Oct 25, 2020
Dr. Mendez is a successful gastroenterologist and she is passionate about helping people with their gut issues. But she knows first-hand the power of nutrition and lifestyle and helps her patients focus on lifestyle changes in their pursuit of wellness. In this episode of Veggie Doctor Radio, we focus on fatty liver disease and the effect of plant-based nutrition.
About featured guest:
Doctor Mendez 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; her goal is not just to treat the symptoms, but to get to the root cause of an ailment and provide lasting relief. She provides an evidence-based approach to her practice and focuses on 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 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 Crohn’s 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 Crohn's and Colitis in the Miami area. She was awarded Physician Champion at the Takes Steps Walk 2019 for the GastroHealth Team.
Dr. Mendez is a bilingual internationally speaker in the area of Digestive diseases, gut microbiome development and Inflammatory bowel diseases.
She is available nationally and internationally for virtual consultations with a team of registered dietitian, autoimmune experts and primary care providers. To learn more subscribe to her website drvanessamendez.com
Dr. VANESSA MENDEZ
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