Dr. John Vanderheide, MD

Dr. John Vanderheide, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Vanderheide, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

515 W Pueblo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

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


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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Vanderheide's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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He made me feel like he had better things to do and my questions were stupid.
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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...more
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