Murphy, Andrea, APRN, ANP-BC
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Andrea Murphy, APRN, ANP-BC

Headache Medicine

Location Information

  • The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
    65 Memorial Road Suite 508
    West Hartford, CT 06107


    Fax: 860.696.2926

About Andrea Murphy, APRN, ANP-BC

  • Gender
  • Language
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Not Currently Accepting New Patients

    Headache Medicine

  • Areas of Expertise
    Botox, Headache, Holistic Non-pharmacological Treatments of Headaches, Menstrual Migraines, Migraine During Pregnancy, Nerve Blocks


  • Graduate SchoolUniversity of Connecticut

    UndergraduateUniversity of Massachusetts

  • Professional Organizations

    American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member
    American Headache Society, Member
    Connecticut APRN Society, Member
    Headache Cooperative of New England, Member


Andrea Murphy is a nationally board-certified Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in headache diagnosis, treatment and management. She works in the Hartford Healthcare Headache Center independently as one of our advanced headache providers.

After receiving her Bachelor’s in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she worked as a registered nurse at Hartford Hospital in general surgery. Andrea then went on to graduate with her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and practiced in advanced heart failure and transplant. From her diverse background in internal medicine, she applies a unique patient centered approach where each person with headache is seen as an individual and offered a tailored treatment plan.

Andrea has extensive expertise and training in procedural interventions including nerve blocks, trigger point injections and Botox administration for the treatment of headache. She has also played an integral role through our multidisciplinary headache council to develop the country’s first Headache & Hormone Clinic and Headache & Pregnancy Clinic. A frequent invited lecturer throughout the community including statewide medical conferences on the evaluation and treatment of headache, Andrea also serves on a medical advisory board for a company who treats migraine. She has experience in research and innovation through participating as a sub-investigator in clinical trials being conducted at our center and was involved in one of the largest studies conducted in the world on treating status migrainosus (a complication of migraine where attacks last 3 or more consecutive days) which was funded by the Migraine Research Foundation. Furthermore, Andrea was featured as one of the first healthcare providers to pilot virtual medicine technology at Hartford Healthcare. She has a deep commitment to medical education and works to educate colleagues, medical residents and advanced provider students, and patients in the approach to Headache Medicine.

Areas of clinical interest include holistic non-pharmacological treatments of headache, migraine during pregnancy, and menstrual related migraine.


Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.
This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.
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