General Surgery &
Dr. Mathews is a 2007 graduate of Fort Payne High School, a magna cum laude graduate of Auburn University, and received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Mathews completed her residency as part of Brookwood Baptist Health’s community-based residency program in Birmingham, where she received the Hugh Linder Award for “Chief Resident of the Year.”
She treats a wide variety of issues including gallbladder disease, appendicitis, hernias, obesity and cancer (thyroid, colon, breast, skin, etc.), and is skilled in such procedures as open, laparoscopic and robotic operations. She has a particular interest in women’s health, including breast health screening and treatment.
“Since becoming a physician, [some of] the most valuable lessons I have learned have actually come from my own family members being patients. Being “on the other side” of medicine is an eye-opening experience of what it feels like to entrust your loved one’s care to the healthcare team and an excellent reminder of the humanity and ministry opportunity in medicine.”
Dr. Mathews's Education and Training:
- University of Alabama School of Medicine
- Brookwood Baptist Health System
- American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Getting to Know Dr. Mathews:
Dr. Mathews enjoys spending time with her husband Colby (also a Fort Payne native), daughter Katherine Alan, and goldendoodle Beau.