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Carilyn L. Van Kalsbeek

Carilyn L. Van Kalsbeek, MD

Family Medicine/OB and Family Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 302 Ratings) Learn More

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About Me



University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program, Sioux Falls, SD, Family Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine


August 16, 2020
Did what was necessary
August 15, 2020
I love Dr. Carilyn Van Kalsbeek, she's always willing to listen to my concerns and explains everything! Also the staff was very courteous!
August 09, 2020
I was not a fan of the dr I saw.
August 06, 2020
A long wait (though I understand this is a busy time in the health field). Also, the nurse did not tell me beforehand that a male resident would be visiting with me until he walked in when I specifically requested a female doctor. (She came later.)
August 06, 2020
I waited an hour in the exam room without any filling me in as to what was going on
August 01, 2020
The receptionist at the front desk is the absolute best!
July 31, 2020
I would suggest whResident comes in room prior to Drs visit that he/she should introduce him/herself. With no introduction, it was rather strange. Very kind person though.
July 29, 2020
The wait time was long during this visit. Took 2 hours from start to finish at the clinic which was very long
July 28, 2020
All staff were very friendly and helpful!!
July 27, 2020
Doc Carilyn has always taken only the best care of me and my family.
July 24, 2020
I am consistently happy with the care I receive at the 69th and Western clinic.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Van Kalsbeek is caring, genuine, and takes my health seriously. I'm glad to have someone I trust care for me.
July 23, 2020
Ive been going to Dr. VAN for many years for a reason. She is my favorit. If she is unavailable i always am comfortable to use other doctor's at this location as well.
July 19, 2020
It seems I usually wait in the room 30 minutes before the doctor comes in.
July 18, 2020
Dr. Van Kalsbeek and her staff go above and beyond to care for and accommodate me!
July 18, 2020
The doctor was attentive and offered great advice on my daily living experiences.
July 16, 2020
The wait time is always to long; i wait time be seen by the nurse, then another long wait to see the doctor.
July 15, 2020
The receptionist have always been great, and typically so are the nurses. Havent had great luck with my doctor - i feel like she either has too many patients or doesnt care anymore.
July 14, 2020
Very professional
July 14, 2020
I feel I can trust dr to take care of me to the best of her ability
July 09, 2020
I was impressed by the corona virus preventative care!
July 08, 2020
Waiting time for appointment. EX: 8:10am appt and had to wait 30 min to be seen. Unacceptable for that time of day.
July 08, 2020
Dr. VanKalsbeek has always gone out of her way to be trusted and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better Dr.
July 03, 2020
I needed to get in to see my doctor because of pain and they fit me in.
June 26, 2020
I appreciate all that Dr. Van Kalsbeek and her team do to cover my healthcare needs. They make the visits so pleasant, and make me feel that my health, both mental and physical, is important to them.
June 26, 2020
People are always smiling and have a sense of humor which is so important .
June 18, 2020
Dr. VAN Kalsbeek
June 14, 2020
If my provider is not available I like that I can see one of the others ASAP.
June 13, 2020
My doctor is patient and lets me have control over what she suggests and what i think is right. She wins this time. LOL I really like and respect my doctor.
June 12, 2020
Dr. Van Kalsbeek is an excellent Family Practice doctor. Thankful to have her as my doctor.
June 11, 2020
All was good except the wait times were long. Didn't see doctor until 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time. All totaled, mammo, appointment and lab draw took 2 1/2 hours!
June 02, 2020
Whenever I have visited this office I have had to wait upwards of 30 minutes in my own room waiting for my provider. I do not find that acceptable. I do think the amount of time taken during the appointment is good to go over any questions or concerns, but aside from my first appointment, I have never been able to see this provider any sooner than 30 minutes of waiting in either the waiting room or the individual room and I do not find that acceptable.
May 21, 2020
Great, very kind
May 20, 2020
She is wonderful! She listened to what I was saying and I felt heard. She also explained what labs she was ordering, what they were for, and why she was ordering them. She went above and beyond and called me after hours to go over my labs and to go over a prescription she was ordering for me. Highly recommend Dr. Van Kalsbeek!
May 20, 2020
I was there for an emergency and the nurses were exceptional from both a professional and personal point of view.
May 20, 2020
Been with Avera for numerous years and have always been treated with the utmost respect. I never felt rushed. Dr Van Kalsbeek is very compassionate and knowledgeable about my health concerns.
May 19, 2020
Doctor and nurses great. Receptionist was curt on this visit but that was never the case before.
May 14, 2020
Only complaint is that it was one hour wait before I saw my doctor.
May 06, 2020
It was ok
May 06, 2020
Dr. Van Kalsbeek is such an exceptional doctor. She has always carefully listened and asked me about how I felt about what care to move forward with to solve my medical issue. She has helped me in so many ways and I wholeheartedly trust her advice and her treatment plan for me. I feel she genuinely cares for my well being both present and future. She doesn't just offer a quick fix but, discusses long term healthy life choices and goals. I always feel happy and secure when I leave knowing I received honest, good intentional medical advice and feel very comfortable with her medical solution for me.
April 20, 2020
I always feel taken care of after my appointments! thank you!
April 08, 2020
Doc Carilyn is the only dr I go to. She's the best
