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Dr. Vanbiber is a family practice physician in Houston with more than 20 years of experience treating patients of all ages. Dr. Vanbiber received his undergraduate education at the University of Houston. In 1983, he earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Vanbiber served his internship and residency at Tarrant County Hospital in Fort Worth from 1983-1986. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and is on the staff of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. When not attending to his family practice in Houston, Dr. Vanbiber spends time with his children and enjoys exercising.
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Best in the Houston
Dr. VANBIBER is an excellent doctor. He has a wonderful staff too. I have used him for many, many years. I highly recommend.
I recommend Dr. Vanbiber to anybody. The visit was relaxed, punctual on their end and highly professional. Lots of courtesy.
Dr Vanbiber has been my primary Dr for more than 15 years. He is both friendly and professional. I know, that when I need help when I am sick, Dr Vanbiber will get to the root of the problem and fix it.
Dr. Vanbiber has treated my entire family, every appointment we've ever had with him was handle in and very professional and caring manner.
Dr. Vanbiber was very attentive and caring. He provided good information about the issues discussed. Excellent doctor. I think I have my found my new physician.
I've been going to Dr. Vanbiber for more than 20 years. He's the best!
Dr. Vanbiber was professional and attentive. We look forward to building our relationship with him.
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff are always great!
The FrontDesk, Nurse and the Doctor were very friendly. Loved the music that was playing and liked the ambience in the waiting area !
I recently moved to Houston and in need of Primary Care. I had been with my Dr. for years, and dreaded the proposition of finding the great care I was accustomed to in a 'new' doctor. To my (happy) surprise, my visit was VERY comforting and met my needs. It didn't feel like a new visit at all. So thankful I found Dr Vanbiber.
As always. Great.
Efficient as always.
It was easy to book the appointment through zocdoc. The staff was very friendly and the wait was brief. Dr. Vanbiber was very thorough and a good listener. I didn't feel rushed at all. Scripts were sent directly to my pharmacy so they were ready when I went to pick them up....... no wait at the pharmacy makes a difference when you don't feel well. Thank you Dr. Vanbiber and staff for your compassion and patience.
I highly recommend Dr Vanbiber. Just a great doctor and very easy to talk to. I always have a great appointment at his office.
Dr. Vanbiber is always there for me and my family. I've been seeing him as my PCP for more than 20 years.
Dr. Vanbiber and his nurse are very professional and yet very caring. They always greet me by name. I feel each time I visit that the Dr. has takes my well-being to heart and really care about my health.
Great as always....thanks to Jennifer & Dr. Vanbiber.
Dr. Vanbiber listens to his patient, assess, and has excellent bedside manner. He was 100% accurate with my acute diagnosis and sent me to the ER for care. Thanks Doc!
He and his staff are very caring and professional
Dr. Vanbiber has been my PCP for over 5 years. Nor he, nor his staff have ever let me down. They always take extremely good care of me.
As always great
Excelllent Dr. and Staff!
Splendid. I have been with Dr. Vanbiber for awhile, more than 5 years, and he and his staff have always treated me well.
I was able to discuss other aspects of my health. It was appreciated.
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff were amazing, they took really good care of me and answered every question and concern I had!
As always they were great
Dr. V and his staff are the best!
Best Doctor ever. Staff is very friendly.
I love Dr Vanbiber! Best doc ever. He is down to earth and easy to talk to. He is my Favorite doctor I've been to.
I've been a patient of Dr. Vanbiber for over 20 Years. He has always provided excellent care and concern. If you're looking for a Primary Care Physician, I would strongly recommend Russell C. Vanbiber!
Dr. Russel was very friendly and gave some good suggestions on food habits.
As always, great
Dr. Vanbiber and his office were amazing. It was so nice to see someone who really took the time to talk to you and find out what was going on.
Dr Vanbiber is the best family doctor in all of Houston. Very experienced doctor that can diagnose health issues quickly. I would highly recommend him.
love going bc they are always very nice! So helpful
I've been seeing Dr Vanbiber for many years and he's a wonderful doctor - I've always been able to get in to see him when I wanted - even on very short notice. I highly recommend him to everyone.
I've been dealing with doctors since i was 12 with my ulcerative colitis and other issues. By far of the countless doctors I've seen and dealt with he is on e of the top 5 to date and the best by far I. The last 5 years.
Outstanding as always! Dr. R. Vanbiber has been my physician going on 30 years.
Dr. Vanbiber is professional, articulate and humble. He takes the time to answer all of your questions while being conscientious of your time and budgetary constraints when it comes to medications and testing. If you're more clean living conscientious, he makes the effort to provide, natural, alternative methods. I strongly recommend Dr. Vanbiber.
Great staff and visit!
Dr Vanbiber is the best family doctor in Houston in my opinion. He has lots of years of experience and can diagnose a medical issue within a very short time. Also the nursing staff is great.
Very thorough and he actually listens to what you have to say.
It's hard to find a good doctor, so when I found Dr. Vanbiber I found one of the few that actually cares about their patient.
I've been seeing Dr. Vanbiber for years. He is very caring and takes the time to explain things. His nurse, Jennifer, is awesome as well. They are all very personable and helpful.
Always efficient and attentive to what I have to say about whatever my issue may be. Never get the feeling he is dismissive or anything less than focused on me.
Great doctor, the best.
I cannot express how greatful I am, how amazed I am at what an amazing doctor he is and how wonderful his staff is. Man of few words but very very intelligent, knows his field very well. Can tell how much he worries about his patients. I always recommend him, The only thing that gets you is the wait, but its very worth it. Greatful for this amazing office
Can you provide me with another gastro doctor? Dr. Mauks first available isn't until July 11.
They all do great. Each and everyone.
He was very rude.
He listened, reviewed my lab results and help me add a new prescription.
He was very informative and helpful to me. I really recommend him.
