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Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor

Specialty: Genetics
NYC, New York
I am the founder of a Personalized Medicine practice (likely the first private practice of its kind). In addition I am the Clinical Genetics Fellow at Yale University until 2010. I also sit on the Informed Cohort Oversight Board for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. I am posting,... Full Bio
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Hype, Hype, Hype from a single study. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics You know what pisses me off. The blatant stupidity given to hyping one piece of literature and making it seem as if it is true. What pisses me off more is insinuating th ... Read on »
FDA, Warfarin, still not as sexy to me. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics When everyone poo poo'd Warfarin, I became very, very upset. Here was a good clinical case for using PGx tests. Not a great case, but a good case. It was only when I began t ... Read on »
Holy Crap! MedCo Follows in CVS footsteps by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics By December 21st the writing was on the wall. It was pretty obvious CVS/Caremark had jumped over the number one PBM in the field MedCo..... How so? Well, the incre ... Read on »
Why Dr. Vanier's Navigenics appointment is good for PM by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Congratulations to Dr. Vance Vanier. Yes Dr. Vanier, the ER doctor, turned VC is now the CEO of Navigenics replacing the health insurance executive Jack Lord. Now ... Read on »
Enter the "Not" DTC Genomics Rep by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics An attractive male/female (depending on doctor) walks into the office. "Hi I would like to talk with Dr X" Receptionist "Who are you, sweetie?" Re ... Read on »
CETP, Jewish Centenarians and Alzheimers by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics 2005, I am at a lecture in a small conference room in the Annenberg building at Mount Sinai. You know the building, the huge black imposing tower at 101st and Madison Ave. ... Read on »
Congratulations Navigenics. You ARE a clinical lab! Uh-Oh... by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics So like I have said multiple times. Navigenics is AT LEAST a clinical laboratory if not a healthcare provider. It turns out that the NY State Dept of Health thinks ... Read on »
Gotta Love It. Even the daycare....... by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics So the other day I go to pick up my oldest and the businesswoman who runs the show said to me "I have a question" I quickly see her Time Magazine with the cover which asks ... Read on »
Personal Genomics Flop.....big Belly Flop! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Daniel and Dan get quoted in an article in the Times yesterday and I am happy for them. It just goes to show how bloggers in this space ultimately shape the space. That ... Read on »
Hackers, HITECH and HIPAA in DTC Genomics, Oh My! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics At our practice we run a pretty tight ship when it comes to security of patient records. Why do we do this? Well there are 2 big reasons. 1. It's the right thing to d ... Read on »
5 Technologies going bye bye in this decade? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I read with interest a twitter post by @Blaine_5 @Genomicslawyer and a few other of my friends..... It turns out there is this theory that what we use often isn't the ... Read on »
Another Year, Another Bankruptcy by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics OK, Tally Time. It is time again to see whether my predictions for 2009 were right. Or if I was way off the mark. The Highly Likelies first 1. Francis Collins w ... Read on »
Lp(a) Maybe there's something there that wasn't there before? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I unwrapped the NEJM this week and to my surprise it has a Lp(a) stuff in it. One of the things we do to prevent heart disease is take family histories. We also check choles ... Read on »
Merry Christmas by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ho Ho Ho! As I begin to enter year 3 of this blog I have refined my thinking and working to effect change. Personalized medicine delivery will change soon, so will pers ... Read on »
Navigenics for 23andMe prices? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yes, That is correct. As if this stuff couldn't get any cheaper. It does. "Happy, healthy holidays! Holiday offer: Our #genetic service for $499 (half off). Use code ... Read on »
Navigenics for 23andMe prices? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yes, That is correct. As if this stuff couldn't get any cheaper. It does. "Happy, healthy holidays! Holiday offer: Our #genetic service for $499 (half off). Use code ... Read on »
AJHG is in and my Favorite Muin is in it! But He Is NOT the Father! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics From AJHG "With breast cancer as an example, we examined the combined effect of uncertainties in population incidence rates, genotype frequency, effect siz ... Read on »
AJHG is in and my Favorite Muin is in it! But He Is NOT the Father! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics From AJHG "With breast cancer as an example, we examined the combined effect of uncertainties in population incidence rates, genotype frequency, effect siz ... Read on »
What about the SACGHS registry? Another missed opportunity? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Remember this? From GenomeWeb “After extensive fact-finding, consultation, and analysis, the committee found significant gaps in the US system of oversight of genetic tes ... Read on »
What about the SACGHS registry? Another missed opportunity? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Remember this? From GenomeWeb “After extensive fact-finding, consultation, and analysis, the committee found significant gaps in the US system of oversight of genetic tes ... Read on »