Dr. McCarty is a primary 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.

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.

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.

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. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Clinical Specialties

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

  • Family Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Endocrinology/Hormones
  • Fertility
  • Inflammatory
  • Digestive Concerns

Women's Health Services Offered:

  • Annual gynecological exams (women of all ages)
  • Annual physical exams
  • Preventive exams and screenings
  • STD screening
  • Birth control counseling and prescriptions (including FemCap and Diaphragm fittings)
  • Vaginal infections
  • Breast health and screening
  • Urine infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Irregular or absent menses
  • Painful menses
  • PMS
  • Fertility and Preconception health
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormone balancing, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Menopause
Dr. Melissa McCarty