Meet Dr. Susan Murphy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist in Dallas
As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Susan Murphy, M.D., helps patients regain function and reduce pain caused by illnesses and injuries.
Dr. Murphy has special training and expertise in evaluating and treating geriatric patients – particularly those who suffer from painful, chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia – and she sees seniors almost exclusively.
“I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the elderly, and I enjoy caring for them and acting as their motivator, cheerleader, and pep-talk giver,” she says.
Board certified, Dr. Murphy joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1999. She sees outpatients only.
“Pain can have such a limiting effect – on both physical mobility and on mental health – because many people become depressed and socially isolated due to pain,” Dr. Murphy says.
“The treatments we offer in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can improve people’s quality of life tremendously. Patients regularly say things like, ‘You gave me my life back!’”