Roberta Matern, MD

Specialties

Primary Location

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Languages Spoken

English

Education

Medical School:
Mayo Medical School

Residency:
Phoenix, AZ

Getting to know your provider

  • Why did you choose your profession?

    In family medicine, I can do so much for so many people. I can guide a woman through her pregnancy, delivery her baby, make rounds on both the new mom and the new baby while in the hospital, then follow the new family in the clinic. I can work with complex medical patients to control diabetes, hypertension, renal disease to name just a few. I can also make an impact on the community through health promotion and screening. I love working with patients of all ages. I have also loved teaching medical students and residents, growing more primary care physicians.

  • Why do you work at NOAH?

    I love working at a community health center! More than 20% of a family physician’s patients have some sort of mental health issue. At NOAH, the patient and I are supported by a behavioral health team – both counselors and psychiatrists. We also have dentistry and nutrition counselors. Working with the underserved has always been my goal and privilege.

  • What are your passions outside of your profession?

    My children, hiking, reading and I’m learning how to watercolor!

  • If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?

    I’d sell everything, hire tutors for my children and travel the world. I’d also endow a residency program or two to alleviate my guilt over leaving practice. I’d continue to volunteer, of course.