Cara Lutze, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified

Languages:

English, Interpreters available for other languages

Gender:

Female

Affiliations:

Meridian Park Medical Center

Where I see patients

Education:
Residency: California Pacific Medical Center
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Year I Started Practice: 2013
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     250 Ratings     119 Comments

Jan 9, 2023
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Dr. Lutze was prepared, efficient, and kind. She listened and answered my questions. I would definitely recommend her.

Jan 9, 2023
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Dr. Lutze is always a pleasure to work with. She is very interested in my overall health. I have numerous issues that are addressed by specialists, Dr. Lutze acts as a general contractor to ensure issues are being treated and that test results and such are understood and current.

Dec 21, 2022
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I was 12 minutes late to appointment and they took me anyway - I appreciate that very muchAid did a great job getting wax out of my ears

Dec 20, 2022
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This clinic & staff appears to run very efficiently and I have no issues whatsoever.

Dec 19, 2022
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Good

Dec 19, 2022
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Everything was great!

Dec 14, 2022
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Dr Lutze and her assistant Brittani are extremely professional, very caring and friendly. I would whole heartily recommend them to my family and friends.

Dec 13, 2022
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Dr Lutze always listens to my questions and responds to them so I can understand whatever is going on or the tests to be take. To find out what is happening to my body

Dec 7, 2022
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Dr Lutze has been my primary for years, her and her office is always quick to respond to anything I need. Very happy.

Dec 5, 2022
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I am very pleased with Dr. Lutze. I have recommended her to many.

Dec 5, 2022
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Dr. Lutze always spends a lot of quality time with me during my annual physical. She explains things throughly and doesn't talk down to me. We come up with a plan for the upcoming year to maintain my excellent health. I feel well cared for with Lutze in charge of overseeing my health plan.

Nov 30, 2022
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Dr. Lutze listen to me and we decided together what directions concerning my health I was to take.

Nov 23, 2022
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Sincere, listens to all we say with direct eye to eye contact.

Nov 8, 2022
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Dr Lutze is always caring and listening to my concerns . I wish more providers took her playbook for patient care and trust

Nov 8, 2022
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I also would like to extend kudos to the gal that drew my blood. I'm a particularly difficult draw and she was so skilled The process was over before I thought it began.

Nov 7, 2022
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DR. LUTZE is an excellent physician - discusses conditions openly & is clear & concise with her answers - my wife & I are very satisfied -

Nov 7, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She listens, is compasionate, and takes time to explain things.

Nov 4, 2022
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Overall it was informative and pleasant visit. One area of improvement could be in the blood testing sign in. The day of my visit they were very short staffed, and bit on edge. The wait time was long, 30-45 min.

Nov 3, 2022
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I am very lucky to have Dr. Lutze as part of my health care team. I messaged her twice about my labs and she quickly responded to me both times. I appreciate everything the clinic and Dr. Lutze do for me.

Nov 3, 2022
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I am very pro-active with my health and Dr. Lutze is always very supportive and encouraging.

Nov 3, 2022
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Dr. Lutze was, as usual, personable, professional and comfortable to work with.

Nov 2, 2022
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Love Love Love Dr. Lutze. She is so kind and personable, and the best listener. I love that her recommendations are usually supported lifestyle changes first before drugs. I can tell she's busy but she always makes time for me. I do wish this office would let me see her more quickly when needed for an urgent issue. I'm so happy she's my doctor. I don't mind if she's running behind because I know she is giving her patients the attention they need and deserve and sometimes that takes extra time.

Oct 25, 2022
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Efficient operation

Oct 25, 2022
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Lab was amazing. Blood draw was painless and results available online within 12 hours.

