About Dr. Vanessa Mendez

Dr. Vanessa Mendez

Doctor Méndez is a double board certified gastroenterologist and internist. 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. 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 nthe 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 GastroHealth Team

Dr. Vanessa Mendez Services


30 or 60 minute telemedicine consultation.


Meditation & belly breathing techniques.


A review of labs, endoscopy and imaging.


Evaluation to pinpoint the root cause of your disease.


Education on optimizing your diet and lifestyle.


Ordering of prescription medications if needed.


A handbook on how to optimize your health.


A complete history and assessment of your medications and supplements.


And, coming soon, our Inflammatory Bowel Disease Protocol to patients.

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?
Yes, through innovative avenues such as telemedicine and our patient portal, we do offer services internationally.
How much do you charge for your services?

Dr. Mendez charges $250 for a 30 minute telehealth appointment, and $400 for an hour.