Subscribe To Vera News

Stay up to date on the latest news about Vera by receiving an email anytime we post something new.


By Cheridan Bryant

Self-care can be defined as anything that brings you joy – that re-energizes you and supports you in being your best self.

Read More


By Jessica Pitluk, MD

The topic of vaccines can be confusing. Deciding the type of vaccine, when it should be given, how frequently booster shots need to be administered, possible side effects and the safety of the vaccine contribute to the confusion.

Read More

Goal Setting

By Alissa Strong

What’s the difference between a desire and a goal?  When we think about changing something that’s important to us – or habitual – it’s hard to imagine where to start.  

Read More

How To Eat Better & Move More

by John Spannuth, ARNP

“Eat better! Move more!” It seems these two thoughts are often in the back of our minds.

Read More

Practicing Mindfulness

by Kristin Dorn, BA, NTP, CPT, CWC

You may have heard about the idea of mindfulness in recent months. It’s become a topic of conversation (and practice) from yoga studios to corporate boardrooms, and everywhere in between. This month we sat down with Kristin Dorn, Vera Health Coach at our Sandpoint clinic, to unpack the concept of mindfulness and learn how to incorporate it into daily life. Read More

Patient-Centered Medical Home

At Vera, we talk a lot about the Patient-Centered Medical Home. This can be a confusing term to understand. This month we sat down with our Medical Director, Sarat Raman, MD, to talk about what it all means. Dr. Raman unpacks what the term truly means, why it’s important to Vera, and why it’s a game-changer for patients. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
Read More

Understanding & Managing Stress

By Cathy Moore, Health Coach

In our culture, it seems like everyone is stressed. With our clients and in Vera clinics, it’s one of the key topics we talk about. The majority of our coaching clients deal with stress at some level. There are a variety of causes: a new job, change in environment, a spiraling to do list, or a full season of life.

Read More