Richard C. Mather III, MD Richard C. Mather III, MD

Richard C. Mather III, MD

Hip Arthroscopist, Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.72 out of 5  (326 ratings, 61 reviews)
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919-660-2504 Office number
919-681-6357
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I specialize in sports medicine hip arthroscopy. The hip pain that I take care of tends to be chronic, so it can hurt for a long time and oftentimes people don’t realize how limited they are until they see me. That ability to remove pain, sometimes as early as the next day, is incredibly rewarding. I love developing relationships with patients, seeing them restored to function and out of pain. My primary goal is to get patients back to being productive in the workplace and doing the sports or activities that they do for fun. Here at Duke, we deliver great, convenient care, but patients also have access to incredible specialists and complex care.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Sports Medicine Team

I am part of a sports medicine team that treats joint sprains and strains, arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. When conservative measures aren’t enough, we offer the full spectrum of orthopaedic procedures, including surgery, to treat foot or ankle painknee sprains or tears, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries. We also offer hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2005
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2010
FELLOWSHIP
Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center (Illinois), 2011
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Richard Mather's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.72 out of 5 (326 ratings, 61 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • KNG Health Consulting
  • Stryker Corp
  • Wright Medical Group, Inc.