Meet Michael Murray, M.D.
Background & Education
- Auburn University, BS Physics & Pre-Med
- University of Alabama School of Medicine
- Internship & Resident- Carraway Methodist
- spending time at the lake with family
- woodworking (I contributed a large part of the building of my lake home.)
What kinds of medicine have you practiced?
After residency, I moved to Selma, Alabama, where I practiced for twelve years. In 1993, I moved back to Birmingham to begin a sabbatical in Sports Medicine. After completing the sabbatical, I remained in Birmingham, and continue to enjoy a career of over 30 years in Internal Medicine with the last 2 years as a concierge physician.
Why did you decide to become a concierge physician?
After practicing Internal Medicine for nearly 30 years, I decided that it was time to make a change in my life. With a patient load of approximately 4500 patients, I felt that I no longer had the necessary time to spend with each patient, individually. I love getting to know my patients, and having a true relationship with each of them is important to me.
I no longer feel rushed with my patients. I have the time to listen, and to get a true understanding of what is going on with each of them.
These past two years, since changing to concierge medicine, have been the most enjoyable years of my practice. Now, I truly look forward to getting up each morning and going into my practice.
Goal of Practice
“Follow your bliss.” by Joseph Campbell
"To me, it seems incredible to be able to reach a doctor any time I need to! I have no knowledge of any other doctor that will even speak to you! In order to speak to them, you have to make an appointment. With my neurologist, I had to wait 3 months the last time I tried to make an appointment. When I call Dr. Murray and actually SPEAK to HIM, I am amazed! Just that fact, lessens the stress in my life! I have also never been to a doctor's office where the staff is nicer and happier than Dr. Murray's staff. It's a pleasure to be there! Overall, it is a fantastic experience!"
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More