Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 66

Pain Medicine

Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. 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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD

Portland Pain Care

9300 SE 91st Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97086 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(503) 775-6500

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1 board action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (4/6/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stapleton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Epidural Block
  • Facet Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block

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
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • 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
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stapleton

3.4

Based on 82 ratings

5 Stars
52.4390243902439%
(43)
4 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(4)
3 Stars
1.2195121951219512%
(1)
2 Stars
9.75609756097561%
(8)
1 Star
31.70731707317073%
(26)
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They say they are "pain care"That's fine if you only have one joint that hurts. Never saw the doctor. Was relegated to a NP on video.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 14, 2022
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Dr Stapleton does his best to treat spinal pain and offer suggestions. He is very helpful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 04, 2021
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At his Happy Valley office I never saw Dr. S, only his nurse practitioner, Barb. Her moods on my visits varied from rude and unpleasant to impersonal, but more or less pleasant. When I mentioned some of the more unpleasant visits to staff, the common reply was, "Oh, that's just Barb". {The other staff were always friendly and polite.) She looked at my info and prescribed steroid shots twice (with little relief); then the two required shots preliminary to having RFA treatment, which I flunked. On the 5th visit she proffered another steroid shot as my insurance would cover it, despite it not working twice before. I blame myself for not being more proactive with her, but I blame her more for not inviting any input to me, as the patient. At the last visit, #6, she looked down at her papers as always, not at me, and said "You need to see Dr. Kellogg, (who referred me here). A bit confused, I asked if this meant she was done with me. "Yes", she said, period. Dr S was always friendly and open
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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PatW – May 04, 2021
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The 2 times I visited I was treated rudely. I recently moved to Oregon from California where I have been with a well regarded established Pain Doctor for about 6 years. I have received various types of interventions. After trying various opiates for the last year or so I have been taking the smallest available dose 5mg. oxycodone either 3 or 4 times a day for spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. I was referred to Dr. Stapleton for continuation of my meds. I never saw him but only his rude assistants. They made it clear that the only goal was to get me off opiates with spinal injections. I agreed (dubiously) to try to taper opiates over a 4 month period. At my 2nd appt. just after a week hospital stay with Dilaudid or oxycodone 8 times a day they would only give me OxyContin 3 times a day for one week! Then 2 more weeks to be completely off opiates with the goal of doing injections. This hasn’t worked for me and I was willing to try but this is NOT a realistic taper plan. Unacceptable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Cheryl ONeil – Nov 06, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stuart Jackson – Oct 12, 2019
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It was very professional
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 13, 2019
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Great, very nice staff. Understands my health issues. Explains well what to expect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian schmid – Jul 30, 2019
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Excellent provider, I highly recommend Dr Stapleton for Pain Issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No 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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rhododendron, OR – Dec 19, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Portland Pain Care specializes in providing minimally invasive procedures to treat a large variety of painful conditions. Our goal is to enable patients...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

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
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient Choice Award, 2008,2009,

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Stapleton has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stapleton frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Epidural Block, Facet Blocks. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stapleton treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD's office located?

Dr. Stapleton's office is located at 9300 SE 91st Ave Ste 400, Portland, OR 97086. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Portland Pain Care

Portland Pain Care9300 SE 91st Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97086
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Tualatin, OR

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence Newberg Medical Center

Newberg, OR

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)