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“Dr. Carter chose a career in natural medicine because it represents a patient-centered, sustainable approach to healthcare.”

Hi there, nice to meet you!

 

I’m Dr. Liz and I love helping people transform their relationship with health from frustrated, confused, and overwhelmed to empowered, engaged, and excited.

 

After a few incredibly impersonal, shaming, and downright uncomfortable experiences with the healthcare system in my younger days, I promised myself that when I became a doctor, a dream I’d had forever, I’d do things differently.

After I graduated from Bastyr University in 2011 with degrees in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, I made it my mission to create a practice where people felt safe, comfortable, and heard.

When you come into a doctor’s office wanting to change your life for the better, it takes tons of vulnerability and courage just to show up. I believe that the commitment you’ve made to yourself to get out of pain, improve your digestion, process your PTSD, alleviate anxiety, or whatever else ails you should be treated gently and with respect.

That’s how I’d want to be treated, and I believe that’s how everything on this planet should be treated.

Healing takes time and is never a linear or predictable path. I educate my patients on what their journey might look like, what to expect along the way, and help to remove obstacles as they trek into the unknown, one step at a time.

 

I specialize in helping people feel confident and clear about what’s best for their health and I like to work with those who are committed to improving their health in the long term, not looking for a quick fix.

 

I know no single approach is right for everyone, so I blend a number of therapies together based on your needs, like naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, counseling, homeopathy, and botanical medicine. Read more about what to expect in your visit here.

I believe that everyone should have access to reasonably priced healthcare, so I designed my practice to operate on a sliding scale, which you can read more about here.

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My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in psychology, women’s studies, and pre-med sciences. From there I made the trek across the great midwest to Seattle where I earned my doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master’s in acupuncture at Bastyr University.

I was born and raised along the mighty Mississippi River in Iowa and though I love the pacific northwest dearly, I still miss thunderstorms.

I have two cats, Turtle and Max, and a hilarious husband who helps me become a better version of myself every day.

In my spare time I enjoy writing, knitting, sewing, photography, hiking, and dabble in rock climbing.

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  • Let me start by saying that Dr. Elizabeth Carter is absolutely wonderful. I decided to find a naturopathic doctor to help me on my journey to getting healthier.

    I previously found out that I have adrenal fatigue and wanted to do something about it asap. I did some research and was delighted to find Dr.Carter. Not only does she have a practice in West Seattle, her practice is very close to my house. She also has some evening appointments which is perfect since it is hard for me to leave work during the day.”

    - Veronica H., Seattle, WA

    “Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.”
    ~Albert Schweitzer

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