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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PLEASE NOTE: this review is based on my experiences in SAVANNAH, GA and not in Statesboro. I have have been a patient of Dr. Hegarty for over 13 years. He has always been a caring and compassionate man and doctor. His qualifications are first rate as is his practice of medicine. I have recommended him to friends and family and will continue to do so. You might wonder why I say he is so good if I am still seeing him for so long. My condition is not really one that you cure, you just try to live with it. Dr. Hegarty helps me do just that. I would add that Scott Schniable his PA, is a great asset to this practice. He too is genuinely concerned about the whole person as well as the reason for your appointment.

I have been under the care of Dr. Hegarty since 2008. I came to him after 3 other doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. He found what was wrong after my first visit!! I had a motorcycle accident in 2005 causing me to break my back and resulted in paralysis which thru hard work n faith, i started to get a little better n relearn how to.walk again. I felt like he was the first one to listen and take time to explain things to me. He is kind and invested in his patients. Dr. Hegarty and his Physician Assistant, Scott Schnaible, have had a huge impact on my life with giving the care I need so I can continue to have my life back. I was chair and bed bound and getting very depressed bc I couldn't function bc the pain was so bad. They been able to help me manage getting better and give me hope. You won't regret seeing either one of these two, as I have had difficult situations to figure out and they are able to provide me with the information and care to help me function. They really know what they are talking about and will.serve you well!.

I absolutely recommend Dr. Hegarty to anyone in need of a pain management Doctor. He is always friendly and very professional. You can truly tell that he is concerned about you and wants to help you in anyway he can. He is a blessing.

Dr. Hegarty had the BEST bedside manner we have experienced with any doctor in a very long time. My grandmother was nervous about seeing a new Ortho as she had been to the same one for almost 15 years. He eased her fears almost immediately by just listening and respectfully explaining everything to her.

I always look forward to my doctor visits with Dr hagerty and PA Scott. Today's visit was with Dr hagerty and I love it when he can understand my concerns and issues, he give me the best advice and feedback. It's always a pleasure to sit and have a doctor that understands what you're talking about and work with you until they can find the problem. I appreciate both of those guys. They are a awesome team. Thank you for your service and happy holidays.

I like Dr. Hagerty because he care about the level of pain you are in and help you to that degree. He always have the answer to the question you pose to him with ease. I would definitely recommend him to any and all that are experiencing pain. Thanks

My personal experience with Optim Healthcare / Dr. Haggerty & staff were awesome. Not only did they treat my physical pain but they were also the most compassionate doctor's I have ever encountered. They made sure you were comfortable with your visit. They really care about their patients and it shows. They were a God send for me. An answer to many prayers for doctor's willing to help any way possible. I'm very grateful for their help!! Had a visit yesterday. Dr. Scott was very understanding about the pain o was in. He provided exceptional care for my problem and I am extremely better today. Thank God for doctor's that care!

Dr. Hegarty is very compassionate and wants to learn the reason for your pain and will work at it until he finds the solution. Would highly recommend!

Amazing staff that is well versed in pain management. Very passionate and will recommend anyone who has chronic pain to seek relief from this fine group of folks. Dr Joseph Haggerty and his staff went above and beyond.

Professional, and knowledgeable I would recommend them highly.

John Mullino

PLEASE NOTE: this review is based on my experiences in SAVANNAH, GA and not in Statesboro. I have have been a patient of Dr. Hegarty for over 13 years. He has always been a caring and compassionate man and doctor. His qualifications are first rate as is his practice of medicine. I have recommended him to friends and family and will continue to do so. You might wonder why I say he is so good if I am still seeing him for so long. My condition is not really one that you cure, you just try to live with it. Dr. Hegarty helps me do just that. I would add that Scott Schniable his PA, is a great asset to this practice. He too is genuinely concerned about the whole person as well as the reason for your appointment.

Betsy Weathers

I have been under the care of Dr. Hegarty since 2008. I came to him after 3 other doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. He found what was wrong after my first visit!! I had a motorcycle accident in 2005 causing me to break my back and resulted in paralysis which thru hard work n faith, i started to get a little better n relearn how to.walk again. I felt like he was the first one to listen and take time to explain things to me. He is kind and invested in his patients. Dr. Hegarty and his Physician Assistant, Scott Schnaible, have had a huge impact on my life with giving the care I need so I can continue to have my life back. I was chair and bed bound and getting very depressed bc I couldn't function bc the pain was so bad. They been able to help me manage getting better and give me hope. You won't regret seeing either one of these two, as I have had difficult situations to figure out and they are able to provide me with the information and care to help me function. They really know what they are talking about and will.serve you well!.

Lisa Hutsell

I absolutely recommend Dr. Hegarty to anyone in need of a pain management Doctor. He is always friendly and very professional. You can truly tell that he is concerned about you and wants to help you in anyway he can. He is a blessing.

Alyssa Clements

Dr. Hegarty had the BEST bedside manner we have experienced with any doctor in a very long time. My grandmother was nervous about seeing a new Ortho as she had been to the same one for almost 15 years. He eased her fears almost immediately by just listening and respectfully explaining everything to her.

Angela Collier

I always look forward to my doctor visits with Dr hagerty and PA Scott. Today's visit was with Dr hagerty and I love it when he can understand my concerns and issues, he give me the best advice and feedback. It's always a pleasure to sit and have a doctor that understands what you're talking about and work with you until they can find the problem. I appreciate both of those guys. They are a awesome team. Thank you for your service and happy holidays.

Arnita Cain

I like Dr. Hagerty because he care about the level of pain you are in and help you to that degree. He always have the answer to the question you pose to him with ease. I would definitely recommend him to any and all that are experiencing pain. Thanks

sharon lindsay

My personal experience with Optim Healthcare / Dr. Haggerty & staff were awesome. Not only did they treat my physical pain but they were also the most compassionate doctor's I have ever encountered. They made sure you were comfortable with your visit. They really care about their patients and it shows. They were a God send for me. An answer to many prayers for doctor's willing to help any way possible. I'm very grateful for their help!! Had a visit yesterday. Dr. Scott was very understanding about the pain o was in. He provided exceptional care for my problem and I am extremely better today. Thank God for doctor's that care!

Josie Hays

Dr. Hegarty is very compassionate and wants to learn the reason for your pain and will work at it until he finds the solution. Would highly recommend!

George Fott

Amazing staff that is well versed in pain management. Very passionate and will recommend anyone who has chronic pain to seek relief from this fine group of folks. Dr Joseph Haggerty and his staff went above and beyond.

michael galbreath

Professional, and knowledgeable I would recommend them highly.

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