Dr. Kent R. Murphy, MD

Dr. Kent R. Murphy, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
81 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wausau Benefits

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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.Read more

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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
in Nashville, TN |
The operation performed on my septum, by Dr. Murphy was a complete success. I did not have to take pain medication following my surgery. I did everything I was told to do and I did not have any complications and was able to avoid extended visits with the doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Murphy. My GP, Bob Gaston, Jr., recommended Dr. Murphy, and Dr. Murphy exceeded his recommendation. I say, Thank You, to both doctors."
in Nashville, TN |
I had turbinate reduction and sinuplasty a few months ago and it has changed my life! For the first time in years I am not dealing with the symptoms of reoccurring sinusitis! Dr. Murphy is a wonderful, caring doctor and Bill and the entire staff are the best.
in Springfield tn |
He is very professional and his staff is very helpful in all times
in Crossville, TN |
I have a hearing loss and was referred to Dr. Murphy by my GP. He and his staff are remarkable! They diagnosed my case and provided solutions. Each one of them kept me informed in laymen's terms during each step of the diagnostics. I am so pleased with the care I received!
in Lebanon, tn |
I have been plagued with sinus issues every spring and fall for over 30 years. Thanks to sinus surgery performed by Dr. Murphy I can enjoy the seasons changing.
in Hermitage, TN |
I appreciate Dr. Murphy's experience, his straightforwardness and honesty. He is not a touchy feely type doctor but he is thorough, kind, professional and honest. I will return for any of my ENT needs. I highly recommend him as an ENT.
Mount Juliet, TN |
I have had severe sinus problems my entire life (I'm 65!), and Dr. Murphy was the first professional to truly listen to me, to examine me, and to treat me in a way that helped and healed me! His expertise and his caring nature is a double WIN for anyone blessed to be his patient. Besides that, his staff (especially the physician's assistant) is remarkable and helpful! I would highly recommend him to anyone with ear, nose or throat issues.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Love the staff also!
in Hermitage, TN |
i kept having recurring sinus infections and finally decided to see an ENT-Dr.Murphy... he did a ct and explained that i had very large tubinates that were blocking my sinus. he did surgery and i have never been able to breath this good since i can remember. his staff is awesome and Bill as well as DR murphy explained the entire process to me from beginning to end.i an so much better since i has my turbinate rduction. thank you to everyone in the office for being awesome. the best ENT ever.
in Nashville |
Dr Murphy had made my life so much better. He correctly diagnosed me after I had seen several other doctors that couldn't figure it out. He made sure he answered any questions I had, and the overall experience was great. Finally I can breath at night without feeling miserable when I lay down to sleep.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
I have had breathing issues for my entire adult life and with Dr. Murphy and his expertise it has cleared up snoring issues and given me energy and unobstructed breathing. Surgery was quick with minimal discomfort, Healing was quick and went smoothly with his followups every 10 days for the best results. I would have no reservations in recommending Dr. Murphy and his staff!
in Mt Juliet, TN |
Everyone at the office is very helpful, they are prompt with their service, and the surgery team was great!
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Dr. Murphy's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Murphy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eating Disorders
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial 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)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders


  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University Hospital
  • Other Education
    USAF School of Aerospace Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy