Dr. Joseph Empey, MD

Dr. Joseph Empey, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology  ·  
Dr. Joseph Empey, MD is a pain medicine anesthesiology specialist in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci in 2003 and specializes in pain medicine anesthesiology.Read his story

1490 E Foremaster Dr Ste 220

Saint George, UT 84790

Contact Information

(435) 216-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • 18 More

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Dr. Empey's Experience

Dr. Empey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Empey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Empey "Dr. Empey is fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine. He completed this training at the world famous Mayo Clinic. Dr. Empey is a native to St. George, Utah and graduated from both Dixie High School and Dixie College. He then completed his Bachelors degree at the University of Utah in Biochemistry with honors. He was also an honor graduate of the George Washington University where he obtained his Medical Doctorate degree (MD). After medical school, he returned to the University of Utah to complete an internship in Internal Medicine and a medical residency in Anesthesiolgy. Lastly, he completed his training in Interventional Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in both Scottsdale, Arizona and Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Empey has had the highest level of training available for a pain specialist and in addition to his expertise in interventional pain medicine, has had extensive training in medical management, physical medicine/physical therapy, cancer pain therapy, psychology and life style modification. He believes in a multidisiplinary approach to pain treatment. Dr. Empey has also been involved in the research of pain. He has published a paper reporting the NIH funding patterns in pain research in a peer reviewed journal. Another study he published evaluated the biochemistry and function of flaggelar motors. Dr. Empey has spent countless hours volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, coaching youth sport teams and serving in his church. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, waterskiing, snowboarding, shooting hoops and playing guitar."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Empey "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 minimize rehabilitation time
  • Continue to be one of the best Reno Pain Management facilities

To achieve these goals, we strive to provide excellent customer service and the best trained physicians in the area. We use modern equipment and our facility offers a full range of interventional pain services."

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

10  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/6/2013)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Nevada
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Empey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Empey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Empey to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
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Dr. Empey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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