Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD

Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

Colorado Springs Ear Associates

1625 Medical Center Pt Ste 180

Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Hegarty performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hegarty "Delivery of the best care possible with a strong emphasis on patient education"


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Audiology
  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

Dr. Hegarty does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Auditory Perception
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Auditory Seizure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Barotitis Media
  • Barotrauma
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Branchio-Oto-Renal Syndrome
  • Bullous Myringitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Deafness
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Deafness
  • Continous Dizziness Similar to Menier'e Disease
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Palsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hyperacusis
  • Infectious Myringitis
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Microtia, Meatal Atresia and Conductive Deafness
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Nystagmus
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otitis Media With Effusion
  • Otorrhea
  • Otosclerosis
  • Otosclerosis, Familial
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paraganglioma
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sea Sickness
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech Delay
  • Temporal Bone Disorder
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Usher's Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
  • Waardenburg Syndrome


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  • Audiometry
  • Balance Testing
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocochleography
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Electronystagmogram
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tympanometry
  • Vestibular Testing


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Nih Training Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ucsf
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hegarty has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • many,
  • www.springsear.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hegarty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hegarty to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hegarty's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Pueblo, CO |
First off, this is long overdue. Sorry Dr. H, life has been busy since you performed a miracle. My name is Derik, and I am only in my thirtys. Do to a crazy set of circumstances, I have been deaf basically for over 13 years. I had grown accustomed to not participating in conversations, social activities, nor even life. My bone in my ear canal had grown large, and no sound could pass through. I had been checked for multiple hearing aids, and nothing. Dr Hagerty,gave me new life with surgery TY!
in colorad springs, colorado |
He seems nice and knowledgeable
Colorado Springs, CO |
He cured my wife!!!!!
Florissant, CO |
Brilliant caring doctor. My surgery was a great success.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
caring, intelligent, great teacher. the best in cos.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Went to see Dr H on a referral for a tumor in my ear. He was fabulous, friendly and everything you hope a Dr would be. Highly recommend to anyone looking.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Hegarty recommended and performed surgery that I do not believe was necessary, and that resulted my poorer health than I had had before the surgery.
in Grand Junction, CO |
I was dealing with my ear for more than 2 months and never get better, but Dr Hegarty find what was wrong with my ear, he is excellent ,thank you to Dr hegarty
Colorado Springs, CO |
I've only had one visit so far, but the staff and Dr Hegarty were friendly, helpful, sympathetic. He is working with me to help my hearing issues.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hegarty accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hegarty has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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