Dr. Melissa Mondala

Direct Primary Care,
Lifestyle Medicine,
& Primary Care Psychiatry
Family Medicine,
Lifestyle Medicine Specialist,
Primary Care Psychiatry

Our Services

A STRONG

DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a double board-certified Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and Masters of Health Administration. She completed her Family Medicine residency and the first Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship from Loma Linda University Health. She was awarded the Lifestyle Medicine Diplomate/Specialist from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has a special focus on mental health has completed a Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship.

“It is my joy to see individuals and families get their health, motivation, and confidence back again!” – Dr. Melissa Mondala

What is Direct Primary Care?

Dr. Mondala uses the direct primary care model at Dr. Lifestyle because it returns HEALTH and ACCESSIBILITY to the heart of medicine. It removes confusion and hidden fees that happen with your insurance carrier, helps you avoid excess paperwork, and eliminates extremely short, rushed appointments. Direct primary care also allows Dr. Mondala to take the time to talk through your concerns during each appointment in a calm, stress-free environment.

What Our Practice Offers

Dr. Melissa Mondala is board certified and has over 5 years of experience in plant-based nutrition and disease prevention, and has experience treating a large range of chronic medical conditions. She emphasizes lifestyle modifications as the first-line solution for disease prevention, including changing to a plant-forward diet, increasing exercise, prioritizing emotional health, improving sleep, and reducing toxin exposure. All members will have these free services below, join the community today and register.

Preventive care

Annual physical, sports physicals.

Ongoing Care

Disease management, sick visits, urgent visits, test for strep throat, urine analysis.

Women’s Health

Family planning, contraception, pcos screening, fertility counseling.

Resource Guide

Recipes, guides, list of resources.

High Blood Pressure Management

High Cholesterol Management

Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, mood disorder assessment and management, cognitive behavioral therapy.

Pre-operative Care

including EKG.

Basic Prenatal Care & Counseling

Urine pregnancy exam, nutritional recommendations, contraception.

Lifestyle Medicine Care

plant-based nutrition, exercises, emotional well being, sleep, and tobacco/alcohol cessation.

Dr. Lifestyle is happy to partner with you to bring quality services to your employees and reduce time away from work.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more. We provide a special rate for small business employees.

Licensed to see patients in California, Florida, and Outside of the United States.

More Services

General Adult Physicals
Contraception Counseling
Family Planning
Diabetes Management
Thyroid Management
Personalized Coordination of Care with World-renowned Specialists

Smoking Cessation
Substance Use Counseling
Adolescent/Student Health
Senior Care
Minor Procedures
Basic Newborn and Pediatric care

The Direct Primary Care Model

Get Access To:


N    Unlimited office visits

N    Extended access through phone, email, text, and video chat

N    Relaxed, extended appointments

N    Same-day or next-day appointment scheduling

N    Monthly membership fee

N    No copays

N    Minimal or no wait times

“Giving the time and quality care that people deserve is my goal. Direct Primary Care gives me the freedom to get to know people and their health concerns.”

SIMPLE, PERSONALIZED, LIFESTYLE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE

Pricing Plan

***Waive enrollment fee by paying for the full 1 year upfront***

A flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) is applicable for the visit.

One Time Vist

Primary Care Visit

 

Non Member Consultation: $300 

Gold Plan

Telemedicine Appointments Access

Monday through Friday

9am – 5pm with messaging available after hours on weekdays.

In-person appointments available if requested in advance.

* one-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $75 per person, $150 per family, max $270 per family

 

  • 5 days a week Telemedicine visits
  • 5 days a week messaging available
  • Direct and hassle-free access to your primary care physician
Adults 25 Years Old and Up

$199 per month, or $2,388 year*

Adolescents and students: Ages 12-24

$149 per month, or $1,788 per year*

Children 12 years old and younger

$99 per month, or $1,188 per year*

Family of Four (2 adults, 2 children)

$499 per month, or $5,988 per year

Additional children:
$49 per month, or $588 per year

MORE BENEFITS HERE
  • Primary Care visits with no copays and transparent costs
  • Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Visits with no extra fees
  • Visits are not rushed and easy to schedule
  • Easy accessibility to your doctor for in-person office visits
  • Same-day and next day scheduling
  • After hours Telemedicine available through email, text, or call with no extra cost
  • Easy access to Plant-based Specialists
  • Easy access to Plant-based Registered Dietitians

Platinum Plan

Telemedicine Appointments Access

50% off Health & Wellness Group Classes

7 days a week

9 am -5 pm with after-hours messaging

In-person appointments available if requested in advance

* one-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $75 per person, $150 per family, max $270 per family

 

  • 7 days a week Telemedicine visits
  • 7 days a week messaging available
  • Direct and hassle-free access to your primary care physician
Adults 25 Years Old and Up

$349 per month, or $4,188 per year*

Adolescents and students: Ages 12-24

$199 per month, or $2,388 year*

Children 12 years old and younger

$149 per month, or $1,788 per year*

Family of Four (2 adults, 2 children)

$899 per month, or $10,788 per year

Additional children:
$49 per month, or $588 per year

MORE BENEFITS HERE
  • Primary Care visits with no copays and transparent costs
  • Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Visits with no extra fees
  • Visits are not rushed and easy to schedule
  • Easy accessibility to your doctor for in-person office visits
  • Same-day and next-day scheduling
  • After hours Telemedicine available through email, text, or call with no extra cost
  • Easy access to Plant-based Specialists
  • Easy referrals to Plant-based Registered Dietitians
  • Unlimited in-person primary care office visits

Executive Member

Telemedicine Appointments Access

Free Health & Wellness Group Classes

One free private session for a service of your choice: yoga, meditation, cranial sacral therapy, and more

7 days a week

With Executive Members, business professionals receive a superior healthcare assessment and one-on-one care from Dr. Melissa Mondala. Once you experience Executive Membership, she will stay connected with you year-after-year to continue the standard of care you deserve.

*Pricing Upon Request

YOUR VISIT IS TAILORED TO FIT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR SCHEDULE.

 

  • 7 days a week Telemedicine visits
  • 7 days a week messaging available
  • Direct and hassle-free access to your primary care physician
CONVENIENCE

Individualized care streamlined to accommodate busy schedules.

  • Quick answer to Urgent and sick conditions  
  • Single-day evaluations 
  • Private relaxation area
  • Personalized and secure identification technology streamlines your visits
  • Electronic health records with secure, personal remote access to your medical information
PREVENTIVE CARE

Easier, faster access to services that promote personal health.

  • Personalized physical examination and laboratory testing
  • Wellness consultation
  • Personalized health plan design
  • Lifestyle Medicine evaluation
  • Women’s health examination
  • Men’s health examination
PERSONAL WELLNESS

Extensive visits

  • Diet and nutrition counseling
  • One-on-one guided meditation
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Health and life coaching
  • Guided meal planning
  • Pantry set-up
  • Grocery strategy
  • Fitness strategy
  • Addiction support (tobacco, alcohol, etc)
  • Metabolic support (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol)
MORE BENEFITS HERE
  • Primary Care visits with no copays and transparent costs
  • Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Visits with no extra fees
  • Visits are not rushed and easy to schedule
  • Easy accessibility to your doctor for in-person office visits
  • Same-day and next-day scheduling
  • After hours Telemedicine available through email, text, or call with no extra cost
  • Easy access to Plant-based Specialists
  • Easy referrals to Plant-based Registered Dietitians
  • Unlimited in-person primary care office visits
Health & Wellness Group Classes

Cover the A to Z to build a healthy lifestyle that emphasizes practical nutritional tips, exercise and meditation activities, interactive workshops, and more. These classes are perfect for those who are either curious or desire to learn more about lifestyle medicine principles and how to carry them through their daily routine. These classes occur weekly and you may pick and choose your class or bundle them together. Benefits of Group Classes:

  • Extra support and guided conversation
  • Positive non-judgmental vibes that provide a safe and healthy culture
  • Workbook provided to aid learning and practice
  • Simple Plant-based recipes to take home
  • Help with accountability to help achieve your health goals
  • Help you cope with diet and weight dissatisfaction
  • Teach positive mindset
  • better eating patterns, and control cravings

 

Z

Classes are 1 hour including Q&A

Z

$50 per class for non-members, $30 per class for Gold Members. Buy all classes for $200. Buy 4 classes for $100.

Z

First Class is FREE

Z

All classes are FREE for Platinum and Executive Members

General Questions

What is the advantage of Direct Primary Care?

Physicians are not paid per appointment, and each doctor has a patient panel far smaller than those in most traditional practices. This allows them to spend more time with the patient. Typical office visits last 45-60 minutes, as compared with the hurried 15-minute visits in other practices. More time results in better care and thus improvements in health. Additionally, virtual (online) visits from the comfort of your home will be offered after an initial consultation.

What is the difference between the Gold and Platinum Plan?

Dr. Melissa Mondala offers the Gold Plan for those interested in receiving care and having their questions answered 5 days a week, compared to the Platinum Plan which is 7 days a week. The Platinum plan has extended hours for appointments and questions through secure messaging such as the portal, text, and phone call. The Platinum plan typically includes 90-minute visits and discounts towards Group Health and Wellness Classes along with other exciting services to come!

What is the difference between the Platinum Plan and Executive Plan?

The Executive Plan is for those who are extremely busy but who seriously value their health and wellness. Dr. Melissa Mondala offers weekly visits up to 2 hours with one-on-one guided meditation, behavioral counseling, health and life coaching, guided meal planning, pantry set-up, grocery strategy, and so much more. You will be able to experience Dr. Melissa Mondala’s specialized services of the combination of Lifestyle Medicine, Culinary Medicine, and Psychiatry to the fullest. The Executive Plan will give you unlimited access to Dr. Lifestyle group class at no additional costs.

How do I sign up for your Direct Primary Care?

You can sign up by clicking here. In order to provide excellent service to patients, Dr. Melissa Mondala will be capping her patient panels at about one fourth the size of physicians in a traditional practice.

Have More Questions?

View Our FAQ

Email Us

info@drlifestyle.org

Call Us

Tel: 949-569-8877

 

“Dr. Mondala is the most caring, engaging, and very knowledgeable physician in her field making my journey engaging and easier to reach my goals. Her bedside manners are beyond what the Hippocratic Oath entails which made me feel how much she cares for her patients. If all of the physicians would stand by the way she practices medicine, perhaps we would have a community more in the tune with the importance to seek and follow a different lifestyle.”

Patient