James Van Haren, MD

James Van Haren, MD
Mazur Mazur Penning & Pommer 833 Kenmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546

James Van Haren, MD

James Van Haren, MD practices as a Psychiatrist in Grand Rapids, MI.James Van Haren, MD graduated from Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824.
Primary Specialty


Education Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Training Mc Gill Univ Fac Med Hosp, Psychiatry
Services Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Consumer Feedback
(41 Reviews)
3.5 star average for Service
4 star average for Environment
4 star average for Expertise
3.5 star average for Staff
3.5 star average for Recommended
3 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
I was assigned Dr. Van Haren when I was a patient at Forest View for my eating disorder. He was always extremely cold and intimidating. I think it is helpful to be somewhat hard on patients but he truly scared me more than I already was being there. His nurse Erin and the rest of the ED staff were way more helpful
by Anonymous xxx.xxx.236.215
December 30, 2014
I was a patient assigned under Van Haren's care almost three years ago and am still working to overcome the trauma and emotional destruction I experienced.
As an adolescent at the time of my inpatient treatment at Forest View, I felt viewed as a list of diagnoses and symptoms that needed to be fixed. He was rude, but that was far from the worst.
I was taken in to treatment in part as an eating disorder patient. His response was, "You don't *look* like an eating disorder patient" (I was 5'5" and weighed roughly 135 lbs.) After my release to intensive outpatient, I came back one day to the routine weigh-ins and was told "You've gained weight since you went home, and that's not good."

His staff lied to me during intake about the expected length of my stay and I felt like he expected the worst from me.

Every so often I'm hit with the memories of my inpatient time and have to take a minute to remind myself that other people actually see me as a good person. Many of the staff members, especially my case manager, worked with me to counteract a lot of what he said.

I will never in good conscience be able to recommend his services, though my overall care at FVH was exceptional.
by a past client xxx.xxx.194.210
September 25, 2014
Recent Polls
Did this provider seem irritated to be working with you?
No, they were polite
Do you feel that you could have received better service somewhere else?
No, I don't think so
How would you compare this psychiatrist to others in his/her field that you have visited?
Among the best I have seen
Was this provider's office easy to locate?
Fairly Easy
Was this provider sympathetic to your situation?
Yes, they were sympathetic and caring
by Anonymous xxx.xxx.207.210
December 04, 2013
Were the restrooms clean at this provider's office?
Yes, they were immaculate!
Does this provider give unbiased advice?
Absolutely! I always get sound, helpful, and completely unbiased advice!
by Anonymous xxx.xxx.105.247
October 21, 2013
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