Richard S. Matthews, M.D., FAAFP

Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Matthews back to the Gulf Breeze area as our newest primary care physician. Dr. Matthews is a board-certified family-medicine physician who served our community for nearly 25 years before moving to North Carolina in 2009, and is excited to return to the Gulf Coast. He now welcomes previous patients and new patients alike at 1337 Country Club Road.

Medical Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Internship

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Residency

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.