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Donavan Kip Murphy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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Locations
About
"Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX, where he is proud to have served as president of his medical school class for four years. After his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, he received specialty training as a fellow of the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic. Dr. Murphy treats his patients with compassionate, individualized care. He strives to help his patients return to the activities they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenGeriatrics, Adults, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco Shoulder Elbow And Hand Clinic (2016)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2015)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2010)
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Mar 4, 2019, Donavan Kip Murphy, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(148)
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Jul 23, 2019
assessed my concerns and gave instructions on what I should do. will follow up!
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Jul 23, 2019
very professional
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Jul 18, 2019
excellent experience well taken care of!
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr Murphy repaired a tear in my left shoulder. Six months later I have normal range of motion and no pain. I'm very happy with the results of this surgery.
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Jul 18, 2019
No issues
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Jul 16, 2019
Seen with in minutes of arrival. Staff very efficient, knowlegable and courteous. Dr Murphy included me in care decisions.I have had numerous health issues in the past year and have experienced exceptional care from every staff person, PA and physician.. I am a retired RN Director of Nursing for a large Houston practice. Quality of care has always been a priority for me. LBSW & RRBSW are most impressive facilities. I am so grateful to have this high level of care.Dr Murphy repaired my husband's shoulder and he is pain free after years of suffering. So grateful.
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Jul 16, 2019
very pleased
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Jul 13, 2019
excellent
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Jul 13, 2019
kind compassionate down to earthgreat at answering questions sincere friendly the best Truly interested in my conditionAnother Scott & White brilliant team memberThank you fir hiring such fabulous doctors You're the best also.
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Jul 13, 2019
spent time needed to answer questions...wanted 2nd opinion concerning possible surgery...left satisfied...
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Jul 11, 2019
Dr Murphy is Fantastic..
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Jul 10, 2019
the best visit I have had ...
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Jul 9, 2019
very professional and supportive
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Jul 6, 2019
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Jul 3, 2019
great
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Jun 20, 2019
very professional very friendly and very knowledgeable
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Jun 16, 2019
great care! people don't always know what question to ask, so providing additional explanation or information is always welcome
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Jun 16, 2019
first time visit, was very positive & gave me several options and liked that he reviewed my case before I came in
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Jun 13, 2019
The doctor listened to my concerns and examined me for the problem. He put my problem in the proper perspective reassuring me it did not need further attention at this time. I was reassured and satisfied with his conclusions.
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Jun 11, 2019
Dr Murphy takes care of my mom (96) for ingoing shoulder problems, caused by old replacements.She's hard of hearing, but he speaks to her, (in a louder voice) to explain to her what is going on. He was very empathetic to her pain, when aspirating fluid from her shoulder.He shows concern in finding out why she has had more pain recently.When we left she said, "he's very nice"!!I agree.
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Jun 11, 2019
Dr. Murphy was attentive to my issue and took time to explain what could be done both immediately and for the future. He took time to explain and to answer my questions. He is professional without being arrogant or condescending. He shows a genuine concern which is very down to earth.
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Jun 7, 2019
Very pleased with the entire appointment. I have already informed my PCP that I was pleased with the referral.
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May 30, 2019
Dr. Donavan Murphy was an excellent! He preformed a reverse right shoulder arthroplasty and the results have been excellent, thus far. I recommend him highly.
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May 23, 2019
Dr Murphy has been caring for my shoulder for almost a year. I'm very happy with him
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May 23, 2019
Dr. Murphy understood my problem, gave me options, and executed my decision immediately with great results.
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May 21, 2019
Really like the provider and having all my doctors in one area with the hospital near by.
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May 18, 2019
Very personable, informative and prompt.
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May 17, 2019
Dr. Murphy was excellent and thorough. He is very approachable and made me feel confident that I am in good hands. I'm very happy that i was able to get an appointment with him.
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May 15, 2019
friendly, timely and professional
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May 14, 2019
very pleased with dr Murphy's professionalism and courtesy and care.
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May 9, 2019
I found Dr Murphy to be a kind and caring physician, generous with his time. After finding a lump unrelated to the office visit, he suggested an MRI just to be safe. Feel most doctors would have sent me back to my GP and appreciate he took the time to handle the problem.
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May 3, 2019
Dr Murphy is very concerned and let's me know how my arthritis is affecting my shoulder and what to expect later on. I am very pleased with him and his staff.
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Apr 30, 2019
I will NEVER answer this with a 10, as it is simply not possible to know if this is the best possible care. It was for me, what I wanted and I will continue seeing Dr Murphy in the future
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Apr 24, 2019
Excellent doctor, knowledgeable, caring. Spent considerable time explaining diagnosis, very professional and personable.
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Apr 24, 2019
Dr Murphy had good people and communication skill.
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Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Murphy was thorough during his treatment. He gave me all available option I have before we decide on the step to take next. He was not in any way in rush to leave the room; i.e. answer all my Qs and concern.
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Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Murphy and his team are excellent. Truly had/have my best interests during surgery and at the fore front of my recovery.
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Apr 19, 2019
excellent
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Apr 16, 2019
I continue going to him because of my confidence in Dr. Murphy
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Apr 16, 2019
very professional and caring healthcare staff and organization
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Apr 14, 2019
doctor seemed harried and distracted. seemed more concerned about surgeries than my immediate issue.
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Apr 13, 2019
Dr. Murphy is great at listening, bed side manner and explanations.
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Apr 11, 2019
Excellent diagnosis, explanation, plan of care, and caring attitude
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Apr 10, 2019
The provider was later, which was fine since the nurse informed me that he will be late. The provider didn't spend enough time looking through the X rays and called me later once I was back home that I may have an issue with the prosthesis. He suggested surgery to rectify it on phone and not in person when I was in the clinic.
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Apr 10, 2019
He is patient, pleasant and very professional. He listened to my history and personal needs. His exam revealed what felt like made perfect sense and he told me my options in a caring way.
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Apr 9, 2019
majic man
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Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Murphy was kind and compassionate toward me and listened carefully to my concerns. he took time to explain the surgery that I had had. He recasted my arm and increased my meds. Both actions relived my pain greatly. He was reassuring and gave me confidence that I would be ok. I had confidence in him on my first appointment with him before surgery.
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Apr 4, 2019
very caring, professional
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Apr 2, 2019
Dr Murphy is an excellent surgeon that provided me with a new shoulder that is working perfectly. I have been highly recommending him to everyone who is htaving shoulder problems.
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Mar 27, 2019
Greatest
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Mar 21, 2019
Excellent DR.
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Mar 19, 2019
Excellent and timely care.
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Mar 14, 2019
This was a very pleasant experience.
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Mar 13, 2019
excellent
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Mar 12, 2019
professional companionate communicative knowledgeable
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Mar 12, 2019
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Mar 6, 2019
great doctor
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Mar 5, 2019
excellent
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Mar 4, 2019
no complaints
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Feb 28, 2019
Very professional, showed empathy on issue and tried to come up with a solution.
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Feb 26, 2019
dr was very patient to hear my concerns.
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