Dr. Sarah Kalomiros
Dr. Sarah Kalomiros was born in a small farming community in southern Minnesota in a very traditional household of conventional medicine. Her mother was a nurse who fueled her inspiration to be a caretaker, but she also realized the lack of results coming from traditional medicine. Unsuccessful surgeries, bad reactions to prescription drugs, and the declining health status and vitality of her family left Dr. Sarah with a helpless feeling inside.
After seeing a chiropractor in high school who eliminated her intense pain with one adjustment, she knew there was another side of health that needed to be explored. Dr. Sarah went on to South Dakota State University and received her 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, emphasizing in Infectious Disease. She then went on to 4 more years at Northwestern Health Sciences University where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic Science.
After running a robust clinic in San Francisco for 12 years, she chose to move to Coeur D’Alene, ID to have a more peaceful and natural life for her family. After 4 years of living in Coeur d’ Alene, she made the decision to start serving her community with the best natural medicine clinic available. Dr. Sarah has innovatively combined chiropractic kinesiology, functional nutrition, and lifestyle medicine to provide the most effective, well-rounded care for her patients.
In her free time, Dr. Sarah enjoys golfing with her two children, and exploring North Idaho and all that it has to offer. She also avidly attends medical conferences and lectures to keep herself as up to date as possible with the latest research!
Dr. Sarah’s 20 year career and thousands of patients has earned her the nickname the “Sherlock Holmes” of difficult cases.Her passion for supporting her patients with science based data, innovative functional nutrition techniques, and personalized lifestyle coaching has been her lifelong quest. She has dedicated her energy to preserving the wellness of her family, close friends, community and herself in the most natural way possible.
Please come and join us on the quest for Optimal Health!
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Sarah Kalomiros, D.C.
Chiropractic Kinesiologist, Clinical Nutritionist
Dr. Sarah Kalomiros‘ Credentials and areas of expertise
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
BS in Microbiology emphasizing in Infectious Diseases, South Dakota State University
Applied Kinesiology founded by Dr. George Goodheart, DC
Nutrition Response Testing (NRT)
Dr. Jacklyn Callihan
Dr. Jacklyn was born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene and knew from a young age that she was meant to help her community. She has always had a heart for helping people- from volunteering in a food kitchen as a child with her mother and siblings to her career as a chiropractor. Community has always been a driving force for Dr. Jacklyn and she is very passionate about healing the community that helped shape her into the doctor she is today.
In highschool, Dr. Jacklyn had her own personal health problems that took her to multiple doctors, many blood draws and not a lot of answers. Many of her visits ended with her providers telling her that they were going to put her on a prescription to cover the symptoms. No one ever dove deep to find the root cause of her problems. After a few years of traditional medical routes, Dr. Jacklyn’s family decided it was time for them to find a different answer. So they looked into holistic healing and natural medicine. Her family found The Optimal Living Institute and within 30 days of her treatment beginning Dr. Jacklyn felt so much better. She headed off to college in a Pre Nursing program and quickly realized this was not the way she wanted to help her community. So she transferred to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota to become a Chiropractor.
While at NWHSU, Dr. Jacklyn was able to dive deep into holistic healing and joined a few clubs and attended many seminars to help expand her knowledge more than just what her school was teaching her. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Jacklyn also worked on and received her Bachelor’s in Human Biology. During her last 8 months of school she was able to move back to Idaho to intern under Dr. Sarah Kalomiros at The Optimal Living Institute. After graduating in April 2022 and receiving her Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Jacklyn was offered a full time position at The Optimal Living Institute and has been here ever since.
In her free time Dr. Jacklyn enjoys working out, spending time in the kitchen, and hanging out with her family. She loves playing a game of cribbage over breakfast and admiring the beauty of North Idaho. She enjoys listening to podcasts and lectures, to continue to elevate her education.
Dr. Jacklyn strives to be the doctor to give you hope and reassurance when you feel hopeless. She is so excited to work with you!