Dr. Vanbiber was excellent and although the staff was friendly, they seem to not be very efficient and slack on their responsibilities. The day I made my appointment I called and left the office staff a message regarding insurance questions. Their voicemail set expectations that I would receive a phone call by the end of the business day if I called prior to 3pm. I called between 12pm and 1pm. I did not receive a call back. Also after my appointment a prescription was supposed to be called into my pharmacy and it was not. Since it's Easter Weekend their office is closed on Good Friday and I do not have any medications that the Dr. Vanbiber told me to take over the weekend for my pain. Thank goodness I don't need the medications due to a serious life or death situation but it's not acceptable that they aren't doing their job and I have to be in pain all weekend. I also observed them speak to other familiar patients in a manner that was unprofessional. Asking them what is that they wanted now. Maybe they knew them well or not, but as a new patient the unprofessionalism is a turn off.
My doctor and staff are the greatest!!!!!!
I cannot even begin to how happy and pleased I am with this doctor. The wait may be a bit unappealing but its worth it. His staff, and the doctor himself. Hoping he doesn't plan a retirement anytime soon!
Doctor was very polite. I felt extremely comfortable.
The doctor took excellent care of me.
I went there for anual physical check up and it was very smooth and doctor checked me properly and listed to me and answered all my questions. Very satisfied.
Best Doctor ever!
While this is a busy office, the staff always take their time with each patient. I am sure it makes their day longer but I appreciate it and it has resulted in a lot better care in my opinion.
Dr. Vanbiber is my new PCP & am very happy with having him as a part of my wellness team!
Friendly and professional doctor and staff
Available, efficient, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable.
Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Vanbiber.
As always, great experience! He and his staff really care about patients well being!!!!
Perfect aa always
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff are exceedingly professional and compassionate. I highly recommend them.
Dr Vanbiber is an excellent doctor, and his staff is also very kind and helpful!
Dr Vanbiber is probably the best MD I've ever had - for anything! Down-to-earth and super easy to talk to about anything. I 100% recommend!
Been using him for about 10 years. Great doc.
Aside from a long wait time, everything else was really good.
Dr. Vanbiber is the best doctor I've ever had. I feel very comfortable with him. He is a very caring and understanding doctor. I'm so happy I was finally able to find such a great doctor. His staff is also very polite and professional. I will always go see him from now on.
He was great and now is my PCP
listens patiently and understands the problem well...highly recommended doctor
Very professional and caring all the way around.
One of the best physicians in Houston!
Good listener down to earth
He's an awesome doctor always concerned and helpful to get his patients well
He is am excellent doctor!
I always love the professionalism and the pleasant employees and Dr. Vanbiber
Im going to start off with, I'm glad i didn't cancel. I been having some problems for two years and been to doctor , to doctor and every single one shunning me for my weight. He was very polite, he actually stopped and listened to me. He seemed just as concerned as I was. He spent a good while woth me listening to me, was no awkwardness. His staff is just the sweetest! Girls are just as attentive as him. Even the Phlebotomist was very easy with , gentle and quick at her job. Great doctor great staff Highly recommend this doctor
Very accommodating on a short notice. Took his time and explained everything thoroughly. His demeanor is calming and soothing.
Everyone on his staff is so welcoming and sincere, including the pharmacy staff located directly downstairs!
Been my doctor for as long as I can remember. Great doctor
Love him he's been my kids and I doctor for about 20years.
It's a great office. And Dr. Vanbiber is cool. Very chill and kind and caring. Like a doctor should be. Jeff
Dr. vanbiber and his staff are very knowledgeable , efficient and friendly.
My G.P. for years. Great doctor and great staff.
I always have an excellent experience with Doctor Vanbiber and his staff.
Dr. Vanbiber is very professional, knowledgeable and a great listener. I feel secure and well-taken care of with Dr. Vanbiber helping me stay my healthiest.
He's a great doctor.
Great as always!
I've been a patient of Dr Van Bibers for a few years. He listens and prescribes the right mess when needed. Great office staff too.
I love this doctor and his staff! They're so wonderful! I've been seeing him for 25 years or more and I think he's fabulous!
As always, Doctor VanBiber is the best. His office staff is most excellent also.
Professional, thorough & user-friendly
Awesome! Great bedside manner! Knowledgeable and clear explanation of what he was doing!
Always a great visit. Wonderful staff and am never kept waiting. I have had Dr. Vanbiber as my physician for a few decades.
He has been my doctor for years. I have no reason to change even though it is a 20 minute drive. They are worth it.
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff are great. They always listen, are on time and genuinely care about your health. I do NOT like going to the doctor and they do their best to make my visits quick and hassle-free. I've been a patient of Dr. Vanbiber for almost 20 years now.
Ive been a patient the last 20+ years and i would recommend to anyone. Never lets me down and the office makes you feel like family.
Dr Vanbiber and the Staff are always funny, great, and professional, this is the reason I to commute 45 minutes to Vanbieber's facility just to get the great service time after time!!!
it went well. he was friendly, helpful and he followed up promptly
Quick and professional. I was very pleased with how smooth the process was. He is kind and straightforward. I plan to go back as needed.
The doctor is a very good listener. He works hard to figure out what the problem is and what is the best action to take. I have a great deal of trust in him.
Dr. Vanbiber is very easy going and makes you feel comfortable. He's patient and always willing to further explain anything you question. He also offers alternative solutions, i.e. lifestyle changes, vitamins, diet as opposed to just pushing medications on to you. I would highly recommend Dr. Vanbiber to anyone.
Great as usual. Been my doc for over 25 years. Need I say more?
I absolutely LOVE Dr. V!! He's been my PCP for nearly 20yrs. We've moved to Waller, TX, and I gladly make the drive for my visits! He's the best!
Dr. Vanbiber is fantastic! He has been my primary care doctor for several years and I couldn't be happier with him and his team. They are also super flexible when an issue arises and usually able to book same day appointments if needed.
Very friendly nurse and dr. They seem to really care and listen. I have visited twice with no waiting times or reschedules. Found my new dr.!
The best doctor ever!
Very personable doctor, staff very attentive to your needs. Dr. Vanbiber is my preferred doctor.
Dr. Vanbiber is the consummate professional, with a wonderful bedside manner and a great personality. I've been going to him for many years now and he will always be my doctor.
