About Dr. Vanessa Mendez
Doctor Méndez is a triple board-certified gastroenterologist, internist, and lifestyle medicine physician. She specializes in digestive disorders, which include liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition based-disorders, such as obesity and constipation. Her approach to patients and their diseases is holistic and comprehensive; she does not just want to treat symptoms, but to get to the root cause of an ailment and provide lasting relief. All her methods are evidence-based and she is a proponent of lifestyle changes first to promote wellness.
Dr. Vanessa Mendez Services
30 or 60 minute telemedicine consultation.
A complete history and assessment of your symptoms
A review of labs, endoscopy and imaging.
Evaluation to pinpoint the root cause of your disease.
A personalized plan of action to address the cause of your symptoms
Education on optimizing your nutrition and lifestyle for microbiome and digestive health
Education on exercises to strengthen your brain-gut axis
Ordering of supplements and prescriptions if needed
A handbook on how to optimize your microbiome and digestive health
A special Inflammatory bowel disease protocol for IBD patients
Pricing: $400 for an initial 60-minute session, and $250 for a 30-minute follow-up. Visit packages available upon request.
Dr. Mendez attended Harvard University, where she obtained a B.A. in Latin American Studies, with a minor in pre-medicine. From there, she began her medical training at the ACGME accredited Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, and her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She has also trained in Epidemiology through Florida International University, and in Plant Based Nutrition through Cornell University.
She was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Mayo Clinic through the Crohnʼs and Colitis Foundation where she received special training in inflammatory bowel diseases. She has also helped lead multiple fund-raising walks to raise awareness for Crohnʼs and Colitis in the Miami area. She was awarded Physician Champion at the Takes Steps Walk 2019 for the Gastro Health Team
Do You Have Any Questions?
Frequently asked questions
Where do you see patients?
Dr. Mendez services patients in California, Florida, Indiana, Maine and New York and will be obtaining more licenses in the near future.
Do you see patients outside of the USA?
How much do you charge for your services?
Dr. Mendez charges $250 for a 30 minute telehealth appointment, and $400 for an hour.