Dr. David Van, a board-certified family physician, is the founder and medical director of McIntosh Trail Family Practice. Since 1985, Dr. Van has seen his practice grow into one of the largest family practices in metropolitan Atlanta. He attributes his practice's success to its solid reputation as a provider of compassionate and quality health care, and his deep commitment to treating other families as he would treat his own. Although selected by numerous residencies, Dr. David Van chose the specialty of Family Medicine driven by the core values of the specialty, centered around the sacred doctor-patient relationship. With a commitment to the values of integrity, kindness, and the well being of the patient, Dr. Van enjoys treating a variety of patients' medical problems. His area of expertise and special interest include endocrinology, gynecological endocrinology, cardiology, lipidology, and cosmetic procedures. He strives for excellence of care, innovation in new technology, cost effectiveness, leadership, and collaboration. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Van attended Jesuit High School, graduating with honors. He is a Phi Kappa Phi and honor graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and an honor graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School, where he was elected to the Aesculapian Honor Society. After attending medical school, he continued his specialty training in family practice at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Van has twice been selected as a 'top doctor' in Spalding County, and has also been voted one of America's 'top family doctors' for 2002-2016 by the National Consumer Research Council. He has received teaching awards for his dedicated training of medical students and physician assistants. In addition, Dr. Van has received many academic honors, including the following: National Honor Society Phi Eta Sigma Mu Sigma Rho Alpha Epsilon Delta Phi Kappa Phi Aesculapian Honor Society Dr. Van is a diplomat of the Board of Family Practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Mercer Medical School and as a preceptor for Emory University and University of Georgia medical schools. In addition, this successful doctor is an active member of the following professional associations: American Medical Association GAFA SMA AAFP MAG Rotary Club Former president of the Medical Society Dr. Van is part of a group of individuals who founded the Hope Health Clinic, a volunteer medical clinic serving the needy in Spalding County. He has traveled to South America as part of a medical mission, and he also lends his support to medical missions in other parts of the world. He generously gives back to his local community through service in the Daybreak Rotary Club. Dr. Van and his wife, Vicki C. Van, M.D., have two children, David and Lauren, ages 21 and 16. During his free time, Dr. Van enjoys playing golf, outdoor water sports, and family activities.
For more than 20 years, our staff of skilled professionals has been dedicated to providing comprehensive personal care to individuals and families in the metro Atlanta area. At McIntosh Trail Family Practice, we are intent on providing the highest quality service with the spirit of courtesy, compassion and professionalism to you and your family.
Dr. Van's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology
Board certified in Family Practice
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Van's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
What is medical malpractice?
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1982
Earl K Long Hospital -LSU Affiliated Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
American Academy of Family Physicians
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Other Education | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Van has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.