Dr. Douglas Mathews, MD

Dr. Douglas Mathews, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Douglas Mathews, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neurosurgical Associates

330 22nd Ave N

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • EBSO, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mathews has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Douglas Mathews, MD
Im walking today because of dr matthews and his entire staff. They are the most proffesional group of medical proffesionals ive ever encountered
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Michael murrey in Springfield – Apr 29, 2018
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I had a good experience with Mathews for the most part.. My surgery itself went very well, but the bedside manner wasn't the best. Now, I know that isn't the most important thing, but when you are going through something it is good to have a Dr. that seems to care and wants to do anything possible...Read More
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Dec 22, 2017
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I had an Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion on 9/19/17. My OON surgeon recommended Dr. Mathews and in fact they were business partners. I was a bit skeptical at first but decided to set a consult appt. Dr. Mathews was very thorough in his explanation of what was involved in such a surgery...Read More
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Sheila Adams in Gallatin, TN – Sep 29, 2017
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Dr Mathews and absolute God send! He more than took care of me , done my surgery on his day off!!
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Houston Butler in Trenton, Tenn – Sep 19, 2017
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Dr. Mathews and his fellow staff were the best thing that happened after I discovered I had four degenerated disks. I had suffered for three years. After five months of recuperation, I am 95% better than I have been in five years.
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Robert Morgan-Wilde in Ripley, TN – Jun 02, 2017
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