Kidney Doctor – Fletcher Matthews, MD

Kidney Doctor Fletcher Matthews, MD specializes in nephrology and has extensive experience as a clinical nephrologist in the Roanoke Valley. In the category Nephrology within “The 10th Best Bedside Manner Awards Anniversary Edition”; OurHealth Virginia has awarded the first place for the Roanoke area to Fletcher Matthews, MD of SWVA Nephrology Medicine, PC – click here to view achievement.

As kidney specialist he diagnoses, treats, and manages diseases and complications affecting your kidneys. These may include kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, renal failure, chronic urinary tract infections, and other disorders that affect the kidneys. When a patient’s condition is serious enough to cause kidney failure, Dr. Matthews may be responsible for managing the dialysis process.

Dr. Matthews introduced and developed the Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CCRT) to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Lewis-Gale Hospital bringing the standard of hemodialysis up to date in the Roanoke-Salem region. Critically ill patients with renal failure now have the option to receive continuous therapies including hemodialysis, hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration, and ultrafiltration.

Dr. Matthews also was the first to introduce nocturnal dialysis in the Radford area and then to the Roanoke-Salem area.

Medical School:

  • Medical College of Virginia (MD) Residency:
  • Geisinger Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine


  • University of Virginia Fellowship, Nephrology

Awards & Honors:

  • Board Certified Internist American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Nephrologist American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Support Staff

Sarah – Medical Office Executive

Since 1998, Sarah RN BSN worked in various areas of nursing from Medical-Surgical to Critical Care Nursing. She is also a licensed aesthetician who worked in medical aesthetics with renowned surgeons in the Roanoke Valley before joining Dr, Matthews in 2015. She plays a critical role in healthcare delivery and ensures that the medical office runs smoothly.

Brenda – Medical Assistant

Multi-talented Brenda, CMA CMC has worked in various medical practices and medical facilities since 1995. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Medical Coder (CMC) and biller who is also responsible for handling the front office reception and administrative duties. In her spare time she enjoys reading and collects gorgeous dolls. She also coached cheerleading for the city of Salem for 3 years.

Tammy – Certified Medical Assistant / Front Office

Tammy worked for 15 years in healthcare industry. She loves to read, is fond of Native American history, do puzzles and enjoys travel.