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Find A Vegan Medical Specialist Online

Are you looking to find a vegan medical specialist online, or simply trying to find a doctor who is vegan? The first step is to have a vegan primary care doctor to oversee your care. At Vegan Primary Care, Dr. Scott Harrington will help you with many aspects of your health. As a vegan primary care doctor, Dr. Harrington serves as your health advocate, and can help to translate and deconflict treatments from multiple specialists. From time to time, you may need a vegan medical specialist. Dr. Harrington can help you find a doctor who is vegan and refer you to a vegan medical specialist near you.

How to Find a Vegan Medical Specialist

Finding a vegan medical specialist can be confusing and frustrating. If you’re a vegan, you want to find a medical specialist that understands your lifestyle. The last thing you want is for a medical specialist to tell you to eat animal products. Here are some steps you can take to find the best vegan medical specialist for your situation.

1. Determine What Kind of Specialist You Need

First, you should find out which speciality to see. You need to see a specialist that knows the most about your condition. Your primary care doctor will help you determine the best specialist to see.

Vegan Medical Specialties

Click on a specialty below to go to the list of doctors in your area.

Allergy and Immunology

Cardiology

Dermatology

Dietician — Coming Soon

Endocrinology

Gastroenterology

Geratology — Coming Soon

Gynecology (Obstetrics and Gynecology/ OB/GYN)

Hematology and Oncology

Infectious Disease

Nephrology

Neurology

Ophthalmology

Otolaryngology

Pediatrics — Coming Soon

Pulmonology

Psychiatry

Psychology

Rheumatology

Surgery

Urology

Vegan Medical Specialist List

If you are a Vegan Medial Specialist using a telemedicine platform and would like to be added to the list, then please send your contact information and telemedicine/license states to email@veganprimarycare.com. If you know of a Vegan Medical Specialist who is not on the list, then let us know. 

 

Allergy and Immunology:

Allergists and Immunologists help you learn your specific allergies. They help treat asthma, lung conditions, and immune disorders. They give allergy injections to decrease allergies.

Mylene Huynh, MD, Allergy and Immunology, https://www.trupointhealth.org/ (Telemedicine MD, VA)

James Thompson, MD, Allergy and Immunology, https://www.allergists-asthma.com/ (Telemedicine IL)

Maryam Zarei, MD, Allergy and Immunology, https://www.familyallergy.org (Telemedicine CA)

 

Cardiology:

Cardiologists are heart doctors that can help with high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure or irregular heartbeats. Cardiologists perform stress tests and ECGs.

Darryn Appleton, MD, Cardiology, http://www.vacardio.com (Telemedicine VA)

Danielle Belardo, MD, Cardiology, https://www.daniellebelardomd.com/  (Telemedicine CA) 

Cate Collings, MD, Cardiology, https://www.elcaminohealth.org/ (Telemedicine CA)

Jaimela Dulaney, MD, Cardiology, https://doctordulaney.com/ (Telemedicine FL)

Kevin Fullin, MD, Cardiology,  http://kenoshaheart.org (Telemedicine WI)

Nicole Harkin, MD, Cardiology, https://www.wholeheartcardiology.com (Telemedicine CA, FL, NY)

Joel Kahn, MD, Cardiology,  http://kahnlongevitycenter.com (Telemedicine FL, GA, MI)

Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, Cardiology, https://www.montefiore.org/ (In-persona care NY)

Jesal V. Popat, MD, Cardiology,  https://www.tampabaycardiologist.com/ (Telemedicine FL)

Heather Shenkman, MD, Cardiology, http://drheathershenkman.com (Telemedicine CA)

Kim A. Williams Sr., MD, Cardiology, https://directory.doctor.com/ (Telemedicine IL)

 

Dermatology:

Dermatologists area skin doctors that diagnose and treat skin conditions like severe acne, rosacea and psoriasis. They also deal with hair loss, and nail changes. They are the specialists you see if you have skin cancer.

