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About Dr. Chaim Vanek

Dr. Chaim Vanek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, OR. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Vanek is affiliated with Providence Portland Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Vanek has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Chaim Vanek is Great. Dr. Chaim Vanek has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Chaim Vanek is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ohsu Hospitals And Clinics

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
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Dr. Chaim Vanek has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Fatigue
  • Gland Issues
  • Acromegaly
  • Lipid Metabolism Disorders
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Addison Disease
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cushing Disease
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormones

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Five Stars

Awesome doctor, very thorough, knows his stuff.

Easy Appointment
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Best doctor I have EVER had in 58 years.

I do not understand how anyone can rate Dr. Vanek less than 5 stars. I saw 41 doctors (including the Mayo Clinic) in a 2 year time period. Another doctor referred me to Dr. Vanek and I was so impressed that my daughter sees him now. We have to drive 4 hours to see him and scheduled months in advance, but it is worth it. I have been seeing him for several years now. He is so accessible. He has answered my emails anywhere from immediately to within 24 hours. This includes holidays and weekends. I have never know a doctor to do this. He also treats his patients as equals. He never talks down to me or thinks I should just do what he says. He discusses all tests and makes sure you understand them and the course of treatment. He never rushes you, yet he is always on time. He talks to you as if you have been friends for years. He does not use a nurse. He comes out to the waiting room and greets you and takes all your vitals himself. You always leave knowing he has a thorough knowledge of the issue. He is the only doctor I look forward to seeing each year.

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Fantastic Doctor

Although I've only seen Dr. Vanek once, he was simply marvelous (and no, I'm not his mother). Dr. Vanek is very knowledgeable, he listened intently, explained things thoroughly and was very reassuring. He is the ONLY physician who has been able to piece together a myriad of differing symptoms and come up with a valid diagnosis. A very good physician and a nice man.

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Five Stars

The only doctor out of the 5 doctors that I saw, that listen and was able to help me!

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One Star

He's one of the WORST doctors I've ever been to! He's rude, he refused to answer my questions and he has even hung up on me while I was trying to ask him questions on the phone. He has absolutely no clue on what normal thyroid levels are and overdosed me on anti-thyroid meds causing me to be extremely hypothyroid. Steer clear of this Dr!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2012, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Vanek is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • University Of Maryland Medical System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Chaim Vanek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net OR PPO
  • Kaiser
    • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health Community Care Network
    • Moda Health Connexus
    • Moda Health Summit
    • Moda Health Synergy Network
  • PacificSource
    • PacificSource PSN
    • PacificSource SmartChoice
    • PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
  • Providence Health System
    • Providence PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence MyChoice NW
    • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ohsu Hospitals And Clinics, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR


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