Stephen Murphy, M.D.

Specialties: Adult Rheumatology

Professional Education: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 2003  University of Colorado,Denver, CO, 1998  Summa Cum Laude

Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2004

Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO,  2006

Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2006

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, 2006; Rheumatology, 2008

Patients suffering with autoimmune and rheumatic conditions know all too well how these systemic and chronic conditions can affect their quality of life. As a specialist in Adult Rheumatology, I am committed to providing the best possible care and advanced treatment options that will give my patients a more normal, pain-free, and healthier life through proactive management of their symptoms.

Recent advancements in treatments and understanding of these conditions are making it easier to design individualized therapy, but with increased options also comes an increased responsibility for measuring the risks and benefits for each patient. I am honored to be entrusted with helping patients make these decisions and strive to make sure every patient knows I am dedicated to finding solutions that will work for his or her unique condition and circumstances.

My patient care philosophy is that by creating a relationship based on compassionate care, understanding, honesty, communication, patient education, and genuine concern, we build a partnership essential for managing a complex disease. Part of that partnership includes establishing ongoing communication with the patient’s primary care team to ensure we are all working toward the same outcome—an effective treatment plan.

I am proud to have joined the excellent team at Denver Arthritis Clinic in 2009. I invite new patients to find out how we can work together to provide relief through highly personalized and collaborative care.