Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(20)
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Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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
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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Moorthy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Moorthy "Dr. Murali Moorthy began practicing orthopedic medicine after earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and completing his residency at the USC Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Inspired by his father, a well-established cardiologist at Mt. Diablo and Sutter Delta, Dr. Moorthy continued his orthopedic training with a challenging foot and ankle fellowship at Harbor-UCLA/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, where he excelled at delivering specialized orthopedic care. 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. A local resident and Northgate High School alumnus, he shows continued commitment by offering state-of-the-art treatment to the community he calls home. Dr. Moorthy's hobbies include playing chess, fantasy football, and soccer. He is also a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Moorthy "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."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • 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 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Southern California, Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship Harbor-Ucla/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Medial Protrusio Technique for Placement of Porous-Coated, Hemispherical Acetabular Component without Cement in THA in Patients Who Have Acetabular Dysplasia., 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Moorthy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Moorthy to family and friends
2.7
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Moorthy's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (6)

Newark, CA |
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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in Pittsburg, CA |
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...more
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in Walnut Creek |
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...more
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in Bethel Island, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Moorthy accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Moorthy has admitting privileges

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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John Muir Medical Center - Concord
2540 East St
Concord, CA 94520
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