Healthy communities nurture healthy individuals.
Creating health through building communities, education and affordable holistic care.
A healthier world.
Our Core Beliefs
At Healthy Living Community, we believe that healthy communities grow healthy individuals. We foster growth in our community by holding regular events (classes, workshops, gatherings), establishing platforms for communication among our members, and ensuring our clinic is an affirming and supportive place for all. We also establish connections with local organizations to build a supportive network of health.
With this healthcare model, people are able to make meaningful investments in our own health and the health of our communities. Together, we can work to create a sustainable community of wellness for all of us here at Health Living Community. Let’s demonstrate to other health communities that a different accessible approach that provides superior care is possible.
It has been an iterative process in defining our Core Beliefs, which offer guiding principles in the why and how HLC functions. Please review our Core Beliefs below, and as always, connect to us if you have anything that could be added/revised!
Healthy Living Community's
Story (in brief)
Following her residency, HLC founder Dr. Kaeri, worked in a traditional family medicine clinic where she discovered that she needed and wanted to find a new way to practice medicine. She did not like trying to see as many patients per day as possible. She started Healthy Living Family Medicine to provide her patients with longer appointment times and more personal treatment. She wanted to create an environment where her patients feel safe and happy coming to the doctor.
In July 2019, Kaeri transitioned the clinic to Healthy Living Community, a nonprofit focused on creating a healthy community in which its members can create ideal health and have access to affordable holistic and functional care. With much heart, dedication, knowledge, and community, Kaeri and the team launched a clinic that is driven by the desire and the trust that medicine and healing is (and can be) much much more than the options we are offered in our society at large today.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, HLC continued to keep its doors open. We reduced community events and had more virtual offerings. During this time, and similar to many clinics and healthcare settings, we felt some burnout! Like many aspects of life, when you are pushed hard in one area, it can lend itself to envisioning what can be done differently. Dr. Kaeri led the way, and by example, took time and space to make sure she had capacity to continue to offer the deep care to others. Other providers and staff also took time for various needs which birthed a new area of focus and value of the clinic which is preventing provider/staff burnout. We want our healthcare providers to have the capacity to offer the magic and presence they are capable of.
In 2022 and 2023 we are excited to have brought on more clinicians and staff to support the growing and evolving clinic we are and continue to lead with integrity and creativity in offering accessible functional and holistic care. We are also excited to grow our Board to continue to ensure solid leadership for our non-profit.
Deepest thanks to Dr. Kaeri for continuing to lean into her intuition and dreams to make this clinic not only possible but continue to be a cauldron of change and advocacy; warmest gratitude for our Providers and Staff who offer wild care, amazing healing, and creative growth and evolution; huge appreciation to our dedicated Board members, past and present, who lead with care and thoughtfulness; and most critically, all the love and admiration to our Members who continue to contribute to this vision and are dedicated not just to their own healing and wellbeing but that of our families and communities at large!