Dr. Alma Murphy, MD

Dr. Alma Murphy, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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65 y/o
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Dr. Alma Murphy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 36 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.

Alma Murphy MD PC

490 N Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85711
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Murphy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy performs Foreign Body Removal from Eye more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Murphy performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Visual Field Defects
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Visual Field Defects more than 59% of her peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 59% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Diplopia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Diplopia more than 56% of her peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 56% of her peers

Dr. Murphy's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

It is a wonderful privilege to be an ophthalmologist and to have the opportunity to improve patients' vision.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1983
U C San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1980
Waterbury Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1975
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School
1983
1980
1979
1975

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2010

Media & Publications

  • Spontaneous Release of Retinal Traction due to Subretinal Strands, 1983

Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Murphy

4.6

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
8.695652173913043%
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Dr Murphy has been taking care of our family for over 20 years now. The office experience has always been excellent. Dr Murphy has done our cataracts and the result 12 years later is still excellent. Highly recommend Dr. Murphy and staff.
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Initially there was a change in the site where my surgery was to be. This was confusing to me. But in the end, this really didn't matter. Everyone was welcoming and quickly put me at ease. The surgery itself was easy and I didn't have any discomfort afterwards. THe chart on how to use the drops after surgery make that aspect easy too. Right away after surgery, my distance vision was better and the world seemed brighter! I've had some struggle to figure out which glass...
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I was pleased with the facility, with the staff and the surgery. The center was well kept and very clean, the staff was caring and courteous. They asked questmjurions clearly and answered my questions to my satisfaction, Dr. Murphy was so nice and professional .. I w
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it is so great to be able to see again thank you Dr Murphy
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I would highly recommend her for your eye doctor.I understood what she was planning to do. She makes everything very clear. She also has a nice personality and a pleasant way about her
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first time Ive had an emergency and needed quick attention. The front desk staff were wonderful and got me right in. i received excellent care and careful attention.
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Dr Murphy is very knowledgeable in her field. I was 100 % pleased with the results of my cataract surgery. Everyone at her office and surgery center is extremely professional and polite.
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My entire family has been to Dr Murphy and loved her!
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I was recommended to her a long time ago for an eye issue. She's now seen me through an emergency detached retina and now cataract surgery (she did the cataract surgery). That latter surgery turned out to be trivial and wonderful. I cannot imagine a better eye doctor.
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Had cataracts removed from both eyes; right eye complicated. Dr. Murphy put me at ease by taking the time to explain the problems I was facing and by personally tailoring the whole gamut of preop, operative and post op experiences. I have been seeing her for many years and have complete confidence in her.
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excellent and highly professional. Dr. Murphy cares and that shows!
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Was born with congential cataracts. Dr.Murphy was the first doctor who ever brought up the idea of cataract surgery. It has been a life changer! I can see so much better. I can read again. I The surgery was quick for each eye and I wouldn't change a thing! Dr. Murphy is very personable and spends the time with you to explain the complex workings of the eye.
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could not be more pleased. i am free of glasses for the first time in 55 years.
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The diagnosis was fully explained and options for treatment were presented. I decided to proceed with surgery and couldn't be happier with the process and outcome.
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I felt right away confident with Dr Murphy and don't know how to thank her for restoring my vision:colors are now more intense, black is more black, shapes are sharper. My whole experience was far better than what I had heard from others and expected for myself: very friendly stuff, both at the office and the surgery center. I feel very lucky to meet Dr Murphy: she listened and answered clearly to all questions, made these surgeries as comfortable as possible , in one w...
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the staff is friendly and efficient Dr. Murphy has great "bedside manner".
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Dr. Murphy, with credentials from Harvard, Yale, and UCF knows eyes! She will find the very best solution for you,
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Extremely happy I came to Dr Murphy for a second opinion!A great experience.
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Dr. Murphy is very professional, returns calls quickly and her office visits are on time.
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Dr. Murphy is an amazing ophthalmologist! She is a ROCK STAR! I had such a great experience with her and her office staff. Very friendly environment. On the day of my surgery, I felt really confident and excited because I knew I will get my vision back. The result is AMAZING! I have my 20/20 vision again! I'm so glad that my mother-in-law referred Dr. Murphy! You don't really want to go to the place that you don't know especially for your eyes! I totally recommend...
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthNet
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

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