Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio: "How to be good at Functional Medicine with Dr. Joe Mather"

A Medicinal Mind with Dr. Rob Abbott: “Joe Mather MD, From Family Medicine to Functional Medicine, A Paradigm Shift in Chronic Disease Care”

Dr. Ruscio Radio: “The Over-Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism - Evidence-Based Functional Medicine Case Studies”

Dr. Ruscio Radio: “Clinical Insights on How to Treat Thyroid Issues Effectively”


New Orleans Living, April 2018: "Toward Wellness and Longevity" 

 Optimum Performance: "Low T - The aging man's options."  

Optimum Performance: "Trying to increase testosterone - here's what you need to know."

Optimum Performance: "Managing inflammation can be an NFL player's biggest challenge"

Optimum Performance: "Fruit, vegetable Intake one key to preventing muscle loss with age"




“Dr. Mather is unlike any conventional doctor I have ever met. He is a young physician who clearly wants to bring a higher standard of health care to the New Orleans area. 

Most doctors overbook their patients, spend less than 10 minutes with each one, and are often still an hour or more behind. They are usually so busy that they don't have the time or energy to give each patient the full attention they need. Time to keep up with the latest research that can have an impact on patient care? Forget it.

It's time for something better.

Dr. Mather follows a model that allows him to give each patient the personalized care they need. This affords him time to keep abreast of the latest research. This is evident by his Facebook posts and in that his understanding of nutrition beats any doctor or dietitian you'll meet anywhere in the metro area for sure. 

Prior to scheduling my first appointment, I completed an online intake form that asked numerous questions that most doctors never consider, including those about diet, exercise, habits and lifestyle.

On my first visit, Dr. Mather was not just prompt. He was (gasp!) early. Our visit lasted 2 hours, where he listened attentively and took notes. He even drew a timeline to better understand what was happening before and during the onset of symptoms. 

The Latin word for "Doctor" literally means "to teach" and Dr. Mather did just that. He talked WITH me, not AT me - taking the time to thoroughly answer all of my questions. (The man literally gave me a whiteboard explanation of methylation!)

He was also not frivolous with labwork or his treatment recommendations and makes me feel like we're a team working together to optimize my health.

Communication with Dr. Mather is smooth and clear as every visit is followed by an email summarizing that day's discussion and any pertinent information/recommendations. There's no game of phone tag with a receptionist and you NEVER feel rushed or ignored.

I highly recommend that you at least give him a call to see if he can help you in your journey to improve your health.”

"Finding Dr. Joe has been one of my greatest gifts!  After spending almost a year feeling "not quite right", I had followed the traditional Western medicine path to its end with no help in sight.  In less than 2 months after my initial meeting with Dr. Joe, I am thrilled to say I feel better than ever!  My energy is back, my head is clear and my tummy is happy.  Dr. Joe has given me my life back and I will be forever grateful!  Thank you!"

"Dr. Mather is the nicest, most attentive and thorough Doctor I've ever been to. I'm so glad I choose to join his practice. Unlike some doctors, he really takes the time to get to know you and you medical history."

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the high level of medical care you have provided to me over the past several months. Because of your expertise and resourcefulness, I am excited to report that in only a month’s time, I have lost 15 lbs, have shed 3 inches from my waistline, and have lowered my fasting insulin level to normal parameters. Speaking from a physical perspective, I have a renewed sense of vitality and excitement for life. I am sleeping well and I feel refreshed when I wake in the mornings. From a psychological standpoint, I feel a sense of well being and contentment. I am calmer and better suited to face the stressors of my work environment. What I like most about my life now is the control I feel over my body and mind. I truly believe it was providential to have met you a year ago. Thank you for new me!"

 "He really listens to what is going wrong and does everything he can to alleviae your problems. Plus, he is extremely responsive so you really know he cares about your well-being."

"I'm forever grateful for your help and for being available to your patients. It's been a God send."