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Dr. Charles Murphy, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Murphy

Hill Country Pain Associates PA

14800 San Pedro Ave Ste 115 San Antonio, TX 78232

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Dr. Charles Murphy, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1980 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

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Dr. Murphy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Bursitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Murphy's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diet Counseling
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Weight Loss

About Me

At HCPA, our pain practitioners provide expertise and individualized care of patients experiencing varying degrees of pain by combining a multi-disciplinary approach and therapies that include medication management, interventional pain management, and physical and behavioral treatments.


  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine


Bexar Co Hosps
Residency Hospital
Bexar Co Hosps
Internship Hospital
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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I saw dr Murphy for years. I have some really terrible problems and he did a good job handling them. Then i tore my bicep tendon completely loose from my forearm. It was incredibly painful. I quickly saw an orthopedic surgeon and was scheduled for immediate surgery. I informed the surgeon about dr murphy and my pain meds. He said it would be fine and prescribed post op meds. At my next visit Murphys assistants dropped me as a patient because of the meds the surgron provided. Murphy. Chicken.
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I have been on a quest to find relief without the use of medications for over two years. I have suffered for most of it. I was miserable before I received my injections and considering the fact that it may be the end of my life. I can now live a somewhat normal life. Thank you Dr. Murphy! You save lives my friend.
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Beware of exorbitant urine drug screening test.....the lab they used sent BC/BS a bill for $5400. for this test (which was reduced by BC/BS to $2700). And patient is expected to pay over $500. Unethical to do this without informing patient of cost. A drug screening test can be performed for much lower cost. So it makes you wonder what the relationship is between the lab and doctor's practice. Tried to call office to discuss this, but after several calls there has been no return call.
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The only redeeming thing I can say is that the PA, Nancy, is great. The absolute worst thing about this office is the refill situation. Trying to get a call returned is a nightmare. I had issues more than once with the RX sent to the pharmacy not being the same as what was discussed during my visit. The final straw was when my mail order pharmacy tried to reach them twice because the RX for my Tylenol 4 was not written correctly. They never returned their call either, So, the RX was cancelled.
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I do not recommend Dr. Murphy. 3 times help could not give me an iv. 2 of these dates I fainted.3rd time this week anesthesiologist could not do my iv, placed blood pressure clamp on upper arm as tight as she could while she attempted to get iv needle in, failed but said I will try to keep pushing it in more & more even though acknowledged she collapsed the vein. Fainted & threw up for many hrs. Pure torture & abuse. They are for pain management & they caused me terrible pain. Not going back.
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He is your average 3 minute appointment that does not get to know his patients or their medical history and makes assumptions about people. Sincerely one of the worst experiences of my life. He is rude abrupt and was falling asleep during my appointment. When I asked him if I was boring him after his multiple yawns he became enraged barked some commands at me and told me not to come back until I did what he said. 5 1/2 weeks to get an appt. for this??
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