About Our Physician

John E. Mendelson, MD

• Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
• 30 years of Clinical Practice, Internal Medicine
• Medical Director, BAART: Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment
• Internationally Recognized Clinical Research for NIH, NIAAA, NIDA

Dr. John Mendelson is available for consultation through Ria via confidential telemedicine appointments. You may meet with Dr. Mendelson from anywhere in California or Tennessee through a confidential video conference – from your own home, and at a time that is convenient for you. He will begin with your medical history and discuss your current situation, the objective risks, and your desired outcomes. Based on his years of experience, he will advise you both of the consequences of doing nothing, and of the alternative treatment modalities available. From his deep personal experience of patient responses in different programs, he can help you visualize the likely results of a treatment you might be interested in. He can help you understand costs and time horizons, and he will suggest what he thinks is the best course of action for your situation and preferences.

Dr. Mendelson is a co-founder of Ria Health, and has a deep empathy for people suffering from the symptoms of alcohol abuse. He believes that medicines which are proven safe and effective should be used, and that patients’ outcomes must be measured objectively whenever possible. John practices evidence-based medicine, and is passionate about the possibilities of contributing new knowledge to the medical community.


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