JoEllen VanZander, MD

JoEllen VanZander, MD

Dermatologist

Bio:   Dr. Van Zander is board certified in dermatology. Prior to joining the Menlo Medical Clinic, she practiced dermatology at Tribeca Skin Center in Manhattan, New York. She has expertise in general, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. Outside medicine, she enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming and spending time with her husband, three children, and their family dog.
4.9 out of 5
639 Patient Ratings
264 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 321 Middlefield

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 321 Middlefield
  • 321 Middlefield Road, 1st Floor
  • Menlo Park , CA 94025
  • Phone: 650-498-6500
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2002) IL
  • Internship: University of Chicago Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2001) IL
  • Board Certification, American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2004)
  • Residency, NYU - Department of Dermatology, NY (2004)
  • Medical Education, University of Chicago Pritzker, IL (2000)
  • Residency, University of Chicago Hospitals, IL (2002)
  • Internship, University of Chicago Hospitals, IL (2001)
  • B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Society (1999)
  • Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award, Fentress Research Fellowship (1999)
  • Citation for Outstanding Academic Achievement, American Medical Women's Association (2000)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Both Dr. Kamal and Dr. Van Zander are wonderful, the two doctors that I saw on this day. Each doctor takes their time to explain everything to me and are both very thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr Van Zander was excellent proficient, empathetic and helpful

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I really like my doctor. She is thorough and concerned for my welfare.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Wonderful doctor & person!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Van Zander is fantastic. Thorough, caring, helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. VanZander and her entire staff are truly exceptional

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Van Zander is an excellent dermatologist; very caring, cautious, helpful, compassionate.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

She is the BEST!!!!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr VanZander is one of the best care providers I've ever seen

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I am grateful for the competence of Dr Vanzander, and her helpfulness.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. VanZander was great at listening to what my concerns were, and gave answers that were very informative and helpful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Always feel well cared for by Dr VanZander and her staff

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4.9 out of 5
639 Patient Ratings
264 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Both Dr. Kamal and Dr. Van Zander are wonderful, the two doctors that I saw on this day. Each doctor takes their time to explain everything to me and are both very thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr Van Zander was excellent proficient, empathetic and helpful

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I really like my doctor. She is thorough and concerned for my welfare.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Wonderful doctor & person!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Van Zander is fantastic. Thorough, caring, helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. VanZander and her entire staff are truly exceptional

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Van Zander is an excellent dermatologist; very caring, cautious, helpful, compassionate.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

She is the BEST!!!!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr VanZander is one of the best care providers I've ever seen

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I am grateful for the competence of Dr Vanzander, and her helpfulness.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. VanZander was great at listening to what my concerns were, and gave answers that were very informative and helpful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Always feel well cared for by Dr VanZander and her staff

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

I went and scared and came out feeling confident. thank you Doctor Van Zander

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

OUTSTANDING DOCTOR! the BESTS!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Van Xander is an outstanding Dermatologist and Physician. Not only am I extremely likely to recommend her, I did recommend her to a friend the day of my visit.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

No better doctor than Dr. Van Zander!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr VanZander and staff are excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I know very few doctors more competent, proficient, and caring than doctor vanzander. on a scale of zero to five I would give her six!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. VanZander is very competent and friendly

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I would not recommend her to anyone only because her practice is already overcrowded

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Emailed right away when I had question.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I have absolute trust in Dr VanZander. A caring professional

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

good

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Van Zander is amazing! I would very highly recommend her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Van Zander is always professional but kind and friendly !!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Doctor did a great job of explaining to me everything about the exam she was giving me. She suggested medications that I may need if I wanted them and was very good about answering my questions. Overall was a very good experience with assistants and the Doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Vanzander is an excellent doctor in so many respects. This was my first visit, however, she has previously provided excellent care to my husband for a few years and mydaughters.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. VanZander is a terrific doctor. I have used her for years, and I am very happy with the care I receive

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. VanZander was professional, thorough, and efficient. She did a good job of explaining what the various dots on my body were.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I have never had a "bad" experience at Dr. VanZander's office. Everyone is professional, friendly and efficient. Dr. VanZander is the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

She's great!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

even though Dr BanZander was busy, she never rushed. I felt I was her only patient, only concern

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I was pleasantly surprised by how much time Dr. Van Zander spent with me. She sat down and really engaged in a conversation with me about my concerns. It didn't feel rushed at all. Felt listened to and cared for.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Vanzander is the best! "Physician of the year!"

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. VanZander accommodated me when I asked for a special appointment so that she could look at a spot which she had treated a couple of months before and about which I was concerned. She examined it and explained why she was not concerned about it right now but that we should watch it until I see her again on Aug. 1. I totally trust her judgment.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

There aren't enough superlatives to describe Dr. Van Zander. She has been my dermatologist for many years -- she is a great diagnostician, does not do unnecessary biopsies, takes time to explain her findings, is efficient but also very caring. I trust her completely with my skin care and think she is a most wonderful human being.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Van Zander is caring, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I am fortunate to have her care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. VanZander is quite wonderful. Her insight, gentle care, warmth and thoughtfulness is genuinely appreciated.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr.Van Zander is an excellent physician. She is caring, professional and listens to my questions and concerns

SHC Patient, May 2019

Excellent - wouldn't be better!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Loved Dr. VanZander. Very friendly and thorough.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I appreciate that Dr. VanZander doesn't perform unneccesary procedures and takes ample time to answer my many questions.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I have recommended Dr VanZander already. Several family members and friends have seen er.

SHC Patient, May 2019

really appreciated the time she spent with me. she really took time to give me thorough answers to my questions, no rushing, even though I was keeping her late.

SHC Patient, May 2019

excellent doctor

SHC Patient, May 2019

I totally trust Dr. VanZander. She's the best.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

dr van zander is fantastic and top of the Bay Area

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I am very happy with Dr. Vanzander - She takes the time that is necessary and includes me in decisions that need to be made.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Van Zander always provides excellent care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Vanzander is a wonderful physician. She knows what she is doing and was able to explain my condition to me. She also told me what to expect during the course of my treatment. She also followed up with her staff to call me regarding test results, as well as emailed questions I sent her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I think Dr. VanZander is terrific! Not only is she very knowledgeable and thorough, she is a kind and compassionate person. We have great chats about cat and Broadway shows while she is burning off my skin cancers. I look forward to my visits with her, as strange as that may seem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Vanzander is the best. Excellent at follow up. Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr VanZander is professional, caring, kind, clear and responsive. I trust her and am thankful for her as my physician on my care team.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

she is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

The office visit was a good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Vanzander is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Van Zander was working with a Resident and was very thoughtful and attentive to my needs as well as working with the Resident.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. VanZander is thorough and explains what she is doing when she examines you which I appreciate.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. VanZander is the best. I have I I complete confidence in her competence and trust her with my life.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. VanZander is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I greatly appreciate the way the hot tabs write down all their notes and post them in my online account, as I often forget some of the finer details.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. VanZander is an excellent physician with excellent communication skills. she seems genuinely concerned about me and my issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

She is the very best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Outstanding care. The Doctor is caring, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I am glad to receive care from Dr. Van Zander.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Excellent dermatologist always friendly and listens to patient. I would recommend to my friends/family

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

good visit

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr VanZander inspires confidence, both with her knowledge and her friendly conversation.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

the doctor came 20 min after the scheduled time. I can understand that. I felt rushed during my visit while explaining my issue and asking wuedtions. in less than 15 min., the doctor hurried out of the room.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Vanzander was concerned, compassionate and thoughtful. She made us very comfortable & confident.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Vanzander is patient-friendly, experienced and thorough. She took adequate time to explain biopsy results and treatment strategy as well as side effects to be anticipated with the treatment prescribed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I would re commend this care provider very highly. however I wouldn't send a dead cow to many of his colleagues

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I visited my doctor because of an upcoming procedure that I was extremely anxious about. Although I felt I knew what her advice and recommendation would be, I very much appreciated her validating my concerns and offering other solutions. She explained the side effects I should expect with the alternative choice and I felt she would have been supportive in whatever decision I made. i am grateful my concerns were professionally addressed and taken seriously.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Vanzander is great!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. VanZander is an exceptional doctor and I am grateful that she has been my husband's and my doctor through rashes, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and side effects of radiation and chemo treatment. She will always fit us in if it's serious, which is much appreciated. Her warm, concerned, and pleasant personality are matched by the quality of care she delivers.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr VanZander is the consummate professional with extensive knowledge and attention to every question that I asked.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Van Zander requires a wait but she is worth waiting for.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Van Zander is one of the best dermatologists in the Bay area

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

One of the best doctors in Menlo Medical! I recommended for my wife to be Dr. Van Zander's patient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

LOVE Dr. Van Zander!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Vanzander was very careful analyzing my skin condition and made sure she had the fullest tests run to treat. I feel I was listened to and best care given.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

dr vanzander is outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr VanZander is absolutely fantastic on all fronts. I feel fortunate to be one of her long-term paternita.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Had a great experience with Dr. VanZander -- felt she spent a lot more time with me than I expected from a busy specialist and even more so than the time pediatric dermatologists typically spend with their patients from my own work experience. Impressed by her ability to be very informative, genuinely concerned, and efficient -- an admirable balance between professionalism and relatability -- throughout the visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Overall a great experience! one I had been avoiding.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Very good doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Van zander is absolutely THE BEST...she really takes GREAT care of me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Very friendly and approachable. Answered all my concerns thoroughly.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Vanzander is an excellent dermatologist and would recommend her to anyone.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I was surprised to see how hurried the doctor was, usually she is very patient. It might have been because she was running late. Whatever, the patient should always come first.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I have recommended Dr. Vanzander to colleagues. She is knowledgeable and caring.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. VanZander is awesome

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. VZ greeted me when she entered the exam room and told me right away to be sure to be SPECIFIC with the schedulers in the future. I told her I thought I had been specific!! She very kindly did full-skin check, which I greatly appreciated.

SHC Patient, May 2018

My concern about recommending this provider is the wait for an appointment.

SHC Patient, May 2018

She is one of my favorite doctors. Shows a real interest in how I'm doing and remembers personal things about me that she asks about. We both share an interest in books.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I have total confidence in Dr. VanZander, as always.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I waited 2 months to see Dr. Vanzander and she was worth the wait! Shows concern and takes the time to explain her diagnosis. The most amazing dermatologist I have ever seen. I recommend her to everyone I know!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

She is extremely competent and helpful. She also thinks about me and what is going on with my body before she starts treatments.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

The care offered by Dr. Van Zander is outstanding. She is so knowledgeable, caring, sensitive, and supportive.I feel fortunate to receive care from her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I was embarrassed about my problem and the doctor made me feel at ease.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Vanzander is a truly exceptional dermatologist. She has kept meticulous track of my skin anomalies which has made it easier for me to avoid non-necessary biopsies.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr VanZander is excellent, her knowledge, care,concern, consideration.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Vanzander showed exceptional compassion for my medical condition and processes to remedy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. VanZander is always helpful - clear, articulate, thoughtful and understanding. I appreciate her knowledge and thoroughness, even when the issues are minor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Van Zander.....excellent medical care.....excellent interaction with patient on communication level

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Vanzander is excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. VanZander is great. I have recommend to a friend who now sees her. Despite having to wait I would not change doctors.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I have been going to Dr. Van Zander for years, have complete confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Vanzander is the best. She is professional, caring, friendly and very, very thorough. As a result, she found a mole on my back that she "didn't like," did a biopsy and sent it in for analysis. It turned out to be early-stage melanoma. I'm grateful for her persistence.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Van Zander is simply outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Vanzander is excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I would and have recomended Dr. Vanzander she is Great!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Excellent/first class physician when I trust to treat my family. Very caring and sincere.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

The nurse (Carlene??) was very good at explaining what happened with my I see day and really reassured me. She was very clear and detailed and or explanations. I learned a lot.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Vanzander is great!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I always feel I have plenty of time with the Dr. Never feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Van Zander is quite good. I am very happy with the quality of care she provides.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I have seen Dr VanZander three times, I think, and I have great confidence in her ability and concentration.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

always a good experience

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr Van Zander is the best dermatologist that I've ever had. Appreciate all the care she has given me over the years

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Van Zander is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

EVERYTHING about my experience was positive - I'm so grateful

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Among other Stanford physicians, I would rate Dr. Vanzander highly.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Vanzander is always caring, kind gentle and thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

very happy with knowledge, treatment, education of the patient, and quality of listening skills. Dr. J. Vanzander is the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

love her

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Vanzander is always professional, friendly and attentive.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Seemed rushed, but helped me by writing down the recommendations.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Vanzander is one of your really terrific doctors - compassionate, interested, sensible - understands patients have time constraints; listens, remembers!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Vanzander is terrific. I am very grateful for her care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

appreciated that I was concerned about some spots on my face and Dr Van Zander's saw me within 24 hours. excellent. no better health care or doctors anywhere. Menlo Clinic is the gold std.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

good

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Excellent!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I am very satisfied w/the medical staff and the care they provide.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr Van Zander is the best!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

good

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I have great confidence in Dr. Vanzander knowledge & skill. She is easy to confide in and responsive to my concerns. She is a first-rate dermatologist!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

JoEllen is Awesome

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

This was my second visit with Dr Van Zander. She is both competent and personable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

My doctor gave me a written hand out as well a verbal explanation. Even though I had this procedure done with a different institution, I had never gotten such a thorough explanation. I really appreciated my doctor explaining some of these points with me, as simple as they were, it was helpful for me to understand. I'm sure it gets tedious to go over simple instructions with patients, but from the patient's perspective, it displays caring, respect, & an individualization of care that makes one feel more than just a number. Thank you for that!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Van Zander is terrific. I have recommended her to several other people. She is very approachable, listens and addresses concerns/answers questions fully.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Great Staff

SHC Patient, May 2017

She is very well informed and gave me information and suggestions on my condition that prior 2 doctors didn't have.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Van Zander is warm and caring, thorough and competent.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr Van Zander is super competent and personable---great doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2017

I will continue to drive to Stanford from the East Bay to see Dr. Van Zander. Her kindness and attention to treatment are unparalleled.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

great experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Awesome Dr's

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Vanzander is terrific. She put me at ease immediately and I have confidence in the treatment she provided.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

The actual time of the doctor so brief, I always feel rushed when I'm there with the doctor

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

always excellent

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Only reason for low mark re recommending is the difficulty in making appointments for the short term, and delays in meeting my appointment time.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

had mole removed, disclaimer, I guess your attorney's require, found off putting

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I like working with Dr Guardino very much. I feel that he has an interest in my health outcome.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The information was very clear and my questions and my wife's questions all answered satisfactorily.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have high confidence in and great appreciation for the care provided by Dr Vanzander.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

very thorough and kind! very much appreciated the time the doctor spent with me

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

recommended to multiple friends

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Vanzander is a great provider as she always is.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Excellent presence

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

It would have been helpful if the doctor had included the diagnosis on the post-visit handout, as the name was not familiar to me and I couldn't remember it until I looked it up on Web MD! Otherwise, the visit was exemplary.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Physician gave a thorough exam and took precautionary measures.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

love her!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. VanZander has always been, and continues to be, excellent. I recommend her to anyone needing a dermatologist.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. always very cheery and professional.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Great doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. VanZander and staff are excellent ... and a cut above most care provided by Stanford

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Van Zander is a very caring and pleasant person, with excellent skills and knowledge.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Satisfied

