Dr. Richard Mather, MD

Hip & Knee OrthopedicsMaleAge 42

Dr. Mather
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Duke Sports Science Institute

3475 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705

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(919) 613-7797

Dr. Richard Mather, MD is a Orthopedic Hip & Knee Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC. 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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Dr. Mather is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Dr. Mather treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Mather treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Dr. Mather treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Mather treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Mather treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Mather's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Mather accepts the following insurance:

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

Dr. Mather's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mather

4.8

Based on 60 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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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. ...
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new...Read more

Specialties

  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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What are Dr. Richard Mather, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mather frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh, Osteoarthritis of Hip, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mather treats.

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Dr. Mather's office is located at 3475 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Duke Sports Science Institute

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

Durham, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)