Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD
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Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Portland Pain Care 9300 SE 91st Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97086 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Pain Management and Spinal Diagnostics


Dr. Joseph Stapleton, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Stapleton is affiliated with Providence Newberg Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

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Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

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Dr. Stapleton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Happy Valley, OR |
Dr. Stapleton is a wonderful doctor & being under his care has changed my life. Before undergoing any procedure & have had a few, he takes the time to talk & ask how you are doing. His manner is calming & puts you at ease. I like his staff, including the care & attention you receive on the day of any scheduled procedure (under anesthesia). The staff is professional, efficient, and very pleasant. I also appreciate the phone follow-up (Cody is particularly nice). Thank you for my exceptional care.
in Portland, OR |
I don't know how Dr. Stapleton is because his staff never scheduled my procedure and would not return calls.
in Portland, OR |
He is a great doctor staff is really bad so good luck on trying to get your injection / procedures scheduled in a short and timely manner . The office is clean, the staff sticks because there most likely all getting fired never the same faces at any of thier locations .
in Portland, OR |
I had read negative reviews about Dr Stapleton but I did not have a negative experience, in fact as he talked with the nurses I learned personal things about him that show his character. I am not sure if I should share what I heard in respect to Dr Stapleton's own privacy, but I will say he loves his father and cares for him more than alot of other people probably do and itbwas refreshing to hear this as he discussed what he does for him. He was pleasant to me and had a good experience.
in Portland, OR |
I have had many epidurals, sometimes 3 or 4 per year to treat my chronic and inoperable neurological back pain performed by Dr. Stapleton. Before that, I had had a few elsewhere, but they never helped. Every time, the procedure has been incredibly fast and effective with Dr. Stapleton. I am able to cycle pretty aggressively now, and it's great to know that, if I do get myself into a bad place, reliable help is a phone call away.
in Hillsboro, OR |
You don't meet him until you have an injection. It's like a chop shop for injections. They get you in and out. They do nothing for your pain. I felt him hit the nerves several times, I was screaming in pain. I'm so much worse. I'm limping and can barely sit. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
Portland, OR |
This doctor is just plain dangerous...............he did about everything wrong that he could without damaging me for life. You will be lucky to meet him in the hospital procedure room prior to him doing an invasive procedure. Don't be surprised if you don't remember meeting him because you may not have.
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Stapleton's team needs some work. I never saw the Dr, so it's tough for me to criticize him, but he is the Captain of his ship... In Brief: Lack of coordination, organization, and customer service when dealing with patients. If you have issues with insurance/authorization, they go quiet and leave you hanging. Details: 1. Nov 20th ; Referred from GP to Dr. Stapleton, of PP Care. Earliest appointment: Dec 8th; 2. Dec 8th ; Initial office visit a waste of time, as it was assumed I
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Dr. Stapleton's Care Philosophy

Pain Management and Spinal Diagnostics

Dr. Stapleton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Dr. Stapleton has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Oregon.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 2
    Board Actions

    Dr. Stapleton has 2 board actions

    What are 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

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • 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
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rajab-Spranger Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Sacred Heart Med Ctr

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Or Health Science University Hospital

    Completed in 1982

    Sacred Heart Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Pain Med Integrated Management

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Oregon State University

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • 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 Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • 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
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection