Dr. Joyce Huerta, MD

Pain Medicine •  Female • Age 46
  
Dr. Huerta
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OrthoVirginia

2405 Atherholt Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501

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(434) 485-8500

Dr. Joyce Huerta, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lynchburg, VA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center School Of Med Denver Co in 1999 and specializes in pain medicine.


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Dr. Huerta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Huerta performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Huerta performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Huerta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huerta treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Huerta treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Huerta's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Huerta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Huerta

3.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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Very happy with Dr Huerta’s concern & suggestions for pain management. She is never in a hurry and is always very thorough.
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Linda Robinson – May 14, 2020
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This was my first visit with Dr. Huerta. She was efficient, thorough, and scheduled me for an MRI to look further into my pain. I had the MRI the next day. I haven't seen her for a follow up yet, but I feel like she listened well and took what I was saying into consideration and took it seriously. That's more than you get these days with some doctors. My review is limited based on my current experience, but I felt at ease when I left that she has every intention of doing all she can to help me.
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May 02, 2020
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She has a serious attitude problem. I mean it's appaling. She gives different stories from one appointment to the next. Has no compassion for the patient. She acts like an old fashioned bully. Worst doctor I have ever encountered, and I've visited hundreds of doctors over the years. I really is difficult to explain how unprofessional she was. But, the therapist across the waiting room, was excellent, kind and knowledgeable.
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Apr 10, 2020
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Dr. Huerta was very easy to talk to. She was kind and informative.she made me feel at ease, while being so informative. This is my second time going to her, so that tells you that I trust her! Dawn
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Dawn – Oct 23, 2019
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Dr Huerta took the time to listen. She took my concerns serious
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Aug 21, 2019
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I have been in excruciating pain for the past two weeks. Dr. Huerta explained the medications I was taking and suggested another OTC drug in a different class that would help with pain. She scheduled an MRI within the next week.
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Jun 21, 2019
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I adore this woman. She has always been very informative about my condition and my options. She has also been active in helping me set goals. Back pain is chronic and there isn't a cure all. People need to realize this.
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Jessica K – Jun 12, 2019
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Very little compassion, no bedside manner, never introduced herself or asked who was accompanying me, appeared disinterested. Credentials state board certified in pain management, however, no inclination to develop a pain plan or management strategy other than an epidural and transfer over to surgeon. No plan to manage pain during the interim.
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May 18, 2019
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Dr Huerta knows her field very well. She is very thorough with both the diagnostic and treatment processes. She carefully explains all information regarding procedures, prognoses, and further treatment options. She is emphatic and genuinely cares about my pain. Her bedside manner is excellent and she takes as much time as necessary to ensure my questions are answered. I highly recommend her (and her staff).
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Mar 28, 2019
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Dr Huerta was very attentive and explained all the treatment options for my situation. She made arrangements for tests that are needed and began initial medications. She explained each medication and provided a number to call if I have any questions or concerns. The appointment was completed in a timely manner with minimal sitting and waiting. The staff that worked with Dr. Huerta were excellent as well. Friendly and informative.
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Gary Blair in Lynchburg , VA – Jan 10, 2019
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She was very nice, however did not help me with the pain that I am experiencing. I understand that there is an opioid crisis, but do not punish people who are legitimately have severe pain by offering a medication that takes 1-2 weeks to work. Exam was minimal at best. She ordered an MRI which is scheduled in a couple of days and out the door I went with no real help or guidance. Sorry for the negative review but this is my opinion/perception.
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Andrew Taylor in Lynchburg, VA – Jan 10, 2019
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This was my first visit with this doctor. Very pleased with consultation and resulting program of physical therapy to relieve pain and discomfort. She listened to me understood condition and discussed options. At follow up she again listened and offered future options should they be required. Very satisfied and would recommend.
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VA – Dec 05, 2018
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Dr. Huerta did a nerve block on my left side in July. I had a lot of pain relieve. A few days ago I had 2 nerve blocks. One on each side and so far I am feeling a lot less pain. For me this Dr. had been awesome.
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Joy in Moneta, Va – Oct 03, 2016
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Not much, really didn't help
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Chesterfield, SC – Jun 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joyce Huerta, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lynchburg, VA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center School Of Med Denver Co in 1999 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2004
Med
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center School Of Med Denver Co
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

OrthoVirginia

Lynchburg2405 Atherholt Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

Lynchburg, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)