Dr. Brian Van Der Linden, MD

Dr. Brian Van Der Linden, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. Brian Van Der Linden, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Blue Ridge Surgery Center

1802 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Van Der Linden's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Linden treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Linden treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Linden treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Linden treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diarrhea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Linden treats Diarrhea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Linden treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Linden's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

I believe that every patient should be treated with dignity and compassion, and that healthcare is a team effort which must provide individualized patient-centered care. For nearly two decades I have worked to provide my patients with comprehensive, cost effective, high quality clinical care and endoscopic expertise.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
1989
Creighton University
Medical School
1984
California State University - Los Angeles
Medical School
1989
1984

Awards

Dr. Van Der Linden's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Der Linden

4.7

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
3.125%
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1 Star
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Dr. Brian Van Der Linden is an excellent doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. He is very professional, understanding, caring, trustworthy, considerate and always takes time for his patients. It makes you feel like you are important and well cared for. He listens to his patients.
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This practice is well run. The employees are helpful and professional. Dr. Van Der Linden has a great bed-side manner. He and his Nurse Practitioner listen closely, explain things well and make you feel at ease. I highly recommend their services.
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He is the best...comforts you and explains everything throughly throughout the process. His staff was polite and knowledgeable and I was in and out in excellent time...I look forward to seeing them again. I plan to only use them for further needs. Thank you Chris S.
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I have been his patient since 2013 and I would recommend him to anyone .
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Dr. van der Linden is extremely knowledgeable, incredibly kind and caring. I would say he is one of the best Physician's I've met since moving to VA in 2008! My husband is also a patient of his and feels the same way I do. We both would highly recommend him to our friends and family. I was having some problems and needed to see a G.I. Doctor immediately, his Nurse Amanda kindly squeezed me into see him even though his schedule was booked. And he treated me wonderfully.
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Dr Van Der Linden is an answer to prayers. We heard about him through a friend from our Church. What I thought was going to be a long wait period turned into a much shorter one. He explained things well and I never felt rushed during my visit.....
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Dr. V is the best . He listens he cares and renders great patient care and followup. One can be assured you are in good hands.
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Yes, Dr.Vanderlinden was very concerned and explained the solution for the OV. He was very nice and considerate. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family.
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Dr Van Der LInden took his time in explaining my medical problems....he made me feel at ease....I felt like he took time to listen.....
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Dr. Van Der Linden is what ever physician should be- great listener, communicator, and compassionate. I recommend without hesitation.
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I have been going to Dr Vanderlinden for more than 5 years and find him to be a very thorough, courteous, kind, and caring doctor. He is very friendly and down to earth, and spends a significant amount of time with me each time I visit. I believe it is important to him to ensure that all my questions and concerns are addressed. The office is very clean and the staff (front desk and his nurse) are very friendly and caring. Please see Dr Vanderlinden... you won't be disappointed!
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Dr. Van Der Linden is the best. I highly recommend him. He was very thorough in answering all of my questions and he was very compassionate, caring and knowledgeable.
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I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Van Der Linden for the first time. He I very personable and attentive. I think I will be happy will him. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
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I would most definitely and have recommended Dr. Van Der Linden to my family and friends. His specialty is not one that you like to discuss with anyone, but he reassured me and made me feel extremely comfortable the first time I met him. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and friendly, he is a very unique and interesting person. He is always very professional and takes time to listen to all concerns and explains everything until you are comfortable. I rate him at 5 stars.
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After seeing any number of doctors about the GI distress I was experiencing and getting nowhere, I went to see Dr. Van Der Linden. He took the time to listen to all of my symptoms and previous treatments and came up with a diagnosis and course of treatment which is obviously working since I am now much improved. I did have a long wait in the office to see him, but after seeing how much time he spent listening and talking with me, I understand why. It was worth the wait.
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Very positive experience. I felt like Dr. Van Der Linden cared about my situation.
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I took my father to see Dr. an Der Linden last week and we were both very pleased with all aspects of the visit. His support staff is excellent both on the phone and in person. They are respectful and friendly. The doctor was very thorough and explained everything clearly, and patiently answered our many questions. We absolutely recommend him to anyone needing a good gastroenterologist!
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Great Doctor would recommend to anyone, has been my doctor for years.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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