Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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

Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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

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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I have been a patient of Optim Orthopedics for almost 20 years, in several specialties, but predominantly Pain Management, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I trust these doctors literally with my life and never once have I regretted it. Dr. Hegarty has treated my chronic issues for 14 years, enabling me to live an active and productive life that otherwise would have been impossible. He has my heartfelt gratitude.

Dr. Hegarty and his staff are wonderful and caring. Always on top of new treatments. So very lucky to have him for my care.

Dr. Hegarty and his staff are wonderful and caring. Always on top of new treatments. So very lucky to have him for my care.

Excellent as always

Friendly and comfortable. Reassuring and informative.

I moved here from Houston Texas 2 years ago and finding a good Pain Management group that actually understands what your going through has been tough in the past. Optim Pain Management has been great to deal with since day 1, Dr. Hegarty and his staff are very professional and you get seen very quickly not waiting 30 minutes or more after your appointment time. Highly recommend Optim Pain Management group in Savannah. Sincerely, Nathaniel Insley

Had not been very fortunate with physicians until meeting Dr. Hegarty. Had a back surgery that failed and sought help for pain relief of nerve damage. Went to Mayo Clinic and they said they couldn't do anything. Found Dr. Hegarty and he put me on a chronic pain regimen that has worked for me, and has given me two spinal injections that work wonders. He's an excellent doctor; he's personable and caring and just all around excellent. He has made all the difference in my quality of life. I had to admit that prior to meeting him I had just about given up and was using NSAIDs to manage the pain, which would frequently interrupt sleep and make driving impossible. All better now, and it is all thanks to him. Wonderful doctor (and I've seen my share of them) and I feel so very thankful to have finally found someone who cares.

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William Daugherty

I have been a patient of Optim Orthopedics for almost 20 years, in several specialties, but predominantly Pain Management, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I trust these doctors literally with my life and never once have I regretted it. Dr. Hegarty has treated my chronic issues for 14 years, enabling me to live an active and productive life that otherwise would have been impossible. He has my heartfelt gratitude.

SRS

Dr. Hegarty and his staff are wonderful and caring. Always on top of new treatments. So very lucky to have him for my care.

SRS

Dr. Hegarty and his staff are wonderful and caring. Always on top of new treatments. So very lucky to have him for my care.

Arthur Held

Excellent as always

Tim Titshaw

Judith Cushing

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Friendly and comfortable. Reassuring and informative.

Dan Insley

I moved here from Houston Texas 2 years ago and finding a good Pain Management group that actually understands what your going through has been tough in the past. Optim Pain Management has been great to deal with since day 1, Dr. Hegarty and his staff are very professional and you get seen very quickly not waiting 30 minutes or more after your appointment time. Highly recommend Optim Pain Management group in Savannah. Sincerely, Nathaniel Insley

Nancy King

Had not been very fortunate with physicians until meeting Dr. Hegarty. Had a back surgery that failed and sought help for pain relief of nerve damage. Went to Mayo Clinic and they said they couldn't do anything. Found Dr. Hegarty and he put me on a chronic pain regimen that has worked for me, and has given me two spinal injections that work wonders. He's an excellent doctor; he's personable and caring and just all around excellent. He has made all the difference in my quality of life. I had to admit that prior to meeting him I had just about given up and was using NSAIDs to manage the pain, which would frequently interrupt sleep and make driving impossible. All better now, and it is all thanks to him. Wonderful doctor (and I've seen my share of them) and I feel so very thankful to have finally found someone who cares.

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