Dr. Desmond Van Jaarsveldt


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Pembina Medical Clinic
Hospital: Misericordia Health Centre
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Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
Accepting New Patients:N

Profile updated 30/05/14    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 38 reviews. Dr. Desmond Van Jaarsveldt has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
30/05/14 SYSTEM: Accepting New Patients changed to "N" 
RID: 2740608
29/07/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Van is a wonderful doctor who takes the time that is necessary to address his patients' needs. He is kind and considerate- really like an old fashioned doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a family doctor.  Respond
RID: 2520946
03/01/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Van is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Caring, considerate, thorough, friendly, comfortable, compassionate. He always listens, asks questions, answers, explains and makes sure you understand. His staff will do what they can to slide you in if something urgent arises. I did have to be fair and say he is not always punctual. This can be tough sometimes waiting, but he never rushes anyone. He is more than worth the wait. If you prefer to know what is going on with your health, leaving feeling cared for, like someone has your back, Dr. Van is your man. :) Perfect bedside manner to ensure you trust and never feel like a number. No matter how sick I am, after seeing him I already feel better. Amazing human being.  Respond
25/04/12 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "" to "Desmond" 
RID: 1720848
23/02/12 3 1 1 3 I'm quite surprised to see Dr. Van's great ratings. He was my doctor for several years and was never on time, always friendly but rather unwilling to take some concerns seriously and once made the error of ignoring my test results and suggesting I stay on a medication that even his secretary admitted I should not- as the lab results indicated it should be changed.  Respond
RID: 1693162
21/01/12 5 5 5 5 best doctor ever i wish hey could be cloned,we need a hole winnipeg of this doctor ,very knowledgeable  Respond
RID: 1692396
20/01/12 3 5 2 2 I did not feel as though my concerns were taken seriously. Though he is generally very friendly and personable, he made some comments regarding my concerns which I felt were inappropriate and unnecessary. I was visibly upset. He did give me a referral and ordered the tests I felt I needed, but he did so reluctantly.  Respond
RID: 1549415
29/09/11 5 5 5 5 I was Blessed to have Dr. Jaarsveldt as my Family doc. I came to Canada, had him as a walk-in, then apparently such was my main physician. The best description in the dictionary will not be enough to say what a great doctor he is. i have met only a hand full of people who were this passionate in their field of professional expertise. My doctor was able to explain me a medical condition so simply that if he was my Med instructor that i might have succeed in medicine, and i barely passed high school chemistry class. But in all seriousness REGRETTABLY i wish we had more doctors like him so that more Canadian..., actually anyone anywhere, would be cared for with his high caliber of professionalism. Dr. V Jaarsveldt, thank you for what you do. We NEED more people like such. Universal health care is great for an immigrant, but a doctor like you is better for all Canadians who has you as their physician. again THANK YOU DR. VAN keep up the good work.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1406433
04/04/11 5 5 5 5 It's too bad there aren't more individuals like Dr. Van, because he is truly one of a kind when it comes to physicians who have the knowledge and bedside manner.  Respond
RID: 1004726
07/10/09 4 4 5 5 Best family doctor I ever saw. I only got to see him a few times as a walk in. He was not taking new patients at the time so I had to settle for someone else to be my family doctor but he is my wife's family doctor. If anyone is allowed to get a 6 out of 5, it's this guy. He's very helpful, polite, caring, and down to earth. He refers you to the proper specialist when needed. I think this doctor really cares about his patients and loves to help people.  Respond
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 524508
26/02/08 5 5 5 5 FABULOUS doctor. I fell sick on my birthday a few years back and went to a walk-in. The doctor there looked at me a prescribed penicilin. I finished the prescription but was still sick so I went back and this time walked out with a prescription, this time for amoxycilin. Again, finished the prescription and still sick. Went back and walked out with a prescription to PenV. Finished that and was still sick! I had enough at this point and went to a different walk-in and saw Dr. Van. He told me I had a virus and no antibiotic would cure it. Six weeks on antibiotics for absolutely no reason!! He offered some home remedies to get over it quickly and it worked. Felt better within 4 days. I have since moved away and only wish I can find a doctor like him in the city where I currently reside. Still use his advice now and will try it before going to see a doctor and risking an un-necessary prescription. Best doctor I ever had. I'd recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 508954
09/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Van is beyond a great doctor. I have had a very stressful time dealing with health issues but he always has a way to put your mind at ease when you see him when you are worried. Will get down to business and will send you for further tests if necessary and not just push you out of the office. His receptionist is also great and has always helped for me to get in to see him when I need to. Dr Van will always make you feel comfortable and not dismiss your concerns. Would recommend him to anyone!  Respond
RID: 498426
29/01/08 4 4 5 5 Dr. Van Jaarsveldt is the nicest doctor I ever had. He is very knowledgable and takes the time to explain things. He is very friendly and I am very comfortable with him. I hope he never leaves Winnipeg. I am very lucky to have him as my doctor.  Respond
RID: 483326
14/01/08 4 4 5 5 Dr. Van is absolutely the BEST doctor that I have ever been to. His care and concern and personalilty just makes your visit to the doctor a pleasant one. Even my young daughter who has seen him numerous time over the past few months, enjoys her visits. His bedside manner is just out of this world, you actually feel like he cares and your not just a dollar in his pocket. I would recommend him as a physician to ab****ely anyone. I absoltely adore him. I really feel that my kids and I are being taken care of to the fullest extent when we go to see him.  Respond
RID: 456770
04/12/07 5 5 5 5 Dr Van was the best Dr I ever had, but unfortunately he moved from Flin Flon. He actually listened to me and believed me when I knew there was something wrong with me. Others gave me all kinds of excuses that I was overwt, my age, pre-menapousal etc. He listened, and discovered I had a huge ovarian tumor. He contacted the best in Winnipeg and arranged for my surgery. Finally someone that would listen to me. Later when he had interns in learning, he would ask if he could share my story with them. He wanted them to know, you must listen to a patient. Thank you, we miss you dearly in Flin Flon, and your wife. you are the best!!  Respond
RID: 451961
28/11/07 4 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Van for about 7 years, and even though I have moved out of the area, I still drive out to see him. He is the best doctor there is. When I got really sick a few years ago, he took the time to call me at home to see how I was feeling. I would follow him anywhere.  Respond
RID: 451440
28/11/07 4 4 5 5 Dr. Van Jaarsvelt is an excellent doctor. One of the best I have ever had. He always makes time to review matters with you, to answer any questions you have and he has a great personality and manner. Would highly recommend!!!!  Respond
RID: 385287
14/08/07 4 3 5 5 Very pleasant doctor. Extremely good and efficient without feeling like you are being rushed. Highly recommended.  Respond
08/07/07 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 360403
06/07/07 4 2 5 5 The best doctor I've had in my adult life. Always takes the necessary time to check you out and listen. Great at alleviating fears of serious issues. Punctuality suffers a bit because of this, but it's well worth waiting.  Respond
RID: 314453
09/05/07 5 5 5 THE BEST. Always takes time, sometimes I feel bad for the time he does spend talking and explaining. Always makes sure all your questions are answered (and then some). Most important to me. Not just a medical doctor, he wants to know how YOU are...mind and body. I always leave feeling confident in the visit, results, action taken and my well being.  Respond
RID: 250286
01/04/07 5 5 5 very effienct and knowledgable--takes the time to determine your medicals concerns with resultsd  Respond
RID: 209867
18/03/07 5 5 5 Excellent doctor!! I been trough a several doctors and pediatricians for my son and none of them took the time to even ask me simple questions about his situations. Dr. Van Jaarsveldt is so humane, polite, helpfull and very very knowligable. He takes time and preforms tests before he he treats the problem. I am so satisfied with Dr. Van Jaarsveldt and his work. Keep up the good work you are the best out there.  Respond
RID: 209524
17/03/07 4 5 5 excellent DR. Great bedside manner. Always been helpfull. great sense of humour. i've always left with a smile. he can always make you see the brighter side. Always giving examples i could understand and relate to. gives clear explanations insted of all that medical terminology. I could not have found a better DR. Very knowledgable treatments have always worked the first time.  Respond
RID: 204863
16/03/07 4 5 5 Fantastic Doctor! I have always been afraid of doctors until now that is. Dr. Van always listens, helps you with any concern - big or small- and he never talks down to you. He is great with my children and I sure wish I had met him sooner. His receptionist is great too. She always helps out and is ready with a smile. By far the best... he needs an award for his dedication to his profession.  Respond
RID: 189659
