Our mission is to help you make the best choices for your health.

Every year, we help more than 300 million people answer their most important health questions with our expert-written, medically-reviewed articles across hundreds of health topics. Our team of writers and editors are industry experts, including healthcare professionals and health journalists, who write and continually update our 16,000+ article library. Our Medical Review Board of board-certified physicians vets our articles so you can be confident in your next steps for better health.

We Partner With a Top Hospital

Verywell is a proud partner of The Cleveland Clinic, the #2 rated hospital in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.

Meet Our Medical Review Board

Our team of more than 75 experienced medical professionals join us in our mission to empower you to confidently take the next steps in your health journey—for yourself or a loved one. They ensure our content is medically accurate and reflects the latest in evidence-based research and health information. 

The Medical Review Board of board-certified physicians represents 30+ specialties. Here are a few of our members:

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI
Cardiologist
Yasmine Ali
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Yasmine Ali, MD, is board-certified in cardiology. She is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and an award-winning physician writer.

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Diana Apetauerova, MD
Neurologist
Diana Apetauerova, MD
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Diana Apetauerova, MD, is board-certified in neurology with a subspecialty in movement disorders. She is an associate clinical professor of neurology at Tufts School of Medicine.

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Mary Choy, PharmD
Pharmacist
Mary Choy
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Mary Choy, PharmD, is board-certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy. She currently serves as the director of pharmacy practice of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

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Anju Goel, MD, MPH
Physician, Public Health Professional
Anju Goel
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Anju Goel, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine. She has over 10 years of experience in the California public health system addressing communicable disease, health policy, and disaster preparedness.

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David Ozeri, MD
Rheumatologist
Dr. Ozeri
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David Ozeri, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he does research at Sheba Medical Center. Previously, he practiced at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Doru Paul, MD
Oncologist
Doru Paul, MD
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Doru Paul, MD, is triple board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. He is an associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and attending physician in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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Anita Sadaty, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Anita Sadaty
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Anita Sadaty, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology. She is a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and founder of Redefining Health Medical.

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Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS
Gastroenterologist
Jay Yepuri
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Jay Yepuri, MD, MS, is board-certified in gastroenterology. He is a partner with Digestive Health Associates of Texas and a medical director at Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital.

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Our Editorial Process

Our editorial process centers on making sure you understand what you’re reading and know how to use the information to make confident choices about your health. Our writers, editors, and fact checkers only use fact-based research and present it in a clear, judgement-free way that empowers you to take an active role in your health.

Our editorial team manages all of our content, which includes new articles on evergreen topics, coverage on the latest news, and updates to existing content to ensure our information is reflective of the latest research. The integrity of our content is a top priority, and we are not influenced by advertisers in our coverage. We rely on current primary sources, including peer-reviewed studies and government institutions, to ensure our information is as updated as possible, and applicable to real people.

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Fact-checked with science-backed research
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Updated to reflect medical advances

We Value Diversity and Inclusion

As a health brand that reaches more than 38 million readers per month, Verywell has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We have pledged to recruit and amplify Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) contributors across Verywell.

At Verywell, we work with Dotdash's Anti-Bias Review Board to create inclusive content and set standards for how to answer health questions without perpetuating bias, prejudice, and stereotypes. The Anti-Bias Review Board is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts that works with our writers and editors on content initiatives.

Since its creation in 2020, panelists on the review board have contributed to new series like the Health Divide, audited content, and identified places where Verywell can make editorial changes to answer readers' questions better. We have more work ahead of us to unlearn practices that haven't served all readers. In the coming years, we will take on new content initiatives, partnerships, and editorial standards that make our content more inclusive. 

Verywell also works with the Anti-Bias Review Board through the Anti-Racism Pledge process.

Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, accurate information that you can rely on. Our team of editors, designers, developers, and more have experience, expertise, and passion for health content.

Meet some of our team below. They are just one part of our staff, which includes SEO experts, product managers, designers, developers, and sales and marketing partners.

Jessica Shepherd, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Verywell Health
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, MD
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Dr. Shepherd is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology and is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Shepherd appears regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and more.

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Jon Roberts, PhD
President, Health Group
Jon Roberts, PhD
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Jon has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science. Most recently he was the President of Dotdash Finance overseeing strategy for Investopedia and The Balance.

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Sara Michael
Vice President and General Manager, Verywell Health
Sara Michael
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Sara joined Dotdash in 2019 and previously led programs to ensure content accuracy and quality. Prior, she led content integrity initiatives at Healthline Media. Sara received a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Nicole Kwan
Editorial Director, Verywell Health
Nicole Kwan
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Nicole joined the company in 2019 after overseeing and launching digital health and wellness media brands at start-ups and legacy publishers. Her work as an editor, writer, and reporter has appeared on iYogaLife, Prevention, SELF, FoxNewsHealth.com, Yoga Journal, and Everyday Health.

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Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editorial Director, Verywell Health
Anisa Arsenault
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Anisa joined the company in 2018 after managing news surrounding fertility, pregnancy, and parenting for The Bump. Her health and wellness articles have appeared in outlets like Prevention and Metro US. At Verywell, she is responsible for the news program, which includes coverage of COVID-19.

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Craig Haines
Chief Revenue Officer
Craig Haines
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Craig has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, leading sales and partnerships at top publishers and pharmaceutical companies. He is a go-to thought leader in the pharma field, with several media appearances on MM&M and other outlets.

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Rob Stephen
SVP Marketing
Rob Stephen
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Rob is a healthcare industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in both B-to-B and B-to-C marketing.  Previously, he held roles at Time Inc, Everyday Health, and FCB Health.  Rob has worked with almost every top pharmaceutical company and brings deep industry knowledge and insight to Verywell.

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Awards

Verywell and our leadership team have been recognized by healthcare media as a leader in consumer health and wellness content, innovative tools and features, and as a great place to work.

We Are a Dotdash Brand

Verywell is part of the Dotdash family of brands, which help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, InvestopediaThe BalanceThe SpruceSimply RecipesSerious EatsByrdieBridesMyDomaineLifewireTripSavvyLiquor.comTreeHugger, and Thoughtco.

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We take online privacy seriously and we respect the concerns of our community of users. We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.  We may use the information gathered on Verywell for various purposes, including responding to an email inquiry, and to serve advertising content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities.

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