Dr. Kent Murphy, MD

Dr. Kent Murphy, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
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Dr. Kent Murphy, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Hermitage, TN. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

Summit ENT Associates

5653 Frist Blvd Ste 231

Hermitage, TN 37076
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Murphy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "Committed to improving the quality of life for our patients by delivering the highest quality healthcare by recognizing and affirming the unique intrinsic value of each patient."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eating Disorders
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Usaf School Of Aerospace Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Berry Prize for Excellence in Federal Healthcare, 2003
  • America's Top Doctors, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Murphy does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Murphy and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
4.3
based on 87 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (87)

  • 5
    (70)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Murphy's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Nashville, TN |
When I first came to Dr. Murphy I had been unable to breathe through my nose for over 6 years. I’ve had previous sinus surgeries that never fixed the issue. I also had been using Afrin 7-8 times a day. He and Bill were so great at explaining everything that was going to happen during my surgery....more
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in Nashville, TN |
I have been a patient in this office for several years. Dr. Murphy and his assistant are both extremely friendly and professional. I have the utmost confidence in both of them.
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in Hermitage, TN |
Dr. Murphy is a very caring, and personable person. .He did throat surgery on me June 29th, 2017 and I was nervous about being put to sleep, but he answered all my questions and reassured me and made me feel better. The surgery went perfectly.
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I had symptoms like a chronic sinus infection and decided to see an ENT after many trips to my primary doctor with the issues. I was told I needed sinus surgery and that would help with my breathing/sinus issues. I paid quite a bit of money to have a surgery that has not helped whatsoever! At each...more
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Mount Juliet, TN |
Dr. Murphy and Bill are wonderful at calmly explaining everything for you.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Murphy accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Open Choice PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Flexcare
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Freedom Plus
    Medicare Choice Plus PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Options PPO
  • Wausau Benefits

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Hospitals where Dr. Murphy has admitting privileges

Tristar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
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