Dr. Vanbiber is a wonderful and attentive doctor, always taking the time to listen to his patients. His staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Vanbiber is very thorough in his assessments and what I truly admire about him is that he doesn't burden his patients with needless additional testing as he's quite competent In his field. No scare tactics. If you're searching for an honest and ethical MD, he's the one for you. He patiently listened and helped me when no one else would. Thank you Dr. Vanbiber!
He is a great doctor easy to talk to, as well as great staff always make you feel comfortable
Great experience. Best I've had in Houston area in 4 years. Was patient, thorough, and understanding of all concerns.
Amazing! Very professional and thorough. Definitely recommending him to friends and family. The nurse was simply outstanding. Best personality and knowledgeable.
Very caring and always willing to listen and then diagnose
Dr VanBiber's office has a very welcoming feel. Probably because his staff is friendly and genuinely caring. And Dr VanBiber is always a pleasure to see and has an excellent bedside manner about him.
Not bad. He wasn't very inclined to know more about my symptoms, thus making my visit rushed.
Never have to wait. Staff is always smiling and friendly.
Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Caring. Higlhly recommend to anyone seeking a primary care physician !
Dr. VanB has been my primary care physician for 16 years at time of writing. He has been a consistently thoughtful, caring, communicative, cooperative and generally excellent ally in the maintenance of my health. I recommend him most highly.
As always a great staff and doctor.
Dr. V. is always punctual and gives you as much time as you need.
I've been a patient of Dr Vanbiber for over 20 years. Always pleasant and professional. Wouldn't see another Dr.
Known this doc for 20 years or so. Great physician. Has actually practiced medicine on me and my family, and a couple of emergencies. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
The Staff is always kind and professional. They make you comfortable as possible.
Competent. Generous. Friendly. Smart.
Every visit with Dr. Vanbiber is a real pleasure. He listens very closely when you are explaining your symptoms and concerns. And his staff is so friendly. I feel very comfortable when I have an office visit.
I've had two visits with Dr. Vanbiber. He strikes me as very professional and knowledgeable. I trust his judgment.
Great, as always. EVERYONE.
Dr Vanbiber is a very grounded, intelligent and caring doctor. I would highly recommend him without hesitation to any of those I care about.
The last several years. Always great help. And I mean everyone there.
Dr. Vanbiber and his nursing staff are very personable and they made me feel at ease during my visit. Dr. Vanbiber explained everything in detail to me, which made me comfortable with the medical advice he was providing. The nurses are just wonderful and were able to make me smile despite having blood drawn from my body.
Great as usual and Jennifer and Tammy are superb.
It is so nice being seen by a competent, knowledgeable, Professional! His attention is on the patient and the solutions! Highly Recommend!
Dr. Vanbiber has great bed side manners. He takes his time and listens to you. He will answer all your questions and will explain things to you. Jennifer that works with him is friendly and helpful.
My sister have been visiting Dr Vanbibber 20 and 8 yrs respectively.He is a wonderful person. Very efficient.
Once again, another superb visit with extremely friendly staff and a very helpful Dr. Vanbiber.
He's a great doctor, he really knows his stuff and cares about the patients :) and the staff is super friendly, helpful and great to be around!
Experience goes a long way I think and that is what Dr. Vanbiber used to quickly diagnose my issue and arrange for emergency CT scans and surgery the very same day. I can tell he cares about everyone he comes in contact with. I just hope younger doctors will be as good as him in the future.
Not anyone in that office ever, and I mean EVER treated me less than splendid. I guess that is why I have been seeing him for 7 plus years. Joe Mancini
Considering the current difficulties in obtaining medical care in general, I feel absolutely fortunate to have Dr.Vanbiber and his staff as my PCP...the total experience, from waiting room to results, exceeds what I have experienced in the past 5 years! I am a patient that reqires more attention ( refferals, multiple and difficult diagnoses etc.) than the norm. I have been Dr. Vanbiber's patient since April of 2015. Paul
Dr. Vanbiber is awesome! My husband and I both see him and trust him with our medical care.
Dr. Vanbiber communicates very well.
Really takes time with patient and understands the whole person as well as the chief complaint. Impeccable bedside manner, with an office staff just as beautiful and Kind!
Always very attentive, great doctor!!
Dr. Vanbiber has always been attentive and caring. I've been his patient for over 20 years and wouldn't change anything. His nurses have always been top notch. They listen and explain everything clearly.
Dr. Vanbiber is very knowledgeable and his nurse staff is great. I highly recommend Dr. Vanbiber, he is just an all around great person.
Always a great doc!
He's the best. And his staff is awesome!
Great job by all as always
Your kidding right. Treated with courtesy by all. As always.
Dr. Russell is very professional, thorough and caring. I would highly recommend him as a physician. His staff rocks too!
Professional ,informative and fast. He respects my time.
He's a good doctor.
I am so happy with this office. I've got nothing but positive things to say about them. The staff is incredible and go over and beyond for the patients. I wont ever change my PCP office.
I have been going to Dr V. for over 2 years now. I see the Dr a few times a year. And when i visit, i literally spend more time chatting with Dr V. and his staff about how everyone is doing and how i am doing compared to the reason i am at Dr office.
I moved out of Houston, so he is no longer my doctor, but Dr. Vanbiber is the best! He always listens to the needs of his patients.
Dr. Vanbiber was great! He was very patient and listened to everything that I had to say. I would highly recommend
Always available when needed, thanks!!
it was awesome
My experience was great, the phlebotomist was very gentle and professional. The doctor was very nice as well.
Epic! Paperless, seem less, flexible
As usual Dr. Vanbiber fixed the problem. Great office atmosphere. The staff is always friendly. Doc is always on point.
Very personable, professional staff.....without being stiff, everyone makes you feel like family. Would recommend Dr.Vanbiber to anyone. I will continue to use him as long as he is in practice!
As Dr. Vanbiber and his staff were excellent!
