Dr. Charles Murphy, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Murphy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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 over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Murphy has more experience with Pain Management, Spine, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Murphy to book an appointment.


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I was referred to Dr. Murphy by my spine surgeon (Dr. Joshi of South Texas Spine) after I had a reaction to the pain meds. Dr. Murphy listened to me, and we did 3 rounds of Epidural Steroid Injections which did me better in the long run than any narcotics. I was with him from April to end of August 2019. His nurse anesthetist is Top Drawer, having 30 years of service in the US Navy. I'd go back and see him and his staff anytime.
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Richard – Jan 28, 2020
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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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James Jonez in San Antonio, TX – Jan 29, 2019
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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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Randall McVicar in San Antonio, TX – Jan 10, 2019
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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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Mar 13, 2018
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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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S. Brady in New Braunfels, TX – Jan 18, 2018
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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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Dec 09, 2017
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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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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.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

Education

1983
Bexar Co Hosps
Residency Hospital
1981
Bexar Co Hosps
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1971
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy performs Steroid Injection more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Murphy performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 97% of their peers

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

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of their peers

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

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Spondylosis more than 99% of their peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Arthritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

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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 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Locations

Hill Country Pain Associates PA

Hill Country Pain Associates PA14800 San Pedro Ave Ste 115 San Antonio, TX 78232
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX

North Central Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Resolute Health Hospital

New Braunfels, TX

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)