Dr. Joseph Empey, MD

Pain Medicine AnesthesiologyMale

Dr. Empey
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Desert Pain Specialists

617 E Riverside Dr Saint George, UT 84790

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(435) 216-7000

Dr. Joseph Empey, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in Saint George, UT. He is affiliated with St. George Regional Hospital - River Road. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Empey to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Empey is affiliated with St. George Regional Hospital - River Road St George, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Empey's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent

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(435) 216-7000

Dr. Empey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

Dr. Empey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Empey

4.7

Based on 9 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (8)
What could be improved
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    He is very kind and love the office
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Nov 17, 2019
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    Dr Empey is thorough and willing to take time to listen to a patients concerns. I am so impressed with the way he is taking care of my medical needs. I feel he cares about me personally even though I know he has a busy practice. Thank you Dr Empey.
    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
    1 person found this helpful
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    Kay Tuttle – May 19, 2018
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    I have been going to Dr Empey and his team for several years. During this time his practice has grown and he has been able to keep up by adding another MD and a number of Physician Assistants and a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Assistants. Normally an appointment to see him is fairly quickly done. Dr Empey's medical skills are very good, and he and everyone there has good people skills too and they care.
    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
    4 people found this helpful
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    Ben in St George, UT – Mar 09, 2017
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Our goals Treat the source of pain after diagnosing the problem Decrease the level of pain and suffering Return patients to a maximum level of functioning...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Empey is fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine.  He completed this training at the world famous Mayo Clinic.

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    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    • Interventional Pain Medicine
    • Interventional Spine Medicine
    • Pain Management

    Board Certifications

    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Education

    2008
    Mayo Clinic Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital

    Languages

    • English
    • German

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Joseph Empey, MD offer telehealth services?

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

    Is Dr. Joseph Empey, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Joseph Empey, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Empey's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Joseph Empey, MD accept my insurance?

    Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Empey accepts your insurance.

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

    Dr. Empey frequently treats Back Pain, Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection, and Cervical Medial Branch Block. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Empey treats.

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

    Dr. Empey's office is located at 617 E Riverside Dr, Saint George, UT 84790. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Joseph Empey, MD speak?

    Dr. Empey speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Empey, MD?

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    Locations

    Desert Pain Specialists

    Desert Pain Specialists LLC617 E Riverside Dr Saint George, UT 84790
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      • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Empey is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    St. George Regional Hospital - River Road

    St George, UT

    82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

    11 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)