Joseph Hegarty, MD

Interventional Pain Management

4.9 / 5

Joseph Hegarty, MD

Interventional Pain Management

4.9 / 5
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


 

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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PA Scott takes good care of me.

Dr. Hegarty and staff are very efficient in their care and services. I have been a patient for 13 plus years and have had a great experience every time. If I call they put me on the schedule asap. Thank you for being a wonderful and attentive Drs. office. You have done an exceptional job at keeping my pain level down so I can deal with everyday life.

I really appreciate Dr.Hegarty, Scott, and the team. They take very good care of me and so so in a kind and caring and professional manner. Always attentive to my health needs.

Having recently relocated from Boston and being treated there for my back problem, my biggest concern was finding a neurologist as attentive and caring as my previous doctor. I was blessed and fortunate enough to receive the same type of attention and care at Optim Healthcare with Dr. Joseph Haggerty.

Dr Hergraty was patient and took time to listen to me and address my needs. I look forward to a continued relationship

Dr. Hegarty is the best. I was really suffering from knee replacement and he listened and came up with a plan to figure out what was going on. He soon realized through testing that Much of my pain was coming from my back. I can not thank him enough for the care he is giving me. Highly recommend him.

Reviewer

PA Scott takes good care of me.

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Wendy Moore

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Crystal Peeples

Dr. Hegarty and staff are very efficient in their care and services. I have been a patient for 13 plus years and have had a great experience every time. If I call they put me on the schedule asap. Thank you for being a wonderful and attentive Drs. office. You have done an exceptional job at keeping my pain level down so I can deal with everyday life.

Kathleen Davidson

I really appreciate Dr.Hegarty, Scott, and the team. They take very good care of me and so so in a kind and caring and professional manner. Always attentive to my health needs.

Reviewer

Roberta Montgomery

Having recently relocated from Boston and being treated there for my back problem, my biggest concern was finding a neurologist as attentive and caring as my previous doctor. I was blessed and fortunate enough to receive the same type of attention and care at Optim Healthcare with Dr. Joseph Haggerty.

Maureen Ray

Dr Hergraty was patient and took time to listen to me and address my needs. I look forward to a continued relationship

ruth newman

Dr. Hegarty is the best. I was really suffering from knee replacement and he listened and came up with a plan to figure out what was going on. He soon realized through testing that Much of my pain was coming from my back. I can not thank him enough for the care he is giving me. Highly recommend him.

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