Psychiatrist

Education and Specialty

Dr. Matthews is licensed adolescent and adult psychiatrist at Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals in the Stockbridge office. He hails from St. Petersburg FL, and raised in Warner Robins Georgia. Dr. Matthews earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Tulane University from 1983-1993. Where, he maintained a full tuition Dean's academic scholarship here as well. In 2008, he was accepted into Howard University College of Medicine where he exceled in the basic science core courses in anatomy and obtained his medical degree.  In 2013, Dr. Matthews was accepted into the Howard University Hospital (HUH) psychiatry residency program. Involved in residency rotations including internal medicine, psychiatry-inpatient/outpatient/consults, ER, neurology, VA psychiatry, geriatrics, ECT/TMS, reasearch and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Professional Development

Dr. Matthews was involved in the downtown Macon development as a member and Vice President on the Intown Macon Board. He held a chair here as well as being a part of the Planning and Zoning Committee appearing before City Council on planning and zoning concerns. Dr. Matthews research interests include:

  • Inpatient Characteristics Risks Associated and Readmission in 2016
  • Compliance
  • Reducing No Show Rates in an Outpatient Setting in 2015
  • Personality Disorders, and many more

Dr. Matthews is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

Awards, Service, Honors

Dr. Matthews was active in coordinating the restoration of a 5,000 sq. ft. antebellum Italianate home that received the Restoration Award for Macon the year it was built. In 2016, Dr. Matthews had the pleasure of being selected and serving as Chief Resident for the HUH psychiatry residency program where he handled administrative disputes, issues, scheduling and didactics. Dr. Matthews holds great recognition for participated in the African American Congress at Tulane.

Medical and Therapeutic Services

Dr. Matthews specializes in the treatment of variety of disorders including, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, OCD and many more. He treats ages sixteen and up and helps coordinate ways on meeting the patient's specific needs. Dr. Matthews provides comprehensive psychiatry care including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, general psychiatry etc.

Fun Facts

In his spare time, Dr. Matthews enjoys playing the saxophone, running, and writing.

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthews, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Stockbridge office at (770) 389-8100.