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)


  • Geisinger Medical Center – Residency, 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.

Kelly – Front Office Manager

Kelli is a seasoned Administrative Assistant in the medical field for over 20 years. She has experience with all administrative task including scheduling and excellent patient service.

Kelli worked most of her career in cardiology, with the last few years also working with some of Roanoke’s best surgeons.
She has learned to pay attention to detail and prioritize the needs of every patient.

Outside of work, you will find Kelli enjoying life with her husband and 2 children.

Laura – Nurse

I have been in nursing for 30+ years and love taking care of people. 2001-2013 worked with MD in FP and Long Term Care until he retired. 2013-2019 worked with Carilion FP MD’s and 1st,2nd 3rd year Resident’s which was great to watch the residents grow in their knowledge and graduate.

May 2019 I joined Dr. Matthews at SWVANM. Since I have been with the practice I have learned so many different important things about the kidney’s and their functions. I am committed and compassionate to take good care of our patients and to make sure the office runs efficient and smoothly every day.

I love spending time with my family and especially my granddaughter.