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Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional de San Agustin Facultad de Medicina
Arequipa, Peru

Graduate School - Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biomedical Informatics
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States


  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Maria A. Vera, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/11/2024, Dr. Vera has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

116 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr Vera Nunez was very easy to work with. She gave clear information, answered my questions very well and treated me with dignity and respect. She definitely worked with me to come to a decision together for a treatment plan. She is very positive and I feel very fortunate to have her as my functional medicine physician.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

She wasn't very warm.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Nunez has helped me recover from multiple illnesses.. She's amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Having Dr. Nunez as one of my regular doctors has been great. She is patient, knowledgeable and explains everything in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

There wasn't available appointments in the time frame that the Doctor and I wanted.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Exceptional physician. Extraordinary understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

She has a tendency to talk very fast.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Vera's treatment is transforming my life and I am so grateful she's my doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Long wait times for Providers but that's common everywhere.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Vera is wonderful. The care, time spent and treatment plan are wonderful. Functional medicine is the type of medicine that more people should have access to. I hope that more providers are hired!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Vera is very knowledgeable and explains the relationship with test results and the treatment plan in detail.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I am always grateful to receive care from CCF I have a consistently great experience from the phone operators to the doctors . However, I realize and appreciate that you like to fine tune the patient experience so I am happy to help. Thank you !

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Nunez is very thorough. Just have to get her to slow down when she talks, hard to follow with her accent

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

I love the department desk for any interactions. They are lovely to talk to and always feel very calm and sympathetic. However, I do not like the general Clinic appointment line because 1) there are too many steps and, 2) they do not know the doctors, procedures, locations, etc.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Vera is a true gem!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Always compassionate, collaborative and comprehensive care from Dr. Vera!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Vera is a fabulous doctor-she is very smart, very caring and very patient!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Nunez listens and answers all questions. Very helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

This has been a wonderful improvement for my health to be seeing a functional medicine provider.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Very respectful and answers my questions in the medical way I prefer, she is to the point but answers the why I seek. I appreciate that she makes eye contact most of the time, aside from entering data in the computer.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Vera was thorough compassionate. She explained the process and I felt she was a good listener to my symptoms and history and asked questions. She was very detailed in explaining tests and next steps.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Nunez is phenomenal, I am never rushed and she is extremely thorough. I absolutely will recommend others to her.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Always a great experience with Dr. V. She is a great listener with an easy and collaborative style. In also appreciate her knowledge and experience.

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