Dr. Scott Murphy, MD

Dr. Scott Murphy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Scott Murphy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Joseph, MO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med in 1999 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

5202 Faraon St

Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Murphy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "Scott A. Murphy, M.D. is a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. He performs cataract surgery and treats glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other general ophthalmic conditions. Dr. Murphy also specializes in surgery of the eyelids. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Notre Dame and the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. He performed his internship in Milwaukee and both his residency and fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Dean McGee Eye Institute. Dr. Murphy sees patients at the St. Joseph, Cameron and Chillicothe locations. He and his wife, Caroline, are the parents of one son. Dr. Murphy enjoys sports of all kinds, particularly snow skiing and water skiing."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

83  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Aurora St Luke's Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ok Dean McGee
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Ok Dean McGee
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Murphy's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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