Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Joseph Hegarty, MD

OPTIM MEDICAL CENTER-TATTNALL: Interventional Pain Management

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Joseph Hegarty, MD

OPTIM MEDICAL CENTER-TATTNALL: Interventional Pain Management

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Employed Physician: Interventional Pain Management

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

Medical School

Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

Internship

Columbia University/Overlook Hospital (Summit, NJ)

Residency

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Fellowship

Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
America Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Interventional Pain Practice

  • Chronic or Acute Pain
  • Aging Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Continuous or Intermittent Pain
  • Sharp or Dull Pain
  • Burning,tingly or numb pain
  • Degenerative Disc Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Pain from an old injury
  • Pain from a work injury
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica

Interventional Pain Management does not  specialize in the treatment of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid conditions or pain associated with sickle cell or MS.

 

 

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Implants
  • Radio Frequency Ablations
  • Sacroiliac & Trigger Point Injections
  • Nerve Blocks

Note: A consult to a pain specialist is not meant to take over the prescribing of pain medications. Narcotic medication use should be minimized during this referral process. Pain medicine specialists are highly trained in carefully selecting pain medications for optimal outcome. These may or may not involve the use of narcotic.  The consultation is to explore all possible treatment options to best manage the pain.

Maureen Ray, Back Surgeries, Elbow Surgery

I have come to know Optim Healthcare very well over the last two decades; 2 back surgeries from being on my feet constantly, 1 elbow surgery from a fall and 2 cochlear implant surgeries from losing my hearing over 30 years ago.

My lack of hearing finally forced me to retire in 2009 and three years later, I decided to talk to someone to see if they could help in anyway. I met with Dr. Goldsmith and he decided my best option was to get two cochlear implants. I only had 45% hearing in one of my ears and the other one was 0%. I can’t even put into words what Dr. Goldsmith has done for me with the cochlear implants. Read More


Daniel Shuman

I am a native of Reidsville; my wife and I have lived in Reidsville now for 48 years and I have been the District 2 County Commissioner for 12 years. When Tattnall hospital was about to close several years back, people were very concerned that they would have to travel very far to receive a high level of medical care. Savannah being about 70 miles away is a good distance from us and it was going to be a very difficult transition to make. Over the last couple of years, since Optim purchased the hospital here in Reidsville, I have seen an upswing in our entire community. Not only has it increased our local economy for jobs but it has literally brought our county together.  Read More


 

Employed Physician: Interventional Pain Management

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall

Medical School

Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

Internship

Columbia University/Overlook Hospital (Summit, NJ)

Residency

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Fellowship

Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
America Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Interventional Pain Practice

  • Chronic or Acute Pain
  • Aging Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Continuous or Intermittent Pain
  • Sharp or Dull Pain
  • Burning,tingly or numb pain
  • Degenerative Disc Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Pain from an old injury
  • Pain from a work injury
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica

Interventional Pain Management does not  specialize in the treatment of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid conditions or pain associated with sickle cell or MS.

 

 

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Implants
  • Radio Frequency Ablations
  • Sacroiliac & Trigger Point Injections
  • Nerve Blocks

Note: A consult to a pain specialist is not meant to take over the prescribing of pain medications. Narcotic medication use should be minimized during this referral process. Pain medicine specialists are highly trained in carefully selecting pain medications for optimal outcome. These may or may not involve the use of narcotic.  The consultation is to explore all possible treatment options to best manage the pain.

Maureen Ray, Back Surgeries, Elbow Surgery

I have come to know Optim Healthcare very well over the last two decades; 2 back surgeries from being on my feet constantly, 1 elbow surgery from a fall and 2 cochlear implant surgeries from losing my hearing over 30 years ago.

My lack of hearing finally forced me to retire in 2009 and three years later, I decided to talk to someone to see if they could help in anyway. I met with Dr. Goldsmith and he decided my best option was to get two cochlear implants. I only had 45% hearing in one of my ears and the other one was 0%. I can’t even put into words what Dr. Goldsmith has done for me with the cochlear implants. Read More


Daniel Shuman

I am a native of Reidsville; my wife and I have lived in Reidsville now for 48 years and I have been the District 2 County Commissioner for 12 years. When Tattnall hospital was about to close several years back, people were very concerned that they would have to travel very far to receive a high level of medical care. Savannah being about 70 miles away is a good distance from us and it was going to be a very difficult transition to make. Over the last couple of years, since Optim purchased the hospital here in Reidsville, I have seen an upswing in our entire community. Not only has it increased our local economy for jobs but it has literally brought our county together.  Read More


 

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When he realized the degree of pain I was in with my back and neck, he immediately scheduled me for my facet injections the following week. This was extremely helpful because I certainly didn’t want to go on additional medication or wait for the customary 2 weeks to get insurance approval. Fast tracking of insurance approval was going a step above and much appreciated

This office is vdry friendly and compassionate. The doctors take there time to help solve your issues. I would recommend Optim Pain Management.

