John W. Cartmell
Certified Nutritionist


 John W. Cartmell, MS
Certified Nutritionist
8226 196th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98053 (425) 883-7444


Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy

Better health through better nutrition

 Telemedicine Consultations Available upon Request


About John Cartmell

Therapy Facts

Client Information Form


Fibromyalgia Book 




Proper Nutrition is Essential for Health 

Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining health, preventing disease, and restoring health in the face of disease.
Medical Nutrition Therapy, by optimizing patient nutrition, seeks to improve health and symptoms naturally, thereby decreasing the need for medications.

  • The balance of nutrition is unique to the individual and can vary depending on diet, digestion/absorption, age, race, gender, lifestyle, medications, and state of health or ill health.

  • The common symptom in every disease is the loss of health, and it's the one symptom doctors often fail to treat. Yet any symptom can be made worse if the nutrition is insufficient to maintain health or promote healing.

  • Nutritional deficiencies are common in chronic and degenerative disease or after trauma injury or surgery.

  • Medications can't correct for nutritional deficiencies, and improved nutrition can't correct for medication toxicities (side effects). Long term use of medications increases the risk of side effects which are usually treated with more drugs. Medical Nutrition Therapy can improve symptoms naturally and decrease or eliminate the need for medications.

  • Self-care is the most important part of healthcare, and proper nutrition is the foundation for health, without which you can't obtain adequate exercise, quality sleep, adapt to stress, detoxify or maintain the body's tissues.

Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy identifies areas of nutritional weakness that can negatively impact health, and provides information on how to strengthen these areas to improve overall nutrition, health and wellness.

  • Covered by most health insurance plans.

  • Phone consultations available at no extra charge for those who live outside the Redmond area.

  • See Consultation-Therapy Facts for more information.

Covered by Many Health Plans

  • John W. Cartmell is an in-network provider for Alliant Health Plans, ASURIS Northwest Health, BridgeSpan Health, CIGNA, Community Health Plan of Washington, First Choice Health, Kaiser Permanente, KPS Health Plans, Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans, Premera Blue Cross, Live Well, and Regence (WA, ID, OR, UT). Other health plans may also provide benefits for Medical Nutritional Therapy. 
  • Ask your health plan agent if you have benefits for Medical Nutritional Consultation and Therapy (CPT code 97802) for conditions like Acid Reflux (GERD), Arthritis, Bloating, Cancer, Candida Yeast Infections, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive Problems, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies or Sensitivities, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Loss of Appetite, Nausea, Obesity, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Loss, or other chronic health concerns.

     See Consultation-Therapy Facts for more information.

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John W. Cartmell, MS, has been a Certified Nutritionist since 2004, receiving a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Research from Bastyr University of Natural Medicine in Kenmore, WA. His master's thesis was on "Nutrition in Fibromyalgia".

He specializes in addressing specific nutritional needs of clients with acid reflux (GERD), allergies, arthritis, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), autism, autoimmune disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression, diabetes, digestion problems, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), memory problems, obesity, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), age-related degenerative disease, and other chronic conditions of ill health.

He has published papers and letters on health and nutrition in several professional journals. His book, Fibromyalgia, a Nutritional Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Cure, was published in 2008. He is a frequent public speaker on nutrition and health (see Public Speaking).