Dr. Richard Mather III, MD

Dr. Richard Mather III, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Mather III, MD is an orthopedic hip surgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

3475 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 613-7797

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Hip Arthroscopy
more than 84% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Mather III does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Mather III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mather III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mather III to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Mather III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Rocky Mount, Va |
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
in Roanoke Rapids, NC |
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.
Great doctor and team for hip pain ultimately requiring arthroscopic repair.
in Portsmouth, VA |
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.
in Dry Fork, VA |
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.
Raleigh, NC |
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.
in Durham, NC |
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
in Zebulon, NC |
Dr. Mather & his team, especially Alan Moses & Dr. Kollmorgan, have taken excellent care of me. I was exceptionally well prepared for my hip arthroscopy & knew what would be done & what to expect. The procedure was clearly very skillfully performed as my recovery is ahead is schedule & pain has been manageable. I would recommend him & his team without reserve!
in Franklin, VA |
Very personable, thorough, and professional. Identified my issues quickly and recommended course of action. I am currently 2 weeks post-op and am very pleased with my progress. Dr. Mather and his staff have walked me through each step and have kept in contact me with regularly.
in Raleigh, NC |
I did my research before opting for surgery and I heard Dr Mather was the best in doing my type of surgery. 2 weeks after my surgery I would have to agree based on my progress to date.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Mather is the most empathic and caring surgeon I have ever worked with. I had been seen by his PA, Allen Moses, who is also tremendous, and when it was clear that surgery was unavoidable, was sent to Dr. Mather. I was disheartened by how far out he was booked, but the wait was very worth it. When I did see him, his concern for my ailment as well as my overall health was very evident. I was fortunate to be worked into an early surgical date and am thrilled with the care and result received!
in Durham, NC |
Great care from the start. I love that he uses technology to stay in touch with his patients.
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Mather and his team work extremely well together and take the extra steps necessary to ensure their patients are well cared. The only hiccup in care was not passing on information on changes in recovery instructuons until two weeks after the procedure.
in Wendell, NC |
Dr. Mather is very professional and personable. He takes the time to listen and makes sure all your needs, concerns, and problems are addressed. I had both of my hips operated on within 6 months of each other. Dr. Mather did an exceptional job. Both of my surgeries were quick and the medical staff was great. I did not have any complications and my recovery went quicker than expected. I would tell anyone who has to have hip surgery to go to Dr. Mather.
Wilmington, NC |
Wonderful bedside manner and great attention to detail. He is a great surgeon and very kind. I strongly recommend Dr. Mather.
Lawrenceville, GA |
Great listener and I felt genuinely cared for by him and his staff.
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Dr. Mather III accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Mather III has admitting privileges

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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