Dr. John Mathews, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 59

Gastroenterology

Dr. John Mathews, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hot Springs National Park, AR and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mathews has extensive experience in Esophageal Disorders, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. He graduated from University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and National Park Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Mathews, MD

Arkansas Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center

151 McGowan Ct Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mathews

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mathews treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mathews treats other conditions, please contact the office at (501) 623-4101.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Mathews is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Dysphagia
Nausea
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Mathews is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis C
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Mathews is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Constipation
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Gastritis
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Dr. Mathews' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Mathews accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Mathews' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mathews

2.7

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Recent GI Bleed, it took 3 days before he came to the hospital. Hospitalist couldn't diagnose my issue. He is the only GI doctor on staff at the Hospital
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Apr 14, 2019
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Had a colonoscopy done... the whole team was great. They were fast efficient and very Professional. Dr. Mathews was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Danel’e McKee in AR – Aug 17, 2018
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Very professional. No issues. Procedure was easy process. Would recommend. I've had two colonoscopy's over last 6 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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wc in Hot Springs, AR – Jul 11, 2018
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I was a little nervous after reading these one sided reviews. My brother was treated by Dr Matthews and I had the privilege to hear a report from Dr. Matthews. He was very thorough in explaining the test results. Very tuned in to our questions and spent time talking about options. Very pleased with this care for my brother.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 06, 2018
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HORRIBLE This was the worst experience I have ever had with a doctor’s office. Staff is very unprofessional and quite rude. They told us one price and than billed us hundreds more. When confronted it was horrible to say the least-
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hot Springs National Park – May 11, 2018
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I would give Dr. Mathews and his staff the highest marks available for knowledge and the ability to deliver a pain free procedure. The availability of Chris, a anesthesiologist, knowing just how much sedation to get you through the procedure and back alert again, in a very short period of time. I have had 3 colonoscopies with Dr. Mathews and would not consider going anywhere else as long as he has his practice available. Another experience, Dr. saved Tom after 8 days, misdiagnosed in hospital
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Barbara in Hot Springs – Feb 03, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R Mickens in Hot Springs National Park, AR – May 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Linda in Hot Springs National Park, AR – Mar 12, 2017
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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!
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Jan 08, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kate in Hot Springs, ar – Aug 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Mathews, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Hot Springs National Park, AR and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mathews...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1992
University Hospital and Clin
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School

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What are Dr. John Mathews, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mathews frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Mathews specializes.

Where is Dr. John Mathews, MD's office located?

Dr. Mathews' office is located at 151 McGowan Ct, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arkansas Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center

Arkansas Gastroenterology151 McGowan Ct Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Mathews is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs

Hot Springs, AR

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

National Park Medical Center

Hot Springs, AR

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average