Dr. John Mathews, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Arkansas GI Associates 151 McGowan Ct Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913 Get Directions
Dr. John Mathews, MD
Dr. John Mathews, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Hot Springs National Park, AR. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Mathews is affiliated with CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and National Park Medical Center.

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Dr. Mathews' Performance
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  • Time well spent
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Hot Springs National Park, AR |
I am shocked at some of the reviews on this site regarding Dr. Mathews and Dr. Brandt. My husband had a colonoscopy and it was definitely a positive experience. I went to the ER with pain and Dr Mathews was called in in my case. This Dr saved my life. He does not beat around the bush or sugar coat diagnosis and that is exactly what I want in a doctor. I also saw Dr Brandt while in the hospital and he was great too. I would highly recommend either of them if you are having issues.
in Hot Springs National Park, AR |
Dr Mathews is a no nonsense, extremely thorough doctor. He diagnosed my problem after two tests (upper GI done in the hospital on an urgent basis) and colonoscopy done in his facility. His facility is every bit as good as any hospital. The staff is kind, gentle and thorough. I trust my life to these people.
Dr Matthews SUCKS! He is rude and has no bedside manners. He is not a proactive doctor and allowed my husbands disease to progress from very mild to severe. He never took us seriously. When my husband had a severe ulcerative colitis flare, I left 4 messages for his nurse to call me back and she never returned my phone calls despite the voicemail saying they'll return your call by the end of the day. I am so disappointed in the care we received and will never recommend him or his staff to anyone!
in Hot Springs, ar |
Dr Mathews displayed serious disrespect for my experience with my own health issue. He didn't fully explain the specifics of all that he found during my colonoscopy in August of 2016. I had to research it for myself....which his technician/nurse advised against before my procedure....and found it not to be as serious as he led me to believe, afterwhich, he advised me to take a medication that I cannot tolerate. He didn't listen to me. I don't trust him or his staff. I won't see him again.
Mathews Staff refused appointment due to nursing home patient not able to arrive at exact time. Rude to driver from care facility, never addressed patient. Sent them away with empty waiting room . Patient had waited 3 weeks for this appointment. Also Rude to nurse on phone who handled details of appointment and paperwork at care facility. Rude to family member who was present. later learned they do not want nursing home patients.
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Dr. Mathews' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Univ Hosp & Clin

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Hosp & Clin

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Univ Hosp

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy