About Us

Welcome to Greater Cardiology, where your comfort and care always come first. With each visit and every procedure or test, we go above and beyond to ensure you feel welcomed, cared for, and completely at ease. We understand that heart health is about more than just your physical well-being – it's about your family, your lifestyle, and ultimately, your quality of life. As experts in cardiovascular care, we take a personalized and empathetic approach to your health. When you become a patient at Greater Cardiology, you become a valued individual, not just another name on a chart. We take the time to truly get to know you and tailor our treatments and services to meet your unique needs. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with focused care, aggressive treatment, and individualized health management. With our unwavering support, we will guide you through every step of your journey towards better heart health. Choose Greater Cardiology for high-quality cardiovascular care that not only treats your condition but also enhances your overall well-being. Experience a level of care that goes beyond expectations – because you deserve nothing less.

Founded on Experience, Dedicated to Personalized Care

Greater Cardiology, formerly known as Grand Rapids Cardiology, founded by Dr. Ronald VanderLaan, is a native of Grand Rapids and a University of Michigan undergrad and Medical School graduate. His training began through the Blodgett/St. Mary’s internal medicine program where he later practiced cardiology.

With personalized cardiovascular care as his primary passion, Dr. VanderLaan continually provides individualized care to cardiovascular patients in clinical settings and inspires other medical professionals to do the same. His belief that personalized care can be best accomplished in an exclusive, small group setting motivated him to establish Greater Cardiology. He wanted an independent practice, focused exclusively on the patient, providing one-on-one services—to answer questions thoroughly, perform tests privately, offer same-day test results, and empower patients to manage their own health.

To ensure his practice consistently provides high-quality, personalized heart care, Dr. VanderLaan carefully selects each staff member. Regardless of their role, each member shares his passion for delivering personalized cardiovascular care. They’re excellent communicators, compassionate advocates, and extremely knowledgeable in cardiovascular concerns, procedures, tests, and health management. They’re also friendly, empathetic, and easy to talk with about everything, from the weather to your health.

Committed to Aggressive Treatment, Practical Solutions

Greater Cardiology is committed to providing each patient with personalized clinical cardiovascular care of the highest caliber, utilizing the expertise and empathy of a dedicated professional staff and state-of-the-art technology and tools for private, in-office tests and procedures.

As their patient, you can be certain the entire staff will be aggressive in finding the best treatment for you, taking into account every single detail from your medical history to recent test results and current lifestyle.

By getting to know you as a person and understanding your needs, Greater Cardiology will then develop a practical, personalized treatment plan to help you improve the health of your heart—and ease your mind. It’s their commitment and pleasure to help every patient feel better.

Ronald L. VanderLaan, MD, FACC, FACP

Cardiologist in Grand Rapids, MI

  • BS, Cell and Molecular Biology/Zoology,

    University of Michigan

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School

  • Internal Medicine training, Blodgett/St. Mary’s program

  • Fellowship Training in Cardiovascular Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


American Board of Internal Medicine

: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Honoring his belief that personalized cardiovascular care of the highest quality is most effective administered by a well-trained staff in an intimate environment, Dr. VanderLaan established Greater Cardiology.

Today, the independent practice is flourishing, thanks to the strong leadership of its founder, Dr. VanderLaan—supported by the compassion and expertise of the staff and the loyalty of patients and their families.

“The opportunity to serve patients as individuals has been my dream for many years. Greater Cardiology is my vision brought to life. Patients are people with their own challenges and needs. It’s important they receive the best medical treatment—health care that addresses each individual’s illness and lifestyle. Today, “I am living the dream!, exclaims Dr. VanderLaan.

The doctor has five wonderful and successful children: two boys, a daughter in the middle, with twin boys rounding out the family. He is frequently busy participating in activities with his children yet Dr. VanderLaan always finds time for reading, cycling and catching the news. “I’m a news junky,” he admits.

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Office hours:Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

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