Connecting with Patients at LeBauer Grandover Village: Meet Dr. Cody Matthews
In an age of technology, many people think the days of having a doctor who knows you really well are gone. However, physicians are finding ways to connect with patients and focus on meaningful discussions at each visit. One example is Dr. Cody Matthews, who recently joined the team at LeBauer Grandover Village.
“I learned early on in my medical training that you establish a much better connection with patients if you really take the time to listen to them instead of just typing notes the whole time,” says Dr. Matthews. “In a time of electronic health records and tight schedules, I strive to listen to my patients and their concerns. I enjoy getting to know all of my patients and their families and the continuity of care that primary care provides.”
Dr. Matthews is board-certified in family medicine and welcomes pediatric, teen, and adult patients. He was trained in osteopathic medicine, which influences his focus on preventive health and a holistic approach to treatment.
Care Options to Fit the Patient’s Lifestyle
A treatment plan only works if a patient is able to follow it. Dr. Matthews discusses treatment options with each patient in order to find the steps that work best for their lifestyle. “I encourage small improvements over time,” says Dr. Matthews.
One of the key components to staying healthy is remaining as active as possible, according to Dr. Matthews. “Not everyone can run a marathon, but it’s important to find some type of activity that works for you, even if it’s yard work or household chores.”
Serving the Triad Community
Dr. Matthews grew up in Belews Creek, NC, in Forsyth County. He and his wife wanted to live in this area so that their two daughters could be close to family. “Being a native of the Triad area, I am passionate about providing quality, evidence-based medical care to the community that has provided so much for me,” says Dr. Matthews.
As a teen, Dr. Matthews wanted to be an engineer. However, his senior year of high school he was fascinated by an anatomy class and decided medicine would be a good career choice. He majored in pre-professional science at Ferrum College in Virginia and then completed his medical training at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. A residency in family medicine at Cone Health brought him back to the Triad area and the Cone Health network.
Outside of the office, Dr. Matthews loves to hike and camp with his family. His oldest daughter has always been fascinated by space and the stars, so he has also been learning astronomy and purchased a telescope for the backyard.
The family also enjoys trips to Disney World, and Space Mountain is Dr. Matthews’s favorite ride. He also finds time to follow college basketball and football and is a Duke fan.
Looking for a Primary Care Doctor?
If you are looking for a primary care doctor who can work with you to reach your health goals, request an appointment with Dr. Matthews at LeBauer Grandover Village, or explore our other LeBauer locations and providers.