Dr. William E. Mathews, MD

Dr. William E. Mathews, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 82 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Mathews received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his Doctor of Medicine...Read more

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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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Dr. Mathews says...

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.

Dr. Mathews' Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Mathews says...

Dr. Mathews is skilled in the field of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery.

Dr. Mathews' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1962

  • Internship Hospital
    Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, Kirksville, Missouri

    Completed in 1963

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County General Hospital

    Completed in 1967

    Spinal Surgery and Rehabilitation

    Completed in 1966

  • Undergraduate School
    Ball State University

    Graduated in 1957

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair