Dr. Charles Murphy, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 68

Dr. Murphy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
14800 San Pedro Ave Ste 102 San Antonio, TX 78232

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(210) 598-2680

Dr. Charles Murphy, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. 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 CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center. 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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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Murphy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Murphy

3.4

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
58.064516129032256%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard – Jan 28, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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James Jonez in San Antonio, TX – Jan 29, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
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Randall McVicar in San Antonio, TX – Jan 10, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
8 people found this helpful
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Mar 13, 2018
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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S. Brady in New Braunfels, TX – Jan 18, 2018
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 09, 2017
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??
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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RMMH in San Antonio, TX – Jun 14, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At HCPA, our pain practitioners provide expertise and individualized care of patients experiencing varying degrees of pain by combining a multi-disciplinary...Read more

Biography

Dr. Bill Murphy is a San Antonio native and graduated from Lee High School before moving up I-35 to attend the University of Texas in 1971. He graduated...Read more

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Charles Murphy, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Murphy has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Charles Murphy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Murphy frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Chronic Neck Pain, and Steroid Injection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Murphy treats.

Where is Dr. Charles Murphy, MD's office located?

Dr. Murphy's office is located at 14800 San Pedro Ave Ste 102, San Antonio, TX 78232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Murphy speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

14800 San Pedro Ave Ste 102 San Antonio, TX 78232
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Murphy is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX

9 Awards Received

North Central Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

2 Awards Received