Dr. Vanessa Mendez, MD

Vanessa Mendez, MD

“I use a holistic approach to get to the root cause of disease; only from there can we begin to understand a patient’s gut issues & establish therapies for healing.”



Internal Medicine



Gastroenterology Consultations

CAN See Patients in

California, Florida, Maine, and Outside of the United States.

Doctor Méndez is a South Florida based, double board certified gastroenterologist and internist. Her medical interests include disease prevention, nutrition and digestive disorders. She practices evidence-based medicine and is a proponent of lifestyle changes to promote health and wellness.

Dr. Méndez attended Harvard University, where she attained 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.