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Dr. Bryan Murtaugh, MD

Physiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Bryan Murtaugh, MD is the Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Associate Program Director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Murtaugh is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine, and he is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the Spine Intervention Society. Dr. Murtaugh specializes in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Spine Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussions, Ultrasound & Fluoroscopic Guided Interventional Spine, Joint, and Nerve procedures, and Regenerative Medicine including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to augment healing. Dr. Murtaugh has substantial involvement with local professional sports teams and serves as the Head Primary Care Team Physician for the Washington Wizards. In addition, he has also been a Team Physician for the Washington Mystics. Dr. Murtaugh also serves as Team Physician for the Catholic University of America Athletic program. Dr. Murtaugh received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internship at Georgetown University Hospital. He completed his residency in PM&R at the Northwestern McGaw Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Murtaugh also completed fellowship training in Sports and Spine Medicine at the Northwestern McGaw Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he provided medical coverage for Northwestern University athletic teams. Dr. Murtaugh has been named a 2018 Washingtonian Top Doctor.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Fellowship in Sports and Spine Medicine
  • Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Georgetown University Hospital (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1891941043

Office locations

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar NRH Irving Street

102 Irving St NW

Washington, DC 20010

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Dr. Murtaugh was very professional, thorough in his explanations and emphatic. He answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him!
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Very attentive and knowledgable.
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Dr. Murtaugh is by far the most professional and helpful physician I have had for my back issues. Throughout the last 6 years of back issues, ranging from tightness, spasms, etc. He is the first doc that has been able toprovide the necessary service and recommendations to get my back to a point where I am comfortable and can manage the pain without narcotic pain medicine. Excellent M.D. and would recommend him to anyone.
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Outstanding! One of the most professional, knowledgeable MDs I've had the experience of visiting. Dr. Murtaugh was very helpful and delivered the exceptional service I was looking for.
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After dealing with back pain for over a year, Dr. Murtaugh was the first physician who actually diagnosed the problem and prescribed the best course of treatment for me. He and his staff took the time to explain my MRI results and walk me through treatment options. Would highly recommend!
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Flawless and seamless. Highly speedy and professional. Very thorough. From check-in to checkout.
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I had a different experience than the positive reviews.... The reception staff hadn’t entered my name correctly and told me I didn’t have an appointment, we resolved that but their system wasn’t working well and they were quietly griping ateach other about it not working and about not being able to get help from each other. I had to fill out a whopping thirteen pages of forms even after I had filled out all of the forms on ZocDoc. The doctor went through the motions of testing this that and the other thing but he was not focused on where I actually have pain. After telling him that I have been through eight procedures, chiropractors and physical therapy twice...he recommended physical therapy. He seemed a little bored or irritated throughout the process. He just said that after some time has passed, it’s difficult to diagnose the problem. I was flummoxed.
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He is more or less on time for appointments. His staff is courteous and professional. Dr. Murtaugh is thorough, pleasant, professional and answers questions. He is efficient but I don't feel rushed out of the office.
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Very professional and thorough and empathic plus dame day appointment. Entire staff was courteous and helpful.
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The best part was "he listened". I was pleased with our exchange. I think, I have found the right person to help with my pain.
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Dr. Murtaugh was very nice and professional.
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Dr. Murtaugh was helpful in guiding me along the path of dealing with multiple joint/tendon issues. He was patient, asked good questions, answered all of mine, and suggested PT moving forward (even printed some exercises I can do on my own).He was kind enough to request permission if a student could assist him, which I was happy to oblige. I deeply appreciated the steroid injection as it has started working so well even one day later.
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Dr. Murtaugh is personable, thorough, and efficient. He is very consumer-friendly.
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Excellent physician who explained everything well.
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Dr. Bryan Murtaugh was excellent. He took his time explaining everything in detail with me. I appreciated that. My only disappointment was in making the initial appointment online. ZocDoc stated on his profile that Dr. Murtaugh is a pain managementdoctor. When the doctor began to go over my history is when I was informed that he is not a pain mgmt doctor and that he is in the sports medicine field. This was upsetting for me because I was not able to be prescribed pain medicine. I have a serious medical condition after having 6 major lower back spinal fusions, both hips iliac crest grafting, disc removal, laminectomy. So my pain medications are very important to me. He did however give me a referral to a pain mgmt doctor.
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Short wait; the delay was mainly in filling up the forms since it was my first visit. Dr M is very personable, and provided direct, simple and professional responses my questions.
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Sharp, professional and personable.
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I had a pleasant experience with Dr. Murtaugh and his staff. Dr. Murtaugh is friendly, professional and thorough. I would strongly recommend him to anyone new rehab or pain management treatment.
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