Dr. Joseph W. Mathews, MD

Dr. Joseph W. Mathews, MD

Endocrinology | Male | 33 years old

Dr. Joseph Mathews is the Director of Endocrinology at Palmetto Primary & Specialty Care Physcians...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mathews is the Director of Endocrinology at Palmetto Primary & Specialty Care Physcians and has extensive training in...Read more

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4.7 based on 38 responses
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Summerville, SC |
I saw Dr. Matthews for the first time yesterday. He is the first Dr. in this area that I am impressed with. He is kind, and very smart. I return in a week for a test. No problems with the staff, either.
in Columbia, SC |
I have learned that Endocrinology is a very complex. My other Endo was not drawing all the labs I needed to see the full picture. Dr. Mathews was able to explain this issue in a way I could easily understand. I also learned you have to be patient (which I see another reviewer was not). Sometimes you have to wait for a certain lab to return, which can take several weeks, and the interpretation of everything hinges on that test. He is smart and worth it, as many travel across country for him.
in Clemson, SC |
I think he is detached from his staff and has no idea how rude they are to patients who simply want answers... My daughter has been waiting for over a week for answers to bloodwork she can see online ...
North Charleston, SC |
Dr. Matthews is an excellent provider. He listens to my concerens,and takes them all seriously. He is a very gentle,and patient provider so far. I would recommend him to anyone!
in Summerville, SC |
Dr. Mathews and his staff are amazing! I saw another review of someone having problems getting some results from a hospital...I don't even know why you would go to anyone else to have a biopsy done (Dr. Mathews is the best around). He did my biopsy and it was painless and I had the result within the week. I was so happy it wasn't cancer! Dr. Mathews also has changed my thyroid medications around and I feel like a new person. I've lost weight and feel great!
in Summerville, SC |
NO NO!! His staff is horrible!! They never respond to any CVS refill requests. I always have to call to get them to respond to the refill requests. I had a thyroid biopsy to rule out cancer and it took them 3 weeks to get the results. I called them every cpl of days and they kept blaming it on the hospital where I had the biopsy. When I finally called the hospital they told me they never received a request from his office and that they have had the results since 2 days after the procedure.
in Lexington, SC |
Dr. Mathews is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. He takes his times and actually listens to the patient.
in Charleston, SC |
Dr. Mathews listens to my symptoms and takes each one seriously. He doesn't blow me off like so many other doctors have in the past. He was able to help me feel better with some different medicines. I am so thankful I found him!
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Tumor
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Graduated in 2009

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 2014

  • Other Education
    Ccd
    Ecnu

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Election into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2008
    • MUSC College of Medicine Teacher of the Month, February 2
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  • Media & Publications
    • The Impact of a Dedicated Microvascular Operative and ICU Team on Free Tissue Transfer Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
    • Development of Third-Degree Heart block in Carcinoid Heart Disease
    • Temporal bone pneumatization and its relationship to paranasal sinus development in cystic fibrosis, 2010 June
    • Diagnosis of a Neck Mass, Dec 2010
    • Impact of genotype and mucosal disease on skull base pneumatization in cystic fibrosis
    • Melanoma of the Ear: Results of a Cartilage-Sparing Approach to Resection

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Mathews says...

Dr. Joseph Mathews is the Director of Endocrinology at Palmetto Primary & Specialty Care Physcians and has extensive training in Endocrine diseases.  He started his education at The College of Charleston, where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology.  Afterwards, he earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Medical University of South Carolina, where he stayed on to complete his residency training in Internal Medicine and then his fellowship in Endocrinology.  The American Board of Internal Medicine has awarded him board certification in both Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.  He has advanced training in diabetes treatments, including insulin pumps, as well as neck ultrasound, thyroid biopsies, and clinical densitometry.  He is the only physician in the low country to earn ECNU certification status, a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders through both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.  Dr. Mathews has also earned distinction as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians because of his recognized accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine.