Dr. Scott Murray

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Pembroke, Ontario Map External Link
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Specialty:Urologist
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Hospital: Pembroke Regional Hospital
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Profile updated 18/03/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. Scott Murray has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Urologist-related: urinary tract, prostate, bladder, erectile dysfunction, kidney stone disease, male infertility, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence
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RID: 5290116
21/03/14 5 5 5 5 Very professional, knowledgeable and personable urologist. Not at all rude like some of the previous posts portray him as. He went out of his way to discuss my fathers diagnosis with me, which not many doctors will do.  Respond
RID: 2701086
 
04/07/13 1 1 1 1 Couldn't void Monday. Went to a small hospital nearby. They drained off 1400 mils initially, then another 600. They took catheter out, gave me antibiotics, made appt with Dr. Murray, and sent me home. Went BACK but this time to the bigger, closer hospital that Murray works out of (still no pee). Told my story, said please help. They drained off a mere 418mils, but hurt like hell with lots of spasms - put a leg bag on me, told me ultrasound would call me for an appt, and after they called I was to call Murray's office. Sent me on my way. Didn't work. Felt wrong, hurt like hell.CT scan at 4 yesterday, asked to reposition catheter, they said it was fine. Spent the night on pain killers/relaxants. Murray shows up at 12:30 this aft yells at me says 'what's all this crap about calling my office, and coming to the hospital 3 days in a row? I'm taking out the catheter you're leaving.' He takes it out, takes out my iv, says 'Get out.' 10:48pm. long drive to ottawa in agony...jerk.  Respond
RID: 2606836
03/04/13 1 1 1 1 I am convinced if not for Dr.Murray treating my father nearly 10 years ago that my father would still be alive today.He completely botched a surgery using out of date techniques and refused to accept my father was deteriorating until he nearly completely wasted away. His disaster resulted in another 5 surgeries over the next 6 mos.Even I could recognize that he was draining urine out of the wrong drain yet Dr.Murray could not.when we FINALLY were transferred to Ottawa(after my insisting)a resident told me he would eat his shirt if I was not right.To top things off, there was never any pathology report of Dr.Murray having removed tissue (part of the ureter) high risk for cancer.Of course, the cancer returned.This past year, my father died within weeks of his diagnosis of bladder ca metastisis, 9 years after Dr. Murray removed his bladder.I don't have enogh space to comment on his rude condescending tactics during our most difficult time.Suffice to say see ANYONE else if you can! 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 2502492
 
16/12/12 2 2 1 1 I went to Dr. Murray for a kidney stone. He blasted it with the laser and inserted a stent, he sent me home with narcotics for the pain but failed to prescribe an anti-biotic. I'm diabetic so this was especially important. Two days later the pain had increased so my wife brought me back to Pembroke General Hosp. Dr. Murray felt that the pain was caused bu the stent and removed it. Still no anti-biotic. As a result of this I developed a kydney infection. Once again I returned to the Hospital after several days of pain. The staff had no idea how to proceed so my wife insisted I be sent to Ottawa. Two hours after arriving at the Ottawa General hospital I was having surgery. My Kidney infection had developed into full blown blood poisoning. They saved my kidney by inserting a nephrostomy. I should add that after my initial surgery by Dr. Murray (blasting the stone) he spoke with my wife and flirted with her. Dr. Murray is extremely unproffessional. Drive to Ottawa!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Respond
RID: 1391397
18/03/11 3 3 1 2 Elderly people Please seek second opinion not assertive enough with PROSTATE CANCER!  Respond
RID: 1391353
 
18/03/11 3 1 1 1 I am so happy to have discovered this website and have the opportunity to make public the terrible experience my husband had with this doctor some 15 years ago. He was in terrible pain because of a renal kidney stone which caused his urine to be the color of tomato juice. Because he had Hepatitis C, Dr. Murray refused to help him and said that he did not believe the pain was caused from the stone. He said that he was afraid of catching the disease and it would be dangerous for the staff in the OR. My husband was told he would have to learn to live with the pain. After much protest and the help of Dr. Ben, we convinced Dr. Murray to refer my husband to Ottawa where the dr that saw him knew right away that the stone was causing the pain. Because of the type of stone, my husband lost his kidney. I complained to the college of physicians and surgeons and nothing was done. If you or someone you love needs to see a urologist, seek another doctor.  Respond
RID: 1384833
11/03/11 5 5 5 5 We feel Dr. Murray saved my life. He was thorough, knowledgeable and attentive. I was definately in the right place with him looking after me. Linda Taylor  Respond
RID: 1322748
28/12/10 4 3 2 2 Elderly people may want to seek second opinions. Nice man but not assertive with prostate cancer.  Respond
RID: 891369
19/05/09 1 4 1 2 Very ignorant over phone, rude comments, smacking his lunch while talking to me. Could not believe how he talked to me and what he said.. He should not be in this practice. I think I have to see him one more time, not looking forward to it but it’s easier then getting a new doctor and starting all over again. If something else shows on my next test in June then I will request to see someone else and get my file transferred. There is no way I will continue to see him after this test.  Respond
RID: 647177
24/07/08 5 3 5 5 Absolutley amazing to us.Just the greatest.Saw us at 11 p.m.,3 a.m. 7:30a.m.How many present day Doctors would do this???How many Doctors have their home phone # in a local directory.Thank you Dr.Murray. We appreciate you more than words can ever say.  Respond
RID: 610550
08/06/08 2 3 1 1 Disrespectful and very rude on the telephone. Saw him one time and wasn't helped by his written prescription and never saw him again.  Respond
RID: 506560
06/02/08 5 5 4 5 Good Guy. A bit gruff and remote. Loud voiced chap which can probably be explained due to the demographic of his patients, most of whom are elderly and hard of hearing. A no nonsense man in a world of complexity, fraught with anxiety and overwork.  Respond
RID: 471915
27/12/07 4 5 5 5 Previous entries for Dr. Murray suggested a Jeckyl and Hyde situation, so I was a bit nervous about the Laser TURP operation I underwent on Dec. 10 last. I thought everything went fine, except that insertion of the catheter at the end of the operation, and its later removal, were somewhat painful. I found Dr. Murray helpful and friendly.  Respond
RID: 245714
30/03/07 3 1 4 Dr. Murray was emotionally abusive and extremely disrespectful to me while I was in the hospital. He was called in as a consult to me when I had serious urological complications due to a gynecological surgery. I have never been treated in this way by a physician! Had someone else been in the hospital room when he was speaking to me, I am certain that this would never have occurred, which makes it all the worse. He seemed to have a reputation for this behaviour on that ward (the nurses spoke to me about it).  Respond
RID: 245163
30/03/07 4 5 5 Skilled and experienced, Dr. Murray displayed a fun sense of humour and a light-hearted rapport with his staff. This made my procedure, which was by its own nature uncomfortable, easier to endure. He provides his home phone number in case of emergencies. I appreciated the short video presentation, personally prepared by Dr. Murray, before my procedure.  Respond