Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 64

Pain Medicine

Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1988. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD

Valley Pain Consultants

3483 S Mercy Rd Ste 102 Gilbert, AZ 85297
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(480) 467-2273
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Curletta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curletta treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Curletta treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curletta treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Curletta treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Chronic Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curletta treats Chronic Pain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Curletta treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Curletta's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medication Management
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Morphine Pump
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(480) 467-2273

Dr. Curletta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Curletta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Curletta

4.5

Based on 107 ratings

5 Stars
80.37383177570094%
(86)
4 Stars
8.411214953271028%
(9)
3 Stars
0.9345794392523364%
(1)
2 Stars
0.9345794392523364%
(1)
1 Star
9.345794392523365%
(10)
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Excellent Care
Dr Curletta is an excellent provider. I began seeing him following an injury for back, hip, and knee pain. I had seen two other physicians prior that weren't able to help me. On my first visit he knew something was going on with my hip and ordered an MRI. There was a problem that required surgery. He has helped me the entire way to manage my pain with medications, injections, and referrals to Orthopedic surgery. He is very caring, he takes the time to explain my conditions what to expect and always shows concern for my well-being. I truly appreciate the care that he provides me, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of pain management.
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
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Marji – Jun 23, 2022
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I had a good experience meeting Dr Curletta for the first time. He is down to earth and funny. Does not take himself too seriously. I am going to have an injection I have not tried yet. I felt safe and trusted him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 05, 2022
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Helpful & Caring
Was great at listing and then helped me develop a plan to treat my chronic lower back pain. Didn’t seem to be rushed at all and I found some of his recommendations to be helpful.
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
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Steve – Apr 29, 2022
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Transdermal injection
Dr preformed injection L4 L5 all went very well. In & out procedure. Feeling relief today finally.
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
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Apr 20, 2022
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All Good
Quick and painless
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
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Keith – Apr 14, 2022
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Been with Dr. Curletta for two years now. His procedures on my low back have been highly successful where others have failed . He is very focused on the procedures ( radio frequency ablation) and uses a procedure that is not often used by other Drs. I can’t speak highy enough about his absolute attention to my back issues and his skill at administering them. 5 stars for him and his staff as well.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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C. Roberts – Apr 12, 2022
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Frustated
I have had 3 telehealth appts scheduled, the first one was canceled by them, second one he was over 2 hours behind recieved no call from the office EXCEPT to schedule a follow up for the appointment that I never had!!! Then couldn't get another appointment for weeks and when that one finally happened AGAIN he was over 1 1/2 hours late with no apology or reason! Didn't get anything I needed from him regarding my 7-10 migraines I have every month except to ask what I was on and had I tried this other he wanted to prescribe. But after saying he'd call it in he advised insurance probably won't cover it & when I asked what to do if they don't he says, "just stay on what you are on",as if he never heard me say that it no longer worked!!! It's just so incredibly frustrating that they have no respect for your time but you better believe they'd cancel your appointment if you showed up 2 hours late then act like you don't have the time to even listen during my appointment. Little to no respect
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Lisa – Apr 01, 2022
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Doctor Curletta is the Best. He has helped me more than anyone. Go see him now!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Campbell – Mar 25, 2022
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Absolutely would recommend!
I’ve been seeing Valley Pain for about a year now and have seen Dr. Curletta, Christine then Dr. Green. My initial visit w/Dr Curletta and subsequent visits have all been phenomenal. He’s extremely caring, sensitive and knowledgeable. He treats you with respect and I’ve never felt like just another number or check-in-the-box with him. Same with Dr. Green! My appointments w/her have been over telemed but she still manages to give me a caring and considerate feeling. They listen and try to work on a plan to help with a more positive future that includes less pain!! The office staff has always been very helpful and accommodating with any requests that I’ve needed or asked of them. They’re friendly and professional. If I had to say anything that makes them less than perfect it would be that sometimes I can’t get through on the phone and have had to leave a message. However, I have always received a call back. Definitely a good place to go!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ARR – Mar 19, 2022
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Understanding and compassionate doctor
Dr. Curletty was professional, understanding, thorough, compassionate and a good listener. Staff was friendly and attentive. The office environment was clean and comfortable. One area that needs improvement is the app and staff usage of it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marizona81 – Mar 19, 2022
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Dr. Curletta is very detail oriented. He make his patients feel relaxed and confident in the procedures.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mar 16, 2022
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Office Visit
Seen Dr Curletta for 3 years now. My condition, however is a 13 year issue. Dr and I are working on recurring issues and something new. Dr Curletta listened as I explained all symptoms, made decisions on injection procedures, and decided to try a new medication for me. I always have a good experience with Dr Curletta. My opinion only: Most patients having, what they consider a poor visit outcome is usually because the patient is poorly prepared to explain their medical issue. Sometimes, the patient just refuses to accept the Dr's explanation because they are unhappy with the outcome; and are expecting miracles; .or are expecting controlled substances when not an option for various reasons.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rev. Leonard K. – Mar 15, 2022
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Best Pain Doc
Thank you Dr. Curletta for being so thorough with my Mother-in-law. She was extremely pleased with the thorough exam and your tests ordered. Also, a very good office staff too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M. Zimmer – Mar 12, 2022
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Highest quality professional care
It is always my pleasure to visit with Dr. Curletta. He and his staff are true professionals. Never have had a negative experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rickey Krautheim – Mar 11, 2022
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Excellent Doctor
Listens carefully to concerns and symptoms. Provides effective procedures in a professional and courteous manner. I have complete confidence in his clinical training and experience.
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
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Jennifer B – Mar 11, 2022
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Pleasant and easy to talk to. Explained my procedure well.
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
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Mar 09, 2022
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Great dr
He always listens and gives me a straight answer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eileen Tarkett – Mar 03, 2022
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Dr. Curletta did an ablation on my lower left back. I was in near constant pain prior to this procedure. I still need to be careful when doing some activities but overall the relief is fantastic! Short of becoming 25 again I don’t know how it could be better. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Curletta to family and friends.
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
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Ron Skinner – Jan 13, 2022
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Dr Curletta continues to provide me stellar medical care with my pain management. He's attentive, personable , listens to me and offers suggestions . I appreciate him very much!
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr Curletta is wonderful! – Jan 06, 2022
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The Doctor and his staff are wonderful compassionate caring people! I barely felt the shots.
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
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Susan C Smith – Dec 30, 2021
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Many physicians in other specialties ask of me, "How do you do it?", but I have always felt drawn to the practice of pain medicine because of how I can...Read more

Biography

Degrees: MD - SUNY at Buffalo - Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, NY BS - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Fellowship: Regional Anesthesiology/Pain...
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1988
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1988
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Medical School
1987
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1985
University Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Curletta has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Curletta frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Curletta treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Curletta, MD's office located?

Dr. Curletta's office is located at 3483 S Mercy Rd Ste 102, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Valley Pain Consultants

Valley Pain Consultants at Gilbert3483 S Mercy Rd Ste 102 Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Valley Pain Consultants - Chandler2095 W Pecos Rd # A8 A8 Chandler, AZ 85224
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