Dr. Jacklyn Callihan Credentials and Areas of Expertise
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bachelor’s of Human Biology, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Alicia Spiess, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Alicia is a Doctorate prepared Pediatric Nurse Practitioner whose passion is to care for children and support their family members. She worked many years at the Stanford Children’s Hospital (Lucile Packard) in the Bay Area. At Stanford she discovered she wanted to practice more preventative medicine versus reactive care. She obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Washington in March of 2018 and moved to Eastern Washington in June 2023. Although Dr. Alicia wasn’t able to have kids herself, she has dedicated her career to helping families raise healthy children from birth to 21 years old and is excited to hopefully have the opportunity to care for her patients’ kids one day. She has over 15 years of experience caring for children and strives to build long-lasting relationships as a member of your children’s healthcare team.
Her biggest goal is to support families’ right to choose the best medical treatment options available for their children and she will help guide parents in doing so. She is a strong advocate for medical freedom and knows it is not her place to make judgments on parental choices unless there is a clear safety issue.
Dr. Alicia was born in New Mexico, spent some of her childhood there and some in Wisconsin. She met her husband, Josh, in college at the University of New Mexico where she obtained her Bachelors in Nursing Science.
In her free time, Dr. Alicia loves being outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, and skiing. She also enjoys time with family and friends, traveling and attending conferences to stay up to date on pediatric and healthcare best practices.
Thank you for considering Dr. Alicia to be part of your child’s health care team, she looks forward to meeting you and working with you!
Dr. Alicia Spiess Credentials and Areas of Expertise
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of Washington
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner ANCC – Board Certified
Certificate from Obesity Medical Association
Trained in Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction
Kala Betschart, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Kala is our Colon Hydrotherapist at The Optimal Living Institute. She was born and raised right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. From a young age she was always interested in health sciences and wanted a career where she could truly help people. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle Washington, and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Kala has struggled with her own personal health issues, which has led to her pursuing a career in Colon Hydrotherapy. Shortly after moving to Coeur D’Alene in 2015, her health took a turn for the worse. She was in and out of Urgent Care or the ER almost weekly, medical doctor’s would run test after test each time without answers. It was then that she started doing her own research online about the human body and discovered Naturopathic Medicine. What she found was eye opening for her- the body was designed to heal itself. This simple phrase changed her life. After changing her diet and internally cleansing with Colon Hydrotherapy, her health was completely restored.
In fact, after just one session of Colon Hydrotherapy she felt 50% better! Within six months, her health was better than she could ever imagine. In 2020, she received hands-on training for Colon Hydrotherapy in San Diego California at Living Water Wellness Clinic. She is now an Internationally Certified Colon Hydrotherapist.
In her free time, Kala enjoys being outdoors hiking with her dog. She also enjoys traveling and photography.
Kala is forever grateful for the impact that Colon Hydrotherapy has had on her life and it is now her mission to educate people about it. She wants to help people feel empowered about their health. She is passionate about educating her community on Colon Hydrotherapy, and is working to help show providers and patients the power of this underutilized tool.
Kala Betchart Credentials and Areas of Expertise
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, University of Washington
Internationally Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Weight Loss Specialist
Gut Health Specialist
Amy Robinson, Practice Manager
Amy Robinson is the Practice Manager and Zerona Fat Loss Laser Director. You will often be greeted by her smiling face when you first enter into The Optimal Living Institute. Like many of the providers here at The Optimal Living Institute, Amy fully submerged herself into natural healing to help her own personal health. In her late 20’s Amy was diagnosed with a genetic degenerative eye disease and was forced to take a leave of absence from her successful banking career. Amy has always been drawn to healthy diet and lifestyle options and has helped start and run an organic food business, Amy has successfully been able to slowly reverse her eye disease and improve her healing through functional nutrition, chiropractic, and lifestyle changes. Being involved in a workplace which supports that level of healing has made a huge impact on her.
Amy also specializes and is the director of the Zerona Fat Loss Laser Division. She works one on one with patients who are wanting a non- invasive and non damaging solution to lose weight. She provides lifestyle coaching, supplemental support, as well as encouragement throughout the process.
In her free time, Amy enjoys biking, reading, hiking and paddle boarding, spending time with her friends and family and exploring new small businesses around town. She is a grilling expert and always is coming up with amazing food creations!
Amy is so excited to get to meet you and be one of your first points of contact at The Optimal Living Institute.
Zerona Fat Loss Laser
2775 N. Howard Street, Suite B Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815
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