Treating children is very different from treating adults. A child's body is constantly changing, and pediatricians must concern themselves with caring for the whole child. A child's health today can have a profound impact on their future development. The doctors and staff at UPA are engaged in promoting not only the physical well-being of children, but their mental and social health as well. At the same time, we keep track of growth, family, school, friends and anything else that might affect a child's overall health.
Born: Denton, TX Undergraduate: BS Biology, University of North Texas, 1965 Medical School: UT Medical Branch-Galveston, 1969 Residency: UT Medical Branch-Galveston, 1969-1973 Chief Resident and Faculty Member (1973) United States Air Force Physician, Major Board Certified: 1975 Joined UPA: 1978 President of Texas Pediatric Society, 1996 American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors, 2007-2013 Texas SuperDoc Married: Jeanice Children: Ashley, Will, Shelly, April and Leanne Grandchildren: Six Dr. Matthews has a long history of service to his community and his profession. He has served as a School Board Trustee in Navasota and College Station. In addition, Dr. Matthews is a Past-President of the Texas Pediatric Society, and is a past member of the Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Born and raised in Denton, Texas, Dr. Matthews enjoys the Texas Hill Country in Comfort and the beaches of Galveston. His favorite part of being a pediatrician is caring for children, while educating parents.