Matthew Nugent, MD - Asante

Matthew Nugent, MD

Matthew Nugent, MD

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4.85 / 5 (Based on 263 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences
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Asante Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine - Grants Pass
537 Union Ave. 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Main: 541-507-2050

About this Provider

Matthew Nugent, MD, received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in Illinois and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Upon completing his residency, he had additional fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction at the renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Nugent specializes in knee and shoulder surgery, with an emphasis on arthroscopic procedures. He has acted as a team physician for multiple high school, collegiate, and professional sports teams, including Arizona State University, the Colorado Rockies, Greenville Drive (Red Sox affiliate), and North Greenville University, among others. He is an admitted sports enthusiast who enjoys long-distance running, basketball, baseball, football, and playing any sport with his four young children. He was a collegiate rugby player at the University of Utah and remains involved in the game. Above all else, Dr. Nugent loves spending time with his wonderful wife and kids.



Patient Experiences

September 30, 2020
Courteous and friendly
September 24, 2020
Tammy & Heidie
September 18, 2020
They people there were very pleasant and where informed to answer my questions. Dr Nugent was very helpful in answering all my questions.
September 17, 2020
Dr. Nugent and his assistant Amanda
September 07, 2020
Dr Nugent instills confidence in his knowledge, surgical ability and compassion for my pain, and the problems I've indured due to this injury. I now face surgery prepared for surgery and the long today to recovery with absolute trust and equipped with complete understanding of what lies ahead. I wouldn't want to go into this with any other surgeon and his staff is always respectful, compassionate and sincere. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
September 06, 2020
September 06, 2020
Matt & his whole staff were excellent and very clear in answering any questions we had
September 04, 2020
I can't remember her name. There are 2 assistants. The older one was extraordinary in every way.
September 03, 2020
All of them
September 03, 2020
The anesthesiologist listen to my surgery history an treated me as per our conversation. Dr. Nudge and staff were great! Physical therapist is handling my recovery and all is going well!
August 23, 2020
The PT group was most beneficial. Zach [ ], Linda [ ] and the summer intern, Sophie, were all highly instrumental in guiding the restoration of my strength.When I finally was able to attain an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nugent was insightful and of tremendous benefit to my understanding of the trauma and what I could reasonably expect in my recovery.All of the technical imagery personnel were outstanding and exuded maximum empathy and professionalism. I could not have been in better care than that which I received when initially admitted to the emergency room. Those professionals are incredible! I owe them deep gratitude.
August 18, 2020
Dr. Nugent was very knowledgeable and listened. He is obviously a professional and his work has given me a new lease on my knee. Thank you!
August 17, 2020
Dr. Nugent makes his patients feel like they are important. He is never in a hurry. He explains everything carefully and thoroughly. He ensures that patients understand all that their care involves. Dr. Nugent cares about his patients. I always feel like my questions have been answered and I am more than satisfied with my care. I highly recommend his services. I also appreciate that his office keeps to schedule and his patients are not kept waiting for their appointments.
August 17, 2020
Amanda in scheduling, well, all the staff from check in through assistants and exray people.
August 16, 2020
Dr. Nugent got me in promptly and explained things to me throughly. I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
August 16, 2020
I think Dr.Nuget is the #1 orthopedic surgeon in southern Oregon. I would recommend him to everyone.
August 14, 2020
everyone was great
August 13, 2020
Excellent service and care through and through
August 13, 2020
Dr Nugent is the best.His nurse Kim has always been a dear, most helpful and caring. Both are keepers.
August 12, 2020
From the first contact through the consultation for my knee, Dr Nugent and his team were top performers with the best customer service!
August 11, 2020
Dr Nugent cares about his patients as individuals with respect and genuine caring. His technical excellence is well known and respected as just being the best at what he does. He is much appreciated. Please tell him thank you for me. [name]
August 10, 2020
I think everyone that works there should be commended. I would recommend them to anyone with orthopedic needs
August 06, 2020
Excellent experience. From first visit to rehab. All been great
August 06, 2020
there was someone who worked in scheduling that I talked to on the phone while trying to arrange surgery on my shoulder. I don't remember her name, but she said she also had shoulder repair done by Dr. Nugent. She was very helpful in reassuring me, telling me about her surgery and successful outcome. She made me glad I had chosen Dr. Nugent. And my outcome is, so far successful as well.
July 20, 2020
I liked that the receptionist told me she would check with staff in the back and let me know my expected wait time to go back ..appts we're running behind-that said it's not the first time I've experienced any md office running behind-timeliness seems to be a struggle when dealing with human beings;)
July 18, 2020
Linda did an excellent job of scheduling appointments. She was very helpful and caring.
July 17, 2020
Mathew Nugent and all of those who cared for me
July 17, 2020
I was there only for assessment
July 17, 2020
They let me know right away when elective surgery opened up
July 09, 2020
Dr Nugent dropped everything on his surgery day to confer with me on a recent MRI...and the timeliness for me was so key.
