Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(48)
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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

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

Dr. Stapleton has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Stapleton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stapleton to family and friends
2.8
based on 48 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 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
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in McMinnville, Oregon
DR. Stapleton has performed may procedures on my back for pain relief and has always shown professionalism and expertise in the highest form. He is a caring and friendly physician which is a comfort when an individual is in pain. Janis Birney
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in Portland
I just had an injection this afternoon. Too early to tell how well it works. Dr. Stapleton and the staff were very friendly and professional. I am hoping for the best.
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Nice guy. Had cervical radiculopathy going down the right arm. Injection worked great the last time. Best money i'd ever spent since PT wasn't quite cutting it. Had another one yesterday, about 2 years from the last one and crossing my fingers. Painful? A bit but it's a big needle jabbing into my...more
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It is impossible to communicate at all with scheduling staff and it felt like running cattle through a slaughter house at the surgery center. Learned nothing at pre op nurses visit, i felt lucky to meet doctor at all. Hit the nerves 3 or 4 times during procedure, which took 5 minutes total. I will...more
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Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about your experience at the facility where you had your procedure. Although the staff do not work for our practice their care is a reflection on us and we will pass your input on, our goal is continuous improvement.

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in Beaverton, OR
They only care about pushing injections and do not check back after injections or call patients back. Pain is worse now that before!
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I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We're normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. My name is Kim and I am the Office Administrator. If you'd like to discuss this further, please contact me at 503.775-6500 ext. 105.

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