Dr. John Vanderheide, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male

Sansum Clinic 515 W Pueblo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Get Directions
Dr. John Vanderheide, MD
Dr. John Vanderheide, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 67 years old.

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Dr. Vanderheide's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • 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


  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    University Calif Irvine/Orange Co

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif Irvine/Orange Co

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Birth Control
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pap Smear
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Wound Repair