Dr. Richard Mather, MD

Hip & Knee Orthopedics •  Male • Age 41
  
Dr. Mather
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Duke Sports Science Institute

3475 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705

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Dr. Richard Mather, MD is a Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC. Dr. Mather has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mather to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mather

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mather treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mather treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 613-7797.

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Mather typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hip Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Arthroscopy
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Dr. Mather'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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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Dr. Mather accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Mather's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mather

4.8

Based on 60 ratings

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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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Raleigh, NC – Dec 04, 2018
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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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Jen in Raleigh, NC – Jan 18, 2018
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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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Marie Sherr in Durham, NC – Dec 15, 2017
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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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John Bumgarner in Rocky Mount, Va – Dec 07, 2017
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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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Barbara in Roanoke Rapids, NC – Nov 30, 2017
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Great doctor and team for hip pain ultimately requiring arthroscopic repair.
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CHAPEL HILL – Nov 19, 2017
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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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Telicia in Portsmouth, VA – Jul 01, 2017
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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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Stephanie in Dry Fork, VA – Jun 26, 2017
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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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Raleigh, NC – Apr 28, 2017
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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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Nyke in Durham, NC – Apr 06, 2017
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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!
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Chris in Zebulon, NC – Mar 13, 2017
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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.
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Peggy J. in Franklin, VA – Jan 14, 2017
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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.
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Russell Hoch in Raleigh, NC – Nov 07, 2016
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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!
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Eileen T in Durham, NC – Nov 05, 2016
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Great care from the start. I love that he uses technology to stay in touch with his patients.
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Chase K. in Durham, NC – Oct 20, 2016
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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.
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Terri Richards in Raleigh, NC – Sep 16, 2016
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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.
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Harmony Ajagbawa in Wendell, NC – Sep 05, 2016
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Wonderful bedside manner and great attention to detail. He is a great surgeon and very kind. I strongly recommend Dr. Mather.
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Wilmington, NC – Jul 28, 2016
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Great listener and I felt genuinely cared for by him and his staff.
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Lawrenceville, GA – Jun 16, 2016
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Dr. Richard Mather, MD is a Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC. Dr. Mather has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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Locations

Duke Sports Science Institute

Duke Sports Science Institute3475 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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