James Van Der Heyden
James J. Van Der Heyden

James J. Van Der Heyden PA-C


Physician Assistant
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4.7 / 5 (based on 227 Reviews) View 48 Comments
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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Physician Assistant

Additional Languages

  • Mandarin


Medical School

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific (California)

Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant

Patient Reviews

August 05, 2022
My experience was great except the elder lady who took me to the check out station was impatient and rude.
July 26, 2022
Doctor van der heyden is a great doctor. I was nervous about a cortisone shot he calmed me down and i never felt a thing
July 14, 2022
It was fabulous. Everyone in the office is very professional and knowledgeable
July 12, 2022
The first question should have been a 4. The doctor was excellent. And I was very pleased, very happy. Thank you.
July 11, 2022
Thank you!!
July 11, 2022
Went for a Gel injection, The nurse took care of me , then He came in , talk to me every step. Got it done !! I'm Happy , didn't feel no pain ??????
July 07, 2022
James has been my ortho care for over 7 years. He is professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in my treatment.
June 30, 2022
June 23, 2022
I'm sorry I accidentally pushed a one and how great the office staff was and it should have been the highest number, a number that they could have. They were super, I've been here before. People will not be disappointed. I was not disappointed as usual.
June 23, 2022
respectfully and careful helped with my needs very nice polite i love my visit at ortho
June 08, 2022
Hi, I'm kind of like really getting annoyed with so many, these surveys. You guys keep sending me these surveys and I'm 74 years old and I had an accident and I broke my collar and it's very painful and no need to keep asking about the surveys of your doctors. Bye.
June 03, 2022
Always very courteous
June 03, 2022
Front office people act like it's a bother leaving you standing their with no acklnoldment it's a male blonde guy with glasses
June 03, 2022
Great to get in right away as I was in a lot of discomfort
June 01, 2022
Well, they all did very well.
May 19, 2022
I had a very good experience with...Dr. James and...and he was kind and...very professionally, and...cared about my symptoms.
May 18, 2022
Appreciated his knowledge.
May 10, 2022
I was so pleasantly surprised by my visit with this PA. I was disappointed that I could not get in to see my regular ortho doctor, but this PA was really wonderful and I would go back to see him with no hesitation.
May 05, 2022
My stay was good finally I got some answers
April 27, 2022
PA was really attentive, knowledgeable and responded to all my questions
April 06, 2022
Great staff and doctors and it is a pleasure to have an appointment there.
April 01, 2022
The gentleman was a wonderful person. He was very personable, and in my opinion, very good. Thank you.
April 01, 2022
He was kind, gentle, listen to what I had to say. Didn't rush through the appointment. Gave me my injection without having any pain. Explained what he was doing!!
March 30, 2022
I felt very comfortable with Mr. Van Der Heyden. He had suggestions on different avenues I could take regarding my situation. I definitely would recommend him to friends & family.
March 18, 2022
Very knowledgable doctor
March 17, 2022
good service
March 16, 2022
I appreciate that he heard what I wanted abs how I wanted to proceed with my care.
March 14, 2022
All this well, perfectly, thanks to you is everything.
March 11, 2022
Mr. James is very, very professional and attentive. He is always listening to what my needs are and my conditions. He always gives me good feedback as far as what I can do to help at home on my condition. He is very, very well spoken, explaining everything to me and the procedures that are being done. He is careful. I never have a problem as far as pain management when I go to get my injections. I am very, very satisfied. I highly recommend him a hundred percent and I have no one else giving me injections, but him
March 08, 2022
I simply felt like this office was disinterested in me or my situation. They may have the skills but seem to just be uninterested.
March 07, 2022
James van der was very attentive and straight to the point. Made me feel comfortable and gave me every option that was available. I appreciate the help he gave me.
March 07, 2022
James did a fine job with the drain and injections. Didn't feel a thing. He has the touch.
February 17, 2022
They attended to me in a timely manner. The Doctor provided helpful information.
February 08, 2022
Was a little nervous going in but turned out to be very positive experience.. kind staff, spent the time to explain things and was in and out in a timely manner..
January 27, 2022
The physician assistant was excellent. I loved him. He explained everything thoroughly. I couldn't have asked for a better care from him. He is one of the best. Thank you.
January 24, 2022
James is very good and very nice.
January 20, 2022
The handicapped spots are too far away from the front door. I want to see my regular orthopedist. I was told because of the emergency this PA was the only one available and its way out of my way to go there. The assistant didn't do a good job wrapping my wound.
January 14, 2022
Everyone was very helpful. Mr. Van Der Heyden took the time to carefully explain my care.
January 03, 2022
Listened to me and responded in a way that I could understand...
December 01, 2021
I'm very thankful for [name removed] who found me an appointment in a different office within 45 minutes of my call. I was in a lot of pain and my experience at the LaHabra location was great!
November 11, 2021
I had to wait for an hour because the didn't sign me in. My appointment was for 9:00 had to ask why it's been an hour when I had a scheduled appointment.
November 08, 2021
I drive far to see these Doctors they have always treated me with CARE and respect. They care a lot for their patients.
November 08, 2021
Always a great doctors office
November 04, 2021
James is very patient and was able to provide the procedure with ease. I experienced no pain and felt very comfortable with the procedure.
October 20, 2021
Thanks for making a painful visit into a positive experience!
October 08, 2021
James is a big asset to this office! His shots are the best I've had in five years! I'm always nervous when it's time to get shots in both knees but with James I will no longer be nervous or get my anxiety! Thank you James! ??
October 07, 2021
Hi, I've been going to be a shelf on Harbor, Boulevard your Imperial. We many years in the staff has been excellent. Very curious can ask for a better group Van. Der. Heyden is wonderful. My injections are painless. Also, [name removed] very good in the whole staff people at walk, you in the nurses, the girls at the desk. All the guys there. That's not one person that I can say has been I can I put it not courteous, everyone. It's really very nice. Goody a curb or when I see him once in a while and very happy with the service. Hope it continues. Only suggestion I have is possibly having tables that you can lower to get on because I have a hard time getting up on the table. So you need to lower table that they have in Santa Fe Springs. It would be a plus, a big plus. Anyway, thank you. That was it.
October 07, 2021
It was all I could ask for in more wonderful people and they took great care of me
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