Dr. Stephen Matter, MD

Dr. Stephen Matter, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(224) 326-1012

Dr. Stephen Matter, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Normal, IL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Matter has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Bromenn Medical Center and OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Matter to book an appointment.


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Gastrointestinal Institute, LLC

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Gastrointestinal Institute, LLC2200 Jacobssen Dr Normal, IL 61761
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Matter

4.8

Based on 533 ratings

5 Stars
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I have complete trust and confidence in Dr. Matter and Summer Hinthorn and their expertise. Even though they serve countless patients, they take their time with you and make you feel like they care specifically for you.
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Nancy J. – Sep 18, 2020
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I have always had a great experience with Dr, Matter and his entire team.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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M. L. – Sep 15, 2020
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great
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Anonymous – Sep 15, 2020
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Quite organized. Pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J. M. – Sep 14, 2020
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pleasant
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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C. S. – Sep 02, 2020
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i felt quite comfortable with everyone there!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim M. – Aug 28, 2020
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Is very caring and attentive to your problems and concerns
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 27, 2020
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He is kind, patient, and informative.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kristina K. – Aug 25, 2020
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good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Richard I. – Aug 24, 2020
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Everyone has been pleasant, helpful and willing to answer any questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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R. Y. – Aug 20, 2020
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Very good. Everyone was very nice and accurately described what would happen and how i would feel.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kevin L. – Aug 19, 2020
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impressed with experience, doctor is very knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 18, 2020
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He was professional, on time, and communicated well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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G. G. – Aug 14, 2020
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colonoscopy
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Kirk I. – Aug 13, 2020
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professional and friendly staff
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Michael L. – Aug 13, 2020
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i have confidence in everyone.
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Kathy N. – Aug 12, 2020
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Overall: excellent
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mitchell H. – Aug 11, 2020
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alway have a good experice here never bad
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sherry M. – Aug 11, 2020
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never had any problems
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Crystal W. – Aug 10, 2020
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relieved very nice visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Matter accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heartburn
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Heartburn more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Dysphagia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gastritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Gastritis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Matter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Surgery

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matter performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Matter performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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Check Dr. Matter's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Matter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Angina
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endometriosis
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatigue
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Heart Failure
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Dr. Matter has been a Gastroenterologist in private practice in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois since 1989. He also practices at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Illinois. Dr. Matter is a member of Premier Medical Group, LLC and Advocate Bromenn Physi...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

Education

Worcester Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Kansas
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Worcester, Ma
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Bromenn Medical Center

Normal, IL

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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

OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center

Pontiac, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)