Dr. James Murphy, MD

Dr. James Murphy, MD

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Dr. James Murphy, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from St George's University in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

9990 Double R Blvd Ste 200

Reno, NV 89521

Contact Information

(775) 348-8800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Murphy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coccygeal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Coccygeal Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murphy treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Murphy treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Murphy's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • 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
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

"Dr. James Murphy is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. Dr. Murphy was Chief Resident and a Clinical Instructor at Temple University School of Medicine. He then performed both his residency in Physical M...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Temple University
Fellowship Hospital
Temple University
Residency Hospital
Temple University
Medical School
2002
St George's University
Medical School
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

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1 Star
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After a second lumbar fusion performed by Dr. Lynch, I was transferred over to pain management with Dr. Murphy. I would show up to my appointment on time, but would always have to wait a long time before I was able to see him. He always kept my visits to less than 5 minutes and if I slowed him down...Read More
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The doctor is a PANSY. I was referred to him for Pain Management. During the ENTIRE visit, he SNIVELS and COMPLAINS about prescribing Narcotics and the DEA. He wouldn't give me what I had been taking, nor the amount. Then he LIED to my PCP about the visit. Because of his LIES, she can't take me...Read More
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Successful or appropriate "treatment" for chronic, long-term pain management requires three things: 1. Honesty of the patient and the doctor. 2. Knowledge of the history of the patient (including updated/maintained and reviewed notes made by the doctor AND knowledge of agreed treatment plan(s)...Read More
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Dr. Murphy refused to provide breakthrough meds at my last visit, and when requested via phone, again, and took 3 days to respond. Prescribed higher and higher doses of opioid medication, then required me to taper down to half of the highest dose, yet refused to rotate to a different medicine on...Read More
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Stll withholding final judgment but felt rushed, basically no physical exam at new patient visit,
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Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
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