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Dr. Chaim Vanek, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Vanek

Schnitzer Diabetes/Health Ctr

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd # 140 Portland, OR 97239

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(503) 494-3273


Dr. Chaim Vanek, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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(503) 494-3273

Dr. Vanek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vanek's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vanek treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Female Infertility
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek treats Female Infertility more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanek treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanek treats Bone Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanek treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vanek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Vanek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vanek

4.2

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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Dr. Vanek was professional and compassionate. He thoroughly went through all of my records and then asked about what I have researched and what other doctors have told me. He listens!! It was a great experience. I've seen many doctors who I felt didn't listen so today's visit was a breath of fresh air.
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He didn’t even read my intake sheet. Was condescending and dismissive after waiting 3 months to get an appointment. I would never recommend him
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This MD is remarkably ignorant about hypothyroidism causes & treatments. Without looking for evidence to prove his position, he's insisted for five years that I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Never mind that he's never tested my autoantibodies to seek proof that this is the correct diagnosis for me. I've paid, out of pocket, 3 times to have both types of thyroid autoantibodies tested on me. Each time, the labs indicate that there is no evidence of any form of thyroid autoimmune disease in me.
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I had a terrible time getting on medication for hypothyroidism. Dr. Vanek knew right away what my difficulties were and prescribed the right medication for me. And if you need to ask questions later, he always responds quickly through ohsu messages. I will always be grateful for his help. I highly recommend this physician!
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The best doctor i have been to. He contacts patients and replies emails bery quickly and provides sufficient information!
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Dr. Vanek is the best! He listens, he's thorough, he's very knowledgeable and very kind! Dr. Vanek cares about his patients, he treats you like a person instead of a chart number!
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I "bounced" between several Doctors and Residents for 1+ years before I had the extreme fortune to meet Dr. Vanick. He is extremely knowledgeable about Grave's Disease. He answers all my questions with thoughtful, easy to understand responses. He reviews my case history BEFORE I walk into his office so he does not have to waste time during my appointment reading my history. He reviews my other medical issues so as to have a comprehensive view of me as a patient. I would highly recommend him.
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I am so thankful to have found Dr. Vanek. He is an amazing doctor. After years of searching for a diagnosis, I saw Dr. Vanek and he discovered what was wrong with me in a very short amount of time. He literally gave me my life back. He ran the right tests and methodically ruled out possibilities to find the correct answers. One of the most valuable things he does is really take the time to listen, believe the patient and thoroughly go through your symptoms to discover the cause(s).
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Chaim Vanek, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2006
University Of Oregon/Health Sciences University, Portland
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Of Maryland School Medicine
Residency Hospital
1999
Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2006
2002
1999

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)