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Dr. Eugene A Murphy has the following 1 specialty
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Eugene A Murphy has the following 8 expertise
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Kidney Dialysis (Renal Dialysis)
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Eugene A Murphy has 0 board certified specialties
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First and foremost, Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon. I've been to him for 5 surgeries in the last 15 years....two of them through emergency. He has literally saved my life several times. I was ( and still am) put off by his gruff manner and rather arrogant attitude but, when looking for a recommendations for a surgeon from other doctors, Dr. Murphy was rated head and shoulders any others in the area. It is evident that he is highly, highly respected in the St. Petersburg medical community. He has mad skills and he is old school....he gets the job done and done well. He will not hand hold you and talking to him often feels like he has only seconds to speak with you - he is NOT a "warm and fuzzy" kind of doctor. He is extraordinarily busy and I have no idea how he keeps the schedule he does. He is a dedicated professional and, even though you will have only a brief appointment, he is 100% focused on you for that time. If you want skill, you can't beat him - but you will have to be willing to deal with his personality. You will also usually have to wait even with an appointment - I have had to wait as long as an hour. However, it is my understanding that this is usually because he has been caught in an emergency surgery that has taken longer than expected. Having been the person in that emergency surgery, I'm willing to try to be patient and wait (although it IS aggravating!)
Dr. Murphy was the second surgeon that I consulted with about having a port placed. I got an appointment within a week and my surgery was scheduled the same week as my appointment. I have a rare kidney disorder and need IV infusions weekly. I have medical experience and had very specific questions. He answered everyone of my questions albeit a short appointment he seemed confident and had some interesting points that the other surgeon didn't think of. He is not one to hold your hand or coddle you but I only care about his surgical expertise. I have multiple allergies and react to everything. My entire procedure took less then 30 minutes. He did a beautiful job and the port placement is awesome. I highly recommend him. His office staff however leave a lot to be desired. His receptionist is a moron and has no clue what is going on but she wasn't the one doing the surgery, thankfully!! Don't let his office staff deter you from seeing an excellent surgeon. My scar is looking great and everyone that has seen my port says they wish theirs was located where mine is. His infection rate is low, he is quick and thorough. I felt like I was in the best hands.
I have not even made it to see this Doctor because his Receptionist has no people skills or manners. You are working with people and prospective patients, but with that attitude I don't even want to visit this office. Remember that it is the patients that keep Doctors and their staff employed. Treat people who call in with some respect. Uhuh and Mmm is not an acceptable response when dealing with a human being, it's rude. Communication etiquette demands the use of terms such as 'please' and' thank you' and 'you are welcome' to mention but a few.
Dealing with this arrogant surgeon has been a nightmare from the start. He appears to be competent, but he is rude, lacks bedside manner, doesn't provide enough guidance or information regarding what procedure was performed, how to proceed with post-op. care. And his office staff--rude, unorganized, insensitive, and inattentive. Two thumbs Down.
Dr. Murphy is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Li Jewish Medical Center
Dr. Eugene A Murphy accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSuncoast Medical Clinic, 620 10th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL
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