Howard J. Van Gelder, M.D. Providence Employed Provider

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
We are a premier healthcare team dedicated to providing innovative medical services in a caring and professional atmosphere. Each of us is committed to service, innovation, and quality care, while serving the needs of the community.
Education
Institution
Type
USC Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Internship
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Residency
UCLA-Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA (F/K/A UCLA- San Fernando)
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
  • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Clever Care
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Health Net Cal MediConnect HMO
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • Health Net PPO
  • Health Smart PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oscar EPO
  • SCAN Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Multiple Joints
  • Arthropathy
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Biologic Therapy For Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cts)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crest
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Enthesitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Inflammatory Polyarthropathy
  • Joint Injection
  • Maternal Collagen Vascular Disorder
  • Maternal Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Myositis
  • Neuropathic Arthritis
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Post Infectious Arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sicca Syndrome
  • Sjogrens
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Virtual Care
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 25 Comments)


100

03/12/2021
He has been my specialist for long time. He is a specialist indeed!
100

03/10/2021
Dr. VanGelder is great! He is proactive and takes all appropriate measures to ensure my good health.
100

03/08/2021
Dr. Van Gelder was very thorough when discussing my condition.
100

03/04/2021
I have referred other family members here
100

02/28/2021
my Specialty and Family care were the best
100

02/26/2021
very positive appointment
98.6

02/25/2021
Dr Vangelder has always provided professional care when we have met.
100

02/22/2021
Dr. Van Gelder is really easy to talk to. Very calming
100

02/18/2021
Dr. Van Gelder has always presented himself as a patient & caring professional. He takes time to explain medically what is happening with my body pain with RA & Osteoarthritis. I had told him that it had been difficult for me to get any sleep lately due to my both shoulders & right leg hurting throughout the day & night. The X-ray requested showed how the arthritis has spread & that is why I'm having more pain and restless sleep. I might have to have surgery to take some of the daily pain I have been suffering for the last few months.
84.2

02/04/2021
Dr. Van Gelder thoroughly reviewed my medical past and addressed my issue. I did wait for a while to see him, but when he was there I did not feel rushed and he was kind.
100

02/01/2021
I was very happy with the knowledge and professionalism of Dr. Van Gelder. I left with a peace of mind that I was in good hands.
100

01/28/2021
good care provider, and diagnosed my illness right away
100

01/28/2021
I am very pleased.
91.4

01/18/2021
this was my initial visit with this provider. it went well.
98.6

12/19/2020
Dr Van Gelder was very thorough during my visit.
100

11/15/2020
dr.and med.assistant are very good.Helpful if you have any questions They make you feel comfortable being in a drs.office
100

11/14/2020
Dr Van Gelder is truly interested in helping his patients. He is very skilled.
100

11/12/2020
My doctor enables me to have trust in the medical profession
100

10/10/2020
very knowledgeable
61.4

08/30/2020
I am very happy with my health care
100

08/06/2020
Dr van Gelder is the best and very friendly.
100

08/01/2020
Very Good. Excellent
100

07/16/2020
Great doc! Great staff! Great facility.
100

07/14/2020
The provider & his staff always treat me very nice I really appreciate all their help/support.
97.2

07/07/2020
Dr. Van Gelder was very caring & helpful.
 
Facey Medical Group - Valencia Specialty & Women's Health Center
23803 McBean Parkway
Suite 202

Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 579-8461