Dr. Ann Van Heest, MD

Dr. Ann Van Heest, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Ann Van Heest, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Saint Paul, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

200 University Ave E

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Contact Information

(651) 290-8707

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
normal
more than 74% of peers
Limb Pain
normal
more than 71% of peers

Dr. Van Heest's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Wrist Fracture
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17  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Hennepin County Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Minn Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Heest has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Heest's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Heest to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Van Heest's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (4)

After the first specialist misdiagnosed my daughter at birth, a year later we met Dr Van Heest. Within minutes of looking at my daughter she knew she didn't have a brachial plexus injury, but instead has Neonatal Compartment Syndrome! My daughter will soon be 3 and although there is still room for...more
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Terrible doctor; even worse human being. Didn't listen to my concerns and only spent 2 minutes with me. Made me feel really stupid for asking questions and called me a name. I have never met a more rude and less compassionate doctor. I doubt she even cares about her patient. She misdiagnosed me and...more
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Waited months to see Van Heest only to be examined by the resident. Van Heest did stop in for a quick 5 min chat. She didn't even look at my wrist. What a disappointment and a waste of my tie and money.
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Dr. Van Heest is a lifesaver (actually career saver)! I've seen her off and on, as needed for about 20 years. As a musician she saved my career by surgically performing ulnar nerve transpositions and once the nerves regenerated I can't tell that I ever had a career ending problem. I saw her...more
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