The office staff is friendly. His nurse is always smiling and friendly, she listens to your concerns and communicates them with the doctor and takes care of you. Dr.Van Biber is a excellent doctor, he has a great bedside manner. He listens to your concerns and provides great care. I have been a patient of his for 16 years. He is very knowledgeable and takes great care of his patients. I now take my two kids there who are 15 and 17, they like him as well. He takes time to talk to them and listens to what they say. He is a great doctor!
I love Dr. Vabiber!!!!!
Amazing doctor and staff. Very professional and personable. I highly recommend this doctor!
Best Doc in town.....Jenifer and staff are top notch...recommend to everyone
Dr. V was very professional. I was not rushed and he took his time addressing my concerns.
The best doctor. And very understanding.
Everyone at Dr Vanbiber's office is really friendly. From front office, nurse and of course Dr. Vanbiber.
This was my first visit to dr vanbiber it was quick he and his staff were very friendly as well as professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone
Without a doubt one of the best physicians I personally have had an experience with. His staff is also amazing!
Dr van über really cares about patients and listens. And add to that thou is the first office I have been to in years where the office personnel talks to you with passion and concern and doesn't treat you like cattle with a check book. Awesome people from top to bottom.
Dr. Vanbiber is really helpful, takes the time to listen to your concerns and doesn't rush you or make you question your symptoms. He is very patient and really values you as a patient. I'm so happy to have him as my primary doctor!
Always a warm welcome!
I enjoyed my visit and the attention was outstanding.
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Vanbiber as my primary care doctor.
The visit with Russell, C. Vanbiber was great! Thank you so much for everything you do! Doctor Vanbiber is not only a great professional he's also an amazing person!
My visit with Dr. Vanbiber is always good. He's a Great Doctor and the Staff is wonderful! I don't mind drive an hour just to be seen and treated by the best!
Dr. Vanbiber not only is knowledgeable but also shows compassion towards his patients. If you are looking for a dr. that will take the time to listen to you, you will be happy with dr. Vanbirber.
Dr. VanBiber is a GREAT listener that takes the time to listen to you, This is good as you know your body better than anyone else! ;-) His help is on-the-money.
Dr. Russel Vanbiber and staff are very knowledgeable and professional.
Dr. Vanbiber is very informative, but what I like the most about him is that he actually listens and he has patience to work with me to figure out what's best for me. Also, his staff are by far some of the kindness people I have ever met.
I always love the staff here, they are the best.
Went in to see Dr. Vanbiber for an annual physical. Very nice people in the office. I liked him as well.
The wait time was horrendous! i called and scheduled an earlier appt for 945am since i was available before my original appt of 1030. i arrived at the office right at 945am and was not seen until 1030am!! unacceptable! The nurse that finally came to get me was pleasant and did apologize for the wait but i was already in a very bad mood. The dr came in and he was very pleasant and he did listen well. He addressed all of my issues and seemed knowledgeable. i would consider going back hoping that the timing issue would be resolved.
Everyone there is super nice. He's a really really good doctor and very present and related.
Awesome Doctor and my Nurse Jennifer
The Dr is takes his time with me at every visit. He never rushes you . He always takes in to consideration how you feel about meds he prescribed, and he will follow up with you. His nurse is the best and she always make you feel like she really cares. My whole family goes to Dr. Van biber now . He's the best
He's just awesome; always very attentive to the patient. He's not just trying to rush the patient and make money like a lot of doctors. He really does what he can to make you feel better and that's what doctors are for! Plus, he's real cool. He reminds me of a New York gangster lol!
In my opinion Dr Vanbiber is the best Family - General practice doctor in Houston Texas. He is a role model of what a good doctor should be.
I wouldn't go to any other doctor in the city. Being a veteran I have seen my share of different physicians. Dr. Vanbiber has been a cut above the rest for me. Minimal wait times, quick response times, and open schedule times. I couldn't ask for more in a physician.
Excellent bedside manner. Always a comfortable office visit.
He really takes his time to listen and is very helpful. He never makes me feel rushed! Best doctor.
great staff and great doctor! highly recommend !!!
It was great!
Got in quickly and Dr. Vanbiber was very professional and answered all my questions/concerns.
He is Tha best
Amazing staff. They really listen and genuinely care. I appreciate all of their help!
He's always the best!!
My doctor for 10 years. Neither he, nor his staff have been anything but professional and patient focused.
Great doctor, look forward to seeing him again.
I use to love Dr. Vanbiber and saw him many times in the past. The last time I went for a prescription refill that I have received several times from him. He treated me like some kind of drug seeker. Make me take drug test and sign lots of forms. My other Doctor makes me do none of this so I just kept going there even though it's 30 miles out of the way. Dr. Vanbiber staff was so rude I could not believe it was even the same place I had use to go. Also Dr. Vanbiber medical license show several board actions taken against him for his use of Alcohol/DWI. I find it funny he wanted me to jump through hoops for the Adderall prescription that I have been taking for 20 Years. And he has a Alcohol problem he had to have testing for to keep his license. Keep away.....
Very responsive .
I was highly impressed and I've made him my primary car. Highly recommended!
Not only is doctor Vanbiber very nice and professional, his staff is as well. You can't say that about many doctor's offices. He has one of the best staffs I've ever experienced.
Dr. Vanbiber and Jennifer are wonderful! Thank you for everything you do!
Dr. Vanbiber always takes time to answer any questions I may have. He doesn't rush a person out like I've experienced with other doctors in the past. I've been going to him for years and I highly recommend him if you need a good primary care physician!
He and his nurse are friendly, and make you feel comfortable throughout the appt. He makes the time to answer your questions. I feel like a person, and not a claim.
Even though waiting time was bit longer than expected, Dr. Vanbiber spend enough time to listen to my symptoms and didn't make me feel like rushing me out.
I was left in the waiting room for over 30 minitures; a quick touch base would have been nice. Thank god for cell phones.
It was a wonderful experience, I am glad I switched my physician
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff are excellent! I always feel welcome and well taken care of when I go there.
Dr.Russell listens to you, tells you what he is going to do and why, then helps fix the problem.
