Legacy Health Partners

Valerie Halpin, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Bariatric Surgery; General Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Weight Management
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 59 RATINGS & 26 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute

  • 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 520
    Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-3097
  • 503-413-7557
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About Me:

Valerie Halpin, M.D., received her medical training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. While at Washington University she completed a residency in general sugery and a research fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery. Before joining Legacy Good Samaritan Weight Management Institute in 2008, Dr. Halpin taught as an Assistant Professor of Surgery focusing on bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served as the Integrated Surgical Disciplines Clerkship Director. Dr. Halpin continues to enjoy surgical education as the Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program director at Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Halpin has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery and surgical education.

Education:
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Washington University - St. Louis, MO
Year I Started Practice: 2004
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.8 out of 5     59 Ratings     26 Comments

May 24, 2021
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Dr. Halpin was amazing. For the 1st time in a long time I left my appointment feeling encouraged, motivated, and validated. She made my day!

May 3, 2021
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The doctor showed no warmth at all and barely gave me any eye contact until the last minutes of the visit. My situation is very complicated and rather than listening, she kept interrupting asking questions that weren't relevant. When she finally heard me out, she spent all her time looking at the computer screen, scanning all my many recent tests and diagnoses. Why wasn't she prepared for that before I got there? I told the receptionist why I was coming in to see the doctor, yet the doctor said she didn't know and was surprised. She also seemed defensive as if my issue was not her responsibility. She was not even remotely reassuring. She did give me some very thorough explanation of one of the issues I was most concerned about and for that I give her credit. But I need doctors who are not only honest and forthcoming with ALL the information, I need to have confidence and trust them - and that takes feeling we have some sort of relationship, a partnership if you will. I do not subscribe to the notion that doctors are somehow superior to the rest of us mortals, and I resent being treated as just another old woman who is bothering her.

Apr 12, 2021
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I appreciate not having to wait for along time for provider to come.

Apr 8, 2021
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She is very knowledgeable about my condition & explained it to me so I finally understood why I had to have the procedure I had rather than a less invasive one.

Mar 29, 2021
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great experience

Mar 27, 2021
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In addition to the doctor being respectful and helpful, her nurse was amazing. Beverly I believe her name was and she was fantastic! She made me excited that was going to work hard to help get my surgery approval process completed and without hassles! I look forward to working with her and the doctor going forward!

Feb 4, 2021
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D&WM staff have always been professional and mostly very nice, warm and respectful. They are knowledgeable, supportive and respond to my MyChart inquiries thoroughly and in a timely manner. The receptionists are professional and perform their jobs very well.

Feb 1, 2021
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Do not know her name. But, the nurse in my recovery room was excellent. couldn't of asked for a nicer person. Wish I could thank her.

Jan 25, 2021
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The provider and the rest of the team are all helpful and respectful. They listen to questions and give answers as best as they can and in timely manners. I feel very comfortable working with the team as I prepare and proceed with my procedure and surgery.

Jan 16, 2021
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AWESOME!

Dec 28, 2020
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I would recommend this dr. if they are thinging of having weight loss surgery.

Dec 10, 2020
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Dr listened to my questions and provided me with clear information

Dec 7, 2020
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thankful for Dr Halpin and staff

Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. Halpin was awesome right along with the nursing staff.

Oct 26, 2020
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I was very apprehensive going into an elective surgery (gastric bypass)! But, Dr. Halpin and her team were very professional and caring. I to reassure me and keep me calm. She was holding my hand as I fell asleep.

Oct 19, 2020
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doctor was great.

Oct 19, 2020
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My visits are always uplifting and helpful. This is a good team of providers.

Oct 19, 2020
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I love Dr. Halpin. I have no complaints but a physical therapist I also saw at her office was wearing a political button that I felt inappropriate in an office setting.

Oct 8, 2020
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I have always had a pleasant experience from beginning to end when visiting this office.

Sep 19, 2020
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Doctor was rushed as patient before me took a lot of time. I was the last appointment of the day.

Aug 31, 2020
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wasn't really friendly, didn't explain the surgery in depth,

Jul 20, 2020
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Dr. Halpin was an excellent provider and I am recovering well from my surgery which she performed. My only trepidation is that when having my post op check in she gave very little helpful info and maybe that is because we have a booklet with all the info in it. I suppose I was expecting more reassurance that I was doing things right. She seemed more concerned with me putting my mask back on after blowing my nose. However, overall my care was good for the most part.

Jul 16, 2020
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She's the best surgeon!

Jul 16, 2020
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all good

Jul 9, 2020
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Frequently when I have come to this office I have to stand around with no acknowledgement from staff that I am waiting like "just a minute" or "I'll be right with you." Makes it very awkward. Wish they were a bit friendlier.

Jun 30, 2020
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I have concerns that went unanswered & still have pain. Wish she would have listened a little more after to try and help instead of saying ER if it happens again.
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