Shelby Medical Associates is proud to introduce Matthew Snead, Doctor of Osteopathy.
Matthew Snead, D.O. is a board certified physician of internal medicine who earned his medical degree from William Carey University College of Medicine in Hattiesburg, MS in 2015 and went on to complete his residency at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC, earlier this year. He has been working with our clinic since July 2018.
An Osteopathic Physician
Known to the doctors and staff as Dr. Matthew, our newest physician focuses on primary care with an osteopathic approach. He believes that practicing medicine “is more than just prescribing medication.” By understanding the connection between the body, mind and spirit, Dr. Matthew evaluates “symptoms in a holistic manner, with the understanding that a condition affecting one process in the body has ever-reaching effects on the body as a whole—not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well.”
Dr. Matthew tells the story of the mission trip that changed his life:
“I was on a mission trip as a college student with my church group at a children’s home in Jamaica where I met a young girl diagnosed with sickle cell anemia who was in severe pain. The children’s home was taking care of her the best they could with the limited resources they had, however, that experience let me to want to be able to help someone in need if faced [with] another situation such as that. This led me to want to become a physician.”
Community Is Important
A native of Boaz, AL, Dr. Matthew was drawn to Shelby for the sense of community found in our small town. Along with his wife, Dena, he plans to establish himself at our clinic and raise their family in the same rural surroundings that were a part of his childhood.
Patient Education is Important
In an effort to remain true to his osteopathic training, Dr. Matthew aims to provide support to his patients based on the principles he was taught. He says, “I find true happiness in educating my patient about their conditions in a way they can relate to, as I believe education is an important key to successful management of medical conditions. I work as a team in partnership with my patients, truly respecting their feedback and wishes in every step of managing their overall health.”
Shelby Medical Associates is very proud to welcome Dr. Matthew to our practice.