Dr. John Vanderheide, MD

Dr. John Vanderheide, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Vanderheide, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 68 years old.

515 W Pueblo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 681-8911

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Cervical Polyps
very high
more than 93% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
more than 86% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
more than 81% of peers

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


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  • Colporrhaphy
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Pap Smear
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Calif Irvine/Orange Co
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Calif Irvine/Orange Co
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vanderheide has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vanderheide's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vanderheide to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Vanderheide's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Not sure why he's getting so many bad reviews because I found him to be competent, attentive, kind, and with a friendly bedside manner. He referred me to one of his colleagues since he no longer does surgery. He's been a OB/Gyn for a long time, so maybe he doesn't gush like some others do, or maybe because he's a man people don't like him, but I thought he was great! It could be that I'm older and just appreciate his expertise.
Goleta, CA |
Never will I go back to this Dr. Went to him to check out why I am not able to concieve I have had numerous testing done on the East coast and he did not even care to see them or have my obgyn send them over. He sat there with a old torn scrap paper doodling on it while I was telling him everything I have been through, not even taking real notes! I am so upset that I wasted my day I had to take off from work for this! he told me to go get a better ovulation kit! And sent me home!
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I came in with a lot of questions about birth control. At the time, I was on the pill & really didn't like the migraines I was experiencing. He came in & Dr. Vanderheide spent 5 minutes talking with me. He quickly dismissed my healthcare concerns and told me to take another option without hardly any information or help at all.
in Lompoc, CA |
He made me feel like he had better things to do and my questions were stupid.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I came in with a lot of questions about birth control, specifically getting an IUD. I was currently on the pill and really didn't like the nausea I was experiencing. He came in and spent 5 minutes talking with me and it obviously looked like he was ready to make it as quick as possible. He quickly dismissed the idea of an IUD because of my medical history and told me to take another option without hardly any information or help at all. I left feeling uninformed and discouraged!
Santa Barbara, CA |
He was very real, approachable and non judgemental, everything we want in an OB. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He was more than happy to answer any questions I had.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I went in about issue that was causing me embarrassment, pain, problems in daily life, home and work, and just in general was making my life a living hell. I waited for this appointment for 4 months. 4 months of crying from anxiety, pain, fear, and hope that someone would be helping me. John was very dismissive, ignored my concerns, didn't ask for any tests and was crude. He actually suggested I look into different sexual positions and just deal with it. He spent 10 min. max. with me.
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Dr. Vanderheide accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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