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Donavan Kip Murphy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
portal
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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO 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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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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 Nov 13, 2019, Donavan Kip Murphy, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(169)
Overall: 4.8*
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Feb 23, 2020
My experience with Dr. Murphy has been excellent in all aspects. I recommend him as a surgeon because I think he is exceptionally competent-he has a depth of knowledge and experience in shoulder replacements. my surgery was tricky because of a previous fracture that left my humerus irregularly angulated. Dr. Murphy was able to successfully replace my shoulder and now 3 months out the joint is very stable and pain free. I've been very satisfied with the care I have received
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Feb 15, 2020
excellent
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Feb 13, 2020
great doctor. spent all the time I needed. explained everything and was very nice. great visit!!!
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Feb 13, 2020
Was very dry didn't show much emotion maybe just the doctors demeanor. Was very knowledgeable and has great reviews just not the greatest people interactive skills and or I could have caught him on a bad day.
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Feb 9, 2020
good caring Dr. I felt confident.
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Jan 22, 2020
In my estimation Dr Murphy is the finest surgeon I have ever dealt with. It has been a privilege to have been a patient of his for not only this surgery but a bilateral carpultunnel surgery in the past.
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Jan 10, 2020
Dr. Murphy was very personable and professional. He was familiar with my injury before I arrived. He assessed the issue and developed a plan for full recovery. Very pleased!
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Jan 8, 2020
Very professional.
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Dec 29, 2019
Extremely pleased with how my appointment went.
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Dec 25, 2019
excellent results
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Dec 15, 2019
always professional and pleasant
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Dec 11, 2019
Dr Murphy was clear in his explanations, thorough, friendly, encouraging.
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Dec 5, 2019
Outstanding professional.
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Dec 3, 2019
excellent,caring and took time to explain my medical questions.
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Nov 25, 2019
extremely satisfied
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Nov 21, 2019
Dr. Murphy is a top notch provider ... he does not rush thru appointments and is very concerned about my health. Dr. provides detailed information and gives me options for my health plan. Dr. Murphy is the kind of doctor that we all wish we visited every time!!
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Nov 15, 2019
He listened to me. He seemed very knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed.
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Nov 8, 2019
Dr. Murphy is a very impressive physician. He keeps a busy schedule yet takes time to listen to my concerns which requires patience with me. He inspires confidence and optimism every time I see him. I am grateful to have him as my surgeon.
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Nov 5, 2019
We had a great experience. He diagnosed a fracture is my sons shoulder that the previous bs&w ortho missed other a year ago. sadly my son has been in pain all this time so I wish I had found Dr. Murphy sooner.
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Oct 31, 2019
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Murphy and would not hesitate recommending to anyone.
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Oct 31, 2019
Very good listener, and responds to patients concerns and issues. Responds to request made by patient and makes you feel liked a valued patient.
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Oct 29, 2019
I felt the provider was knowledgable. I didnt think the provider listened to me about my concerns for further treatments. I had cancer in the past and was heavily radiated. I refuse X-rays for treatments unless there is something broken. I recently had cervical surgery and it was pretty successful. Recently I started to have on and off pain on my arm area. My neck surgeon wanted me to see a shoulder Dr. to see if it could be something related to my shoulder verses my neck. The on and off pain told me it wasn't something broken...I asked for an MRI and if I had the support of the Dr. my insurance would have approved it but he told the nurse after I left he wouldn't approve it so I will not be getting treatment here.
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Oct 29, 2019
great
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Oct 24, 2019
excellent
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Oct 23, 2019
always explains my situation and takes the time to make sure I understand.
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Oct 22, 2019
He did what the write up said about Dr. Murphy. He was professional yet friendly, concerned about finding relief for me.
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Oct 22, 2019
Efficient, professional, honest
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Oct 18, 2019
Dr was professional, kind and empathetic. Exhibited patience and Understanding responding to my questions and concerns. Very grateful for his surgical expertise repairing fractured ulnar.
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Oct 17, 2019
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Oct 15, 2019
excellent
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Oct 14, 2019
Dr. Murphy is probably the best provider that we've seen. He was awesome when he repaired my husband's injuries. He is hands down the best orthopedic surgeon in the area.
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Oct 12, 2019
Dr. Murphy and his staff are the excellent. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
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