Dr. Richard Sinda
Physician / Medical Director
Dr. Richard Sinda is an experienced and well rounded physician. He is one of the leading doctors in the Midwest specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy at his practice, Innovative Directions in Health in Edina, MN.
Dr. Sinda is board certified in Family Medicine (ACOFP). He practiced Family Medicine for 8 years and then changed to working full time Urgent Care. He pursued additional training in Functional medicine and hormone replacement therapy and became certified in Age Management Medicine (AMM) in 2011. He then joined Innovative Directions in Health practicing Preventive Medicine and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. The clinic has a long track record of helping to reduce hormone related symptoms and decrease the risks for chronic disease such as heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, dementia and cancer.
As a lifelong learner, Dr. Sinda continues to seek out opportunities to expand his skills and knowledge. He became certified as a Functional medicine practitioner (IFM). Functional medicine aims to investigate and treat the root cause of disease and address the whole person instead of just symptoms with medication. He applies these principles in his patient treatment plans. He knows that spending sufficient time patients is crucial, reviewing their history and symptoms and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health. He is committed to providing comprehensive care for his patients.
Most recently, Dr. Sinda became certified in the Bredesen Protocol to help patients prevent and reverse cognitive decline associated with early Alzheimer’s disease. This groundbreaking approach is the first program that has proven to be effective in the fight against Alzheimer’s dementia. By following the principles in this program Dr. Sinda helps his patients keep their minds sharp while also optimizing their overall health.
When not working with patients, Dr. Sinda can be found spending time with his family, as well as playing guitar, running, traveling and reading about science and medicine. He resides in Eden Prairie, MN.