Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD

Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 62

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(540) 210-3528

Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Salem, VA. Dr. van der Linden has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. van der Linden to book an appointment.

Locations

LewisGale Physicians Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology1802 Braeburn Dr Bldg B Salem, VA 24153
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. van der Linden is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center Salem, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. van der Linden's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. van der Linden

4.8

Based on 46 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (42)
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (42)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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I would highly recommend Dr. Van der Linden to anyone. He is an awesome Dr. He is kind, listens, and explains everything. Never seems to be in a rush. I have also seen Shannon Snyder PA. She is awesome too! The entire staff should get some type of recognition for their kindness and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sonya Blankenship – Mar 19, 2021
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Could have not been easier. The best professionalism around by him all the nurses and staff. triple thumbs up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike – Jan 22, 2021
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Very knowledgeable. Has an immense amount of experience. Very effective at explaining the implications of various avenues of treatment. Listened attentively. Explained thoroughly.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Josh B. – Jul 05, 2020
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Every time I have an appointment, Dr Van Der Linden always explains things so I can understand what he is saying and he listens to my concerns and answers my questions accordingly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy S. – May 08, 2020
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Best help I have Gotten From Gastro Since Doctor Sharkey left, That is why she pugt me in his hands when she left. Doctor Nelson Tried But he Missed a lot of things and Failed me . But Doctor Van Der Linden and All his staff are kind and conciderate and I know he will help me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Van Der Linden is a very compassionate physician. He takes time to talk with you and explain.
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What could be improved
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Teresa – Mar 08, 2020
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Just a typical office visit prior to procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 02, 2020
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Dr Van Der Linden took the time to explain to me (in layman terms) how a particular medication works. I have taken this med for many years but Dr Van Der Linden was the first to explain in detail how it works and how best to take it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 18, 2020
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awesome staff, taking their time listening to their patients First class all around
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Jarrett – Feb 11, 2020
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I just had my first appointment with Dr. Van Der Linden. He was very kind, professional, and thorough. He answered all my questions and addressed my concerns with patience. I appreciate that he did not make me feel rushed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2020
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I always love going to Dr.VanDer Linden he listen and review what I am saying he is very funny Doctor if you have any problems it's gone when he come into the room.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mrs. Georgia Ferguson – Sep 23, 2019
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Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional physician.
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Dr. Conrad Claytor – Sep 14, 2019
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Dr. Van Der Linden did a great job of making me feel comfortable and took the time to answer my questions and explain everything involved.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mike Harmon in Roanoke, VA – Jun 08, 2019
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Good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sharol Stoneburner in Roanoke , VA – May 05, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alice Morris in Roanoke , VA – Mar 03, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Stuart, VA – Jan 05, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris Sprouse in Roanoke, VA – Sep 24, 2018
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I have been his patient since 2013 and I would recommend him to anyone .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gloria Witt in Salem – Sep 15, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ann Holbrook in Blue Ridge, VA – Apr 02, 2018
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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.....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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John Gray in Roanoke Va – Feb 24, 2018
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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. van der Linden

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. van der Linden treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. van der Linden treats other conditions, please contact the office at (540) 772-5970.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. van der Linden is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

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Pancreatitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. van der Linden is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Dysphagia
Nausea
Esophagitis
Barrett's Esophagus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. van der Linden is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. van der Linden
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cirrhosis
Liver Function Test
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. van der Linden is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. van der Linden
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Constipation
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Check Dr. van der Linden's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. van der Linden's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. van der Linden accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Brian J. van der Linden, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist in Salem, Virginia.Dr. van der Linden...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Va Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD?

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Does Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. van der Linden has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. van der Linden frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. van der Linden specializes.

Where is Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD's office located?

Dr. van der Linden's office is located at 1802 Braeburn Dr Bldg B, Salem, VA 24153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. van der Linden is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)