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“I have six kids, and I think that personal experience is so valuable in providing care to children and their families.”​

Wausau Center

2727 Plaza Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Appointment Phone:
1-715-847-3575

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As a father of six, Dr. David Mathias combines his medical knowledge with a wealth of personal experience in his approach to pediatric care. When he began medical school, he wasn’t sure which specialty he was interested in, but that changed during his first pediatrics rotation.

“There was a young girl I took care of who was going through some tough circumstances, but she was always brighteyed and happy. After that rotation, I thought, ‘I have to do this. Pediatrics is what I need to do forever,’” Dr. Mathias said.

Dr. Mathias believes creating lasting relationships with children and families will lead to better continuity of care and help give him a deeper understanding of his patients’ needs.

“Long-term relationships with patients help doctors see the whole picture of who that person is and how to put together a plan of care for that person,” Dr. Mathias said. He added that open communication between he and his patients is key in providing top-level care.

Dr. Mathias earned his medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School and completed his pediatrics residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years, including time as a battalion surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, from 2004-2005.

In his free time, Dr. Mathias likes to backpack and hike. He also competes in triathlons and enjoys running with his two oldest sons. Having six children, four boys and two girls, keeps Dr. Mathias and his wife busy, and, as he joked, “It keeps me out of trouble.”

His youngest daughter was adopted from China, which has made adoption and foster care added clinical interests for Dr. Mathias.​

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Michigan - Medical School Ann Arbor, MI, United States, M.D. 1999

    Residency
    Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA, United States, Pediatrics 2002

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Board Certifications
    Pediatrics: 2002, recertified 2010

    State Licenses
    Colorado Indiana Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Infant & Child Nutrition

