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Amy Murphy, DO, joins Providence Brain Injury Services

 
ANCHORAGE, AK – Amy Murphy, DO, has joined Providence Medical Group Brain Injury Services. Dr. Murphy is skilled in caring for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, concussions and patients in need of cognitive rehabilitation and specialized medical care.
 
Dr. Murphy was born in Latrobe, Pa., and earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as a fellowship in brain injury medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She recently co-wrote a chapter for a new e-book detailing practice guidelines for brain injury medicine for physicians in the U.S. and Europe and is currently on an expert panel for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, helping to establish a toolbox and guidelines for non-traumatic concussion management.
 
"Having a very close personal friend who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, I was inspired to help brain injury survivors," said Dr. Murphy. "Being a part of a new service at Providence while providing compassionate care to people after a brain injury is a wonderful opportunity to serve Alaskans."
 
Providence Brain Injury Services provides comprehensive care for all levels of brain injury, including sports and non-sports concussion, moderate-to-severe brain injury, anoxic brain injury, encephalopathy, brain bleeds and patients with a history of surgical intervention to the brain for reasons such as cancer or infection.
 
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Providence Health & Services Alaska is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about Providence, visit: www.providence.org/alaska.