Planted Forward

Providing patient centered,
doctor-led care virtually.

Healthcare is very personal, but traditional medical care is not!

Planted Forward aims to change that by bringing together a diverseteam with one goal: to bring the your personal wellbeing to the forefront.

Planted Forward

Is made up of a team of expert physicians, dietitians and lifestyle managers who understand that your needs are unique.

Planted Forward

Providing patient centered,
doctor-led care virtually.

Healthcare is very personal, but traditional medical care is not!

Planted Forward aims to change that by bringing together a diverseteam with one goal: to bring the your personal wellbeing to the forefront.

Planted Forward

Is made up of a team of expert physicians, dietitians and lifestyle managers who understand that your needs are unique.

Whole Health Starts Here

Plant Forward

Integrative

Telehealth

Community

Who is Planted Forward?

Planted Forward is a made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who were fed up with today’s standard health care model. Too often, patient care suffers because the current paradyme demands qquick and superficial patient interactions, with no time to really examine the root cause of a patient’s illnesses. At Planted Forward, the whole patient, not jjust their disease, is the central focus. Our team has created a place where integrative care is the norm, where communication and community are valued, and where deep, evidence-based healing can occur.

At Planted Forward, we believe in applying traditional medicine with a holistic approach- because what matters, ultimately, is your wellbeing.

How It Works

Register

Get started with our quick and easy signup process to register your account

BOOK an Appointment

Why Wait?
Schedule today in our patient portal.

Access

After your virtual visit, access to your patient records and encounter notes at any time.

Our Services

Gastroenterology

Dietetics & Nutrition

Health Coaching

We Value Our Community

Planted Forward believes in the power of community. Our goals lie not only in healing patients, but also in growing our knowledge together and protecting our environment.

You are not alone on your healthcare journey. Planted Forward doesn’t just provide you with a team of integrative specialists who collaborate on your care, but it also facilitates the coming together of like minded people who are looking for a way to lead a healthier life.

Planted Forward Lifestyle

The plant-forward lifestyle is one that emphasizes the consumption of whole plant foods while minimizing processed foods, refined sugars and saturated fat. Every person is unique, with different nutritional needs and desires, so going 100% plant based may not be feasible for everyone. We are here to empower you with knowledge and health guidance in a non judgmental way.

Visits Anywhere

Make a telemedicine appointment with us anywhere in the USA and the world.

Plant Forward

Be connected to unique specialized Plant Forward providers.

Integrative Treatment

We use a whole-body approach to your care.

Prescriptions

We prescribe medications and supplements when you need them.

Your Telehealth Doctors

Life is busy, and no one has time to take full days off to go to the doctor. Planted Forward understands this, and so we offer all of our services through a convenient online portal, allowing you to see your healthcare provider from home or work or wherever is most convenient for you, affordably. Through our secure and HIPAA compliant platform, our providers can spend more time with you more affordably.

Meet Your Wellness Team

The Community You Have Been Waiting For

Board-certified | Plant-Forward | Integrative

Dr. Melissa Mondala

Family and Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a triple specialist of family medicine, lifestyle medicine, and primary care psychiatry.

Dr. Vanessa Mendez

Gastroenterologist

Doctor Méndez is a double board certified gastroenterologist and internist. She specializes in digestive and nutrition based-disorders.

Natalie Castro

Registered Dietician

Natalie Castro is a licensed and registered dietitian, who is certified in adult weight management and specializes in digestive disorders, food allergies, intolerances and plant-based nutrition.

Amanda Sevilla

Registered Dietician

Amanda Sevilla is a registered dietitian, plant based nutritionist, and yoga teacher living in Southern California. She is also a healthcare and wellness influencer in the internet space.

Marzia Prince

PlantChics, Health Coach

Marzia Prince is an award-winning international health and wellness expert. She is the go to health & fitness expert for numerous TV and radio stations in Dallas.

Jacque Tarlton

PlantChics, Health Coach

Jacque Tarlton, Certified Wellcoach® & Wellness Advocate, is passionate about improving health through fabulous, fun, and scientifically proven lifestyle changes.

Integrative

Pillars of Integrative Medicine

The prevailing mode of practicing medicine today is disease centered, meaning that healthcare professionals focus on treating a person’s disease to the exclusion of everything else. At Planted Forward, we practice Integrative Medicine, which takes the whole patient into account. We fully examine you, searching for the underlying cause of disease and use evidence-based practices to help heal the acute problem while also helping to improve your overall quality of life.

Plant Forward

We use the power of plants to help transform patient lives

Lifestyle Centered

Before we consider medications, we focus on your lifestyle to optimize your health

Whole-body approach.

personalized nutrition and medicine

Evidence-Based

There are many fads in healthcare today, but few are grounded in sound medical theory. At Planted Forward, our healthcare providers are up to date on the most cutting-edge medical research, so you can trust that when our providers make a recommendation, it is backed up by real, peer reviewed studies.

What Our Patients Say

Dr. Mondala is a great MD. I have been seeing her for over two months. In the two months that I’ve been under her care, I have begun to feel better. She is very thorough, personal, and caring. She has great bedside manners and really takes the time to get to know her patients. She strives for an overall health approach versus just treating the current symptoms. Not only is she great, but what drew my attention to her approach/practice, is the time and effort she puts into each and every one of her patients. In addition, she is easy to get a hold of and provides excellent care. I’ve been very impressed with Dr. Mondala, so much so, that I have referred my family members to her. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Mondala.
Moses

Dr. Mendez is super thorough and easy to talk to, truly genuine care and concern for her patients and their wellbeing, she’s gentle and guides you every step of the way she’s always accessible and ready to help and answer all your questions. She’s very open-minded and welcoming to different opinions and beliefs, she also explains with science and compassion. Being in the healthcare realm I recommend anyone to see Dr. Mendez as she has truly not only improved my gastric conditions but also changed my life for the best. – Katherine