Dr. James Murphy, MD

Dr. James Murphy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. James Murphy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Joseph, MO and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Creighton University in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

5202 Faraon St

Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • 12 More

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Dry Eyes
more than 79% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Murphy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "James A. Murphy, M.D. is a board certified eye surgeon who retired from cataract surgery in 2013 and now sees patients on a part-time basis in the St. Joseph Office. Dr. Murphy received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. His internship was performed at Milwaukee County General Hospital and his residency at St. Louis University Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Murphy is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Murphy has been in private group practice since 1974."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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1  Procedures

  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Creighton University
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
1 review

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Murphy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes
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