Dr. Richard Sinda
Dr. Sinda practiced Family Medicine for 8 years in Michigan and then in Minnesota while moonlighting in Urgent Care that entire time. In 2002, he switched to full time Urgent Care while also developing clinical content for medical software in Minneapolis.
Dr. Sinda became certified in Age Management Medicine (AMM) in 2011 and joined Innovative Directions in Health practicing Preventive Medicine and Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. Our clinic protocols have a long track record of reducing hormonal symptoms and the risk of chronic diseases such as heart attack, stroke, dementia and cancer.
In December of 2017, Dr. Rich Sinda was certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine as a Certified Practitioner. Functional medicine is aimed toward investigating the root cause of a disease and addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Dr. Sinda applies these principles of Functional Medicine in his patient treatment plans. He spends time with his patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health.
He also continues to work in Urgent Care while focusing on prevention 4 days a week at Innovative Directions in Health. When he is not at work, Dr. Sinda enjoys spending time with his 3 sons, as well as playing guitar, running, traveling and reading about science and science fiction. He resides in Bloomington, MN.