House Calls

SPR 2019

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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NAME: DR. PATRICK MURRAY SPECIALTY: Orthopedic surgery OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, FIND HIM: Playing gigs with his band, Big Boned; practicing on his Gibson ES-335 guitar; and spending quality time with his wife and daughters Orthopedic Jams A fter a long day consulting patients and performing hip and knee replacements, orthopedic surgeon Patrick Murray walks the four blocks from downtown's Roper Hospital to his home and picks up his guitar. Relaxed in the guest-room-turned- band-room, he'll pick through an Eric Clapton tune or strum a sing-along for his two daughters, Camilla, 7, and Scarlett, 3. Music is an essential part of Dr. Murray's day, whether it's jamming with friends, practicing the piano, or just working around the house while a classic album spins on the record player. "Playing guitar gives me an outlet—it's something to plan and practice for," says Dr. Murray. "Mostly though, it's just relaxing and fun." Dr. Murray first picked up a guitar in middle school in Milwaukee. It was a hobby that he kept up with while at the University of Wisconsin and at Georgetown University, where he attended medical school and completed his orthopedic residency. At each stop, he sought out fellow musicians, forming a de facto house band at school functions. Following a one-year fellowship in joint replacement at Stanford University, Dr. Murray landed at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in 2013. His wife, Whitney (a Virginia native who he met during his residency in Washington D.C.), previously lived in Charleston and brought Dr. Murray here on vacation. When he began looking at where to practice medicine, the Lowcountry ranked at the top of the list. After six years in town, the family feels at home in the Holy City. "We've been here long enough to have some great friends and feel like we're part of the community," says Dr. Murray. He's also been here long enough to form a band: Big Boned. The quintet of three orthopedic surgeons and one medical rep includes Roper St. Francis affiliated foot-and- ankle surgeon Dr. Joshua Lamb, whose musical roots with Dr. Murray date back to their residency days at Georgetown. "When we were both off we would jam together on one of our porches," Dr. Murray recalls. The duo has also played gigs at Salty Mike's, the waterfront bar at Charleston's City Marina. Big Boned performed on a float in downtown's 2018 Dr. Patrick Murray replaces joints—and gets bones shaking – BY STRATTON LAWRENCE h o u s e c a l l s { spring 2019 } 39 picture of health P H O T O G R A P H S B Y L E I G H W E B B E R Dr. Patrick Murray (right) with Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated orthopedic surgeon Joshua Lamb (middle) and Roper St. Francis affiliated physician assistant Brett Boring.

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