Dr. Paula McMurtry, MD

Dr. Paula McMurtry, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
(27)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paula McMurtry, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Columbia, MO. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

1705 E Broadway Ste 220

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Information

(573) 875-6504

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Arthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Hahnemann School Of Medicine, Allegheny University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Louis University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McMurtry has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McMurtry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McMurtry to family and friends
3.3
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. McMurtry's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (6)

in Novinger, MO |
I have been seeing Dr. Paula since 2008 and I couldn't ask for a better Rhumatoligist! The staff is awesome and so is she. She takes her time and is happy to address any questions you have!
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Imperial, MO |
I met Dr. McMurtry and staff today. The office was upbeat and cheery! I found Dr. McMurtry to be very much a "People's Doctor". She was through and extremely accommodating to my schedule.
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Columbia, MO |
NO system in place to notify her that CRITICAL prescriptions are near expiration! You find out by playing phone tag with insurance and pharmacy. Have not ordered X ray in 6 years since diagnosing my Ankylosing Spondylitis. Has NO concept of pain management! Wants to give as little as possible...more
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in Columbia, MO |
I always enjoy my visits with Dr. McMurtry. I guess since I work for a physician, I understand how being a pain in the rear doesn't work for any physician and some people just expect above and beyond always. You go in there for your need whether it be refills or whatever and get that taken care...more
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in Columbia MO |
Perception was patient and condition were greatest source of amusement for Doctor that day. To begin with stood waiting several minutes while uncaring, undisciplined, lounging staff and a child visitor discussed the snack they were having and then the refreshment choice for the afternoon. Even...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McMurtry accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McMurtry has admitting privileges

Boone Hospital Center
1600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
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Moberly Regional Medical Center
1515 Union Ave
Moberly, MO 65270
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Samaritan Hospital
1205 N Missouri St
Macon, MO 63552
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