Dr. Joseph J. Murphy

Doctor (MD)

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Map External Link
Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
Practice: Abington Primary Women's Health
Hospital: Abington Memorial
Med. School:Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Grad. Year: 1996

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 29/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 17 reviews. Dr. Joseph J. Murphy has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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RID: 3609612
19/11/13 1 1 1 1 I have been dealing with this office for about 5 years now and have only been able to see Dr. Murphy twice. I usually end up seeing the Nurse Practitioner (who is wonderful). Dr. Murphy is impossible to get an appointment with for an annual check up.  Respond
RID: 2484945
28/11/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Murphy delivered all three of my kids! I think he is great, and so does my wife. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 1721934
24/02/12 1 5 1 1 This doctor performs VERY painful surgical procedures in his office without numbing or using local anasthetic. When i asked about the pain prior to the procedure he just looked away, and did not properly inform me. He left me undiagnosed. I later found out that i had a uterine polyp causing excessive bleeding. Dr. Murphy did not even schedule a follow up visit, nor did he diagnose me. The nurse was not very nice to me.. she told me to strip. A few months later, I went to another doctor who within minutes, diagnosed me and sent me for a D & C, using anasthesia and I was cured. i no longer suffer pain or excessive bleeding. Dr. Murphy's response was, like oh well, that's the way we do things.. He didn't even sincerely apologize to me. Pain is not something that is misunderstood. I am glad that I went to another doctor and got cured. I would not recommend this doctor for a polyp or other similar type of medical problem. However, He was prompt in seeing patients. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1449619
25/05/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy is by far my most trusted Ob Dr. He helped my husband and I through the worst outcome and finally through one of the most miraculous. He speaks to you like a person and will give you the straight facts in a way that is understanding and you always leave feeling positive. He never rushes you out of your appointments and always encourages you to ask questions about any concern you may have. I live far from the practice and willingly drove over an hour to make the office appointments at Abington Primary Womens Healthcare throughout my pregnancy. My only regret through this pregnancy is that he may not be the doctor that delivers our child. If you are looking for a Doctor who will listen, offer sage advice and not push you into anything you may not be comfortable with Dr. Murphy is the one for you. I can not say enough positive things about him, he is wonderful and I am thankful everyday that we have been in his care. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 1406583
04/04/11 4 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy delivered my first baby and was the absolute best! He was knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, understanding, and made me feel totally at ease. He is down to earth and you can discuss your concerns with him. I cannot say enough kind words about this man. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 571702
21/04/08 1 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy is by far the best physician I have ever met. He has the most wonderful bedside manner and always made me feel very comfortable. I could ask a million questions, and he would smile and say "what else?". He never rushed and always had plenty of time for me. Unfortunately, the office staff and some of the nurses at his practice (A.P.W.H.G.) were AWFUL to me, so much so that I had to leave. I was so sad to leave Dr. Murphy's care but I could not put myself through that again. At the most awful time in my life, in the midst of a miscarriage, the staff were so rude to me. Not just unsympathetic, but MEAN. They refused to let me speak to Dr. Murphy and would not give him my messages. One nurse in particular made several horrible comments to me and there was no way I could stay with this practice for my next pregnancy. If Dr. Murphy ever goes to a different practice, I would love to be his patient again.  Respond
RID: 541391
17/03/08 4 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy has to be one of the greatest doctors that I have come into contact with (and I am a nurse) His bedside manner is great, and when I was pregnant he always made time to answer questions. He always took every concern very seriously. Really great guy- too bad he wasnt working the day I delivered! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 535872
11/03/08 3 3 5 5 I met Dr. Murphy for the first time during my 39-week pre-natal visit. I was in bad shape, and after talking to me, he convinced me to go over to the hospital to get checked out (despite my protests of not being ready for that). Turned out I had a very dangerous complication and had to be delivered within 24hrs by emergency c-section. I'm very grateful that he didn't just write off my pain as "normal pregnancy stuff" -- even though I had been willing to do just that! 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 472589
28/12/07 5 5 5 5 Kindest and most competent doctor I have ever known. He takes his time and makes me feel at ease and well cared for. I have been a patient of his for 7 years and always recommend him to family and friends. I wish more docs were like Dr. Murphy!  Respond
RID: 458064
05/12/07 5 5 5 5 On time for appt, did not rush me, listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, clearly explained options in a way which made me feel confident in my choice of treatment. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 378753
03/08/07 4 5 5 5 More than any doctor I've ever been to, Dr. Murphy cares so much that all of my questions have been answered. I was pregnant the first time I saw him and assumed he was so concerned that my questions were answered b/c it was my first pregnancy. I have seen him since having my baby, and he still encourages me to ask questions, sits down and lets me know that he has plenty of time to talk with me. He is also the first male doctor I have ever used, and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I wish he could be all of my doctors- my dentist, family doctor, pediatrician.....He's the best! 
Insurance: Unicare
RID: 374214
26/07/07 2 5 4 5 Dr. Murphy is very knowlegeable. However, he needs to be more sensitive/aware of what his patients experience. I found him to be a bit too aggressive in his manner. Perhaps he could tone it down a bit, and explain things to his patients while he is performing procedures, as this would make them more comfortable. Certain procedures are extremely painful. Explaining this ahead of time would also be helpful, so that the patient could be more prepared, or even ask for anasthetic to relieve the pain.  Respond
RID: 327331
24/05/07 5 5 5 He is wonderful doctor!!! Best doctor I have ever been to. He is very kind. I had a miscarriage and he was so kind and sympathetic. HIGHLY recommended! He treated me like family.  Respond
RID: 50853
17/10/06 4 5 5 Dr Murphy is absolutely fabulous. After 2 surgeries with him, he has followed up with me the next day by calling my home to check in. He is knowledgable and very personable. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 44607
10/09/06 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy is never in a rush. He really cares about his patients. He is a father and loves to talk about children which is great since he works with pregnant women.  Respond
RID: 32474
15/06/06 5 5 5 The best, most caring, gentle doctor that you will ever find. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $1500
RID: 18898
12/12/05 5 5 5 Dr. Murphy is wonderful. He takes time with his patients and answers questions in a meaningful way that you can understand. A+ for this doc! 
Insurance: Aetna