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About Dr. Gordon Matheson
Dr. Gordon Matheson, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Stanford, CA, with another office in Stanford, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Matheson is affiliated with Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital @ Stanford, Stanford Medical Center and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He speaks English.
Dr. Gordon Matheson has the following 2 specialties
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Sports Injuries
- Sports Medicine
- Stress Fractures
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Dr. Matheson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital @ Stanford
Stanford Medical Center
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
42 Years Experience
University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Dr. Gordon Matheson accepts the following insurance providers.
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
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