Paula H. Mendelsohn, MPH, LD/N, CCN

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Dietitian

Boca Wellness & Nutrition Svcs

Functional Medicine Nutritionist

Boca Raton, FL
In-Person Sessions
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
Dr. Paula Mendelsohn has helped me lose over 50 pounds. She helped me become healthy so I could become pregnant easily with no medications and help make my period monthly. She helped me with vitamins and supplements that I still use to this day. She is great with meditation and positive thinking as well and overall one of the best practitioners I have ever worked with.

License, Credentials & Experience

Licensed Nutritionist
State of Florida Department of Health , #ND695
Masters of Public Health-Nutrition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Nutrition counseling-Initial session
A comprehensive and thorough investigation into your health challenge. You will be asked to keep a 3 day food diary prior to the appointment and to send copies of all relevant lab work for the past 2 years, as well as to create a list of questions for the nutritionist. Please take pictures of the front and back of any medications and/or supplements you may be taking. Afternoon start times.
150 Minutes   •   $400

Food Plan Session
At this meeting, we will design your food plan together being assured you like and are willing to eat all of the foods included. Food plans can be designed to help you address digestive challenges, weight challenges, gluten intolerance, energy needs, becoming pregnant, and enhancing health in the face of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and/or high cholesterol or triglycerides. We also provide plans for addressing the health challenge of inflammation. All plans will include recommended supplements. Supplements will be charged separately from the session time
90 Minutes   •   $250

Nutrition counseling-Follow Up Session
Approximately 3 weeks after the Food Plan Session, the first Follow Up Session will be scheduled. This meeting is to review what you are doing, how is it working for you, and offer further guidance to streamline your nutrition experience. The more feedback you can provide the nutritionist, the better the plan can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and individual needs. Encouragement, empowerment and easy tips to enhance your experience will be offered. Subsequent sessions will be at 3 weeks, then 4 weeks, then 5 weeks, expanding the interval between sessions, as you need the input less and less.
75 Minutes   •   $200

Endorsements

Vegan
Binge Eating
Diarrhea

Practice Locations & Hours


Boca Raton
500 NE Spanish River Blvd, ste 105-B, Boca Raton FL 33431, United States
Mon: 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed: 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sat: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn More About Paula H. Mendelsohn, MPH, LD/N, CCN

About me

Paula Mendelsohn received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida at Gainesville in June of 1976, and her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 1980. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1979, and as her first job after graduate school served as the Nutrition Supervisor for a Laotian Refugee Camp in Northern Thailand, where she also passed her Registration Exam as a Dietitian in 1980.

Paula worked in Public Health for the State of Florida for 5 years, and as the Outpatient Dietitian and on the Speaker’s Bureau for Boca Raton Community Hospital prior to starting her private practice in 1987. For the past 30 years, Ms. Mendelsohn has been the President/Owner of Boca Wellness & Nutrition Services in Boca Raton, Florida.

Ms. Mendelsohn served as adjunct faculty where she taught the Nutrition Course for the Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University from 2000 to 2013, and has been with Palm Beach State College in the same capacity since 2013. She also serves as a preceptor for the University of Florida graduate nutrition students completing their private practice rotations.

Additionally, Paula consults for an agency in California, ACI, which sends health professionals to the Manor Care Nursing Home System for Employee Education and since September 2015, has been consulting monthly to the South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach, where she educates both their clients and their Food Service staff.

Ms. Mendelsohn is a Licensed Dietitian with the State of Florida, a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association), an active member of both the Nutrition Entrepreneurs and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice groups, and an annual volunteer with the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Paula served as the President of the Palm Beach Dietetic Association from 2012-2013 and is currently on their Board of Directors. She is an active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and an alumnus of their Nutrition Advisory Board. As of may 2016, she is a member of the American College of Nutrition and plans to sit for her CNS.

Paula completed the requirements for Certified Clinical Nutritionist in 2002, and fulfilled the AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) program in 2004. Paula has been engaged in the monthly "icamp" (Integrative, complementary and alternative medicine program) through the University of Miami School of Medicine for the past 5 years and is a frequent presenter of nutrition topics to both the community and the Dietetics Profession. Her expertise was acknowledged when she was asked to serve on the Health Professional Panel of the Discovery Health Channel. She is listed in Simply the Best magazine in Boca Raton and has published in the Boca Raton Observer, as well as serving as a cutting-edge resource for nutrition and science writers.

Paula practices what she teaches maintaining a weight loss since 1973. Her counseling specialties include weight management, blood sugar management, metabolic syndrome, digestive disorders, women’s nutrition concerns, auto-immune inflammatory disorders, energy nutrition and chronic disease prevention. She is pursuing an in-depth study of safe and effective herbal and supplemental therapies. To this end, Ms. Mendelsohn makes available in her practice and supplements. Paula’s practice philosophy is that “when the cells are healthy, the organism is healthy”. Paula appreciates all non-invasive therapies and is certified in Hypnotherapy, Reiki and a positive language training called ‘Mastery’.

My Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy is "when the cells are healthy, the organism is healthy". To this end I use principles from Functional Medicine which guide us to look for root causes of health issues, remove what is injurious to the best of our ability, restore what may be insufficient, then rebalance the system so it can self-maintain and optimize functionality.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

In our first session, we will share an investigation of your health and well-being, including a comprehensive review of your family health history as well as your environmental exposures. You will be asked to provide lab results for the past 2 years from blood, urine, saliva, bone and stool to the best of your ability, as well as any scans (color images) or summary reports of procedures. Emphasis will be placed on YOUR preferences and goals. Please see Initial Session for details.

My Inspiration

I grew up in a home where my mom had multiple illnesses and health challenges and took alot of medications and pharmaceuticals. It never made sense to me why she was sick all the time and why even though she went to many doctors, no one was ever able to truly help her. I also grew up obese. When I got to college, it seemed like there were no other 'fat people' there and it was lose weight or go home! I crashed off 60 pounds using all different fad diets and rotted out my gallbladder!


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Paula Paula Mendelsohn Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
Dr. Paula Mendelsohn has helped me lose over 50 pounds. She helped me become healthy so I could become pregnant easily with no medications and help make my period monthly. She helped me with vitamins and supplements that I still use to this day. She is great with meditation and positive thinking as well and overall one of the best practitioners I have ever worked with.





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