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Stanley Mathew, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Cedar Rapids, IA, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital


Physical Medicine/Rehab Cedar Rapids, IA

Neurorehabilitation, Pain Medicine

Medical Director

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  • Dr. Stanley Mathew is a physiatrist based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since 2009 Dr. Mathew has been a member of St. Luke’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) medical team. Throughout his career, Dr. Mathew has focused on pain management, spasticity management, and spine and musculoskeletal medicine among other areas of medicine. Although Dr. Mathew was born and raised in New York, he fell in love with Iowa as soon as he moved to the state. He looks forward to continuing to help patients and grow his business over the next couple of years.

    “Patient care and interacting with patients are the best aspects of working in the medical field,” says Dr. Stanley Mathew. “I love spending time with people who need help, getting to know them, and, ultimately, helping them overcome their health issues.” One challenge of helping patients manage their pain is setting realistic expectations. Patients who are in pain want relief as quickly as possible, but that’s often not possible. Dr. Mathew takes a multiple disciplinary approach to chronic pain. By working with his team of professionals, he is able to offer patients treatments that make a positive difference in their lives.

    One of the most valuable lessons that Dr. Stanley Mathew learned early on in his career is how important the right attitude is. “If there’s someone in this world who has gotten to a certain level in their career, then it’s possible for you to get to that level too, but you have to push yourself and not listen to critics.” Over the years Dr. Mathew has found that an optimistic attitude and simple, practical actions like getting up early in the morning are some of the key contributors to one’s success.

Education & Training

  • New York Medical College (Metropolitan)
    New York Medical College (Metropolitan)Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006 - 2009
  • Medical University of Lublin
    Medical University of LublinClass of 2004

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2019 - 2026
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2026
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 2009 - 2024
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Building a Bond with Patients is a Matter of Empathy, and So Much More  
    Dr. Stanley Mathew, Clinician Today, 7/25/2019
  • Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers  
    Dr. Stanley Mathew,, 5/13/2019
  • The Balancing Act: How a Healthcare Professional can Juggle Job, Life  
    Dr. Stanley Mathew, Thrive Global, 4/2/2019

Authored Content

  • How to Be a Healthy WorkaholicFebruary 2020
  • How Health Care Professionals Can Balance Job and LifeFebruary 2020
  • Empathy Hurts as Much as It Heals, and That’s OkJune 2019
  • Empathy Hurts as Much as It Heals, and That’s OkJune 2019
  • The Balancing Act: How a Healthcare Professional can Juggle Job, LifeApril 2019
  • Technology To Help You Stay HealthyFebruary 2019
  • Mind Affecting Body12/3/2018
  • Medical Weight Loss11/15/2018
  • What Is RadiculopathyOctober 2018
  • Managing Spasticity8/27/2018
  • Alternative Treatments for Osteoarthritis7/23/2018
  • Trigger Dry Needling – What Is It? How Does It Work?6/16/2018
  • Different Types of Acupuncture3/28/2018
  • Mirror Therapy2/16/2018
  • Causes and Symptoms of A Migraine1/25/2018
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