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Carilyn L. Van Kalsbeek

Carilyn L. Van Kalsbeek, MD

Family Medicine/OB and Family Medicine
4.7 / 5 (Based on 258 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


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!!
September 24, 2019
Reliably great care
September 22, 2019
A very great experience!
September 19, 2019
I always feel comfortable and listened to.
September 17, 2019
Every time I go for my appointment I have to wait. Yesterday my appointment was at 9:50 and it was 10:30 before the Dr came in. I don't mind waiting once in a while but this seems to happen every time I go in. When your not feeling good, 40 minutes is a long time.
September 11, 2019
This doctor is not my primary but she did an excellent job and made me feel valued just as much as my regular dr.
September 06, 2019
Annual physical took more than 1.5 hours. Of that time I was with staff less than 15 minutes. I waited in the room for a very long time and missed meetings at my own job.
August 31, 2019
Avera, it's staff and receptionist always have a smile ready for you and always show concern and interest in what is going on with you.
August 30, 2019
Appointment was one hour late. My time is valuable just like the clinic staff.
August 30, 2019
I think the receptionist needs to be more on the ball when it comes to messages left
August 29, 2019
Dr Van Kalsbeek always gives you the impression that she has all the time in the world for you, and never seems like she is in a rush to get out of the room. She is compassionate and kind and goes above and beyond. Her new nurse from oncology was awesome as well-I was very well cared for!
August 29, 2019
I have been going to Dr. Van Kalsbeek for 18 years, and she is hands down the best doctor in the city. She cares about her patients and does everything she can to put you at ease and give you the best care! I just love her!
August 28, 2019
Dr V is awesome and her nurse was excellent. The girl that did my mammogram was great. And the woman that took my blood was super friendly and excellent.
August 28, 2019
The Whole team is great. I love that i walk in and i am greeted by name. And that people are very happy to see me. And INterested in my weight loss journey and very positive in their comments and support.
August 27, 2019
The staff was very helpful always. I appreciate all the care they provide
August 15, 2019
Very nice clinic and staff.
August 15, 2019
Very caring doctor and that is very much appreciated!
August 15, 2019
Dr. Van Kalsbeek is knowledgeable and caring. So glad I changed doctors. Everyone at the clinic is always helpful and friendly.
August 14, 2019
Dr. Van Kalsbeek is such an exceptional Doctor, she cares and takes the time to listen. I always feel she cares about me and my health.
August 13, 2019
the wait time from entering the exam room to when the doctor comes in has been 30-40 minutes
August 07, 2019
Long wait, otherwise good
August 06, 2019
Our doctor is very caring and concerned
August 06, 2019
VanKalsbeek is an amazing and caring doctor. I appreciate her attention and care. Thank you
July 31, 2019
Everyone at the clinic is very kind and helpful at all times. The clinic is also very clean and well lighted.
July 24, 2019
The wait time was a bit long this time. I sat in the exam room for over 40 minutes before the doctor came in.
July 19, 2019
The wait time between nurse and doctor.
July 18, 2019
wish there was not always should a delay from appt time to when you are seen, its getting worse.......
July 15, 2019
Carilyn is the only doctor I prefer to deal with. She accepts and considers any suggestions I put forward. She understands my job and lifestyle. She is willing to try a work around. I'm not sure what I would do without her as my primary doctor.
July 12, 2019
Because of timing with my visa, I was not able to see my typical provider. However, Dr. Van Kalsbeek and her staff were EXTREMELY helpful and respectful. They went out of their way to help me with a frustrating situation. I am so thankful for them and greatly appreciate their efforts and kindness! Awesome work and thanks for making me feel comfortable and at home!
July 10, 2019
All concerns not addressed, rushed at all times. Options not explained to the full extent. When making a decision side effects and/or benefits or not explained.
July 10, 2019
My appt was at 2:15; VanKalsbeek did not come in the room until 3.
July 05, 2019
They have been very thorough and I really appreciate that.
July 02, 2019
I saw Dr. Van Kalsbeek for the first time, and I really like her! She listened to me, I didn't feel rushed, and I genuinely enjoyed talking to her. Will go to her the next time I need to get in!
June 27, 2019
I am very comfortable conversing with this staff/doctor at my appointments about any concerns I may have.
June 21, 2019
My Dr.(s) are the best!!!!!
June 14, 2019
Waiting time was a little long (20 minutes after resident came in) to see the dr.
June 12, 2019
I am always impressed with Dr. VanKalsbeek's caring and compassionate attitude. She spends so much time with me during appointments that I feel she truly cares about me and my health as a person and not just the next patient. I also appreciate her willingness to work with future physicians and how she explains to them not only what she is doing but why and what else to look for. Truly a remarkable member of the medical community in my humble opinion!
June 11, 2019
After my surgery I chose to go to specialists. I've now returned to Dr. VanKalsbeek as she actually shows more respect and caring individual care. She is by far more intelligent in my treatment than any specialist.
June 08, 2019
I am not on medications, therefore, we did not have a conversation about the price of meds. I would and do recommend Dr. Vankalsbeek to friends and family. Absolutely everyone I encounter at this clinic is kind and caring.
June 07, 2019
It went just fine and everything was explained clearly to me.

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