Dr. Richard Smith Matthews, MD

Family Medicine
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (2 other locations)
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  • Easy scheduling
  • Friendly staff
  • Trusted diagnosis

About Richard Smith Matthews MD

Dr. Richard Smith Matthews, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Gulf Breeze, FL, with another office in Pensacola, FL. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. He speaks English.

Richard Matthews has received the following awards:


Dr. Richard Smith Matthews has 3 locations

Baptist Medical Group Family Medicine Gulf Breeze East 1337 Country Club Rd Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Baptist Hospital Inc 1000 W Moreno St Pensacola, FL 32501
Gulf Breeze Hospital 1110 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


Dr. Richard Smith Matthews has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Richard Smith Matthews has the following 8 areas of expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Check-up
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Women's Health


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2013, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014, 2013, 2011)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


40 Years Experience

University Of Florida College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1982

Dr. Richard Smith Matthews Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueOptions
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueSelect
  • BCBS FL Blue Choice
  • BCBS FL Blue SimplyBlue
  • BCBS FL myBlue
  • BCBS FL Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
  • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Florida Blue SimplyBlue
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Richard Smith Matthews

A native of Pensacola, Dr. Matthews earned his medical degree from the University of Florida's College of Medicine in Gainesville in 1982 and performed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. Since completing his residency in 1985, Dr. Matthews has practiced in the Gulf Breeze community. A member of the medical staff of Gulf Breeze Hospital, a 65-bed hospital owned by Baptist Health Care, Dr. Matthews served as Chief of Medicine from 1996-1998 and on the hospitals executive committee from 1999-2001. Most recently (in 2008) he served as assistant Chief of Staff, before deciding to relocate his medical practice and join the staff at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. He was elected to be the Chief of Medicine at Highlands-Cashier Hospital from 2010-2012. He then returned to his home town of Gulf Breeze, FL, where is is currently practicing at his office at 1337 Country Club Road, in Tiger Point, Gulf Breeze,FL. He also has other leadership experience, serving on the board of trustees for West Florida Regional Medical Center in the early 1990s. During his career, he has also served on hospital committees on cancer, womens health, family practice, physician recruitment, physician certification, quality assurance, health care leadership, pharmacy and therapeutics, and others. He is board certified in family practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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