Oct 24, 2022
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I am one that hates going to a doctor, but Dr Lutze has changed that for me, I actually now look forward to seeing her - as she has earned my trust with her extremely knowledgeable and compassionate care of me - she takes the time to get to know me and then comes in prepared for my annual visit - and then when there are new items that need attention, she performs the needed research to get back to me on in always a timely manner - she makes me feel very important to her and wants to make sure I live a healthy life. Whenever I send a message with a need outside of my annual visit, she immediately responds with the info and help I am seeking. Of all the doctors I have had in my lifetime so far, she by far exceeds them all !! I appreciate her down to earth style and the way she explains things in such a very understandable way to me too. I just love her to pieces :)

Oct 19, 2022
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Dr. Cara Lutze & the entire staff were very professional -

Oct 18, 2022
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I felt very well cared for after my visit with Dr. Lutze. She is very efficient and has all my information at her fingertips. She did a quick exam of my heart and referred me to several specialists and answered all my questions. Overall very productive visit!

Oct 18, 2022
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Excellent care.

Oct 14, 2022
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She has always been interested in my well being.

Oct 14, 2022
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Very competent & efficient going through issues & treatment. Empathetic, good communicator, & compassionate.

Oct 11, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is excellent. I enjoy my visits and we communicate often on MyHealth site.

Oct 11, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is amazing. I always tell my friends and family to choose her for their PCP but she is not taking new patients at this time. The best doctor I have ever had!

Oct 10, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is a very good physician. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions. She doesn't rush to get me out the door, caring and knowledgeable.

Oct 5, 2022
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Great experience.

Oct 5, 2022
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I am very satisfied Dr Lutze is my primary care physician.

Oct 4, 2022
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Dr Lutze is wonderful. She's thorough, professional, an excellent listener and takes the time to answe my questions.

Oct 3, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is excellent. I appreciate her good care! She is patient, thorough and knowledgable instilling my trust. She ordered labs and I waited 45 min for the blood draw. A tough wait when scheduling a medical appointment during a work day. Please consider staffing your phlebotomists differently.Thank you!

Sep 28, 2022
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I have never had a bad experience when seeing Dr. Lutze.

Sep 28, 2022
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On timeListened to meMade a plan of action for my medication

Sep 26, 2022
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She even called me on her day off to follow up and make sure I got the referral appointment I needed.

Sep 26, 2022
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Excellent care and attention to detail.

Sep 23, 2022
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My doctor is excellent in all ways!!I am somewhat disappointed in the office staff for not making a welcome feeling as patients enter the building. Another patient and I discussed the lack of warmth and interest. The lab blood drawing expert was very good, and friendly as well. But first impressions in the front office were lacking, both at the check in and at the lab. Disappointing!!

Sep 9, 2022
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Dr Lutze's been my doctor since [date removed] and she's been excellent every time always has been and I believe she always will be. When my son turned [age removed] I recommended her to him and he loved her as well. She really cares about her patients and she is an excellent doctor thank you Dr Lutze

Sep 7, 2022
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Dr Lutze went above and beyond to help me. I certainly appreciate all the effort she put into helping me.

Sep 6, 2022
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Good service from Dr. Lutze.

Aug 31, 2022
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It was a good visit. I was comfortable with the discussion and advice. Test ordered were followed up on.

Aug 31, 2022
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I had an overall good experience.

Aug 24, 2022
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I am very happy with Cara Lutze as my primary health care provider!!

Aug 23, 2022
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Impressed with how quickly lab results came back. However, the types of tests were referee to by a code that does describe the tests. It would be helpful if I could be provided information of what each test tested for and an explanation of the results. Perhaps that comes later. Thank you

Aug 22, 2022
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Everyone was very nice in answering my questions and helping me thru the process

Aug 12, 2022
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Cara is amazing. Knowledgeable, smart and to the point, with tact.

Aug 10, 2022
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Very conscientious and carrying!

Aug 9, 2022
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She is the best!!

Jul 29, 2022
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It is difficult to access Dr. Lutze when her medical advice is required whether it's to set up an appointment for an initial consultation or a followup appointment to review and assess implications of X-rays or labs. Communication problems arise from email messages that pass directly between Dr. Lutze, provider, and patient that bypass the MA and clinic staff. Instructions are provided by Dr. Lutze to patients (personally speaking) of which the MA and clinic staff are unaware. The effort and service provided by Dr. Lutze, MA, and clinic staff Is noticed. And appreciated.

Jul 27, 2022
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She is a wonderful and caring doctor.

Jul 26, 2022
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Dr. Cara Lutze is a very nice doctor and she is a patient doctor who listens well to her patients and does what she can to make them happy.

Jul 25, 2022
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Cara Lutze is a thorough doctor, love her!

Jul 25, 2022
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Dr Lutze and and her PA are always caring, efficient and thorough. I really appreciate the care I receive.

Jul 22, 2022
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Already have referred her

Jul 20, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is the best. I feel very comfortable with her and can ask any questions and know I will get a honest answer. Her assistant is excellent as is the entire staff.

Jul 13, 2022
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I am lucky and grateful to have Dr. Lutze as my primary care physician.

Jul 12, 2022
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Always thorough, courteous, and responsive

Jul 12, 2022
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I am so pleased with Dr Lutze as well as the clinic staff. Lab techs are always very kind and professional as well.

Jul 12, 2022
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Dr Lutze always very caring, listens to concerns and very helpful.

Jul 11, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is A+

Jun 22, 2022
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Dr Lutze is terrific as well as her nurse Brittani ! I highly recommend this team.

Jun 21, 2022
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Dr Lutze asks me about all the concerns I have on my list and does not make me feel rushed. I appreciate that!

Jun 17, 2022
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Dr. Cara Lutze has been my Primary Care Physician for many years and I have tremendous confidence in her professional ability. She interprets test results for me, listens actively and explains medical recommendations very well.

Jun 15, 2022
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It was my first visit and the provider made it a very positive experience. She was methodical, engaged, and informative. The provider has a proactive nature and makes Informed decisions. I liked her approach to understand my health needs and then provide a sound solution. Very pleased with my decision to go with this provider.

Jun 10, 2022
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Dr. Cara Lutze is very thorough. She listens well and is a strong advocate and problem solver.

Jun 7, 2022
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Dr Lutze is the best doctor I have ever known.

May 31, 2022
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Dr, Lutze is the best primary care physician I've ever had

May 31, 2022
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Excellent with prompt responses.

May 23, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is caring - compassionate - and skilled. She is my partner is managing my health concerns and issues and I appreciate that. As an RN with 45+ years of experience, I'm really picky about who I work with and Cara is great!

May 23, 2022
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Dr Lutze is always well prepared having reviewed my history before my appointment. She is thorough, listens well and responds promptly to any concerns. I have used the messages on My Chart during the year and she is very prompt at replying. I greatly appreciate her attentiveness. She is a special internist and I am lucky to have her!!!

May 17, 2022
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The most decent experience followed discharge after consensus hospital admissions and readmission. Dr. Lutze participated fully in coordinating the various specialist consults request issued by hospital house staff. At the end of the session we all agreed on important open questions and next steps - Very well done!

May 17, 2022
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All positive!

May 13, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is a very caring and personable doctor. She is a great listener and doesn't rush through an exam. I feel safe with my healthcare in her hands.

May 11, 2022
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The entire staff and experience was excellent.

May 11, 2022
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Dr. Lutze listened to my concerns, was thoughtful and calm, was personable and explained what she thought was the best plan regarding my health issues. There were no bad experiences.

May 10, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is always attentive, respectful, engaged and willing to listen. I very much appreciate her.

May 6, 2022
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I am extremely pleased with Dr. Cara Lutze. Previously I had a physician that I felt as if she didn't listen to me. So I waited to get another primary care which is Dr. Lutze....I highly recommend her!!!!

May 4, 2022
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Outstanding professional care.

May 4, 2022
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Dr Lutze is always great to work with

May 3, 2022
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Dr Lutze is amazing!! Answers all questions and seems to really care about people!!

Apr 26, 2022
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Very informative, timely, patient, and kind.

Apr 20, 2022
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Lab closed is an inconvenience

Apr 18, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is professional and thoughtful.

