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Biography

Biography

Dr. Murata is a native of the Los Angeles area. After years of practicing and teaching at UCLA, he relocated to the South Bay and currently resides in Palos Verdes. Dr. Murata spends much of his free time volunteering for the American Cancer Society and has served as the president of its California division. He helped develop the California Comprehensive Cancer Plan and works tirelessly to reduce disparities in cancer care for underserved populations.

Medical School
  • University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Internship
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

Madrona Primary Care
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-A
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-4400
(310) 542-5805

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (201 Ratings, 42 Comments)

100

02/23/2017
Always attentive & providing information beneficial.
100

02/21/2017
excellent visit
90

02/07/2017
Staff and Dr. Murata provided an excellent service to me.
100

01/25/2017
Dr. Murata is the best!
100

01/25/2017
dr. murata is a very good doctor
100

01/15/2017
Very clean, relaxed organized office environment and doctors and nurses are very helpful and professional. Thank you!
100

01/02/2017
Love Dr Murata but the office staff is very rude!
100

01/01/2017
I'm very lucky to have Dr. Murata as my primary care physician. He is professional, kind, caring and has a great sense of humor. Thanks Dr. Murata for keeping me as healthy as you can, I appreciate you!
100

11/30/2016
He is very professional and I am very satisfied.
100

11/10/2016
Provider failed to perform one blood test I discussed having done after drawing blood.
80

11/08/2016
Dr. Murata is a very busy physician so getting a timely appointment can be a problem. I had a problem with my blood tests this time, due to a couple of errors. first the blood was sent to the wrong lab, then that lab didn't do all the tests because the tubes were wrong. in my opinion, the blood should have been forwarded to the correct lab in a timely manner. as it was, I had to come back in to get my blood redrawn. [...] was very apologetic and I appreciated her concern and handling of the situation in a timely manner.
10

10/20/2016
Hard to get appointment.
90

10/16/2016
I have found it to be extremely difficult to see a provider in this practice the same or next day for a medical condition (sinus/ear infection, fever, etc) even when I'm open to seeing any provider in the office. I typically have to go next door to urgent care. however, I have been very pleased with the service and care I receive at urgent care.
100

10/14/2016
Excellent MD. The best that I have ever.
100

10/09/2016
Answered all questions/concerns.
100

10/04/2016
Dr. Murata has always been an excellent physician and continues to provide excellent care.
100

10/02/2016
I receive consistent excellent service from Dr. Murata and his staff.
100

09/27/2016
So far all the providers for Providence Health have been excellent. [...]
 

09/08/2016
Show interest in your needs.
90

09/06/2016
At appointment desk for next visit, I felt a little bit uncomfortable.
90

09/06/2016
even though I had this appt for one year, I still had to wait at least 40 minutes before I saw my Dr.
100

08/24/2016
Dr. Murata is extremely patient w/ all personal health related questions and responses are totally professional always considering my total health & mental condition
 

08/24/2016
Dr Murata is a physician everyone should measure health care against. He is articulate, knowledgeable, consciences and informative esp. to my indiv' health needs.
100

08/13/2016
Bigs thanks to Dr. Murata and his RN [...]. I have regular visits every 4 months and look forward to seeing them.
100

07/28/2016
dr. Murata a good doctor
100

07/24/2016
Very good
100

07/13/2016
Would like a little more time to discuss my medical concerns but my insur. co. limits my time w/doctor.
20

06/29/2016
Dr. Murata spent a total of 26 minutes with me for my annual health care check up ( including the time for an EKG ). I submitted my health care questionnaire online, but he claimed that he reviewed it, however he failed to address any of my chief complaints that were listed on the form !! I brought up one complaint about pain in my hands, he looked at my hands for less than a minute, had no X-Rays taken and made a quick diagnosis of osteoarthritis and told me that there was nothing that he could do about it !! Dr. Murata spent about 15 total minutes with me for my yealy complete physical which I don't feel is sufficient time !! He did have plenty of time to chat with a good friend of his from his office phone which is located directly across from the examination rooms. in prior years, Dr. Murata would spend 45-60 miniutes with me one on one. This year he did a very short and curt examination. He did not check out the size of my prostate, nor do other examinations that he used to perform on me. I was extremely disheartened by my short examination this year !!!!!!
100

06/14/2016
Satisfied with my health care.
100

06/14/2016
The only thing I have negative to say is that the wait time was extremely long this visit.
100

05/17/2016
De Murata is a great doctor. He is through, listens well and seems to really care about me.
90

05/04/2016
Doctor is excellent, but hard to get immediate appointment when sick.
100

04/25/2016
Always feel a warm welcome from him!
100

04/18/2016
[...] I have had no bad experiences related to my provider.
100

03/23/2016
Dr. Murata has been and continues to be an excellent care provider. He understands recommendations are consistent with my expectations and current health condition.
20

03/15/2016
Dr. Murata spends as little time as possible. Less than 5 mins. It has taken me several years to convince him that I needed to see an eye doctor for recurring infections, finally, I received a referral, but then he expressed no interest as to the progress of my treatment. I have since changed my primary because he obviously has little time for a thorough examination or followup with his patience.
100

03/05/2016
Excellent Doctor, good staff
90

03/01/2016
Dr Murata's nurse is wonderful. She is very efficient and very friendly. She is organized and makes the whole process much faster.
100

02/25/2016
I am very satisfied with my care provider.
100

02/21/2016
Dr. Murata is an excellent doctor and a very popular one too. It is, at times, difficult to schedule an appointment with him [...]
100

02/08/2016
I love the fact that I can always check my test results at anytime on the web page.
100

01/25/2016
Dr Murata is great!