Allison Britt Kimmins, MD, Dermatology, https://www.advanceddermatologypc.com (Telemedicine PA)

Jessica J. Krant, MD, Dermatology,  https://www.ArtofDermatology.com  (Telemedicine NY)

Susan Teri McGillis, MD, Dermatology, https://www.dscskin.com/ (Telemedicine PA)

 

Endocrinology:

The endocrine system involves the body’s hormones. Endocrinologists deal with hormone problems like diabetes and thyroid issues.

Dana Beausang, MD Endocrinology, https://www.sutterhealth.org/  (Telemedicine CA)

Olga Calof, MD, Endocrinology, https://www.providence.org/ (Telemedicine CA)

Mudit Jain, MD, Endocrinology, https://diabetesthyroidcenter.com (Telemedicine FL)

Soham Patel, MD, Endocrinology, https://cfpen.org  (Telemedicine FL)

Evelyn Runer, MD, Endocrinology, http://www.runermd.com (Telemedicine PA)

Vanitha Singaram, MD, Endocrinology, https://www.mercyone.org/  (Telemedicine IA)

Arti Thangudu, MD, Endocrinology, https://iopbm.com/ (Telemedicine TX)

 

Gastroenterology:

Gastroenterologists are specialists of the digestive system and liver. They treat problems like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. They perform colon cancer screening with colonoscopy.

Amita Kalra, MD, Gastroenterology, https://iopbm.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

Vanessa Mendez, MD, Gastroenterology, https://www.drvanessamendez.com/  (Telemedicine CA, FL, IN, ME)

Nicholas Namihas, MD, https://iopbm.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

Dr. Angie Sadeghi, MD, https://iopbm.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

Bradley Trope, MD, Gastroenterology,  https://aidh.com/  (Telemedicine FL)

 

Gynecology, OB/GYN:

Gynecologists are surgeons specializing in female pelvic anatomy. They provide obstetric services and operative delivery. OB/GYNs provide preventative care for women as well like cervical cancer screening. They help with reproductive health and menopause.

Kym Boyman, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://vtgyn.com/ (Telemedicine VT)

Natalie Crawford, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://www.nataliecrawfordmd.com/ (Telemedicine NC, TX)

Laura Eastep, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://austinobgyn.womenshealthtx.com/ (Telemedicine TX)

Karen Kornreich, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, http://www.lmtmd.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

Nathalie McKenzie, MD,  Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://www.adventhealth.com/ (Telemedicine FL)

Vikas Merchia, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://www.urogynob.com/  (Telemedicine MA)

Sharan Abdul Rahman, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://www.doctorrahman.com/ (Telemedicine PA)

Vicky Scott, DO, Obstetrics and Gynecology, http://ashevillegynecologywellness.com (Telemedicine NC)

Debra Shapiro, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, http://www.anewviewoffood.com (Telemedicine CA)

Christopher Warner, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, https://www.warnerwellnessinstitute.com/  (Telemedicine Washington DC)

 

Hematology and Oncology:

Blood and cancer specialists are experts in anemia, clotting problems and various cancers. They diagnose and treat leukemias, and provide chemotherapy for patients living with cancer.

William Li, MD, Hematology and Oncology, http://www.angio.org/ (Telemedicine MA)

 

Infectious Disease:

An infectious disease specialist is an expert in rare or hard to treat infectious diseases like HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis or malaria. They also study epidemiology and the spread of disease. If you have an unknown cause of fevers and white blood count then you may need an infectious disease specialist.

Saray Stancic, MD, Infectious Disease, https://drstancic.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

 

Nephrology:

Nephrologists treat kidney conditions like chronic kidney diseases or patients that require dialysis.

