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Dr. Valerie J Halpin has the following 1 specialty
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. Valerie J Halpin has the following 1 expertise
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
Dr. Valerie J Halpin has 0 board certified specialties
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Office staff is great: always friendly and takes the time to address scheduling or billing concerns. This provides a very supportive environment for folks with bariatric surgical needs. Dr. Halpin would receive a higher rating if she would listen a bit more intently and acknowdege that when the patient is voicing a concern that there is a problem or issues, most likely there is something going on. Goal would be for Dr. Halpian to quickly identify complications from her surgical interventions so as to promote safer bariatric experiences for others.
Dr. Halpin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Valerie J Halpin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net OR CommunityCare
- Health Net OR PPO
- Moda Health Community Care Network
- Moda Health Connexus
- Moda Health Synergy Network
- PacificSource PSN
- PacificSource SmartChoice
- PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
Providence Health System
- Providence PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLegacy Weight And Diabetes Institute, 1040 NW 22nd Ave Ste 520, Portland, OR
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