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Dr. Murphy is an orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in San Diego since 1988. He specializes in sportsmedicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his residency in San Diego in 1985, and was Board Certified in 1987 and recertified in 1996 and 2006. He obtained a CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualification) in Sports Medicine in 2012 from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). His career lead him to serve in the United States Navy as an orthopedic surgeon in Naples where he was head of the Department of Orthopedics for two years. He would also be mobilized to serve in Desert Storm in 1991. In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Murphy would care for trauma patients regularly, at Sharp Memorial Hospital , which led to his association with the sport of Supercross in the early 1990s. He would treat the legends of Supercross including Jeremy McGrath, Mike LaRocco, Bubba Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, and many others. He has become known as the Supercross doctor. Dr. Murphy would become one of the team orthopedic surgeons for the San Diego Chargers in 1994 and became the head team doctor in 1998. He would continue his role as team doctor for the Chargers until 2002. He would then become a head team physician for the University of San Diego. At the University of San Diego, he would be responsible for caring for all of the athletes who participate in Division I sports including men's football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball. He would be responsible for instructing student athletic trainers at the University in his role as head team physician. Dr. Murphy is also the team physician for Cathedral Catholic High School and Saint Augustine High School. He donates his time to high school athletes and also runs a free clinic on Saturday mornings in the fall of each year for high school athletes who have been injured in Friday night football games. Dr. Murphy continues to treat sports medicine injuries, both surgically and nonoperatively, specializing in shoulder and knee injuries. He is one of the very few orthopedic surgeons in the San Diego County or Southern California area who employs Sonorex treatments (Shock Wave Therapy, a form of lithotripsy) for chronic joint injuries and tendonitis rather than surgery. The most common form of tendonitis includes lateral epicondylitis at the elbow, patellar tendonitis at the knee, Achilles tendonitis at the ankle, and plantar fasciitis at the foot. All of these conditions can now be treated non-operatively with equal success compared to surgery. Dr. Murphy has been a pioneer of in-office MRI use and outpatient surgery centers that are within his same building, allowing patients to be treated more seamlessly during acute and chronic phases of people's injuries. Dr. Murphy is married to his wife Lynn and has five children. His free time is spent with his family, surfing or golfing.
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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

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3.5 Explains conditions and treatments
3.5 Takes time to answer my questions
3.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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Murphy Sports Medicine Center
8929 University Center Ln Ste 210
San Diego, CA, 92122
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"Hello Dr. Murphy. My name is Shannon Lee Rivera and I am a former patient.I wanted to let you know someone has been harassing me and my mother.They’ve been putting rats in my home. They’ve also been using some kind of laser around my home and have torn my ACL again. It happens every night.!I live by a several medical buildings in Chula Vista.And I live across the street from Augie and Rosie who apparently ..."
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  • October 30, 2021

LOCATIONS

Murphy Sports Medicine Center
8929 University Center Ln Ste 210
San Diego,CA,92122
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
8929 University Center Ln # 205
San Diego,CA,92122
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
3939 Ruffin Rd Ste 100
San Diego,CA,92123
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
8929 University Center Ln Ste 205
San Diego,CA,92122
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
435 H St
Chula Vista,CA,91910

PROCEDURES PERFORMED

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Residency
United States Naval Medical Center
Medical School
New York Medical College
Graduated 1979

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (44)

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  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • CIGNA PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Blue Shield CA Tandem PPO
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 2021 I&F PPO Plan
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • BCBS Pathway EPO
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus

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