Dr. Murphy is the only doctor in his family. When he was a young man, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watching her go through that experience — and finding victory — inspired him to explore medicine as a profession.
Today, Dr. Murphy provides compassionate cancer treatment through radiation oncology at Avera Medical Group Radiation Oncology in Sioux Falls, SD. The clinic is conveniently located inside the Avera Cancer Institute, a facility completely dedicated to complete cancer care.
Compassionate Cancer Treatment
Dr. Murphy finds medicine a unique and challenging study that allows him and fellow providers to have a positive impact on the lives of people. As a radiation oncologist, he sees patients of all ages facing all kinds of cancers, such as breast, colon, pancreas, lung, prostate and more.
According to Dr. Murphy, one reason why Avera stands out in cancer care is their dedication to providing the most effective care through the availability to the latest technology, including the Elekta Versa HD™ linear accelerator and Gamma Knife.
“Precise radiation oncology, like that offered at Avera, allows me to give my patients the very best care,” said Dr. Murphy. “Avera has gone to great lengths to offer exceptional cancer care in this region.”
Good Health Care Advice
Getting your recommended screenings on time can help you and your primary provider find and initiate treatment during the most treatable stages of cancer.
So, if something feels off regarding your health, Dr. Murphy strongly suggests seeing a provider as soon as possible.
“Receiving cancer treatment can be very stressful and confusing for many patients. I encourage patients to never hesitate to discuss any concerns or questions with me,” said Dr. Murphy. “Open communication often helps patients and their families feel more at ease.”
When Dr. Murphy isn’t at work, he enjoys playing basketball as well as the drums. He and his wife love to travel, hike and spend time outdoors. In addition, his Christian faith plays an important role in his life, so he appreciates the Gospel-centered mission of Avera.