MD, PhD, Medical Director
Gordon Matheson is Professor Emeritus of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stanford Medical School and former Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for the Stanford Department of Athletics. He is also Professor Emeritus of Human Biology in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford and former Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Stanford Sports Medicine Center.
Dr. Matheson attended medical school at the University of Calgary where he also obtained his clinical training in primary care (family medicine). He obtained his master’s and PhD degrees in human physiology and completed his sports medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
After serving on faculty at the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary, Dr. Matheson was recruited to Stanford to develop and lead a new multidisciplinary sports medicine program. He founded the Division of Sports Medicine in the School of Medicine at and currently teaches three undergraduate courses at Stanford.
Throughout his career, Dr. Matheson has maintained a strong record of scholarship. He is known internationally and has given more than 250 lectures, keynotes and conference papers in 16 countries and published more than 150 research papers, reviews and commentaries. Dr. Matheson founded the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Physician and Sportsmedicine journal. He has served as team physician for the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team, and Team Canada at the Calgary Olympic Games. Dr. Matheson was President of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and previously held board positions with the International Justice Mission and the World Anti-Doping Association.
Dr. Matheson’s main academic interest is the prevention of chronic disease.
Dr. Matthew Smith is a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. Born in Saskatoon, he completed his medical school and family medicine residency through the University of Saskatchewan. He has special interests in sport and exercise medicine, chronic disease management, procedural skills, and men's and women's health.
He has always had a passion for British Columbia and the active lifestyle that it allows. He is a believer in setting an example for his patients when it comes to overall health and well-being. He is an active individual who enjoys many outdoor activities, and a variety of sports. When he is not in the clinic you are likely to see him at PRIME Performance, snowboarding, or trying to survive a hike without getting lost.
He is very excited to be setting the groundwork for an interdisciplinary style of practice that is beginning at PRIME and is looking forward to helping change the way that health care is currently delivered.
Dr. Smith performs all of the following procedures out of the PRIME Medical clinic. If you have a family physician, it would be very appreciated if you could please have them send a referral to our office. If you do not have a family physician, you can contact the office to arrange for an appointment to have your procedure performed.
Sarah was born and raised in the village of Naramata, BC where she grew up exploring our beautiful mountains. She learned all about how to grow a garden, fitness and nutrition from a very young age. She later moved to Australia where she spent 8 years living on the beaches and enjoying the surf and sun. Sarah has always loved helping people and working in a positive environment.
Since moving back to Canada she made her home again in the Okanagan and had been working in the health care field. You can catch Sarah travelling the world, going to the gym, hiking our mountains and cooking her favourite meals.