Creating a partnership in healing
“Being thorough with my patients, right from the beginning, is so important. I spend extra time making sure I understand your symptoms, often asking you to clarify complaints or describe them in different ways so that I make sure I understand. I may use pictures or draw diagrams to enhance your understanding. I want you to be fully aware of why I am recommending a certain approach and understand what we will do going forward.
“I also make a concerted effort to put you at ease during your visits, speaking with you, not at you, and helping you become a partner with me in your care. I work to develop a friendly, comfortable relationship and to create a bond that helps us work together to get optimal results.”
In his spare time, Dr. Matthews is very involved in his two daughters’ many activities and his family participates with several charities organized through their school. He is a lifelong musician and singer and currently sings with the Princeton Pro Musica Choir. Dr. Matthews is a film buff, a swimmer and an avid sports fan.