Apr 15, 2022
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Very attentive to solve health problem

Apr 15, 2022
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Very grateful to have found Dr Lutze and Nurse Brittani several years ago!

Apr 13, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is very caring, thoughtful and competent doctor. She listens to my health concerns and is very supportive, and explains the cause and effect in a simple way!

Apr 13, 2022
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Dr.Lutze is fantastic-she always addresses my questions and concerns and always is thorough with me about my meds and health.

Apr 13, 2022
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Best Dr I believe I've ever seen. The staff follows suit

Apr 6, 2022
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Excellent "service".

Apr 6, 2022
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Dr Lutze is a very compassionate physician. I felt somewhat comfortable discussing medical conditions I really did not want to talk about.

Apr 6, 2022
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Had semi-that required care same day. Staff found an appt on that for me. Everything went as smoothly as I hoped.

Mar 29, 2022
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I feel this clinic is intent on being patient rather than procedure centered. It was a good feeling.

Mar 28, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is the best. She is calm, professional and caring. She always treats me with respect and understanding. I would recommend her (and have recommended her) to other people.

Mar 28, 2022
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Dr Lutze is always kind and interested in what I have to say and in my concernsI never feel rushedI always feel as though she really cares

Mar 18, 2022
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My doctor is definitely an asset to the medical industry and a necessity. She sets the bar high for others In her field of work .Not only do I feel comfortable being able to speak freely about myself and my life to her but the knowledge she has Is greatly appreciated .I don't feel like a number In the system with her .The staff at this office is top notch and refreshing to talk with and more than willing to listen to me .I always feel less stressed after my appointments here and will not go anywhere else nor see another doctor. I truly feel as if I have the best doctor.

Mar 16, 2022
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Cara is the best. Friendly, progressive, open advisor and thinker. Quick to respond with communications.

Mar 15, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is an excellent listener and good communicator.

Mar 14, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is an excellent listener.

Mar 9, 2022
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I really liked this visit & Dr. Lutze, but she couldn't be of much help with my specific issue. She did refer to my gynecologist, a new rheumatologist in network & help me with my Rx. She is a good listener & she cares about my health.

Mar 9, 2022
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The e-check-in system was very helpful.

Mar 9, 2022
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She listened to my concerns and made sure she was understanding them. I'm Autistic so sometimes I don't explain things right so I really liked that she made sure she did

Mar 8, 2022
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Thank you to Dr Lutze and her assistant Brittani, always caring and professional.

Mar 4, 2022
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Very good M.D.

Mar 4, 2022
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I am so happy to have Dr. Lutze as my new PCP. She's knowledgeable efficient and kind. She listens well and obviously has reviewed my chart before entering the room.

Feb 28, 2022
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Dr. Lutze & staff have ALWAYS provided excellent care..

Feb 28, 2022
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Great experience but had to wait months and months for the appointment to establish care.

Feb 28, 2022
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Dr Lutze has been an exceptional doctor in caring for me medically and personally with immediacy, attention, and compassion. She is not only intelligent and caring but also she operates efficiently, which I appreciate very much. I must say that she is exceptional, because in five decades of receiving medical care I saw a lot of less-than-efficient, less-than-effective, less-than-compassionate care providers. Thank you.

Feb 23, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is an excellent PCP as well as her assistant. She is a good listener, very intelligent and easy to talk to. Dr. Lutze refers me to excellent specialists if needed.

Feb 16, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is always so friendly and really listens to me.

Feb 14, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is an excellent physician. She listens to my concerns and offers great solutions, always including me in the decision making process. I feel heard, respected and well cared for by her. I give her the highest recommendation.

Feb 14, 2022
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I really like my Doctor she is the best!!!

Feb 14, 2022
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It was a good experience with Dr Lutze, this was the first in person visit since covid hit. The virtual appointments are not the same.

Feb 14, 2022
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Great doctor

Feb 9, 2022
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Dr. Lutze and I got off to a rocky start however, we worked things out and I now completely think she is wonderful.
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