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

dr VZ is awesome

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Vanzander was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This was my second visit with Dr. Van Zander. She is very approachable, instills confidence.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. VanZander is great.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I felt very well taken care of by the entire team providing service--it was very efficient and professional.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. VanZander is always very kind and caring and communicates clearly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Doctor was very compassionate, understanding, and reassuring. I really like her manner.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Van Zander is an excellent doctor. She takes the time to clearly explain my options when it comes to possible surgical treatments and the pros and cons of each option.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Van Zander is a thorough, caring physician. She explains problems and solutions in detail, and her follow-up is superb. A patient couldn't ask for more. The assistant, however, who gives care instructions could use a brush-up in tactful ways to speak to patients.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent. Dr. Vanzander is the best dermatologist I've ever had - caring, compassionate, the consummate professional.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I am wholly pleased with Dr. Vanzander's approach, philosophy of practice, and willingness to explore options for treatment and timing of treatment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I have been really impressed with your Dermatology Department and specifically Dr. Vanzander who took over for Dr. Leu. I have complete faith that she will find out what is wrong with me. She and her assistant follow up each step of the way and call me- no one does that anymore. It really makes a patient feel like they are not lost in the loop

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr Van Zander is fantastic

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

She is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Vanzander is awesome!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Van Zander was very personable, knowledgeable, and efficient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

very professional

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Love Dr. JoEllen VanZander and her assistant a lot - lucky to have them as my caregivers.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Van Zander is wonderful. I was visiting California from Maryland and I scheduled my appointment with Dr Van Zander so I could see her for my yearly check up.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

attentive caring manner

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

All good. Only challenge was that she was backed up with other appointments and had to rush a bit at the end.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Van Zander is the best dermatologist!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Vanzander is very professional is very familiar with my medical history and previous skin conditions/treatment.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr Van Zander is unquestionably the best dermatologist I've ever doctored with.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Appointment was a good, experience, even with the little delay.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. VanZander is fantastic, she's on my short list of best physicians I've seen. Friendly, professional, actually listens to patient concerns and looks into them during the exam, then provides confident and clear options for addressing them if needed.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Vanzander as my physician. She is knowledgeable, caring and supportive.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Van Zander is a caring physician with exemplary expertise. She is thorough and detailed in her explanations. she takes care to make sure I understand the procedures and results.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Vanzander is terrific!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Van Zander was warm, business like, engaged (great eye contact indicating careful listening), thorough, and utterly clear.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

great experience. I feel well taken care of by Dr. VanZander and team.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr VanZander is really great. Clear, kind, professional.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. VanZande is great - thorough and professional but personable and very easy to communicate with.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr VanZander is outstanding

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Van Zander is an excellent doctor. She is very thorough, very knowledgeable and cordial.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

it takes a long time to see her if you need to be seen before scheduled appointment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Van Zander is a very caring professional.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Van Zander provided excellent, compassionate care while being efficient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. VanZander is fantastic. She has been kind and thorough from the very first time I saw her. I would recommend her without reservation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. VanZander is knowledgeable and thorough, communicates well, is flexible and understanding.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The physician is truly an asset to your practice. She is so caring, supportive helpful and knowledgeable. I CERTAINLY WOULD recommend her. I truly appreciate the fact that she is my physician!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Van Zander was fantastic. She made me feel like the problem I was having was totally normal and not my fault, which I appreciate. She also gave me lots of options for what to do about it but made it clear that it was perfectly safe not to do anything at all.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

would recommend

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

she is the best! she solves all the mysteries!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I am always pleased with the care I get from Dr. Van Zander and her crew. By the way, the times referenced previously in my wait times are only estimates - I don't wear a watch. But the wait times were definitely not excessive.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

have recommended my doctor to others

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I am quite grateful for the quality of care provided by Dr VanZander and for the personal interest she takes in her patients. She's terrific.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. vanZander was excellent. Very efficient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Vanzander is consistently terrific, she has a very pleasant demeanor and is very knowledgeable and thorough but also caring. I have great confidence in her and would always recommend her to other patients needing to see a dermatologist.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Van Zander is an ace. I hope she doesn't follow the other excellent former Menlo doctors and leave.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Visits to Menlo clinic are always pleasant

