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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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
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 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
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A & M Health Science Center (2015)
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 May 13, 2019, Donavan Kip Murphy, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(143)
Overall: 4.8*
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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
excellent
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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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Oct 8, 2019
Dr. Murphy is just fantastic,
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Oct 6, 2019
He was very helpful and easy to understand when he explained things to me
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Oct 3, 2019
always feel well cared for
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Sep 26, 2019
have great confidence in doctor
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Sep 26, 2019
my visit was more of a consultation to make sure there was or wasn't any thing I could do to stop progression of my syndrome.
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Sep 22, 2019
Excellent doctor. Very thirough and honest.
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Sep 22, 2019
everyone was so nice and the dr. was very clear about what was wrong and what we needed to do.
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Sep 19, 2019
I came here after a trip to the emergency room for the same issue the night before in a significant amount of pain. X Ray did not show any broken bones and only possibly a surgical screw protruding from a previous operation years ago. The source of the pain could not be determined without a MRI and my take away is that I will have to deal with the pain until the 30th when I have my follow up office visit. It's ultimately the doctors decision what he does or does not feel comfortable prescribing so I did not see any point in arguing that if the pain continued on the way it has been then it will be a very uncomfortable 11 days waiting to see him again. The doctor was polite and professional but it felt like I wasn't being taken seriously.
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Sep 19, 2019
Dr. Murphy diagnosed me off of the little information that I could give him, I saw immediate results after doing the things he suggested i'd do. After the Steroid shot in my shoulder, my shoulder is finally holding up.
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Sep 17, 2019
peaceful felt I was cared for and that the doctor really cared for me. excellent care in every way. I was encouraged and felt relaxed.
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Sep 14, 2019
very good. Dr. Donovan is an excellent surgeon. he fixed my shoulder and i am eternally grateful
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Sep 14, 2019
excellent experience. Fully explained everything that was going on and what to expect over next few weeks. Dr Murphy took his time and was never rushed or seemed like he was in a hurry.
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Sep 14, 2019
excellant care
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Sep 13, 2019
Very well versed in the issue I was dealing with and very pleasant manners.
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Sep 10, 2019
I was impressed and looking forward to surgery from dr murphy
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Sep 4, 2019
I've only met him once. he's very straightforward. I First time I met Dr. Donovan. I made my own decision about surgery after his input but personally felt a bit rushed. I don't think he picked up on that as it seemed pretty cut and dry procedure to him. I live alone so I was having anticipated nervousness at getting everything ready in one day.
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Sep 3, 2019
Appt, went smoothly, definitely will be back.
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Aug 30, 2019
He explained everything, answered my questioned, didn't 'oversell,' and I wasn't ushered in and out in 5 minutes. What a rarity these days!
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Aug 29, 2019
Dr Murphy was extremely easy to talk to and he listened to my history very intently. He told me what he suggested for my future surgery if needed and he would contact my PCP.
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Aug 29, 2019
straight shooter, extremely professional and Courteous
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Aug 17, 2019
Dr and staff were very Pleasant and knowledgeable.... addressing all my concerns. I couldn't have asked for a more attentive visit
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Aug 14, 2019
Dr Murphy was kind and respectful. He explained my injury thoroughly and the options for repair. He also discussed the problems that are possible with my recovery.
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Aug 8, 2019
friendly & courteous
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Aug 8, 2019
Dr. Murphy was concerned about the injury to my foot, was knowledgeable and gave excellent care. I would highly recommend him.
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Aug 6, 2019
Dr. Murphy is an excellent doctor and his staff is always professional and efficient! would highly recommend!
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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
Very very good
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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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