Dr. William Mathews, MD

Dr. William Mathews, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 83
Dr. William Mathews, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1962 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 939-8585

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mathews performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Disorders
more than 24% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 22% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 12% of peers

Dr. Mathews's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Mathews' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mathews "Dr. Mathews received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident in neurosurgery at the Los Angeles County General Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Following his residency, he served as the Commanding Officer of the 933rd Neurosurgical Detachment, U.S. Army in The Republic of Vietnam. As an Associate Clinical Professor at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mathews gives classroom lectures and tutored medical students in the operating room during his surgical practice years. He has served as President of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons and currently serves as the Chairman of the American Board of Spinal Surgery. He is also Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Academy and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mathews' numerous accolades include the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the joint meeting of the International College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mathews "Dr. Matthew's approach to patient care is very simple: treat every patient as you would want to be treated and as you would want a loved one treated. More precisely, listen to their concerns, not just their medical problems.

Dr. Mathews has had many years experience in the field of neurosurgery and spine surgery and is very knowledgeable in his practice. He is also a doctor who cares, which comes from thoughtful and thorough communication."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Mathews does not have any board certifications listed.

13  Conditions Treated

  • Brain Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis

1  Procedures

  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Ball State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1957
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, Kirksville, Missouri
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Los Angeles County General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Spinal Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1966

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Mathews has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Mathews has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mathews' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mathews to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Mathews' 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 (1)

Dr Matthews is one of the most caring physicians who has ever taken care of my spinal health. His prescribed treatments were very helpful. He knows more about backs than any doctor in the bay area. Dr Matthews is one of the only doctors who gets five plus stars from me.
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