Ratings for Dr. Auret Van Heerdan
I am suffering severely from epilepsy and in desperate need of anti convulsive medications so went to spall walk in and unfortunately was seen by Auret Van Heerdan. After I explained I did not have a script for any more anti convulsion meds, Auret Van Heerdan somehow looked up another script I had been given recently from another clinic(not an anti convulsive med and without my permission), and said "I was messing around." This statement was absurd, unprofessional, confusing, and made me feel very uncomfortable. I explained that he was delusional, and I was simply in need of medication to assist with my recurring ongoing seizures. Instead of getting a referral to a neurologist or any meds, I instead later suffered a seizure the very same day, I will be making a complaint to the board. Do your self a favor and do not see this doctor.
In many cases I've had him misdiagnose quickly and rush me out. Doesn't take a second look or research what might actually be the problem. Once he looked at a condition in my hands and said, "I can't cure warts..." and that's it. I went for a second opinion and it turns out it's a symptom of psoriasis. A second time I came in with an inured thumb. He told me it was arthritis and to take anti-inflammatories when it hurts. And wouldn't write me a prescription for physiotherapy even after I asked. I went to physio on my own dime and she told immediately that it was strained ligaments... gave me a brace and solved the problem.... seems like he just wants patients in aND out quick to get paid. Doesn't care
Dr. Van Heerden has been my doctor since I was a child. His staff are amazing, though the office is extremely busy they will always try to get you in if you express your need to be seen. Dr. Van Heerden is not quick to prescribe drugs, which I very much like. He listens closely to concerns and really seems to care about his patients problems. He is wonderful with children. I think he may need to take some peoples concerns more seriously but I have never had a problem with him personally. I would recommend him to people, however I would mention how extremely busy the clinic seems to be.
Has been my doctor for past 10 yrs. and has seen me through both a heart attack and prostate cancer. He shows personal concern for the state of my health, and I have full confidence in any diagnosis and treatment prescribed. I would recommend him without hesitation.
I had a major accident, and after discharge saw the doctor repeatedly during my recover. Never once did he examine me or even touch me. And as a result, without listening to my concerns and taking them seriously, missed a major injury that I had privately diagnosed by a specialist - that now requires reconstruction. Also prescribed narcotics without telling me, resulting in physical withdrawl for ten days when I stopped taking. Also one receptionist appears overworked and rude....snippy, always gets my name and appts wrong
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