Dr Vanbiber is a great doctor and made me feel right at home. I have a good experience every time I visit his office. He is attentive and caring and does not act like he has 20 other patients to see and rushes you out the door- he gives you his time and attention. I like that.
Dr Vanbiber and his staff are professional, friendly and personable. In my 45 minute commute i must pass up 100 Dr's offices. But the the service and comfort i have at this office is worth every minute and mile.
Everyone was really nice to me! I was recommended there and was not disappointed. The office has a cozy vintage look to it, very nice. The staff very friendly, seemed to enjoy what they do.
So blessed to find Dr. Vanbiber. Stated simply, a mother has peace of mind when her son finally finds confidence in a doctor that is treating him. He is definitely a very good listener to both the young patient and the parent and answers sincerely.
Dr. Vanbiber is really a very good doctor. I will recommend everyone. Clinic staff is also good.
I've always felt like the atmosphere in their office was a bit "relaxed". To a certain extent it's what actually kept me coming back. It was nice to be able to have a conversation with the doctor and nurses treating me. Within the past few months however they have changed receptionists and this in my opinion has really sent their customer service and overall professionalism down the road of no return. This woman is very rude, impersonal and in my opinion has no compassion for the person on the other side. I get the impression that each customer is an obstacle to her end goal which is the end of the workday. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see business steadily decline for both of the doctors in this practice if something doesn't change.
Without a doubt, the finest group I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I will be back. Joe Mancini
Great doctor. There was no wait and I was happy with the visit.
Dr. Vanbiber is THE BEST!!!, he is such a down to earth and his knowledge is superior. I definitely recommend his office, very friendly and professional girls at the office also.
Dr. Vanbiber AND his staff are awesome, caring, comforting, and professional! Sometimes there's a wait but, hardly ever. And if there is, I'm not complaining at all. It's worth it. A short wait is nothing because the doctor actually listens to you and pays attention. I've seen other doctors that make you wait 1 hour in the waiting room; 30 min in the room, then they walk in and walk out within 3 min and make no eye contact. Then they send you coupons/marketing material in the mail for facials etc. I recommend Dr. Vanbiber and his staff.
Excellent visit, as always.
Very professional and on time.
The Dr always takes his time and is thorough with explaining test results. He never rushes. What makes this office better than most is his nurse is the greatest too.
Very helpful! I struggled to find a doctor in short notice to prescribe me medication during a rough transition in my life and it would be months before I could get into see a psychiatrist. He listened to my situation and concerns and helped me in short notice so I didn't have to wait months to get help. I appreciate that a lot and highly recommend.
I am disgusted by the way Dr. Van Biber and his team treated me.
Dr. V has been my PCP for over 10 years. Love him to pieces
Dr Vanbiber and his staff makes up a great team. They're Awesome!!!!
The receptionist, nurse and doctor were extremely friendly, courteous and professional. I was very satisfied with my visit.
Wouldn't want any other doctor!!!
I had been trying to look for a caring doctor interested in my health and well being. I thank God for blessing me with a the doctor I needed and was looking for. I was not rushed out of there and the doctor knew the side effects caused by medications even before I told him of what I knew. Which means he is up to date of what medication does and on bettering the health of the body. The staff was also kind, friendly and professional. Most doctors just want to get you out the door without caring about the person's health. I highly recommend Dr. Russell C. Vanbiber, MD!!!!!!!!
I was treated with respect, politeness and friendliness by the staff and even the patients in the front waiting area. My time with Dr. Vanbiber was more than I could have expected... Eye contact, concern, atentivness and I did not feel rushed. This is a rare find in todays helthcare market and I feel blessed to have had Dr Vanbiber agree to be my PCP. Also, when I say I was seen right away that is exactly what happened! The visit reminded me of the way our health care access used to be...I genuinely feel I am in competent, compassionate hands with Dr. Vanbiber. Paul C.
Every person who works in this office is top notch. They have never failed to be there for me when I needed help.
Love the staff and the doctor. They are always helpful, friendly and informative!
I would definitely recommend this office to anyone who's looking A professional efficient doctor visit.
Great Doctor visit as always. The perfect bedside manner !!!
Dr. Vanbiber to the rescue as always!!!!
Dr.Vanbiber always takes the time to LISTEN ..... always asks questions to clarify the problem before treating. Great Dr., he takes care of you.
He was very professional and answered all my questions.
A pleasure as always.
Very knowledgable, easy to talk too, wonderful staff! Very pleased.
Everyone was very friendly and professional. The waiting room was one of the nicest I've ever seen and I usually don't care about these things. The doctor was very personable and I never felt like I was being rushed or on an assembly line. Tom S.
I arrived at my appointment 5 minutes early, with my paperwork filled out ahead of time on ZocDoc. I was called back 1 hour after my appointment time. The PA was friendly and upbeat as she apologized for the wait, took my blood pressure and temperature. Dr. Vanbiber came in a few minutes later and was courteous as he made small talk. After he printed a prescription, I bumped fists with him (I figured a physician might be leery of shaking hands, lol), thanked him for his time, and left.
Dr Vanbiber is always great,he listens and does show concern for you. His nurse is the best,so nice. I love this office !!!
All good as always.
Great doctor, would definitely recommend. Very sad to have found such a good doctor just before i moved away! Would definitely recommend him.
Dr.vanbiber was very nice and professional. He answered every question I had.
Really great. Very knowledgable. Staff is really nice. As pleasant an experience as going to the doctor can be, I think.
Friendly and Helpful staff, Dr Vanbiber listened and helped my situation.
Since I arrived early for my appointment, Dr. Vanbiber saw me early. He spent more time than I expected analyzing my bloodwork results and gave me good insight on how I am doing. I appreciate his careful analysis and guidance.
Great staff always a joy to visit
Listens to you, gathers information if possible, then prescribes treatment.
Dr. Vanbiber has actually been my doctor for more than 15 years and is just awesome! He has always taken great care of me and all my health needs, as well as those of my family. He is the type of doctor that actually makes the time for you during your appointment to discuss any of your concerns/questions vs. rushing you out the door... which these days is a rare and admirable trait to find in a doctor. I appreciate all he has done for me over the years and his assistant Jennifer is equally as awesome! Highly recommend!!
