Neil Mathews, MD L.Ac.
Dr. Neil Mathews grew up in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College and the Medical College of Virginia on a Navy scholarship. He completed his internship at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina in Family Medicine and then fulfilled his 3 year military obligation as a ships medical officer and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After completing his residency in Family Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital, he fulfilled his passion for caring for athletes by completing a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University/Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He provided medical care to the Philadelphia Eagles Football team, the athletes of Neumann University, and many mass sporting events. Over the years, he has provided care to many local High School Football teams, the United States Winter Olympic team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Currently, he is the team physician for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey team, and Bethlehem Steel Football Club.
Frustration with options for treating patients with chronic pain and an interest in more natural therapies, lead Dr. Mathews to pursue training in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School in 2009. "Structural Acupuncture for Physicians" was designed to teach doctors not only the ancient Oriental teachings, but also the emerging science and research in the field.
He has been in private practice in Hatboro and Chalfont since 1998 and was on the staff of Grand View and Abington Hospital. Dr. Mathews continues to practice and teach Family and Sports Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital where he also teaches residents and medical students about acupuncture.
In April 2013, Integrated Medical Acupuncture moved to its new location in Harleysville. Here, Dr. Mathews has been able to incorporate several other practitioners into "The Center for Integrated Health". Patients are now able to maximize their ability to heal by seeing some or all of the providers. Dr. Mathews also refers to local chiropractors, physicians, and therapists whom he has known and trusts.