13/03/07 4 5 5 Dr. Van is the best doctor I have seen in my whole life. He always takes the time to talk to you and do the necessary testing needed. He actually spends time with his patients and truly cares about them. Dr. Van has no time restrictions when it comes to patients. he spends as much time with you as needed - even though he is so incredibly busy.He is the only physician I have been to that actually does a physical the way you are supposed to. My physicals last way over 1/2 hour when in the past they have only taken the most 15 minutes. Dr. Van is truly one of a kind and in my opinion the best there is. Keep up the good work Dr. Van. If there is any award that can be given to this man for his work then he truly deserves it! Good Job!  Respond
RID: 172156
05/03/07 3 5 5 Dr. Van..."the Dutchman"... I have been a patient of Dr. Van's for the past 2 years. It was by fluke at first (walk-in)...then I realized., "what a caring physician". He always answers my questions; doesn't beat around the bush; never just types, and stares at the computer while your are talking; he makes you feel that your medical concerns are important; and his professionalizm is above average ! I am very happy to have him as my Doctor. Great job Dr. Van...you deserve a gold star !!!  Respond
RID: 160476
27/02/07 4 5 5 I lost my family Dr. due to his retirement. I wasn't sure he could ever be replaced. After my first appointment with Dr. Van I knew I was in good hands. He is extremely busy but still takes the time to listen and then explain. Gives you choices. He is friendly, knowledgable, caring, compassionate, and understanding. A doctor who has no attitude but does have personality. Never seems like he is pushing you out to get to the next appointment. Looks at you when he talks and shakes you hand when you are leaving. Also has an excellent receptionist. DON'T MOVE DR. VAN.  Respond
RID: 154083
22/02/07 4 5 5 very caring and compassionate, always willing to listen and take time  Respond
RID: 152113
21/02/07 5 5 5 i had bad asthma. dr. van helped find medicines & avise me how to use the meds where several other dr.s experimented by prescribing expensive meds that didn't work.  Respond
RID: 147079
18/02/07 4 5 5 Always willing to answer all questions I have and takes the time to explain if I don't understand.  Respond
RID: 146871
18/02/07 4 5 5 Dr. Van is the best ever. He doesn't talk down to you. His expertise is completely calming. His honesty and passion for his job is somehting to see.  Respond
RID: 143989
16/02/07 3 5 5 The Best Dr I've had. Sure you have to wait to see him but once you do he's all yours. He listens, advises and really truly cares. He even asks about my family, home life, etc. And when that annual physical rolls around, I comfortable with him - and he is so thourough with the bloodwork and test fromthe lab. I leave there feeling like he checked everything and know that I am healthy!  Respond
RID: 136456
11/02/07 4 5 5 Dr.Van is the best. Very caring, compassionate and takes the time to get to know you. Never rushes you or puts you down, always there to help.  Respond
RID: 124954
02/02/07 5 5 5 Dr Van can a;ways fit you in, and he speaks to you according to your level of understanding, and he is great with kids too. He always has time for your questions, and when you leave you know what is going on.  Respond
RID: 121096
31/01/07 3 5 5 The very best around. Almost too good to be true. He is compassionate, down to earth and very caring. Hope he remains in Wpg and doesn't decide to leave live some other good ones.  Respond
RID: 117218
29/01/07 3 5 5 Dr. Van is the best out there. He is concerned about your true health and always listens to your concerns. You will probably have to wait in the waiting room for a while as he is very busy and will spend time answering all your questions. I never get mad about waiting b/c I know that I will get my chance to ask all my questions and he will take the time needed to answer them all. Thank you for being such a fabulous doctor and a wonderful person!!  Respond
RID: 102862
19/01/07 4 5 5 Dr. Van is the best physician our family has ever had. Extremely compassionate and caring, knowledgeable and not afraid to admit when he doesn't know what the problem is. Refers to specialists, etc. whenever warranted. Always ready to listen and you never feel like you're being rushed or that your problem is frivolous. Couldn't ask for better!  Respond
RID: 90556
16/01/07 5 5 5 This is the best doctor I have ever had or met in my life. End of story. Dr. Barry, you are greatly, dearly missed in Steinbach.  Respond
RID: 79554
12/01/07 4 5 5 Dr. Van is a great doctor and he always listens to your concerns and will send you for a second opinion if he feels that the situation requires one. I find he never rushes you out of the room and has very good bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor.  Respond
RID: 64255
06/12/06 3 5 5 Dr Van is GREAT. He is helpful, emphathetic, a great bedside manner. He is knowledgable and really listens to you about your concerns. He even remembers you without having to look at your file. Great Doctor...  Respond
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