Dr. Heather Stelling, MD
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Dr. Heather Stelling, MD


Pain Medicine | Female


Dr. Heather Stelling, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Joplin, MO. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
in Joplin, mo |
FIRST off, Dr Stelling, is a amazing doctor. I actually look forward going to this office every month! Dr Stelling cares about her patients VERY much. Her staff is like family, I am actually getting married in the next year and I have planned to invite them all to my wedding! I love them all very much! If you want a doctor who cares about you, then she is your person. You won't deal with any bullsh*t, she is upfront and honest. I also like how she decorates her office hardly any offices do that.
in Mo |
I had my 1st visit with dr Stelling and she totally lived up and exceeded what a dr should be!! She was kind, open, personable. Discussed my probs with me without talking down to me.. Arranged for much overdue X-rays. She had a smile on her face and introduced herself I have seen dr.s who did not, she had a winning disposition . She did not keep me waiting for hours. First time in years I have been in a dr's office and felt comfortable. I cannot say enough good about her! Nurse Kathy was tops!!
Joplin, MO |
I was fired from pain management the day before my next apt along with 70 others that day. I had over heard them talking about how they have to many patients to keep up with and that they needed to down size. So I was one of the ones. She couldn't keep any of her promises, she couldn't keep up with the date let alone my name. How sad is that? Then her office called my family Dr's office and lied to them about what was going on and why she was letting me go
Broken Arrow, OK |
Very caring. I don't mean she's some caring sweet thing. She's a normal human that cares that you're hurting and uses her knowledge to help you with the minimum amount to get you as pain free as possible. She has given me back a like that my, chronic, incurable disease had stolen. Life's far from perfect and I'm far from pain free, but I can make plans now, because I know I can control most of my pain, most of the time.
in Joplin, Mo |
My doctor referred me. I called after a week and was told they didn't receive anything from my primary doctor. So I had my doctor fax over my paperwork again. Called after another week and was told they'd received my paperwork both times but that it would be 4 to 6 weeks before I would hear from them. Called after 4 weeks and left a message but no one ever returned my phone call. Called today, after 7 weeks, and was told it would be another 4 weeks at least. Unacceptable patient care.
in Nevada, MO |
In the past 10 years since my back injury, I have run the gauntlet of pain management doctors and physiatrists. A referral to Dr. Stelling from my primary doctor was a godsend. I didn't realize there were any doctors left who have genuine empathy for their patients needs. Her staff is very professional and courteous. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Stelling herself. She is simply a top shelf doctor. I can't think of any other Dr. I would recommend for your pain management needs.
in Joplin, MO |
I along with all the other reviews I read, have to say that Dr. Stelling is the only Dr. in about 30 years that has cared that I was hurting and is trying to help. I can't say enough about how wonderful it is to finally find a Dr. that cares. I have given her name to a couple of people that also suffer chronic pain. I don't often recommend Drs. to friends.
Kansas City, MO |
by far the most careing Doctor i have seen .she treats each of her patients like a friend, and really listens to you trys to do the best for you .not run you though your visit like your wasting her time like some pain doctors i have seen .
in Eureka Springs Ar |
For the first time in 20 yes a Dr seems to really listen and this is as much under control my pain has ever been! I'm able to work full time and play with my grandkids again! Thank you for genuinely caring! Catherine
in Jay Oklahoma |
Dr. Stelling is the most experienced Dr. Whom I entrust my healthcare fully with my health. She has helped me continue working in my profession and encouraged me by persevering and working diligently to help me with my problems after 2 back surgeries and a neck surgery. She is the only Dr. That has truly cared how I hurt. Thank you Dr. stelling for being the best ! Cindy G. M.
in Joplin, Missouri |
She is the first doctor that has helped me with my pain. She has a caring staff. I actually feel like I am the most important patient and that she quininely cares to making my life easier and doesn't want me to suffer. She is willing to stay and answer all my questions and concerns. I love your waiting room!! Thanks Dr. Heather Stelling.
in Joplin, MO |
Dr. Stelling is one of the few doctors out there that takes the time when needed to really listen to you. She really seems to care.
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Dr. Stelling's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Umkc-Truman Med Ctr-St Lukes Hosp

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Umkc-Truman Med Ctr-St Lukes Hosp

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Missouri-Columbia

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection