Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD

Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, audiology, and more.

Colorado Springs Ear Associates

2950 Professional Pl Ste 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Insurance Accepted

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

Learn about Dr. Hegarty

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Hegarty's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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

3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Audiology
  • Neurotology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hegarty does not have any board certifications listed.

103  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 and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • 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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41  Procedures

  • 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
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocochleography
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Electronystagmogram
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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.

Education

  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • 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
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1992
Media & Publications
  • many,
  • www.springsear.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hegarty's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hegarty to family and friends
34 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Hegarty's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

After 6 years of trying to find a solution as to why I couldn't wear my hearing aids longer than an hour-(2 doctors and 3 audiologists involved!) -ALL stated: "Due to dry skin". Desperate, I reached out to DR. JOSEPH HEGARTY. After a very thorough exam, he suggested a treatment plan which within 6...more
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Knows his ears, for sure. I have otosclerosis and had surgery for this many years ago by another Doctor. The hearing had gone down so I read Dr. H's reviews and was impressed. He was knowlegable, confident and spent a lot of time discussing options I could choose from. I decided to do a...more
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I consider Dr. Hegarty is an excellent physician.
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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...more
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He seems nice and knowledgeable
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