I've been to the Dr several times, although today, he did not have script pads for my prescription refill and I was not informed until right before my appointment, it was a Friday and I was unable to schedule a appointment with another Md. Put me in a bind if you could imagine. This has no reflection on him as a Md. But does on the competence of scheduling and not having the materials to run a successful practice for returning patients.
My visit with Dr. Russell C. Vanbiber is always great.
He was very professional and was very helpful with my problems and ask all the right questions. The most important thing was I was very comfortable around him. I'm looking forward to him being my doctor for a long time to come. Thank you Jennifer was very pleasant and nice.
Great bedside manner. Really listens to his patients...
I have been a patient of Dr. VanB's for about 15 years. He's a thoughtful and communicative physician, he willingly spends as much time as we need when we meet, he listens attentively to my thoughts and concerns, and he takes a genuine and personal interest in me, my health and my well being. I have remained his patient in large part because I've found the maintenance of my health to be a cooperative endeavor between the two of us. He has never patronized me, nor pulled the "I'm the doctor, you are the patient" card, though he's always happy to delve more deeply into aspects of physiology and pathology that I'm not familiar with. Having worked for a large (>20,000 employee) hospital for 12 of the last 15 years, I feel that I'm fairly familiar with some of the less desirable behaviors that doctors can exhibit. I don't believe you'll find many of them with Dr VanB. This is perhaps incidental to a review of the doctor himself, but I've consistently found his clinic staff to be happy, chatty, relaxed, and generally pleased to see me. I can only assume he's not a bad employer either, which I feel speaks well of the man. Highly recommended.
Wonderful doctor and staff!
Everyone in the office was very professional and very curdious and answered all my questions immediately and with a smile. I would highly recommended the office of Dr. Vanbiber and his staff to anyone looking for a comfortable experience, no matter how bad or embarrassing your issue is. I was very impressed. This coming from a person who has had cancer in the past and seen more doctors than you can imagine. Can't say enough good things!
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff are very welcoming and professional. They have a wonderful team dynamic. I was taken into one of the exam rooms almost immediately after arrival for my scheduled appointment. Jennifer took my vitals and weight. I love her enthusiasm and personalization of care; she's warm and easy to talk to. Dr. Vanbiber takes the time to assess you, is an excellent listener, and anticipates your needs. He called in my prescriptions directly to my pharmacy, and they were ready within 10 minutes after leaving the doctor's office! I highly recommend Dr. Vanbiber and his staff as they're friendly, efficient, and accommodating.
A skilled, careful and personable doctor...
Looks like all the great reviews and not fake! This doc is very far from my home, but I really found him helpful and will likely see him again in the future.
Dr. Van is awesome. And we love Jennifer too!
Dr. Vanbiber is an A+ doctor and person.
Russell & Jennifer take good care of you & are good listeners. Thumbs up
I have seen doctor Vanbiber for a number of years. The staff is wonderful and caring. His bedside manner is the best I have ever seen. He genuinely cares and listens to you. I live 49 miles away and would drive further. He and his staff are just that good.
I'm so glad I found Dr. Vanbiner in Houston. He is a solid, no-nonsense kinda guy, and has an easygoing vibe. (Ie he seemed to treat his office team as equals, he didn't ask me stupid questions I have answered a thousand times before, etc.). He was able to take over my medication management from another doctor in another city, and I won't have to visit 5+ specialists again now that I have moved (who has the time and money for that?!). I will be going back as needed! Highly recommended!
I loved Dr. Vanbiber's down home, casual manner. I really appreciated the way he and his staff made me feel comfortable, and the way they made me feel as though everything were totally taken care of, and that I didn't have to worry about anything!
The Dr and his nurse are great.Dr Vanbiber helped me recover from heart failure. He is so caring and he always takes his time and answers all your concerns.
Not only do I consider Russell Vanbiber an excellent and compassionate doctor, but also a friend. Friendly staff help ease the usual discomforts of going to the doctor's office.
Straight and to the point.
He was very helpful and actually listened. So were the nurses they were very nice.
Very helpful and friendly easy to talk to
Dr. Vanbiber was sharp and proffessional as usual.
Great manner with me as a patient. He explained everything so I had no questions.
It's ok, but he always give me the same thing ever, but I can not complain because he's a very very good doctor, and has a professional nurse, she's very nice lady.??????
Dr. Vanbiber is the most kind, most humble physician I have ever met. Great listener, great doctor, truly a breath of fresh air in a crowded city where many other doctors don't take much time with you. Highly recommend.
as always great
Dr. Vanbiber is a kind and conscientious doctor who LISTENS to his patients. Never to hurried to take time to listen and care. Good bedside manner and really knowledgeable. I have been going to him for years! :-)
I made appt for 2pm called the office at 10am to confirm insurance lady said she will call me back waited til 12 I call the office back another person told me I had to call the insurance and and for the insurance to tell them what plan I had now tell me where they do that at
I am a med student at Baylor school of medicine, I spend most of my days around doctors. I can tell you with out a doubt he is the most down to earth, professional, and compassionate doctor that I have met. When I was in his practice first I was greeted by his nurse who was amazing and had nothing but good things to say about Dr. Vanbiber.
Dr. VanBiber is an awesome Dr. He has treated my husband and I with great care and he really listens. We are very glad that we have him as our doctor.
Dr.Vanbiber is a caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable and professional physician. He's been my doctor for many years and treated all my family at one point or another. I would highly recommend him.
This location was perfect and close to where I live. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Vanbiber was extremely professional and treated me for my problems with care. I highly recommend him to anyone.
He took his time and listened to everything I had to say. I am glad to say I have made him my primary doctor!
Dr. Vanbiber and his nurse were extremely kind and helpful. Finally found the right primary physician for me!
The visit was great !
I was looking for a new GP and I am thrilled with my find...
He is a fantastic doctor and his nurse is always a delight. I hate going to doctors, but they at least make it enjoyable. Dr. Vanbiber has saved me, literally, many times.