April 01, 2020
This was not my usual doctor. I did not expect her to know my medical history.
March 21, 2020
My appt was to discuss a cough. That is why the other things. On your list we're not discussed.
March 21, 2020
The reception and nurses are great... Dr VanKalsbeek... needs better time management. I waited an hour for her to come in the room! I walked in at 3:20 and walked out after 5, for an annual checkup.. just short of 20 min in waiting room and an hour for the dr to come in the room, for a 15 min evaluation.
March 13, 2020
The doctor was very kind & took the time to listen to me. Her nurse, not so friendly.
March 09, 2020
March 07, 2020
Very satisfied with Dr Van Kalsbeek
March 06, 2020
Please the wait times are horrible, I mean the care and the workers are great, but I was there at 3:00 for a 320 appointment and I didn't see my doctor until 430ish.
March 05, 2020
The nurse was great at my appointment
March 04, 2020
She is one busy lady.Usually have to wait beyond my appt. time.
March 03, 2020
The only thing I usually am always annoyed with is either the wait time to be seen by the nurse, or the wait time between seeing the nurse and doctor. I understand that she sees' many patients but then there should be more blocked time for that patient so others are not left waiting for a long time.
March 02, 2020
Only complaint is wait time left on exam room before doctor comes in, can vary from 30 to 45 minutes, with no one coming in to explain delay.
February 29, 2020
I am happy that I found Dr Van Kalsbeek as she is a great doctor and shows genuine concern.
February 29, 2020
My appointment was for 3:50 but I didn't see the nurse until about 4:00 and then I didn't see the doctor until 4:30. It was frustrating to have to wait so long.
February 28, 2020
Dr. V and her staff are the best!!!Even for old folks like us...??
February 26, 2020
On February 25, 2020, I had an appointment for a physical at 3:40pm. I arrived at 3:30 and was promptly brought to the room, where a nurse spoke with me and took my vitals. She handed me a hospital gown, and then I waited in said hospital gown for 45 minutes before the nurse even checked in with me to tell me that the doctor was busy with another patient. After an hour of sitting in the room with a hospital gown on, the doctor finally saw me. I really enjoy Dr. Van Kalsbeek, but I felt incredibly undervalued as a patient yesterday.
February 18, 2020
I did not really get answers needed.
February 15, 2020
All staff is wonderful.
February 14, 2020
Everyone is always nice and treats me with respect when I come in there
February 13, 2020
I always have the best experience with the nurses. However the provider jumps to conclusions without actually assessing the situation. In the last three years I've been told I had liver failure (which ended up being a supplement was increasing my numbers), lupus (which is roscea) and now influenza and refused to test anything because they couldn't treat anyways. I was floored by the reaction and lack of assessment or empathy so I asked about what I could do and her response was I don't care you can take something over the counter and come back in two weeks if you're still sick. I will be finding a new provider and calling to dispute the bill when it shows up.
February 13, 2020
I came back to dr vankalsbeek after changing insurance companies. I'm very happy I did !
February 13, 2020
I don't like having the receptionist that checks you in announce you the world what you are seeing the doctor for.
February 09, 2020
The only problem I was have was a rash around my mouth and nose. She told me she would send in an antibiotic to my pharmacy. I went to target to pick it up and they never got the Rx. I had to go home, contact the office and request it be sent in. Big inconvenience for me and makes ya feel a little unimportant when things like this get overlooked.
February 07, 2020
I don't mind if the receptionist tells me that doctor is very busy on that day and then follow up by song of I want to see a partner at the clinic. I often feel this isn't presented as an option, but would reduce wait time.
February 01, 2020
I very much appreciated Dr Carilyn fitting me into her busy schedule to do a pre-op appointment for me so I could proceed with my skin graft the following morning.
January 30, 2020
The doctor and nurses are attentive and the lab tests are convenient and results are commicated in a timely way! Everything about the clinic reduces my anxiety gives me confindence that they can handle any healthcare issue I have. Thank you Avera
January 29, 2020
I have always had a great experience with all staff!
December 30, 2019
Doctor is always attentive and fabulous with her sincere disposition.
December 26, 2019
Very happy with visit and care!
December 24, 2019
VanKalsbeek's nurse wasn't her best nurse she's had. She started ask me questions while I was out in the waiting area.
December 21, 2019
Love my dr.
December 20, 2019
Dr Van Kalsbeek and her nurses are absolutely AMAZING! The gal that answers the phone for Dr. V... Not so much. I find myself often frustrated because I ALWAYS have to leave a message when I need an appointment or anything else. Her call back tone is not usually great either!
December 19, 2019
Dr. Van Kalsbeek didn't discuss those items because they were asked in the form prior to meeting with her.
December 08, 2019
everyone works as a team... and i love em all. they care... about my care. i know i am not just a file name or chart number. i am greeted by name. and spoken to as a human being... i am thankful for the whole team.
December 06, 2019
Very helpful and pleasant
December 06, 2019
I really appreciate Dr. Van Kalsbeek and her staff. Everyone at the clinic is always very nice.
November 28, 2019
I'm a new patient. Thought the doctor query of me was pretty thorough. Think it was a good start off for my care. Thank you
October 09, 2019
I always have admired how happy and considerate everyone is at this clinic.
October 05, 2019
I missed 4 hrs of work due to my annual physical. Spent two hours sitting in room waiting for dr. Unaccpetable!!

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