Dr. Joel Epperson, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Epperson
Accepting new patients

Dement Internal Medicine Clinic P.A.

1000 W Kingshighway Ste 7 Paragould, AR 72450

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(870) 239-8427

Dr. Joel Epperson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Paragould, AR. He is affiliated with medical facilities Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and Saint Bernards Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Epperson to book an appointment.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Arkansas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Epperson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wound Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epperson performs Wound Repair more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Epperson performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epperson treats Abdominal Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Epperson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Constipation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epperson treats Constipation more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Epperson treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Epperson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Epperson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Epperson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Epperson

4.4

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
  • Explained conditions well (5)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr Epperson and staff provided excellent service!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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May 03, 2019
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Great staff!!! I was super nervous and everyone made me feel comfortable while being professional!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brookland, AR – Jun 10, 2017
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The diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating. I had to have a radical mastectomy on my right side in 2014. Dr. Epperson performed my reconstruction and left me with nothing resembling a breast. I wanted to sue him to have him pay for another reconstruction but the only other plastic surgeon in this area wouldn't sign a paper saying the work was unsatisfactory, although he admitted he would have done it differently. DO NOT EVER go to this man for your plastic surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Forrest Cook in Greenway – May 06, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Epperson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Paragould, AR. He is affiliated with medical facilities Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Joel Epperson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joel Epperson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Epperson frequently treats Wound Repair, Abdominal Pain, and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Epperson treats.

Where is Dr. Joel Epperson, MD's office located?

Dr. Epperson's office is located at 1000 W Kingshighway Ste 7, Paragould, AR 72450. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Dement Internal Medicine Clinic P.A.1000 W Kingshighway Ste 7 Paragould, AR 72450
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Epperson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

Paragould, AR

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Saint Bernards Medical Center

Jonesboro, AR

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average