James Van Der Heyden
James J. Van Der Heyden

James J. Van Der Heyden PA-C


Physician Assistant
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4.6 / 5 (based on 161 Reviews) View 37 Comments
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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Physician Assistant


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Physician Assistant

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

Board Certifications

Physician Assistant - General Certification

Patient Reviews

September 02, 2021
The whole office was very respectful and very lovely and they treated me so lovely. It was the nicest doctor's visit I've had for a long time. It was on time, punctual and I didn't have to wait and everybody was very kind. Thank you.
August 30, 2021
My visit with Dr. Van Der Heyden was great.
August 26, 2021
My only complain is the the radiology didn't offer the protection when he took the x-rays. And I Ask and looks to me the he was upset so he did give it to me with an attitude. To me he should offer the protection no matter what age the person is. Because we've been exposed to radiation.
August 19, 2021
I think it would have been helpful if the provider would have done a physical evaluation of my son since he's there for a shoulder injury. He stay at the evaluator who we had stayed about 15 feet away from my son never touched him, asked him if he went to therapy and that was it. That was the end of our visit and said he should continue going to therapy for the number of therapy that was ordered for him. And that was the end and that we would see him again In 6 weeks. I didn't find this anyway, helpfully, or in any way. It felt like a waste of my time for the day. But anyways, that's just me. Thank you. Have a great day.
August 19, 2021
Dr. James He's very professional and explains everything so I can understand. And also listen when speaking of my injury's and pain.
August 05, 2021
Always treated very respectful and in a timely manner.
July 29, 2021
He is simply THE BEST
July 15, 2021
July 08, 2021
I was kept waiting for 40 minutes and then the office visit was 5 or 6 minutes, which was fine. But having to wait 40 minutes for a 5 minute appointment is ridiculous. Also, it took several calls to the office to get some insurance information handled. They were not very efficient in that. But otherwise, the doctor was very good. I was very happy with him and with some of the staff, I was very happy with. Other than that, they need to work on some of their returning calls and making appointments.
June 24, 2021
Everything was so wonderful. I'm so happy the best. Thank you.
June 21, 2021
James is simply the best. That it in a nutshell
June 21, 2021
James Van der heyden is an excellent PA..!
June 17, 2021
I am a repeat patient, but this office and this team have always been A+ I have never had a problem with appointments of paying specific attention to my problem.
May 27, 2021
I suppose. The day get the best that they could considering the condition that I'm in. I would have liked further, testing or commons. I'm a situation. They referred to a neurologist so I shall way to see and what the results happened after I see the neurologist. Then I don't know if it was a good recommendation or not. Thank you.
May 14, 2021
James was great and he is great.
April 29, 2021
Yes, James Van Der Heyden was very polite, thorough, and gave me really good things that he had said respectfully and honestly, and he was there for any questions that I had to ask ... ask him. He was very polite, very, very professional, and from what I could see, very truthful.
April 22, 2021
I had a great experience at my visit.
April 19, 2021
I thought James was incredibly professional, caring, understanding, was very, very easy to talk to and I felt like if I ever needed to come back for any type of situation that I was in, I would 100% come back to James. Thank you guys for everything you've done. I really appreciate it.
April 01, 2021
PA Van Der Heyden was very knowledgeable and showed genuine care for me as his patient. He responded to my questions and concerns without hesitation. I was impressed by his expertise and have already made my f/u appt under his care.
March 22, 2021
James knows his stuff, he gives an excellent shot and he is very nice. His help was very useful and I left we hope.
March 01, 2021
He is always kind and careful with my shots.... I really appreciate the time he takes...
February 18, 2021
James is an outstanding individual not only does he licence to you but he cares about your levels of pain. And puts the staroid shots on a very genital way as to not cause to much pain or disconfert. James is tge only one I trust with my regular shots and any other painful procedures. He is the best!!!!!
February 10, 2021
good service
February 01, 2021
They were very courteous. I was seen on time. Dr. James was extremely helpful and explained everything very well. Thank you.
January 14, 2021
Great, as always at this PIH Facility - Dr Van De Heyden is an awesome P.A. always puts me at ease. Gentle giving shots. Calm manor?? Reception area with Staff professional and considerate always helpful.
January 06, 2021
James is very caring and takes his time giving knee and shoulder injections,and he is absolutey the best at pain free cortisone shots. His shots last for months because he takes the time to find the right spots!
December 31, 2020
Very knowledgeable and pleasant.
December 28, 2020
just go to hospital , urgent can only do little thing.
December 17, 2020
Everyone was very cordial and respectful. I appreciated everything that was done to make me feel at ease during my procedure
November 23, 2020
Very professional and answered all my questions and concerns
November 02, 2020
Thank you for being extremely professional. attentive, and went above and beyond to research and treat my condition. After so many visits with other Doc's from other clinics, I finally get a sense of relief.
October 26, 2020
This is the location and the provider I chose for my procedure at this time. My visit was pleasant and professional Dr.James is kind, he listens to the patient he's communication is what I feel makes it easy to get to know him. I'm comfortable when he takes care of me.
October 23, 2020
Nice office, was seen promptly, issue with x-ray disc I brought was resolved quickly and efficiently.
October 22, 2020
He listened and explained to my concerns.
September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020
I have been a patient for about 18 years and highly recommend PIH health for anyone with orthopedic or joint problems.
September 23, 2020
Were very professional.
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