Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Moorthy
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Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513

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Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Brentwood, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Moorthy to book an appointment.

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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.
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  • 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
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.
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  • 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
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.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • 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
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
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  • 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
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
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  • 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
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.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 18, 2016
I had a bad ankle fracture. He was very caring and did a great job of fixing my ankle so that it works well.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Rochelle Hagerman in Lafayette, CA – Dec 18, 2015

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About Me

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
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Foot and Ankle Fellowship Harbor-Ucla/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Southern California, Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1999
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical 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

Awards

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 are Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Moorthy frequently treats Stress Fracture of Foot, Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment, and Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Moorthy treats.

Where is Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD's office located?

Dr. Moorthy's office is located at 350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100, Brentwood, CA 94513. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Moorthy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stress Fracture of Foot
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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

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Midfoot Fracture/Dislocation Surgery
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Replacement
  • 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
  • Bunion Surgery
  • 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)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Moorthy accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UCSHIP-CA PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
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MultiPlan
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Locations

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists2625 Shadelands Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)