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Dr. Paul Murphy, MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Murphy is an orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in San Diego since 1988. He specializes in sports medicine 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 led 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 was also mobilized to serve in Desert Storm in 1991. 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 and Southern California areas 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 in the foot. All of these conditions can now be treated non-operatively with equal success compared to surgery.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Internship in General Surgery
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Texas, Houston, Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1265543615

Office locations

Murphy Sports Medicine Center

8929 University Center Lane, Suite 205

San Diego, CA 92122

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Staff was professional, courteous and very friendly. I felt at ease and very well taken care of. Would definitely return for any injuries in the future, glad to have found a great doctor near my home.
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One of the best center. Two tumbs up.
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Great service & excellent care.
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