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

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

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
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Navigate
    • Tricare East Prime
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Golden Rule
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • I-SNP
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Choice
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna EPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Aetna HMO
    • D-SNP)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO

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
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    5
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    5
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    5
  • May 31, 2024

    Dr. Murphy is the best - thoughtful caring very thorough.

  • May 25, 2024

    Exceptional MD.

  • May 3, 2024

    Dr. Murphy is the BEST!