Every time I go see my Dr. its always great, they are so friendly
Great atmosphere and energy! Thank you Dr. Vanbiber :)
Dr. Vanbiber always listens to my issues and makes a decision on how we move forward . I feel that a lot of doctors don't make good decisions and he does.
As always when I go in Dr. Vanbiber's office I am treated like a friend and get excellent care. Thank you Dr. Vanbiber and Jennifer. See you soon.
Excellent service.Keep it up
Great doctor caring and understanding of my problem. Treated me very professionally.
Very professional. He showed great care and I didn't feel rushed as I typically do in some offices, plus the office staff was so friendly! I think I will be going back for my future general care needs.
I've been seeing Dr. Vanbiber for more than 15 years and he is my PCP. He is the best. When I first met Dr. Vanbiber, I had a condition for almost 2 years in which two different gastroenterologists could never determine the cause or treatment (after many visits and tests). Dr. Vanbiber diagnosed the problem (a stomach infection) and the prescription to rid the infection from my system on the next appointment he made for me after my first visit. Three weeks later that was cured. And my sore throat (the reason I first went to see him).
What I did not like about the office is it was very difficult to communicate with them. I called the office several time and was sent to voice mail.
I have been going to Dr. Vanbiber for approximately 25 years . I would recommend him to anyone he has great bedside manner and really cares how you feel.
I see Dr Vanbiber regularly. I literally drive close to an hr to see him. There must be a couple hundred Dr's from my home to his office. Russell and his staff are worth the long, traffic ingested drive. They are extremely personable and polite. I recommend anyone give him and his staff a call for an appointment. You won't regret it!
Initial visit: in and out quicker than it would take me to be called to the back at my previous PCP. Seemed knowledgeable with a friendly staff. Can't say too much as it was only a first visit, but overall I'm very happy with the switch.
Very thorough and easy to talk to.
Doc and Jennifer doing a great job. Easy in and out. Quick today, which is nice after my long drive to see him.
Great doctor, really listened.
He's been my mother's doctor for many years. Wouldn't go anywhere else! Very nice and genuinely interested in her well being.
Doctor Vanbiber listened to my concerns and addressed them professionally. He is easy to talk to. My wife has been looking for a PCP for quite some time now without success. She and I now have an appointment to see him in December.
Dr. Vanbiber shows compassion towards his patients. The office vibe is friendly and fun. You are greeted by his office manager Jennifer who always has a big smile on her face. Whatever health issues you have Dr Vanbiber will make sure to find a solution for you and will explain things to you. I am happy to have found a Dr. that cares.
Great visit . Great staff. Great Doctor
Dr. Vanbiber and his staff were absolutely great!
I just love Dr. Vanbiber. He makes you feel so comfortable. He always seems concerned and always has a great attitude. Other doctors that I've had in the past made me feel uncomfortable because I never knew what to expect. One doctor always had a bad attitude while the other would always try selling me weight loss products.I dreaded going to appointments with them. With Dr. Vanbiber its completely different, he is always friendly and seems to truly care about my issues. I feel more like I am visiting a pal, that's how great he is.
I've been a patient of Dr. Vanbiber's for more than two decades. He is always patient, always kind, never hurried, and he takes the time to listen before he makes a diagnosis. He was able to diagnose an illness in my best friend that no other doctor/several specialists could not pinpoint. She credits him with saving her life. I highly recommend him.
very pleasant, and friendly
As always, my visit with Dr. Vanbiber was just what I needed it to be awesome.
Dr. Vanbiber and his crew are really great. Prompt and professional and they take the time to talk with you and explain if you have a question.
Dr. Vanbiber and Jennifer are both great!! And there's a convenient pharmacy downstairs that's fast and friendly.
I have been a patient of dr. Vans for about 25 years. We have been through several serious illnesses and he has been always a comfort and a professional.
I really like Dr. Vanbiber. He has treated me for various illnesses and has always known how to help me. He and his nurses are very professional and compassionate.
Dr. V and his staff are the best!
Dr. Russell Vanbiber is an excellent MD: A+. He is very knowledgeable, and takes a real interest in helping me with my medical problems.
It was great!! Love Dr. Van & Jennifer!!
Great as usual. Been my doc for 20 years and his trusty right hand is Jennifer. She takes care of details.
Easy to talk to, and listens!
Dr. Vanbiber always takes time to talk and most importantly listen. There couldn't be a better family doctor anywhere.
Professional and Polite
He is very knowledgeable and the whole office is so kind and caring. Highly recommended.
Great doctor! He's my official primary physician.
Wonderful Doctor and staff!
Dr. Vanbiber is an excellent doctor, and his staff are the absolute best! I've been going to him for about 7 years and I highly, highly recommend him.
JUST THE BEST!!!!!!
Always so pleasant with good bedside manner. His staff is awesome as well. Highly recommend this physician.
I've been going to Dr. Vanbiber for years and will continue to do so. He takes lots of time with each patient and gives his full attention and answers all questions you might have. I highly recommend him.
Vanbiber is a great professional doctor that will spend time with his patient and provide great care.
He is a very low key, laid back and reasonable provider. I am always at ease when I go and see him.
Very good and prompt treatment. Nurse was great and Doc listened and did not rush. Professional but friendly.
Very friendly staff. They all look so happy.
Dr. Vanbiber is professional, competent, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him as a family doctor or primary care physician.
I have gone to Dr. Vanbiber for many years. He has always helped me with my illnesses. I feel like he is very patient and listens to what I say and is very knowledgeable about the best plan for my treatment. I trust his opinions.
Dr. Russell and his staff were so nice to me. Dr. Russell visited me right on time and he spent about 45 minutes for me. He listened patiently to all my concerns and did the examinations very carefully. His complete explanations helped me to understand my situation and I did not feel being rushed at all. I would strongly recommend Dr. Russell to whom seeking their best doctor appointment experience ever.
He had an excellent bedside manner, and he really spent time to listen to me. I really appreciated how kind and courteous his staff were.
Dr. Vanbiber is very attentive and caring. He definitely made the experience as good as one may expect of a doctor's visit:-)
Very good visit, highly recommend.