Banji Awosika, MD, Nephrology, https://westorangenephrology.com/  (Telemedicine FL)

Viraj Bhalani, MD, Nephrology, https://flkidney.com/ (Telemedicine FL) (Tampa FL)

Leigh M Ettinger, MD, Pediatric Nephrology, https://doctors.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/ (Licensed NJ) (Hackensack NJ)

Sean Hasan Hashmi, MD, Nephrology, https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/ (Licensed in CA) (Woodland Hills CA)

Shivam Joshi, MD, Nephrology,  https://nyulangone.org (Licensed in NY) (New York City) (Blog)

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, Nephrology, www.faculty.uci.edu/ (Licensed in CA) (Irvine CA)

Deepthi Karanam, MD, Nephrology, https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/ (Licensed in CA) (Lancaster CA)

Scott Liebman, MD, Nephrology, www.urmc.rochester.edu/ (Licensed in NY) (Rochester NY)

Anjay Rastogi, MD, Nephrology, www.uclahealth.org/ (Licensed in CA) (Los Angeles CA)

Sanjeev R Shah, MD, Nephrology, www.med.upenn.edu/ (Licensed in PA) (Philadelphia PA)

Philip J. Tuso, MD, Nephrology, https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/ (Licensed in CA) (Lancaster CA)

Adriana Dejman Valdez, MD, Nephrology, University of Miami Health (Licensed in FL) (Miami FL)

 

Neurology:

Neurologists are experts in the nervous system including the brain and spinal nerves. They diagnose and treat seizures, headaches, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. They perform brain monitoring EEGs and nerve conduction studies.

Haley Burke, MD, Neurology, https://coloradorehabilitation.com/ (Telemedicine CO)

 

Ophthalmology:

Eye doctors provide eye medications and surgery. They are experts in glaucoma, cataracts and correcting vision with surgical procedures.

Steven Dresner, MD, Ophthalmology, http://www.eyesthetica.com/ (Telemedicine CA)

Philip Paden, MD,  Ophthalmology, https://www.padeneyecare.com/ (Telemedicine OR)

Dr. Adeleh Yarmohammadi, MD, Ophthalmology, https://www.instagram.com/dr_adele/ (In Training / CA)

 

Otolaryngology (ENT):

Otolaryngologists are ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons. They focus on surgery of the head and neck. You may need an ENT specialist if you have hearing, voice, swallowing or sinus issues.

Melinda Thacker, MD, Otolaryngology, https://www.aohns.com/ (Telemedicine MA)

 

Pulmonology:

Pulmonologists are lung doctors specializing in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) / emphysema, and lung cancer. If you require oxygen to breath you will need a pulmonologist referral.

(Pending)

 

Psychiatry: 

Psychiatrists are mental-health doctors who can prescribe medication for mental health issues.

Robert Daroff, MD, Psychiatry, https://www.va.gov/ (Telemedicine for Veterans within the VA health system in all US States and Washington DC: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY)

Maryam Eskandari, MD, Psychiatry, http://www.maryameskandarimd.com/ (Telemedicine in CA)

Katherine Falk, MD,  Psychiatry, http://katherinefalkmd.com/ (Telemedicine in CA, MA, NY, PA)

Kristen Gialo, DO, Psychiatry,  https://www.bemedicine.org/ (Telemedicine in MD)

Lisa E. Goldman, MD, Psychiatry, https://www.wholehumanpsychiatry.com/  (Telemedicine in AZ)

Darren Lucas, MD, Psychiatry, https://www.drdalucas.com/ Telemedicine in CA)

Branko Radulovacki, MD, Psychiatry, http://www.brankoradulovackimd.com/ (Telemedicine in GA)

 

Psychology: 

Psychologists perform mental health therapy sessions. They are highly trained and have a doctor level degree.

Adam Ameele, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, https://springfieldmed.org/ (Telemedicine NH, VT) 

Elizabeth Carr, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, https://www.kentlandspsychotherapy.com/  (Telemedicine MD) 

Leda Kaveh, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, https://washington-psychwellness.com/  (Telemedicine MD, VA) 

Marion Rollings, PhD, Clinical Psychology, https://drmarionrollings.com/ (Telemedicine NJ)

 

Rheumatology: 

A rheumatologist diagnoses and treats autoimmune conditions affecting the joints, soft tissues, muscles, and bones. Conditions often treated by rheumatologists include rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disorders, sjogren’s syndrome and lupus.

Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD Rheumatology,  https://my.clevelandclinic.org/ (Telemedicine OH)

Mohammed S Mughni, MD, Rheumatology,  https://oakhillhospital.com/https://ahcpllc.com/ (Telemedicine FL)

 

Surgery:

A General Surgeon provides operative management of a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require elective, or emergency surgical treatment.