I couldn't ask for a better doctor, Dr. Hegerty. He has been with me and assisted me ever since I began having my health issues. I would recommend Dr. Hegertyand his entire staff to everyone.

Every One there at Optim are amazingly Helpful, their spirit and personality are all upbeat,they are concerned about you and the problem that you are there for, I would recommend them to my friends and family.....

Dr. Hagerty has been my doctor Well over a decade. Him and his PA Scott has been very caring and passionate about helping me. I deal with chronic pain and depression.. To say the least! Its very exhausting. Dr. Hagerty is always reassuring and has a positive outlook. Thank god for this doctor!!

I was apprehensive about my injections but was met with a very friendly nurse (Donna) who had a very upbeat personality and made me very comfortable. It was obvious that all the staff was happy in there work and went above and beyond in explaining the procedures and making me comfortable. Dr Hagerty arrived and continued to explain his every move and made me comfortable in the procedure that was much shorter than I anticipated. It has been four days and I feel better every day. Thank you for relief from a nagging pain.

I have been seeing Dr Hegarty for a while.. He ask you what's going on and explain your options. Love that about him. So caring. Yes I will recommend him.

Dr. Hegarty is a really great guy. Vidalia Georgia is very fortunate to have a great doctor with great staff members at a clean and comfortable office.

Dr. Hegarty is a very kind & gentle doctor that cares about you. I’ve been seeing him for about 6 months and I would recommend him.

My visit was a bit long today,but worth the wait. This office is very nice and always provide all the information I need to help in my care. Both PA Scott and Dr. Hegarty listen to my issues and concerns and give me feedback on what best for my health.

Geri Cato Sanders

When he realized the degree of pain I was in with my back and neck, he immediately scheduled me for my facet injections the following week. This was extremely helpful because I certainly didn’t want to go on additional medication or wait for the customary 2 weeks to get insurance approval. Fast tracking of insurance approval was going a step above and much appreciated

Deborah Taylor

This office is vdry friendly and compassionate. The doctors take there time to help solve your issues. I would recommend Optim Pain Management.

Robert Plank

I couldn't ask for a better doctor, Dr. Hegerty. He has been with me and assisted me ever since I began having my health issues. I would recommend Dr. Hegertyand his entire staff to everyone.

Elnora Edwards

Every One there at Optim are amazingly Helpful, their spirit and personality are all upbeat,they are concerned about you and the problem that you are there for, I would recommend them to my friends and family.....

Gary Nobles

Dr. Hagerty has been my doctor Well over a decade. Him and his PA Scott has been very caring and passionate about helping me. I deal with chronic pain and depression.. To say the least! Its very exhausting. Dr. Hagerty is always reassuring and has a positive outlook. Thank god for this doctor!!

Danny Morgan

I was apprehensive about my injections but was met with a very friendly nurse (Donna) who had a very upbeat personality and made me very comfortable. It was obvious that all the staff was happy in there work and went above and beyond in explaining the procedures and making me comfortable. Dr Hagerty arrived and continued to explain his every move and made me comfortable in the procedure that was much shorter than I anticipated. It has been four days and I feel better every day. Thank you for relief from a nagging pain.

Bernice Dixon

I have been seeing Dr Hegarty for a while.. He ask you what's going on and explain your options. Love that about him. So caring. Yes I will recommend him.

Richard Petty

Dr. Hegarty is a really great guy. Vidalia Georgia is very fortunate to have a great doctor with great staff members at a clean and comfortable office.

Mrs. Stephens

Dr. Hegarty is a very kind & gentle doctor that cares about you. I’ve been seeing him for about 6 months and I would recommend him.

Angela Collier

My visit was a bit long today,but worth the wait. This office is very nice and always provide all the information I need to help in my care. Both PA Scott and Dr. Hegarty listen to my issues and concerns and give me feedback on what best for my health.

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