Dr. Van B has been my doctor since I was a teenager....he has always been great for me and knows what he does. **thumbs up**
Very cool guy! He is knowledgeable and will help you as much as he can.
Very friendly staff, nice office, great care.
It was great, painless. I think I found my doctor! =)
The staff was friendly and got me in early. Dr. Vanbiber was disappointing. He did not introduce himself when he walked into the room and seemed uninterested in carrying out the examination. He did not discuss my medical history or really check my health out. Just wrote down "normal" in the forms.
Great doctor. I found my new PCP. Thanks.
I think Dr. Vanbiber is fantastic doctor. I have been seeing him for over 20 years. He is very patient and thorough, he is never in a rush and answers all your questions and concerns.
Dr Vanbiber is easy to talk to and always knowledgeable on all issues. Most of all I can always get in to see him and NEVER wait longer than 10 minutes to go in.
Everyone was very nice. I hate getting bloodwork but Dr. Vanbiber is so awesome, i didn't even feel the prick!!!!! ??
I should have read more reviews before coming to this guy. I am a fairly muscular guy and fairly vascular, but he somehow couldn't find my veins after stabbing me 4 times!! I just left, that is inexcusable, and he had me lay down on my back to draw blood which I thought was weird too. I would never go back, Don't do it!!!
I felt comfortable and at ease, my only concern is that he should have held me to task for not staying on top of my physicals
One of the best experiences I've had visiting the Dr.! Not only was Dr. Vanbiber fantastic but the staff was incredible as well!
I waited for over 45 minutes for him to see me even though he had no other patients in the office. When he finally did see me, he left me in the room with the door open while he chatted with his nurse and secretary outside while I waited for another 30 minutes. He prescribed me medicine without ever diagnosing me. I will not be seeing him again.
I think he was kind and thoughtful. he is very patient!
The wait would have been sooner than 30 mins BUT Dr. Vanbiber was stuck behind major accident and the nurse let the patients know right away. I have been seeing Dr. Vanbiber for 22 years he is the BEST! Never feels like he is rushing through your appointment to get to his next patient, he really listens to the patient and what is going on with them.
He was very nice, and answered all my questions, even outside my current issue. I asked him for a spare Influenza test package and he happily gave me one and explained me how to use it at home. Also, he worked during lunch time to make sure I was attended and didn't have to wait for an hour. Highly recommended.
Excellent doctor! I have been seeing him for over 10 years!!
I would never ever recommend this doctor. In fact if I could I would have complained about him. Not a single word of apology for the wait time. Dr. Vanbiber tried to take blood draw but he failed so miserably. He couldn't find my veins! He tried to take sample from my both arms but no luck. He was even so unfamiliar with his office. He didn't know where things were. It took him a long time to find the needle and other stuff needed to take blood draw. He didn't explain what my problem is and what caused it and how to cure it. The only thing he did was he gave me pills to take but didn't explain what it does and why I need to take it. It was the worst experience I have ever had with doctors in the US! He promised to send the prescription electronically to the Walgreens on my way back home but he never did. So I ended up asking Walgreens to retype the prescription.
Very nice. Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Vanbiber has been my physician for several years and I've always been completely satisfied in the attention and care he gives during my appointments.
One of the best doctors that I've been to. He is actually attentive and listens to you. He's in no rush either - too often doctors start their appointments with one foot out the door. I actually felt like I was working with a partner on my health concerns. I know most doctors aren't known for their customer service skills, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone better than Dr. Vanbiber.
My visit was pretty short and confident. The Doctor explained my health condition in simple and clear words. Both the nurse and the Doctor shew attention, higher experience and dedication. I had a good experience for real today. Thanks.
First of all, he has a positive & calm energy which is very important when you come all nervous, he puts you at ease. He answers every question and does not laugh when question is asked. He also takes time to make sure all questions are answered. He smiles and makes you feel comfortable. His staff is very friendly too, no rude word was said. I would totally recommend him to any friend or relative!
Would not recommend this doctor
Visit was excellent!!
Dr. Vanbiber is a very attentive doctor and listens to your concerns.
Informative, polite, from the front desk staff, to the nurse, and the doctor. Highly recommended.
Listened and asked lots of questions! Very attentive, didn't seem rushed like most doctors!
Dr. Vanbiber apparently read my new patient forms and was prepared for my first appointment. He seems to listen well. He is responsive to concerns and questions. I wasn't thrilled with the front desk help but a good receptionist is easier to find than a good doctor so I'm sticking it out.
Very good and straight to the point. I am very glad I went to him for a second opinion.
Dr. Vanbiber is truly amazing! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate doctor. If you're looking a family doctor that will literally treat you like family, look no further. Signed, Happy Patient
Excellent as always.
Dr. Russell is very polite and humble. He is informative and caring. I will go back 100%.
He did good
I have been a patient of Dr Vanbiber for the last several years. He is a professional no nonsense doctor who actually listens to you and the answers you give to his questions. His staff at this practice are also friendly, courteous and helpful (which I think is quite rare in this industry). Highly recommended physician.
This physician has no weekend pharmacy line open for consultation/refills, or at least my pharmacist couldn't reach his office for 30 minutes, while I suffered through 3 days of incorrect medication dosages with minimized lung capacity. When contacted regarding this mix up, staff was indignant. Will NOT be returning. EVER.
Very professional, understanding and through.
great doc, and jennifer is great as well
He's my hero!
Very nice doctor and office professionals. Close proximity to my work so it was easy and quick to get to. Free parking. Dr. Vanbiber was thorough and easy to talk to.
Dr. Vanbiber is a very nice and caring doctor. I'm very glad I was able to get him to assist me with my medical issue. I am for sure making him my permanent doctor. Also, is staff is exceptional. They are all very sweet and fun to talk to. Super experience!!!!!!!!!
Attentive, asked the right quetions, thorough and I was out. The whole process from waiting in the waiting room to leaving was short and fast.
Dr. Vanbiber is great & staff is super friendly. I was over an hour late because my car had a flat and they worked me right in with no issues.