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Dr. Joseph Empey, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology ·  Male

Dr. Empey

Dr. Joseph Empey, MD is a pain medicine anesthesiology specialist in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci in 2003 and specializes in pain medicine anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and more.


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(435) 216-7000

Dr. Empey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

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Dr. Empey's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

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 and independence Help restore our patients' quality of life Use non-surgical treatments to min...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2008
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of Utah
Residency Hospital
2004
University Of Utah
Internship Hospital
2003
G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
Medical School
1997
University Of Utah
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2004
2003
1997

Languages

  • German
  • English

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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.
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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.
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