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I have been seeing Dr. for many years. She is very knowledgeable of my visits.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Van Zander is very professional, informed, courteous and friendly. She is very efficient in her examination and always discusses her findings, care programs and results of tests previously completed.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Vanzander is always friendly and professional. She spends time talking to and explaining things to you.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I have already recommended her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. was late (I understand), but as a result was rushed. I didn't feel she was very empathetic regarding my concerns, but perhaps that's because she knew I had nothing to worry about.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. VanZander is outstanding and I highly recommend her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I trust Dr. VanZander completely.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr VZ is the best - really smart, extremely competent and really caring

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. VanZander is excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. VanZander was terrific

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I always feel the doctor has taken plenty of time examining me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I appreciated getting the biopsy done right then without a follow-up visit

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

The doctor provided exceptional care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Vanzander is an outstanding physician. She has always provided me with excellent care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

All fine

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

She is the best!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

dr. was very knowledgeable and thorough. She gave me information that I had not previously been given.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I was feeling embarrassed, but Dr. Vansander was very disarming and kind. I felt heard and cared for. I was also very appreciative that the staff were able to get me in the same day, because I was in pain.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

if there were a higher rating I would give it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. VanZander is wonderful. I am going through a hard time and she gave me all the time and concern I needed

SHC Patient, May 2015

Doctor's schedule is very closely packed with patients.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Susan Garay and Dr. JoEllen VanZander both provided excellent care during my recent emergency visit for a severe allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Dr. Garay immediately made time to see me even though her schedule was completely full that day, and Dr. VanZander also saw me immediately afterwards though I had no appointment. The medicine prescribed was extremely effective, and most of the symptoms were almost gone by the next day. Melissa (Dr. Garay's nurse) also called the next day to follow up on the remaining symptom. I'm deeply grateful for and extremely impressed by the care that I received, and will recommend them to friends and family. Please forward my comments to Dr. Garay, Dr. VanZander, and Melissa.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. VanZander knows that I "speak medical", and she can speak with me as if to a peer. I was there to seek better control of the psoriasis on my scalp, to assess whether phototherapy might work on my scalp, and if there were another topical solution (both meanings) to my flareup. Because I'm an informed patient who does her own research, I'm able to speak on her level, and she to me, at that level, and I really appreciate it. I learned this time that my sebaceous cysts will not turn into basal cell carcinoma, which has been a worry of mine. She had a chart that clearly showed the difference in pathological behaviour, and allowed me to understand instantly, once I saw it. I really appreciate the quality of information I get from Dr. VanZander and her staff.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very knowledgeable & caring.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Vanzander is a very warm and caring person and I trust her judgment & expertise completely.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Van Zander is a very nice person and a very caring physician. She naturally speaks very fast and sometimes doesn't enunciate very clearly, so I sometimes have trouble understanding her and have to ask her to please repeat.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I did recommend this doctor to my husband I liked her so much.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I received a verbal referral for treatment at the Stanford Derm office but was not given any information on how or when to contact them or the process on which the appointment would be scheduled. I asked the front desk and there was some confusion until they left spoke to the doctor and returned informing me that the Stanford Derm department would contact me by phone.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

great doctor!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

She was great! Listened carefully to my concerns, was very thorough in her exam, and didn't make me feel rushed even though the appointment booked was shorter than turned out to be needed and I know she was probably running late.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I appreciated that the doctor herself make sure she talk to me personally about the results of my biopsy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

She took care of the questionable area right away, biopsied it and called me with results as soon as they were back. She also took care of the routine procedure that I had booked out a month away for which I am very grateful!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I have recommended her to a friend. Dr. Vanzander is terrific.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Excellent, compassionate M.D. very intelligent as well.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I used to work at MMC and can see why everyone LOVES Dr. Vanzander. She really made me feel like she cared about my problem and wanted to find a solution.