Richard S. Matthews, M.D., FAAFP

Richard Matthews, M.D., FAAFP, is a highly skilled, board certified family medicine physician who provides quality and convenient health care to patients in Gulf Breeze. Dr. Matthews prides himself on his ability to listen to the needs of each patient while providing reliable, quality care to his patients. Dr. Matthews is currently accepting new patients.

Medical Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL


University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Practice

Society Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Additional Info

To learn more about Dr. Matthews and his services, please visit his practice page.

Meet your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was 12 years old; it just seemed to be the right thing to do with my life.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
I enjoy being able to take care of the entire person, to prevent disease, diagnose problems (if present) and be a good listener.

How would a patient describe you?
Friendly, professional, complete care.

What's your proudest moment as a doctor?
When my daughters were in high school and both told me that I was taking care of all of their friends' parents and grandparents, and that they really liked me.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
It's encouraging how people appreciate when you do a good job for them and their family.

What are your top priorities for every patient you see?
Listen to my patient, discuss his or her concerns, and review recommended health screens on every visit.