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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 Dr
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 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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July 14, 2020
I always feel like Dr Mathias has time for me and my concerns.
July 14, 2020
I feel like Dr Mathias always validates any concerns I have.
August 20, 2020
Dr Mathias is so wonderful
October 13, 2020
Dr. Mathias was excellent, as always! Very helpful w/our concerns.
October 22, 2020
I high recommending him to friends and family!! He is amazing doctor. He truly cares for each child, 1,000 percent. I would come back!
October 23, 2020
We couldn't feel that we are in better hands than we are with Dr. Mathias. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive. Our children adore him.
July 14, 2020
I always feel like Dr Mathias has time for me and my concerns.
July 14, 2020
I feel like Dr Mathias always validates any concerns I have.
August 20, 2020
Dr Mathias is so wonderful
October 13, 2020
Dr. Mathias was excellent, as always! Very helpful w/our concerns.
October 22, 2020
I high recommending him to friends and family!! He is amazing doctor. He truly cares for each child, 1,000 percent. I would come back!
October 23, 2020
We couldn't feel that we are in better hands than we are with Dr. Mathias. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive. Our children adore him.
July 14, 2020
I always feel like Dr Mathias has time for me and my concerns.
July 14, 2020
I feel like Dr Mathias always validates any concerns I have.
August 20, 2020
Dr Mathias is so wonderful
October 13, 2020
Dr. Mathias was excellent, as always! Very helpful w/our concerns.
October 22, 2020
I high recommending him to friends and family!! He is amazing doctor. He truly cares for each child, 1,000 percent. I would come back!
October 23, 2020
We couldn't feel that we are in better hands than we are with Dr. Mathias. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive. Our children adore him.
October 23, 2020
We couldn't feel that we are in better hands than we are with Dr. Mathias. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive. Our children adore him.
October 22, 2020
I high recommending him to friends and family!! He is amazing doctor. He truly cares for each child, 1,000 percent. I would come back!
October 13, 2020
Dr. Mathias was excellent, as always! Very helpful w/our concerns.
August 20, 2020
Dr Mathias is so wonderful
July 14, 2020
I feel like Dr Mathias always validates any concerns I have.
July 14, 2020
I always feel like Dr Mathias has time for me and my concerns.

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