Vinita Mathew, MD

4.8 
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Practice Focus Areas

  • Athlete - Older Adult
  • Back/Neck/Spine
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Otago School of Medicine - 2002
Internship:
SSM St Mary's Hospital-St Louis - 2005
Residency:
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1247 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

She is so thorough. She is so compassionate. She is so skilled in what she does. She puts me at ease when I normally am very apprehensive. I really appreciate her.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew is approachable and takes the time to listen!

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August 23, 2023

5.0

She understand your needs

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She is a great doctor and leads a supportive and responsive team.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She is an amazing doctor

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She asks questions and listens

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Already have recommend the doctor. She is very nice. Very calming explains what she thinks is wrong then goes into detail how she hold like to proceed she spends enough time with you so you understand it all

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Honest answer to my questions

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August 14, 2023

5.0

As above. In addition, I really felt Dr. Matthew really listened to me.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Good overall interaction process.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

I just love her

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Great doctor and very knowledgeable

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor cares for patient concerns and gets it done

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Carefully provided complete exam of my pain locations. Explained things thoroughly. Answered all my questions. Provided plan for pain relief.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very nice and took the time to listen.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dr. as are ALL MY doctors I see throughout Northwestern Medicine

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August 07, 2023

5.0

A great person. Very concerned aboute.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Very attentive

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew always explains everything so it is understandable. I really appreciate her efforts in trying to help with the pain in my across my shoulder.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor and good person

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She takes her time and explain everything very clearly

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Mathew deeply cares about my health, and her attention to detail shows in her words and actions.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

She's knowledgeable, explains your problem and its solutions well, and doesn't rush. She's pleasant and has a good sense of humor.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor very competent

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Always explains things clearly to patients. Her experience with spinal injections makes her an excellent physician. Always wants to be sure her patience get good results.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

caring compassionate, understanding

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July 21, 2023

5.0

She was a good listener, took time to understand my issues & recommended a practical plan & approach.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

I've been her patient for a few years. Dr. Mathew is a real problem solver as well as very caring and knowledgeable.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She’s personable and knowledgeable.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She was good at communicating with me, and was thorough in going over the history of the problem, conducting the exam, and assessing an x-ray.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She has given very good advice and done her best to resolve any problems.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

D r Mathew is the best. she always takes care of me!

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Caring compassionate

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Understands the patient concern, soft spoken and respectful.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Nic! Caring

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and understandable

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July 12, 2023

5.0

She really helped me

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July 10, 2023

5.0

she's a fantastic doctor who knows just what to do and she explains everything before she does it

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July 08, 2023

5.0

She has worked through several procedures to help with my painful back.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Great people skills and very knowledgeable

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Caring,compassionate spends enough time with you, listens to you and lets you be part of the process

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Takes her time and explains my situation clearly

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July 01, 2023

5.0

I have been to many Northwestern md’s and Dr Mathew us by far the most helpful. Her trigger point injections not only relieve my upper back pain but also my elbow and thumb pain. Her si joint steroid injections have given more pain relief than any of the previous 5+ doctors I have seen

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Kind, caring, knowledgeable and friendly.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Northwestern is a superior provider. I have never been disappointed in my care.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She explained everything and has a plan for my care.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew listened and is thorough in her examination.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Because she has empathy & true compassion…having gone thru her own journey of severe injury & recovery, she explained everything to me. I trust that she will work with me to help me get better!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Through, explains everything . Very experienced in steroid injections.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Twice she has diagnosed problems that were apparent but missed by other doctors. She is thorough in asking questions that cover the symptoms of the problem and eliminate other possibilities. She clearly explains the problem and possible actions. And will accept the simplest action while indicating what to watch for if more serious treatment is needed.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Caring Doctor

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Matthew has been thoughtful about my treatment both now & in the future

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Gives you a feeling of confidence in her recommendations and analysis.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew's caring attitude, great at explaining everything,

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June 09, 2023

5.0

She the above. Her staff is also really great.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I like her. She seems to be doing her best for my back issues. Am going to need to press her for next step because the injections are not working for very long

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June 06, 2023

5.0

See above, very friendly and professional.

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May 29, 2023

5.0

I have had this test before--and it was very painful; Dr Mathew administered it with only mild discomfort. She answered all my questions clearly and thoroughly.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Time spent & explanation of procedures

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May 23, 2023

5.0

She is a very good doctor, and good listener.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

She is warm, thorough, professional and caring.

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Very attentive

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Mathew is competent, caring and i am grateful she is my doctor

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She was very understanding and gave me a couple of options.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She listens and explains things well. She makes me laugh.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Mathew always takes her time in explaining all my medical conditions and options. She's extremely thorough in all she does and gives top notch medical services. She's dedicated to her patients and their well being.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She really makes you as the patient feel as though you are all she is focused on at that time. Great care. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking help with back or neck issues.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

I cannot say enough about the care Dr. Mathew provides. I have been her patient in the past and presently. She always explains everything in detail both expectations and possible risks. She always has such a positive attitude. I feel very confident in her care.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Knowledge, Caring,Trust

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew is an incredible Physician. I have complete confidence in her care. She is highly skilled in her field.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Great results Explains everything Friendly

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Clear and friendly and spent the time answering my questions didn’t seem rushed

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May 08, 2023

5.0

She started my care with less invasive treatment in hopes of solving my pain. This made me feel like we had good reason to progress to the epidural procedure. Dr explained everything that she was doing as well as her satisfaction that she was able to successfully hit the target. Professional and caring.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Very compassionate, qualified physician and very caring

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May 04, 2023

5.0

I have been a patient for a while now and she is easy to talk to

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May 02, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough…answered all my questions and we agreed on a plan going forward.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, problem solving strategies shared with patient, patient input is valued.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Mathew is very caring and has the utmost concern for her patients

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mathew is so nice, kind, professional and always happy to see me. She explains everything she is doing and answers all my questions.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Genuine care to help me live my best life

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Doctor knows her stuff. I've been in pain for 5 weeks and I'm confident in her diagnosis

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April 24, 2023

5.0

I don’t usually make recommendations, but I appreciate her, trust her and I like her nurse.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

She was so incredibly kind and thoughtful, and did a tremendous job on my back !

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April 22, 2023

5.0

Presented qualified and reasonable recommendations and advice.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

See above. I cannot say enough good words for Dr. Mathew.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She was a compassionate, caring Dr. who I felt had my best interests in mind. She and Erica, her nurse, were top notch!

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Disclosures

Vinita Mathew, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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