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
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.7 out of 5    43 Ratings    19 Comments

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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

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. Befoer joining Legacy Good Samaritan Weight Management Institute in 2008, Dr. Halpin taught as an Assistant Professor of Surgery focusing on bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery. 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 Management 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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4.7 out of 5     43 Ratings     19 Comments

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.

Jun 11, 2020
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The dr. is very good, been to see her before like her work.

Jun 8, 2020
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The doctor was very nice, patient and kind. The office staff (mainly medical assistants) need a course in customer service and bedside manner. They all lacked compassion, respect, a bedside manner and kindness. They were rushed and it felt as if they were annoyed that they had to see patients. As if the patients were interrupting their day and their time. Patients do have a choice in where they receive their care. If you treat patients with disregard and disrespect, they will seek healthcare somewhere else. Their behavior was absolutely uncalled for, inappropriate and disgusting. No patient deserves to be treated in that manner. Period.

Jun 4, 2020
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Only good experiences, I have referred my brother!

May 7, 2020
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Caring, knowledgeable.

Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Halpin & her staff are amazing!!!

Mar 9, 2020
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she is great

Feb 20, 2020
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Have always had nothing but a positive experience with Dr Halpin and all the staff at the office

Feb 17, 2020
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doc Halpin was very relatable and assured me that I'm right on track.

Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Halpin made time for me to check an incision from surgery. She is a very nice person who I know was busy that day but still made time for me.

Dec 16, 2019
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I felt that she had no bed side manner. I thought that we had the appt. the wait I wanted but found out it wasn't and I panicked and because of the mix up, I was blamed for it.

Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Halpin is very caring and professional. Her attention to my low grade fever after surgery put my mind at ease.

Nov 14, 2019
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My weight loss journey has been difficult but always the doctors & staff have been very helpful & enjoyable to be with. I have been very happy with all of my providers @ Legacy.
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