Raghu C. Murthy, MD
Although I had noticed a change in my vision about two years ago, my original ophthalmologist… (NOT Dr. Murthy)…initially missed the diagnosis of macular degeneration. After making several repeated complaints about my vision and visits to this same doctor, the correct diagnosis was “caught.” I was then referred to a retina specialist. This other doctor… (again, NOT Dr. Murthy), while technically qualified medically, was abrupt, impatient, and most unpleasant. A second opinion and physician was then in order.
Looking online and reading numerous reviews by patients, I came across Dr. Murthy’s name, with so many positive reviews that I stopped reading them, and made an appointment. In addition to being more than well qualified medically, has an incredible combination of being warm, personable, and caring vis-à-vis the well being of his patients, which he successfully combines with great skill and professionalism.
During my first several visits, spaced out monthly, I received injections (with near microscopic-sized needles) into my eyes, the idea of which caused me much more anxiety than I’d hoped to convey. Nonetheless, Dr. Murthy’s calm and positive attitude allayed at least some of it as he explained the procedure and the (minimal) aftercare well. He was so skillful in administering them that I was pleasantly surprised when they were completed, with no negative sequelae whatsoever.
Dr. Murthy now follows all of my vision needs and I now have quarterly follow-up visits to have my condition monitored. Each and every time, both Dr. Murthy, as well as his office staff continue to deliver the same high quality of care. His office is very well organized and runs on time. Each staff member does his/her job well, and is pleasant and efficient in conducting screenings.
I live in the approximate middle of Dr. Murthy’s two offices: one in Beverly Hills and the other in South Pasadena. Parking is provided in both areas. However, in Beverly Hills, there is paid garage parking or street parking with meters. In South Pasadena, there is an on-site parking lot right behind the office building.
While I’ve probably already written enough, let me repeat that I can’t recommend Dr. Murthy (and his staff) highly enough. I, myself, worked as a registered nurse for 40+ years, as well as having been an instructor of R.N. students. During this time, I’ve met many, many physicians. Dr. Murthy, in all respects, is above-and-beyond exceptional.