Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Stapleton
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Portland Pain Care

9300 Se 91st Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97086

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(503) 775-6500

Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stapleton has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Portland and Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stapleton to book an appointment.


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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (4/6/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Stapleton's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Implants
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain Rehabilitation and Management
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stapleton

3.4

Based on 76 reviews

5 Stars
53.94736842105263%
(41)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
1.3157894736842106%
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2 Stars
7.894736842105263%
(6)
1 Star
31.57894736842105%
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I can never say enough thank you to this man who has relieved me of pain and able to walk and do things without pain. He is a gentle soul who cares for his patients. Thank you.
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Susan – Nov 09, 2019
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Dr. Stapleton heard what I said and showed that he understood what I was going through. He did not rush me either. I feel like I got really good medical care from him and his whole team.
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Stuart Jackson – Oct 12, 2019
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It was very professional
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Oct 11, 2019
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My experience with the doctor was not positive on most levels. He's a certain "type" that you can figure out in about 30 seconds: I met with him for about 3 to 4 minutes, got an arrogant and condescending explanation of the procedure - an epidural injection - followed by a going through the motions catch-all, 'Any questions?" For the single shot I received I was charged over $2,000 dollars full freight, reduced to $255 with insurance. 7 or 8 months earlier I got the exact same injection from a sports injury clinic for $22. Apparently, the main reason for the difference in price is the fact that the good doctor conducts his business in the operating room of a main hospital, as opposed to a clinical setting. Yes, I "get" that patients must be their own advocates. But doctors and office staff need to do better on communicating on pricing issues as well. In this case, I felt blind-sided by the bill; if I was on the corner begging with a tin cup, Dr "Joe" would likely steal the cup.
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Oct 04, 2019
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I recommend his staff at the Hillsboro office. I work with Danilyn Allen, FNP on a monthly basis and am completely satisfied with the care and time that I am given for my treatment.
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Sep 13, 2019
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Great, very nice staff. Understands my health issues. Explains well what to expect.
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Micmagoo – Sep 12, 2019
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Highly experienced with a lot of respect and care for the well-being of the patient
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Remonda al. Hayek – Aug 28, 2019
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My most recent back pain dates to Januray 2019. After appts w/PCP with no relief referred to my neuro surgeon. He referred me to Dr. Stapleton. Great recommendation from my wife's hip surgeon, "oh! Joe Stapleton, he's one of the best out there!" Right on! First contact w/his office staff reflects his philosophy, help patients & be empathetic in doing so. Dr. S is friendly at all appts & is an excellent listener, answer any questions, & explains in detail all procedures. His Wilsonville Surgery Ctr staff is the GREATEST! You feel welcomed & know they simply want you feeling better when leaving as he does! Side note, Dr.S himself called when experiencing issues with the trial SCS implant. Twice he called me and even met me at his office on "Sunday" to resolve the issue. He & staff seamlessly communicated w/neuro surgeon & staff for the placement of the permanent implant of the SCS. I highly recommended Dr. Stapleton!!! Great caring man.
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amfoxy – Aug 16, 2019
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Excellent and curteous staff and doctors. Dr. Stapleton and staff go out of thier way to make sure get the help you need. I have and will continue to reccomend him and his stsff
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Brian schmid – Jul 30, 2019
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Excellent provider, I highly recommend Dr Stapleton for Pain Issues.
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Jul 06, 2019
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Dr Stapleton has treated me for 18 years and am very pleased with the results.
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Greg Edwards – Jul 02, 2019
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I’ve been treated for chronic pain after an auto accident. The best care ever! Thanks
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Jun 28, 2019
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I found Dr. Stapleton and his staff professional and caring. Dr. Stapleton easily addressed all my questions and concerns. His injections were successful. I would fully recommend Dr. Stapleton and his staff.
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OR – Jun 22, 2019
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Very caring staff fast and efficient getting me in for evaluation and treatment very swiftly. Doctor Stapleton is very humble and a very caring doctor. I would recommend his practice to any of my family members and friends.
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May 02, 2019
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Love the staff!! Very helpful and caring. Received an injection from Dr. Stapleton and feel great!!
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ALLY in Beaverton , OR – Dec 19, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Stapleton by my surgeon pre and post surgery for epidural steroid injections. Scheduling was a breeze compared to other specialists office. I was seen within a week of my phone call with an appointment that worked with my schedule by a Nurse Practitioner. My treatment worked wonders, it allowed me to stay off RX and allowed me the pain relief I needed to complete physical therapy. Dr. Stapleton was kind and put me at ease. I would return in a heart beat if needed!
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Rhododendron, OR – Dec 19, 2018
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This office is the most unprofessional place I've ever visited. The staff are rude, to say the least and have zero common courtesy for the patients. My first visit, I showed up on time, as expected of me. They kept me waiting for 2 hours, before I was finally seen. For a pre scheduled appointment! During that wait, not one staff member checked on me or updated me with a wait time. My follow up visit today was no different. Left waiting, with no explanation. They think your time isn't important.
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Ryan King in Portland, OR – Dec 12, 2018
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I was seen by a nurse practitioner. Based on imaging (MRI and spinal films) and history, I decided to try an epidural steroid injection as opposed to surgery after experiencing 6 months of increasing back, hip and leg pain which interfered with all of my daily activities. I met Dr. Stapleton at the injection appointment and he answered my questions. My experience as a Neurosurg RN years ago helped my understanding of the whole process so I cannot speak for those without any medical background.
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Apr 17, 2018
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I was so scared - and in a lot of pain-when I first walked in Dr. Stapleton’s office, but the staff and nurses were so kind, reassuring and professional that they put my mind at ease. During the procedure Dr. Stapleton kept me distracted with tales of his travels; i almost forgot why I was there... of course the truth serum helped a little.
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Claude in Portland, OR – Apr 02, 2018
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Can’t understand the 2.9 rating. He is an excellent dr. He is very congenial, answers questions fully, is very caring and has done several procedures on me. Some of them not successful but not his fault. I would certainly recommend him and all of his staff. All very helpful and kind.
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Donna in McMinnville OR – Apr 01, 2018
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About Me

Portland Pain Care specializes in providing minimally invasive procedures to treat a large variety of painful conditions. Our goal is to enable patients to rely less on medication and experience an improved quality of life.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2008
Pain Med Integrated Management
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Sacred Heart Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
Sacred Heart Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1982
Or Health Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
Oregon State University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Patient Choice Award, 2008,2009,

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Locations

Portland Pain Care

Portland Pain Care9300 Se 91st Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97086
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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Tualatin, OR

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Providence Newberg Medical Center

Newberg, OR

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

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)