Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

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Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.Read his story

9300 SE 91st Ave Ste 400

Portland, OR 97086

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Allstate
  • American Benefit
  • American Heritage
  • American International Group (AIG)
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Top Care Areas

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

Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Stapleton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stapleton "Dr. Joseph P Stapleton is an Interventional Pain Specialist who is board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine in Pain Medicine and by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesia. He has practiced medicine in Portland for over 28 years and is a member of the Spinal Intervention Society, North America Neuromodulation Society and American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Stapleton "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."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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60  Procedures

  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Implants
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Pain Rehabilitation and Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

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

2 Board Actions
  • Unprofessional Conduct (4/6/2017)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Oregon
  • Unprofessional Conduct (1/8/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Oregon

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Patient Choice Award, 2008,2009,
Media & Publications

Dr. Stapleton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stapleton to family and friends
55 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (22)

Dr. Stapleton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

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...more
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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...more
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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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Dr Stapleton is great, & kind. But most of all his scheduler Loretta Is a "special star". She goes totally out of her way to assist you in anyway possible. No matter how busy she is, she always has time just for YOU!
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I have been in for a shot twice. Both times the experience was excellent. Everyone was nice and helpful. They acted like I was their only patient. There was no place to improve.
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