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About Cara Lutzow, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Cara wants her patients to be in control of their wellness journey. She helps them have buy-in and feel confident in their ability to get better. She feels it is her role to safely facilitate treatment, while enabling the patient to have autonomy for their health. Ms. Lutzow is delighted to be working in the field of psychiatry, as she’s found it to be the most rewarding healthcare field in terms of being most able to help people achieve emotional wellness, which has a huge impact on overall health. With positivity and a warm presence, she aims to make patients feel comfortable enough to be open and honest with her.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Developmental Disability / Autism
  • Eating Disorder
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
  • Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Recent Hospitalization
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treatment Resistant Depression

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL
– Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
– Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
– Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

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February 3, 2021

Easy to talk to she has makes me feel important with all of my situations. One of Cara's successions with me is always peaceful and calm for me. The environment in her office is relaxing which makes it helpful to talk about what is on my mind.


January 26, 2021

Cara, has a great caring nature. She made room in her schedule for extra appointments early on, allowing me to quickly build trust with her plan and recommendations. Cara is the perfect combination of empathetic and professional. I highly recommend anyone in need of her services to give her a try. You will not be disappointed.


January 26, 2021

Cara is amazing.


January 21, 2021

Cara is wonderful! She has the best mannerisms and helps my daughter tremendously. Very good at what she does


January 21, 2021

She's always awesome.


January 20, 2021

Cara is great!!!


January 20, 2021

Cara is wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone!


January 18, 2021

Cara Lutzow is so easy to talk with. I feel comfortable with her and satisfied with the care I received.


January 14, 2021

Easy to converse and knowledgeable


January 8, 2021

Cara really understands the teenage mind and asks thoughtful and probing questions.


January 8, 2021

Cara is the first doctor that has actually been able to help me find the proper medications to stabilize my bipolar disorder and that s something that is truly amazing. She s very personable and works hard to find what works best for each patient.


December 21, 2020

Cara Lutzow saved my life


December 17, 2020

She s just amazing


December 1, 2020

Ms. Cara has practically saved my life. She is an awesome doctor. What more can I ask for?


November 16, 2020

Cara has been very helpful and truly listen with a caring ear of what is going on in my life. I look forward to my in-office sessions with Cara. She has encourage me to deal with my emotions of the trauma I have been experiencing in my younger days.


January 23, 2020

Excellent experience, very responsive and attentive to my concerns. Cara is great!


December 18, 2019

My daughter and I came in and I was so encouraged during the visit. Cara was so understanding and knowledgeable. She was absolutely awesome with explanations that I was totally comfortable talking with her. I went hoping for help for my daughter and I'm thankful now that she's finally getting it.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.