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Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Hegarty

Optim Orthopedics

3301 E 1st St # B Vidalia, GA 30474

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(912) 537-0888


Dr. Joseph Hegarty, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Vidalia, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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Dr. Hegarty's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Elbow Injuries
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Dr. Hegarty treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hegarty treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hegarty treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hegarty treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hegarty treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hegarty treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hegarty's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pain Management
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Trigger Point Injection

Dr. Hegarty's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hegarty

4.8

Based on 62 reviews

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4 Stars
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Wonderful doctor! He is a caring, compassionate doctor! Dr Hegarty takes the time to explain the issues, discuss your options, and treatments.
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I want to thank Dr Hegarty and Scott so much for the visit I had with them about my medication. I was very nervous and concerned about my problems but you both made me feel comfortable and at ease. I now feel like I have a plan and can make it through my issues with my family and your help. Thanks again for everything, you both mean so much to me.
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Dr. Hegarty is a very kind man, with a wonderful bedside manner.
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Dr. Hegarty and his staff are wonderful and caring. Always on top of new treatments. So very lucky to have him for my care.
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Excellent as always
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Friendly and comfortable. Reassuring and informative.
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Had not been very fortunate with physicians until meeting Dr. Hegarty. Had a back surgery that failed and sought help for pain relief of nerve damage. Went to Mayo Clinic and they said they couldn't do anything. Found Dr. Hegarty and he put me on a chronic pain regimen that has worked for me, and has given me two spinal injections that work wonders. He's an excellent doctor; he's personable and caring and just all around excellent. He has made all the difference in my quality of life. I had to admit that prior to meeting him I had just about given up and was using NSAIDs to manage the pain, which would frequently interrupt sleep and make driving impossible. All better now, and it is all thanks to him. Wonderful doctor (and I've seen my share of them) and I feel so very thankful to have finally found someone who cares.
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He was great and didn’t try to push me into something I didn’t want.And he was very understanding and explained everything and I can say I really like him
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The office was pleasent from the front desk on back. Dr. Hegarty was very nice and took time to listen and explain my treatment plan.
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PA Scott takes good care of me.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Optim Orthopedics, we know you're not yourself when even just one part of you is hurt. Because in orthopedics, everything is connected: bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilage. We're connected too. Our doctors cover every bone in the body and we work together as a team for our patients. We call our approach - Combined Strength, and we use it to get you back to you.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

America Society Of International Pain Physicians
Fellowship Hospital
Fellow Of International Pain Practice
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
1997
Hahnemann University
Medical School
1990
Boston College
Undergraduate School
American Board Of Interventional Pain Practice
American Board Of Pain Medicine
American Board Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2001
1997
1990

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Candler Hospital

Savannah, GA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2017)

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