Dennis R. Murphy, MD| Internal Medicine | MedStar Health

Dennis R. Murphy, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (764 reviews)

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

(877) 303-1460

Not Accepting New Patients

About me

Dennis R. Murphy, MD, is the division chief of Internal Medicine. Dr. Murphy enjoys learning from his patients and following their health issues over the years. His philosophy of care involves cura personalis, meaning that he enjoys really listening to his patients and sharing stories with them despite the time restraints with appointment times today. He knows that communication is key. As a doctor, Dr. Murphy believes that his relationship with patients is fundamental to his delivery of care.

As a teacher, Dr. Murphy has received a number of accolades, including several outstanding teacher awards for resident teaching, and he was a two-time winner of the Arnold Gold Humanism Award. He enjoys integrating literature, writing, medical poetry and music into his teaching style.

Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include headache disorders, particularly migraine, mood disorders (depression), preventative medicine, infectious diseases, orthopedics for the primary care physician, chronic pain diagnosis and management, management of complicated lipid disorders.

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Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Physical Exams
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysthymia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated LDL Cholesterol
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythema
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatrics
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lip Droop
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Missed Periods
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Irritations
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Ear Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Global Health
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • HIV Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Office Gynecology
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Premarital Exam
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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2233 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Floor 3
Washington, DC, 20007

202-741-1250

Fax 877-303-1460

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Fax 877-303-1460

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1986)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1983)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    5.0
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5.0
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    5.0
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    5.0
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 29, 2023

    Excellent

  • Dec 12, 2023

    Dr. Murphy is thorough, thoughtful and a great doctor. Indeed, a model for all to emulate.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    There is no finer physician than Dr. Murphy