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Dr. Richard Mather III, MD

Hip & Knee Orthopedics ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Mather III

Duke Sports Science Institute

3475 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705

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(919) 613-7797


Dr. Richard Mather III, MD is a orthopedic hip & knee surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in hip & knee orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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(919) 613-7797

Dr. Mather III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mather III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather III treats Hip Sprain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Mather III treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather III treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Mather III treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather III treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Mather III treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Mather III's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Dr. Mather III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mather III

4.8

Based on 60 reviews

5 Stars
93.33333333333333%
(56)
4 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5%
(3)

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2 years ago Dr Mather examined me as well as sent me for MRIs to perform labral repair on my hip. I was told that after surgery my damage was worse than he expected and could not repair my labral. Over the last 3 months my hip has worsened. I have sought 2 second opinions with other Drs regarding my hip. After looking at my MRIs prior to my surgery (the same MRI that Dr Mather used) both surgeons said they never would have scoped my hip. Now I am bone on bone and am facing hip replacement.
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Had first surgery in October 2017 and there were issues with his team not getting referrals to physical therapy done on time and ended up needing second surgery because they said a capsule was open after wards when I was still experiencing pain. Second surgery was a week ago and now I’m even worse off than before both surgeries in extreme pain and cannot get out of bed. They want to give me more meds but they did something wrong this isn’t right. ...
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Dr. Mather and his team made the process from diagnosis to surgery clear & easy. I appreciated Dr. Mather not being pushy about going into surgery, he put the decision into my hands. Once I knew it was time, everything was very simple from scheduling to day of surgery care. The office, PT center and ambulatory surgery center were all clean, convenient and filled with friendly staff members!
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Not very good. Two attempts and still having more issues now than before I had the two surgeries. Find another choice is my recommendation for sure
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Dr Mather is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. He knew exactly what was going on with my daughters' hips just by the xrays. He answered all of my questions and concerns without trying to rush me. I love the health loop ap. Reminders and question before and after procedures. If you answer a question that has a concern but not an emergency, someone on his staff WILL call you that day! His staff is amazing and kind as well. So glad I was referred to him.
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Great doctor and team for hip pain ultimately requiring arthroscopic repair.
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Dr. Mather is a wonderful doctor he is very attentive and he really paid a lot of attention to detail. His bedside manner is top-notch. I have never experienced a doctor that can make you feel so comfortable knowing that you have to get a procedure done then I have experience with him. He even came to check on me the next morning he was very nice to my family and answered all of their questions. He even let me video chat when I initially came to meet with him. you can't go wrong with him.
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Although Dr. Mather stays booked, it is obvious he cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and spends time making sure you are cared for and understand. His staff are friendly and respond in good time.
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Dr. Mather is a caring, experienced professional. I have seen other physicians for my hip and I decided to have him repair it. His office staff is excellent.
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Dr. Mather abs his team were great. I feel 100% better abs I'm 3 weeks post op. I live theresponse time when i have a question, and I am extremely happy I chose to have the procedure done by Dr. Mather
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Biography

Dr. Richard Mather III, MD is a orthopedic hip & knee surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in hip & knee orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2011
2010
2005

Awards

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)