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: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 52 RATINGS & 23 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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     52 Ratings     23 Comments

Sep 20, 2021
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Wonderful crew

Sep 9, 2021
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Need a better updated seating area in the lobby. Scheduler made errors.

Aug 26, 2021
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Thank you for your time & care.

Aug 9, 2021
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Dr Valerie Halpin is a wonderful provider and surgeon. She was able to always answer all of my questions with the utmost honesty and truth which is very important to me. Her team of clinicians are like her in wanting you to succeed in your goal. My only issue was that the current front office staff seem disorganized and unfamiliar with scheduling appointments. I have also had extremely long wait times on the phone and have resorted to using MyHealth to get in touch with people.

Aug 5, 2021
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The whole the whole organization of weight loss and diabetes at legacy is exceptional I got the best care I could possibly have gotten the receptionists are a little rude but all in all everything is absolutely perfect

Jul 15, 2021
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Everyone has been very pleasant and friendly, and their professionalism has been great.

Jun 17, 2021
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I feel the office staff need more training and can smile more, and be more customer service oriented.

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 20, 2021
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I feel like the provider should be friendlier. I think it makes the patient more comfortable.

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 19, 2021
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Thank you.

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.
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