Julie Mathew, PA-C

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

Professional Associations:

American Association of Physician Assistants

BS:

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

MS:

Master of Science, Physician Assistant, Cum Laude, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy/Health Science Medicine, Boston, MA

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Julie Mathew Strives to Be a Good Listener

“One of the most important jobs of a primary care professional is to stop and listen.”

Julie Mathew chose the health care field because she can make a difference in a life. “What attracted me to being a primary care physician assistant, and what keeps me going, is that I’m helping my patients strive to have a healthy life,” says Julie. “My day is filled with seeing patients, ordering labs and diagnosing patients with conditions ranging from a simple cold to diabetes, stroke or chest pains. I pay attention to everything they say, which helps me gauge how they are doing or what they need. It is so satisfying when a patient’s health improves because they listened and followed my guidance.”

Julie was attracted specifically to family medicine because every day provides something different. “There are days when my patients run the gamut from pediatrics to geriatrics, and their needs range from a wellness visit to relieving a common cold to managing hypertension or diabetes. I thrive on the variety family medicine offers, the opportunity to build strong relationships and the fulfillment I get from helping improve the health of another person.”

She joined Vanguard in 2011 as a physician assistant and, under the guidance of a medical doctor, provides a variety of services to patients, including annual physicals, wellness checkups, diagnoses, medication management, blood pressure screenings, inoculations and vaccinations. Prior to Vanguard, Julie worked in neurosurgery at UMDNJ.

Julie is fluent in Malayalam, a South Indian dialect, which has been helpful in the office, especially when communicating with elderly patients who speak English as a second language. “In any language, people want to be understood and we need to listen.” When she is not seeing patients, she keeps herself busy as a mother of two children and, in her spare time, loves to travel.

Patient Ratings

instructions for follow-up care

4.6

efforts to include in decisions

4.6

explanations of prob/condition

4.6

Likelihood of recommending

4.5

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.7

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Apr 14, 2017

*Julie Mathews is by far the best PA I have ever visited. She never rushes you, takes time to really understand what's going on.

Apr 09, 2017

*Julie Mathew is an extremely caring, kind and competent health care professional.

Apr 06, 2017

i thought she was terrific

Mar 12, 2017

she was professional and pleasant. I just didn't love her like I did the last two PA's I saw in the office.

Feb 28, 2017

Julia is the best

Feb 24, 2017

while she was competent, and caring....I didn't get warm and fuzzy ...I like warm and fuzzy.

Feb 23, 2017

I have the highest admiration for Julie Mathew -- a very caring person, a compassionate professional. Very therapeutic talking to her!

Jan 31, 2017

the PA that evaluated me made a comment I didn't feel was appropriate. Requested and specific medication that is usually prescribed to me for my headaches and told her I was a nurse and to feel free to check my NJ rx report. she states "just because you're a nurse doesn't mean anything, there are nurses and doctors that are drug addicts." other than that she was very helpful and gave me appropriate information for specialty followup.

Jan 31, 2017

I prefer an MD. It took way too long to clear this up as of 1/31. I don't feel I was given the proper meds. It was impossible to bring up the phlegm in my chest of which I still have some residue.

Jan 26, 2017

Been to this facility for nine years never had a problem.

Jan 26, 2017

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! I will definitely return.

Jan 25, 2017

I felt dismissed and not listened to at all.

Jan 25, 2017

lovely lady...

Jan 18, 2017

I have had hives all over my body for days. I am very concerned because it is incredibly difficult to sleep with this problem and I have no idea how this became a problem. all she could provide me with was that my case "wasn't that bad" (makes it sound like she hasn't had hives before) and that there's no way of knowing the origin and she had no idea where they came from. she prescribed me medication that only temporarily eases the hives. they've only worsened over the week and I'm exhausted to say the least. I don't understand what's so hard about taking your patients seriously. I am constantly doing homework and juggling two jobs and the last thing I need is hives all over my body. my boss yesterday on my first day of the job kept asking me why I had red marks all over my neck. please actually help your patients. give them some guidance. otherwise why are we paying you?

Jan 15, 2017

Julie was welcoming and friendly. I expressed some concerns I had that were really making me anxious. Julie not only took the time to listen and talk but she also seemed caring and understanding.Beautiful qualities.

Dec 17, 2016

she diagnosed possible sinusitis and after a Cat Scan due to extreme headache- she was right.

Dec 07, 2016

Good

Dec 07, 2016

Julie Matthews is an excellent PA. Highly recommend her

Nov 11, 2016

Julie was highly recommended to me and once I met her I could see why. Friendly, personable and understanding. Not pushy or overbearing. Spoke in layman's terms and took all the time needed without rushing me or trying to push things through.

Nov 11, 2016

Julie is AMAZING! She takes time to listen and explain. I recommend her to everyone!