Rizwan H. Bukhari, MD, Vascular Surgery, https://plantbaseddfw.com/ (in-person care in TX)

Garth Davis, MD, Surgery, Bariatric Survey, https://missionhealth.org/ (in-person care in NC)

 

Urology:

Urologists are urinary tract surgeons. They perform surgery on the prostate, bladder, urethra, ureters and the kidneys. They may provide stents or surgery for kidney stones.

Ronald Cohen, MD, Urology, http://www.urologyconsultantsonline.com/ (Telemedicine FL)

Frederick Hendricks, MD, Urology,  https://www.gwdocs.com/ (Telemedicine Washington DC)

2. Search For a Vegan Medical Specialist Online

If there are no doctors listed here, the try using some of these websites for locating a vegan medical specialist.

Physicians for Responsible Medicine (PCRM.) This database will help you to find a vegan health care professional in your area. You can search for providers by location, city and state. https://www.pcrm.org/findadoctor/

Plant-Based Docs Directory (Plantrician Project)  Search for doctors by name, profession and specialty by city, state and zip code. https://plantbaseddocs.com/

3. Determine Which Vegan Medical Specialists Are In Your Insurance Network

If you have insurance, contact your provider to find out who is in your network. Usually you can check online by logging into your insurance provider’s website. Or call the toll free number or email for inquiries. Usually there is also a “chat” where you can get answers right away. Find out if you will have out-of-pocket costs for seeing a specialist. Using in-network providers is usually cheaper. But out-of-network providers may still be partially reimbursed. Find out what your options are upfront, so that there are no surprises.

4. Read The Reviews and Dig Deeper

Once you find an in-network provider, then look to see if they would be a good match for you. Understandably, you would like them to be vegan. Are they new or experienced? Do they have a long-standing practice? You want your vegan medical specialist to have an empathic bedside manner and be a good listener. Take a look at their online reviews. Find out as much as you can about the doctor’s educational background, reputation, certification-status and hospital affiliations.

5. Make an Appointment

After you’ve narrowed down the list to a few choices, it’s time to make your appointment with the medical specialist. If they are in high demand, there may be a waiting list. Sometimes, it takes wait weeks or months for an appointment. Are you willing to wait or is it better to find another doctor who will see you right away?

6. Be Prepared for Your Appointment

Make a list of questions that you want to ask the medical specialist. You’ll want to discuss your medical history and list of current medications. Bring any records, home monitoring or imaging files with you to your visit. Also, watch how the specialist responds to you. If they’re not listening or taking your concerns seriously, then they probably aren’t a good fit for you.

7. If It’s Not a Good Fit, Then Keep Searching

A doctor can have good credentials but they may still not be a good fit. They may be overworked and can’t give you the attention you need. By devoting time and attention to your case, specialists can find the root cause of your condition. If you’re not comfortable with the medical specialist, it’s okay to look elsewhere.

Do You Need a Vegan Primary Care Doctor?

  1. Make an appointment (click here)
  2. Complete an online doctor’s visit: Meet online with Dr. Harrington. He will listen to your concerns, learn about your way of eating, exercise and stress level. The doctor will address any questions you have, and discuss healthy goals.
  3. Comprehensive testing: If needed, Dr. Harrington can schedule you laboratory tests. Dr. Harrington will review the results and call you on the phone and send your records to an online portal.
  4. Healthy Goals, Optimization and Follow-up: Dr. Harrington will set goals and help you along the way. With each step forward, you will see more and more health benefits. Meet periodically to adjust and refine your treatment plan. Dr. Harrington will help you make the best of your situation, condition and resources.

Written By:

Dr. Scott Harrington, DO

A Vegan Primary Care doctor, who is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He can be your online vegan doctor at VeganPrimaryCare.com. Contact him at 727-222-3036 or

email@veganprimarycare.com.

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Nicky VanValkenburgh

Writer for VeganPrimaryCare.com, she is based in Greenville, SC

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