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4.8
out of 5 (82 ratings, 17 comments)
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Provider's use of words I understood
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My confidence in this provider
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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September 22, 2017
Best pediatrician EVER! He listens, relates and remembers all of my kids!
October 02, 2017
We love Dr. Mathias. He is the world's best pediatrician. We were worried about our son and took the time to listen and find out what was wrong. He even called us after hours with lab results.
October 17, 2017
Dr.Mathias treats us with respect and is genuinely concerned with my child(ren)s well-being. He even asked how our older daughter was doing even though she wasn't even there. AND he called her by name. That's a great doctor.
October 18, 2017
Could not ask for a better provider for my children.
October 19, 2017
Dr. Mathias is wonderful!
October 31, 2017
Dr. Mathias is the best pediatrician, he helps on an emotional/personal level along with the physical health.
November 14, 2017
Dr Mathias was excellent! Very considerate, caring and informative!
December 09, 2017
Great dr./always ask if I have question? Would never go to another dr. for my daughter. LOVE DR. Mathias HE rocks!!!!
December 29, 2017
DR. MATHIAS IS AMAZING!
January 26, 2018
Like the way Dr. Mathias talks about his own life experiences. Makes us feel more at ease.
January 26, 2018
I recommend Dr. Mathias to everyone!
January 31, 2018
Dr. Mathias always shows interest, care, and concern for my children during our visits. He is an exceptional care provider.
February 13, 2018
I always recommend this doctor to all my friends with little boys, based off our experience.
February 18, 2018
Dr. Mathias is very knowledgeable & kind. We know our kids are in excellent hands under his care! It seems nothing phases him - even when the kids are unruly or upset!
March 02, 2018
My husband and I have the utmost respect for Dr. Mathias. He has always been an amazing provider and we know our children receive the best care.
March 28, 2018
We love Dr. Mathias. I really feel like we're on the same page with regards to the care of my children.
March 31, 2018
we feel very confident when seeing Dr. Mathias. He understands the kids and they have confidence in him. He tells it like it is, and has a down to earth practical approach to care. We have a lot of trust in him, and are very comfortable talking with him.
September 22, 2017
Best pediatrician EVER! He listens, relates and remembers all of my kids!
October 02, 2017
We love Dr. Mathias. He is the world's best pediatrician. We were worried about our son and took the time to listen and find out what was wrong. He even called us after hours with lab results.
October 17, 2017
Dr.Mathias treats us with respect and is genuinely concerned with my child(ren)s well-being. He even asked how our older daughter was doing even though she wasn't even there. AND he called her by name. That's a great doctor.
October 18, 2017
Could not ask for a better provider for my children.
October 19, 2017
Dr. Mathias is wonderful!
October 31, 2017
Dr. Mathias is the best pediatrician, he helps on an emotional/personal level along with the physical health.
November 14, 2017
Dr Mathias was excellent! Very considerate, caring and informative!
December 09, 2017
Great dr./always ask if I have question? Would never go to another dr. for my daughter. LOVE DR. Mathias HE rocks!!!!
December 29, 2017
DR. MATHIAS IS AMAZING!
January 26, 2018
Like the way Dr. Mathias talks about his own life experiences. Makes us feel more at ease.
January 26, 2018
I recommend Dr. Mathias to everyone!
January 31, 2018
Dr. Mathias always shows interest, care, and concern for my children during our visits. He is an exceptional care provider.
February 13, 2018
I always recommend this doctor to all my friends with little boys, based off our experience.
February 18, 2018
Dr. Mathias is very knowledgeable & kind. We know our kids are in excellent hands under his care! It seems nothing phases him - even when the kids are unruly or upset!
March 02, 2018
My husband and I have the utmost respect for Dr. Mathias. He has always been an amazing provider and we know our children receive the best care.
March 28, 2018
We love Dr. Mathias. I really feel like we're on the same page with regards to the care of my children.
March 31, 2018
we feel very confident when seeing Dr. Mathias. He understands the kids and they have confidence in him. He tells it like it is, and has a down to earth practical approach to care. We have a lot of trust in him, and are very comfortable talking with him.
September 22, 2017
Best pediatrician EVER! He listens, relates and remembers all of my kids!
October 02, 2017
We love Dr. Mathias. He is the world's best pediatrician. We were worried about our son and took the time to listen and find out what was wrong. He even called us after hours with lab results.
October 17, 2017
Dr.Mathias treats us with respect and is genuinely concerned with my child(ren)s well-being. He even asked how our older daughter was doing even though she wasn't even there. AND he called her by name. That's a great doctor.
October 18, 2017
Could not ask for a better provider for my children.
October 19, 2017
Dr. Mathias is wonderful!
October 31, 2017
Dr. Mathias is the best pediatrician, he helps on an emotional/personal level along with the physical health.
November 14, 2017
Dr Mathias was excellent! Very considerate, caring and informative!
December 09, 2017
Great dr./always ask if I have question? Would never go to another dr. for my daughter. LOVE DR. Mathias HE rocks!!!!
December 29, 2017
DR. MATHIAS IS AMAZING!
January 26, 2018
Like the way Dr. Mathias talks about his own life experiences. Makes us feel more at ease.
January 26, 2018
I recommend Dr. Mathias to everyone!
January 31, 2018
Dr. Mathias always shows interest, care, and concern for my children during our visits. He is an exceptional care provider.
February 13, 2018
I always recommend this doctor to all my friends with little boys, based off our experience.
February 18, 2018
Dr. Mathias is very knowledgeable & kind. We know our kids are in excellent hands under his care! It seems nothing phases him - even when the kids are unruly or upset!
March 02, 2018
My husband and I have the utmost respect for Dr. Mathias. He has always been an amazing provider and we know our children receive the best care.
March 28, 2018
We love Dr. Mathias. I really feel like we're on the same page with regards to the care of my children.
March 31, 2018
we feel very confident when seeing Dr. Mathias. He understands the kids and they have confidence in him. He tells it like it is, and has a down to earth practical approach to care. We have a lot of trust in him, and are very comfortable talking with him.
March 31, 2018
we feel very confident when seeing Dr. Mathias. He understands the kids and they have confidence in him. He tells it like it is, and has a down to earth practical approach to care. We have a lot of trust in him, and are very comfortable talking with him.
March 28, 2018
We love Dr. Mathias. I really feel like we're on the same page with regards to the care of my children.
March 02, 2018
My husband and I have the utmost respect for Dr. Mathias. He has always been an amazing provider and we know our children receive the best care.
February 18, 2018
Dr. Mathias is very knowledgeable & kind. We know our kids are in excellent hands under his care! It seems nothing phases him - even when the kids are unruly or upset!
February 13, 2018
I always recommend this doctor to all my friends with little boys, based off our experience.
January 31, 2018
Dr. Mathias always shows interest, care, and concern for my children during our visits. He is an exceptional care provider.
January 26, 2018
Like the way Dr. Mathias talks about his own life experiences. Makes us feel more at ease.
January 26, 2018
I recommend Dr. Mathias to everyone!
December 29, 2017
DR. MATHIAS IS AMAZING!
December 09, 2017
Great dr./always ask if I have question? Would never go to another dr. for my daughter. LOVE DR. Mathias HE rocks!!!!
November 14, 2017
Dr Mathias was excellent! Very considerate, caring and informative!
October 31, 2017
Dr. Mathias is the best pediatrician, he helps on an emotional/personal level along with the physical health.
October 19, 2017
Dr. Mathias is wonderful!
October 18, 2017
Could not ask for a better provider for my children.
October 17, 2017
Dr.Mathias treats us with respect and is genuinely concerned with my child(ren)s well-being. He even asked how our older daughter was doing even though she wasn't even there. AND he called her by name. That's a great doctor.
October 02, 2017
We love Dr. Mathias. He is the world's best pediatrician. We were worried about our son and took the time to listen and find out what was wrong. He even called us after hours with lab results.
September 22, 2017
Best pediatrician EVER! He listens, relates and remembers all of my kids!

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