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Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Moorthy

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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About Me

Dr. Moorthy applies expertise in foot and ankle orthopedics, foot deformities, and sports injuries to effectively address work injuries and senior citizen conditions. Patients appreciate his good nature and attentiveness, and have come to rely on his honest evaluations. Committed and enthusiastic, he delivers realistic treatment programs designed to minimize discomfort and facilitate recovery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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 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
2004
2003
1999
1998
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Moorthy accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Hill Physicians Medical Group
MultiPlan
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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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 96% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Ankle Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy treats Ankle Fracture more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Moorthy treats Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Moorthy treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Knee Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures

Dr. Moorthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • 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 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)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • 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
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)