Dr. James Matera, DO

Dr. James Matera, DO

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Matera, DO is a nephrology doctor who practices in South River, NJ. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

8 Old Bridge Tpke

South River, NJ 08882

Contact Information

(732) 390-4888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Matera performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Matera "I believe in providing quality and state-of the art care for renal patients. I have a particular interest in all dialysis modalities including Home Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and In Center Hemodialysis. I also have a strong medical leaderhsip background and believe in driving quality initiatives with reducing costs in this difficult healthcare landscape."


  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine**

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


Read More


  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Seton Hall U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Spring Hill College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Osteopathic Medicine and The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Union Hospital-Union, Nj
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Matera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matera to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Matera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Freehold, NJ |
My favorite doctor out of all my doctor's. He explains everything in detail and asks you questions so he can better understand your situation. He recently sent me to a kidney smart class so I could gain more knowledge about kidney disease. I am so upset he is leaving the practice he is affiliated with, it is going to be hard to find another doctor that I feel so good about. I know the other doctors in the group are good too but he is the best. Dr. Matera I wish you well it has been my pleasure.
in Freehold, NJ |
Dr. Matera has been my wife's nephrologist for many years. He's an excellent doctor and a great guy.
in Morganville, NJ |
Very Good Doctor and have excellent knowledge of Hypertension, since long time ago, Introduce all family member to Dr. Matera and got very good take care. The service group staff very nice and well service., recommend this Doctor to the people who need.
in Freehold, NJ |
Dr. Matera has too many patients. His staff is as nasty as they come, especially Lisa, who doesn't care at all about the patients. For instance, my wife was in desperate need of her pain pills,as she has avascular necrosis in both hips (likely from the dialysis) and end-stage renal disease. I called to get a script and they treated me like I was a criminal.They won't even allow me to sit in the waiting for a new prescription. I'm going to complain to Board of Health to see if this is even legal
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Matera accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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