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Dr. Michelle C. Vannieuwenhuize's Ratings
Dr. Van is wonderful, but I have to agree with other comments about the office staff. I avoid calling at all cost because of the staff that answers the phone. I wish she would send her staff to some training or at the very least teach them how to deal with her patients.
Dr. Vann is a nice woman however her office is a disaster to deal with. Its impossible to get an appointment because she is physically not in the office very often (child, lincoln high school teaching, time off). It takes me several attempts for my referrals to be sent to my specialists. Another issue I have is she doesn't return calls. You'll be lucky if you get a call from a secretary who has no medical knowledge. Its very frustrating; You cant get a sick appointment or even a phone call. Im transfrering out.
I just love Dr Michelle Van. she was the only Doctor that helped me with my high blood pressure. She is kind, never rushes our appts and is the most proactive Dr Ever. I recommend her to everyone i know. She is the best Dr Ever, Luv her
I thought I was the only one the front desk staff was rude too. At least it's not only me. Really horrible people skills for the "front line" people. But - Dr Michelle Van is great and so far, worth it, once past her front desk.
I just switched to Dr. Vannieuwenhuize. Michelle was fantastic. I do agree the staff is extremely rude and dread calling. They always cut me off mid sentence when I call. It's too bad because it's stressful as it is going to the doctors and then to be greeted with such rudeness is horrifying.
My experiences with this provider have not been good on the whole. I have found Dr. Van to be dismissive, judgmental and borderline abusive. Upon visiting Dr Michelle, my daughter was met with comments regarding her weight, dress and overall appearance. The doctor commented more than 4 times "I think I fit into THAT when I was 10" "If you take this medication, you'll NEVER fit into THOSE jeans again". With such issues of body dysmorphic disorder currently in this day and age, I find it appauling that a PCP would perpetuate such damaging statements. It is always difficult to get an appointment with the doctor and the office staff is rude! I have booked the first appointment of the day and still had to wait over an hour to be seen by Dr Van. I work in the medical field and would NEVER recommend this practice to any of my patients.
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