should be, as it is unique to every individual.

Education and Experience

Dr. McCarty received her ND from Bastyr University and a BS in biology from Auburn University with a focus in Marine Biology. While in medical school she received a grant from Bastyr University to study natural fertility therapies at the Jocelyn Centre in Sydney, Australia. After graduation, she was selected and completed a highly competitive two-year residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Her practice is enriched by family practice experience in community health care settings, including a two-year Family Practice residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She is a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Dr. McCarty gives health-related lectures around the Seattle area and has had numerous articles appear in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as well as other publications.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. McCarty's areas of special clinical interest include:

  • Women's Health
  • Endocrinology/Hormones
  • Fertility

Women's Health Conditions Treated:

  • Annual gynecological exams (women of all ages)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Birth control counseling and prescriptions (including FemCap and Diaphragm fittings)
  • Breast health and screening
  • Diet and Digestion
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility
  • Hormone balancing, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Irregular or absent menses
  • Low Libido
  • Menopause
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • PCOS
  • PMS
  • Painful menses
  • Perimenopause
  • Preconception health assessment
  • STD screening
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urine infections
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal infections
Dr. Melissa McCarty