Dr. Ann Van Der Linden

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Location:
Victoria, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:F
Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Phone:250-475-2251
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Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Unknown

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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Ann Van Der Linden has a good 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
RID: 1579569
04/11/11 5 5 5 5 I have always hated going to the Dr. but Ann has helped to change that, she delivered both of my boys and I love that the only way it would have been another Dr. is if she was away. I have many other friends that had no idea would deliver their baby depending on the day. She is supper helpful, always on time and I love that last time we were in for a checkup she was training a new Dr. I think it is very important that we have great people to train new Dr's. All of the staff in this office have been great.  Respond
RID: 1493392
22/07/11 4 5 5 5 I really liked Dr Van der Linden. I was originally with a midwife and had to switch to Ann half way through my pregnancy. She is funny, thoughtful and always willing to answer my thousands of questions, especially after my son was born. My husband really liked her too, and that's saying a lot because he doesn't really like doctors. She was usually always on time. Her assistant Dee was nice, but shot down a lot of my requests to ask Dr Van der Linden a question, which was frustrating, especially being a new mom. I would definately use Dr Van der Linden again if I have another child and am disappointed we couldn't stay with her as my son's doctor.  Respond
RID: 1483031
10/07/11 3 4 1 2 Not helpful at all, Sure she seems nice, but as soon as i voice my concerns she shrugs them off, A few years ago, i said i thought i had some symptoms, and she then proceeded to call me a hypochrondriac. Not helpful at all. Whenever i see her, she always seems to think of me as that. Just someone to make up the pain i feeling.Ive seen her for many years but still have the impression im wasting her time.  Respond
RID: 1482290
08/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr V took me on when she wasn't accepting any more patients because of a serious health problem that I had. Her office always fits me in with very little notice because of my illness. If Dr V is away and I need to be seen then another doc in her office has always seen me. Dee has always been great with me and I wouldn't want anyone else handeling my needs besides these two. Dr V has never been late in any of my schedualed appts and I have been there 5+ years. She delivered my baby and was there with me and not passing me off to another doc when it got to be late at night. She is an excellent doc and I couldn't ask for better care.  Respond
RID: 1334710
12/01/11 4 4 5 5 We've been patients with Dr.V for over 10 years now. She has a pleasant manner about her and is very thorough in her approach. She is always punctual, very helpfull and quite knowledgeable. Our experiences with her have always been positive. On the other hand, we can not say the same about Dee, her receptionist. Unfortunately we have found her to be quite rude and disrespectfull at times, which is too bad because the rest of her staff is all excellent. This surprises us because we are "low maintenance" patients and do not ask any special requests, favours or requirements. That aside, we will continue seeing Dr.V because we have the utmost confidence in her.  Respond
RID: 1122700
08/03/10 5 4 5 5 Dr Ann is a GP. They have to know a little about everything and be willing to refer when something is beyond their expertise. Ann does that! She keeps her CPS (drug book) nearby and uses it. She is personable, and caring. You couldn't get me to switch doctors. Dee, Dr Ann's assistant, is great. She is a little rough around the edges, but she is efficient and gets the job done.  Respond
RID: 1091656
28/01/10 2 2 3 2 COMMENTS SEEM DATED.?.SHE IS A VERY GOOD BABY DOCTOR,,CARING..BUT DEE OVERSTEPS HER ROLE IN DR ANN'S OFFICE..OFTEN GIVES UNSOLICITED ADVICE WHEN ONE OUGHT TO BE REACHING THE DR HERSELF..ALTHOUGH SHE IS ALWAYS CHEERFUL..BUT SOMEWHAT ..I FEEL INTERFERES IN PATIENTS'CARE.I THINK SHE TRIES TO RUN"INTERFERENCE" FOR DR VAN  Respond
RID: 866914
21/04/09 5 5 5 5 I have known Dr. Ann for years and the thing I like most is that we can be seen in an emergency if needed. Her MOA, Dee, is always kind and considerate as well as all the staff at this office. After reading some of the past comments I have to wonder what the patients demands are. Maybe there was good reason why they were disappointed. She is ALWAYS on time!!  Respond
RID: 864187
17/04/09 3 4 3 2 Part time so frequently not around when my children or I really need her. Not happy with office policy of one problem per visit or new charges, things can get missed.  Respond
RID: 831072
16/03/09 5 5 5 4 I switched to Dr. van der Linden 9.5 years ago when I became pregnant and have had a great relationship with her ever since. She delivered both of my babies and she was wonderful both times, even through some unexpected events!! I appreciate that she really listens to my problems/issues and doesn't immediately prescribe medication for emotional/psychological issues. Instead she suggests trying alternative methods first,such as counseling, and that has always been enough for me, personally. I always feel very welcome at her office by both Dee and the receptionist (sorry, don't know her name but she has worked there for the whole time I have been a patient!). I have never had a bad experience with Dr.V and I am happily recommending her to a friend that is currently planning her family.  Respond
RID: 771610
23/01/09 2 5 5 5 Awesome..She is patient, and takes the time to explain everything.  Respond
RID: 730614
26/11/08 4 4 4 3 I have been going to Dr. Van der Linden for many years and like her and Dee very much. She is a great doctor and is caring and understanding. I have found her knowledge of medications to be a bit lacking however, and I usually end up knowing more about some medications than she does which concerns me. I would suggest she does more research and keep more up-to-date on medications etc. Overall though, she is great and I will continue to see her.  Respond
RID: 729184
24/11/08 1 3 3 3 Dr Van der Linden is a good doctor, however I think that her MOA, Dee is not invested in the health of Dr Van der Linden's patients. My family goes to Dr Van der Linden and Dee has, on several occasions confused my care needs with those of others in my household. She has also been very rude over the phone and has been very delayed in following up. I don't trust her overseeing for my health or the health of the people I care for.  Respond
RID: 690758
25/09/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Ann is great!! Delivered all three of my boys and now cares for them too. She even has taken on some of my wacky friends and family. Dee her assistant is also great...best thing that Ann could have done is to hire Dee to organize her!!  Respond
RID: 678697
03/09/08 4 4 2 2 I initally had a good impression of Dr Van Der Linden, but she prescribed a long term med for me without giving me some important details about the side effects. I had to do my own research in medical journals when I started having problems, and she acted nonchalant and uncaring when I voiced my concerns. I switched doctors and meds, and my problems disappeared.  Respond
RID: 610613
09/06/08 5 4 4 3 Started out very happy with her as a doctor but eventually left after experiencing a couple of more serious health problems, at which time I found her bedside mannor left much to be desired and her knowledge limited. Also, lost confidence in her after she misdiagnosed my sister with potential serious consequences. Sadly disappointed with her in the end... but this is only my experience.  Respond
RID: 549990
27/03/08 3 5 2 2 This used to be my family doctor but we all found her condescending and arrogant. Unfortunately she also misdiagnosed my ailment which resulted in a long delay of treatment, despite my insistence that a previous thing had reappeared. She has potential - but needs some work.  Respond
RID: 421727
30/09/07 5 5 5 5 I'm thrilled with Dr Van Der Linden - I was less than happy with the doctor whose care I was under with my son and wanted to switch. Someone recommended Dr Van Der Linden and I couldn't be happier.  Respond
RID: 264606
06/04/07 4 5 5 Dr. Van der Linden is the best doctor I have ever had. She has fit me in for emergency visits. She always listens to me. She has great advice. She doesn't just write you a prescription & send you on your way. She is very thoughtful & understanding.  Respond
RID: 230300
25/03/07 5 5 5 Ann is compasionate, has her patients best interests at heart, is easy to talk to, and is very caring.  Respond
RID: 211802
18/03/07 5 5 4 Dr Van Der Linden delivers babies (not all GP's do) and will treat all members of your family. Has young children of her own so is very knowledgeable about pregnancy and children. Will listen to your ideas as to what you think is wrong and your suggestions for treatment. She never talks down to you and is very personable. You never feel rushed through your appointment.  Respond
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