Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities Concord Medical Center and Walnut Creek Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine

2625 Shadelands Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Based on 22 ratings

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I'm so grateful to Dr. Murali Moorthy for his top-notch care. I've found him to be great listener, highly skilled and kind, positive person. I recently moved to Walnut Creek and was fortunate to find his clinic. I had a hardware removal surgery and he did a fantastic job. My stitches are really clean and healing great. I had complications with my initial surgery that was done in SF. After seeing Dr Murali I decided to have my ankle hardware removed. After just 2 weeks, I am well on my way to being free of years of chronic pain, I am moving and sleeping better, and getting stronger. He has a fantastic team. Isabel and Alyssa have been friendly and helpful, they are also very knowledgable. And to have them in one practice has been really helpful. I can't say enough great things about them! Thank you, Dr Murali!
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Betsy – Sep 02, 2021
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I've seen 3 doctors regarding a turf toe issue. I was forced to receive an MRI from Muir Orthopedics because of my insurance. Dr. Moorthy was the worst of these 3 doctors by an absolute landslide. His bedside manner was rude and offensive. He spent 30 seconds to 1 minute reviewing my MRI and did this with the door open. I felt like a complete inconvienence to him. He gave me his opinion and stated that I didn't need surgery and then proceeded to walk out before I could ask him about PRP/Stem Cells. I was honestly astonished at how rude this doctor was. A complete jerk who I would never recommend to anyone. Not to mention, I've heard multiple stories about this clown rushing through appointments. GO SEE SOMEONE ELSE, pay out of pocket if you have to. This dude is terrible.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 17, 2020
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Terrible bedside manner. Didn't even shut the door to examine me. Didn't listen to my concerns. Didn't order any tests or therapy, only offered a shot. I wanted to fix my problem, not cover it up! Would never see him again nor recommend him to anyone else.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Newark, CA – Dec 06, 2017
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Terrible bedside manner, was impatient and abrupt with me. Did not bother to explain alternative treatments. Save yourself the headache and don't waste your time seeing this doctor. This doctor promotes alternatives to surgery, but yet I was told surgery to remove an old tibia plate is my only option. Whatever, this doctor certainly will not perform surgery on me, I have zero confidence in him. This facility is nothing more than surgery chop shop.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pamela Revel`1 in Pittsburg, CA – Aug 16, 2017
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Saw Dr. M about six months ago for plantar fasciitis in my right foot, I also told him about pain on the top of my left foot which seemed swollen. He spent about 5 minutes with me & told me (without exam or xray) that I had a bone spur on my left foot. 6 months later when I saw my GP, I told her about my foot, she said that it did not sound like a bone spur, & sent me for xrays. I do not have a bone spur. Dr. Moorthy rushed thru my appt., will find someone more thorough to treat this pain now
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Karen in Walnut Creek – Jun 21, 2017
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He rushed through my appts. Never requested info from surgeon..Actually told me to go get my files, never ran tests, wouldn't ever see this quack again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Barbara in Bethel Island, CA – Jul 10, 2016
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I did not feel as though I gained much insight in regards to my MRI. Dr. Moorthy kept cutting me off, and made me feel like I was wasting his time. I ended up having to ask him to tell me what specifically was wrong with my ankle because he did not tell me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Jun 18, 2016
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I had a bad ankle fracture. He was very caring and did a great job of fixing my ankle so that it works well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Rochelle Hagerman in Lafayette, CA – Dec 18, 2015
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Moorthy applies expertise in foot and ankle orthopedics, foot deformities, and sports injuries to effectively address work injuries and senior citizen...Read more

Biography

Dr. Murali Moorthy began practicing orthopedic medicine after earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2004
Foot and Ankle Fellowship Harbor-Ucla/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
Internship Hospital
1998
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1994
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Media & Publications

  • Medial Protrusio Technique for Placement of Porous-Coated, Hemispherical Acetabular Component without Cement in THA in Patients Who Have Acetabular Dysplasia., 1999

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What conditions does Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD treat?

Dr. Moorthy frequently treats the following conditions: Stress Fracture of Foot, Bunion, and Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD's office address?

Dr. Moorthy's office is located at 2625 Shadelands Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD fluent in?

Dr. Moorthy is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Moorthy provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD is affiliated with Concord Medical Center and Walnut Creek Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD have?

Dr. Moorthy has over 24 years of healthcare experience.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Moorthy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stress Fracture of Foot
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy treats Stress Fracture of Foot more than 100% of his peers

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

Bunion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy treats Bunion more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Moorthy accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Health Net
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
MultiPlan
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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Locations

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine - Redwood2625 Shadelands Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Golden State Orthopedics & Spine - Brentwood350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2023)