Cara Lutze
Legacy Health Partners

Cara Lutze, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 255 RATINGS & 132 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Bridgeport

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     255 Ratings     132 Comments

Sep 6, 2022
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Good service from Dr. Lutze.

Aug 31, 2022
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I had an overall good experience.

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 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.

Jan 25, 2022
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She is very caring, sincere and very upbeat. I appreciate the way she listens and then answers in a way that is easy to understand.

Jan 24, 2022
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This was first initial visit

Jan 21, 2022
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All good

Jan 21, 2022
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This is my second visit with Dr. Lutze and she was just as wonderful this time as the last. I'm so excited to have her in my care team!

Jan 19, 2022
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Good.

Jan 19, 2022
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Dr Lutze is thorough and a good listener

Jan 19, 2022
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Dr Lutze is always responsive and helpful. She listens to all my questions and is knowledgeable about everything I ask about. She makes me feel safe and comfortable during my visits. So I trust her to know me. I am glad she is my provider.

Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is a friendly and thoughtful physician and person. She is knowledgeable and always well prepared. She and her staff reply promptly to any questions/requests that I have.

Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is timely, attentive and knowledgeable

Jan 17, 2022
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Dr Lutze always listens to my concerns and always takes the time to answer them. She is very sweet and friendly and professional. I would highly recommend her to a friend.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is a very caring and compassionate person. I feel very fortunate to have her as my doctor. The only thing I might want to comment on is that I took a lot of her time with my list, but I didn't make it all the way through my list of concerns. This is more on me than her - I sensed that our time was up so I didn't bring up a remaining health concern on my list.

Jan 12, 2022
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She has always reviewed my history before seeing, listened to me, provided easy to understand directions and appears to actually care about my problems.

Jan 11, 2022
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Excellent

Jan 4, 2022
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Dr. Lutze is very patient & caring. Doesn't rush the appointment & listens well. I really like her!

Jan 3, 2022
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I've only seen this provider twice but very impressed & thankful to have been referred to a great MD. So nice to be listened to & respected.

Dec 22, 2021
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Received a thorough physical examination with upmost attentiveness and care!! Dr. Lutze is very thoughtful, engaging with patients in getting to know you, and will always explain everything where you can understand it! God's hand is at work in/with her life, and it shows In her kind, thoughtful care!

Dec 20, 2021
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I find that it is easy to coordinate care with the specialist that I see this is also the only physician, other than the specialist that follows up on kidney donors to make sure that we are aware of any chnages in health, should that occur

Dec 20, 2021
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Dr Lutze is the best physician I have ever had.

Dec 17, 2021
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Always good visits.

Dec 17, 2021
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She is the best doctor!!!!

Dec 15, 2021
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It was a great exam - not in a rush & went through all concerns.

Dec 15, 2021
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Dr. Lutze was super kind and helpful. It was my first time meeting here and my second time at the clinic.

Dec 13, 2021
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The entire appt. Was a good experience for me and my health. Dr. Lutze was thorough and supportive to my needs and concerns. SInce my last appt.she has lost her Dad (a doctor) to Covid. She had a reason to tell me briefly because of Covid and her first hand information. I am very thankful she shared.

Dec 10, 2021
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Dr. Lutze has always answered my questions. This time she suggested I have a CAT scan of my lung. Turns out the tumor could be cancerous. When she called me with the results she was emotional & concerned.

Dec 8, 2021
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Dr listened, knew my history, had thoughtful suggestions

Dec 3, 2021
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Dr. Lutze provides adequate time for my visit and listens!

Dec 3, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is the best physician I have ever had. She really cares about her patients and their wellness.

Nov 30, 2021
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Dr. Lutze was very compassionate and offered suggestions in dealing with my problems. She always responds to my questions on my portal in a timely manner and I always appreciate that. This is unlike some other providers.

Nov 30, 2021
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I feel Dr Lutze has always been thorough and never dismissive I do feel she genuinely cares and always has spent as much time as I have needed.

Nov 29, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is an excellent physician and treats me with care and concern.

Nov 29, 2021
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All good

Nov 23, 2021
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The best visit I've had with a physician in a very long time. Listened, wrote down plenty of comments, new right away ideas on future testing we should do and seems very proactive.

Nov 22, 2021
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Dr Lutze is a great provider . She listens and provides suggestions if necessary for my care . I feel I'm in good hands when I see her.

Nov 19, 2021
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Dr. Lutze has always been fantastic and I have recommended her to others

Nov 17, 2021
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Dr Lutze is amazing!!!! Covered all issues without me asking any of my questions. She is a 10++++++!!!!!

Nov 16, 2021
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My Dr. Lutze is a above and beyond doctor. I greatly love her.

Nov 16, 2021
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Easy to understand

Nov 5, 2021
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Agreed w/me starting hormone replacement a good idea. Talked me through sensible supplement options for arthritic/joint pain.

Nov 3, 2021
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Dr. Lutze listens carefully to me. She answers my questions and provides clear explanations. She is easy to talk with.I feel I'm treated with respect and a partner with her in making my healthcare decisions.

Nov 3, 2021
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Dr Lutze is always very thorough. She listens and seems to care about my opinions and desires for treatment. She is knowledgeable and always offers helpful suggestions. I never feel like she is rushing me out of the office so she can get to her next appt. She is my favorite doctor in Oregon and I have had my son, best friend, my bff's mother and another friend all switch to her.

Nov 1, 2021
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I am always treated with respect and understanding. When I make an appointment such as the one on [date removed], I always make a list of questions or concerns to assure that I get everything I need. Cara is the best, and I mean the best. I can't imagine going anywhere else for my care.

Nov 1, 2021
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I felt that they were concerned for my health and willing to assist me as needed

Nov 1, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is caring, professional and knowledgeable about my health history and helps me make informed decisions about health options/plans.

Oct 27, 2021
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As good as my MD is, her staff is a great complement to her and reflects a high standard, from the top down.

Oct 27, 2021
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Dr. Lutze made me feel as though she was engaged and present with me. She asked me a lot of questions about myself and listened thoughtfully with what I said. Some providers make you feel rushed and I did not feel that with her during my visit.

Oct 26, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is very personable. I appreciate her listening skills and follow up questions.

Oct 26, 2021
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Getting an appointment time over the phone for a blood test was horrible. I was on the phone for twenty minutes waiting for a response. Sometimes your web site for appointments isn't working great, I get the spin cycle so this time I called on the phone. I would prefer calling my office on Jean Road for appointments instead of the phone line covering the Western United States, the Pacific Islands and Guam.

Oct 25, 2021
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Dr Lutze listens and goes over problem. What all might be happening and what may be from the past or follow up on what the body may be telling me.

Oct 25, 2021
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Good

Oct 20, 2021
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I am pleased to be under the care of Dr. Cara Lutze. She is a gem!

Oct 19, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is excellent. She is caring, intelligent, knowledgeable and listens attentively.

Oct 18, 2021
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Dr. Lutze & staff were very professional.

Oct 15, 2021
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My visit was on time and informative.

Oct 15, 2021
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I have recommended her. She is thorough and I trust her implicitly. She takes great care of me and is genuinely concerned about all of my concerns and wellbeing mentally and physically.

Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Lutze is very attentive & she always has my latest records so if I need to do something (like a test, etc.) she lets me know right away.

Oct 6, 2021
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I just love coming to see Dr Lutze, as she always makes me feel like I'm a very important patient to her, and that she cares about me and my health - very professional, courteous, and compassionate - with a most friendly beside manner - for some who gets nervous when going to a doc (me), she has earned my respect and has helped me to overcome that feeling - I actually always look forward to seeing her. It's very evident that she keeps herself informed and educated and updated with medical information, treatments, and pharmaceuticals - and she is very good about sharing that knowledge with me. I appreciate her so very much, for helping to keep me healthy and happy!!

Oct 6, 2021
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Dr. Lutze listens, she is smart, kind and helpful.

Oct 5, 2021
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I did not feel rushed and my provider thoroughly reviewed all my medical problems. My provider made recommendations for understanding and solving the problems.

Oct 5, 2021
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Provider is excellent, but have only seen her twice for wellness visits. Only issue or concern has been delays with prescriptions; on two occasions my meds were delayed and I went without for a couple of days.

Oct 4, 2021
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An amazing experience everything a PCP should be. HIghly recommend.
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