July 08, 2020
Amanda, scheduliing, Sabrina/ X-ray, Jessica/Surgeon and Matt Nugent/ Surgeon
July 04, 2020
Dr. Nugent
July 01, 2020
The people who helped me on the phone were very informative. This made me much more comfortable with my problem.
June 15, 2020
I appreciate that Dr. Nugent is always willing to take the time to explain things thoroughly. I feel that he wants to ensure that I am fully aware of all that my care entails.
June 13, 2020
The scheduler that called to make the appoint was great. Super friendly and helpful for the times that worked around my schedule.
June 08, 2020
Caring nature
June 08, 2020
Amanda has been extremely helpful in explaining everything to me and getting necessary information out to both me, my place of employment and disability. She has been quick to communicate and extremely kind and professional.
June 08, 2020
Kim [ ] was so sweet to call me right away and make sure I was seen thank you
June 08, 2020
the entire staff was helpful and pleasant .
April 25, 2020
I had a phone visit, which I thought was a waste of time at first, but was the most beneficial appointment I have had since the doctor wasn't rushed to get to the next patient, as the doctor always seems to be extremely busy. This phone visit changed my opinion of my doctors care, making me feel he really had time to listen to my concerns and offered very thoughtful suggestions. Prior to the phone visit, I was considering changing doctors.
April 24, 2020
Dr nuggent and assistant Jessica are very caring and friendly and take wonderful care of me !
April 15, 2020
All the staff are always at there best, very professional.
April 11, 2020
When Dr Nugent heard my situation it was an immediate phone call to get me in
April 09, 2020
The whole staff is very friendly and caring!
March 29, 2020
Everyone was wonderful
March 26, 2020
Several, but I didn't know their names.
March 19, 2020
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable
March 16, 2020
March 12, 2020
everyone was great
March 11, 2020
Everyone I came into contact with as a patient, knows their job and puts patients first .
March 05, 2020
I felt that I was in very good hands with Dr. Mattew Nugent going into the surgery on my shoulder. He was very good about explaining what was going to be done. I am in the recovery cycle now and looks like I will be 100% with the use of my shoulder!! He and his team did a great job on me and I am very thankful for his expertise and knowledge. As I was in the sling after the procedure people would ask what happened and who did my surgery. When I would tell them Nugent they would say " He did my shoulder too...and that I was lucky to have him". He has the best rep in the area!!!!
March 04, 2020
I had shoulder replacement in October, and the entire team was exemplary. Additionally - not to be forgotten - the rehab team is just as professional. I want to commend Bruce [ ] in particular. He is patient and thorough. Bruce clearly works to understand his patients needs beyond simple exercises. He has a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of structures and tissues, movement limitations, and specific exercises. I have told several friends that I can watch him visualize what is going on inside me and adjusti exercises to bring me the most benefit.
March 02, 2020
Dr. Nugent and staff are always very nice, concerned and thorough. I couldn't be happier with their services. I have unusual circumstances and they are doing what they can to help.
February 28, 2020
can not think of someone specific
February 24, 2020
Nugent care equals best outcome
February 21, 2020
Everyone I dealt with was remarkably polite, well-informed, and helpful. I could not have asked for better service.
February 20, 2020
Dr nugent is an excellant surgeon
February 20, 2020
Dr Nugent was caring He talked so that I could understand
February 18, 2020
The whole staff, now waiting for date of operation
February 14, 2020
Dr. Nugent! I came to Asante Orthopedic for a second opinion on a 9 month ongoing problem with my shoulder. In 10 minutes I got more information and encouragement and gained more confidence in Dr. Nugent than I did in the 9 months spent with the 1st Orthopedist.
January 30, 2020
All the Dr's and nurses were very helpful.
January 21, 2020
Dr. Nugent and his RN Jessica and his medical asst.
January 20, 2020
January 17, 2020
All of them!
January 17, 2020
Excellent patient service.
December 30, 2019
Well Doctor Nugent, of course.
December 29, 2019
Dr. Nugent's care during my knee replacement was outstanding.
December 27, 2019
I would like to give a special thanks to a male nurse named John who tended to me after surgery and was kind enough to call me at home to see how I was doing
December 26, 2019
Dr. Nugent and his PA Jessica [ ] are excellent physicians.
December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019
Patricia who works in Access is always very professional and friendly. Always greets me and is good at her job.
December 21, 2019
every one was nice and concern and willing to help
December 20, 2019
Matt Nugent -Lisa always there for us! My husband and I are both his patients..
December 20, 2019
The entire staff
December 19, 2019
The entire surgical team.
December 13, 2019
I feel my surgeon and his staff are excellent medical providers. I have recommended them and will continue to do so.
December 13, 2019
Dr. Nugent was very attentive to Isaiah. He was able to see him right away after his injury, and we have a clear plan of care. Our experience has been excellent!
December 13, 2019
The entire orthopedic practice is outstanding from the greeters who check me in to the roomers, schedulers, radiology techs, PA-Cs, and the two doctors I have had the pleasure of receiving care from - Matthew Nugent and [ ].
December 08, 2019
Dr Nugent always goes the extra mile for me! His staff is also outstanding in their field! I feel very blessed to be in their care!
November 29, 2019
Amanda was a very good medical assistant.
November 28, 2019
Everyone associated with the Office, Surgery, and after care!
November 27, 2019
I got an appointment quickly and all the staff were polite and very helpful
November 15, 2019
Dr. Nugent was very nice in explaining what my problem was in a way that I could understand what my options were. I was very pleased with him as a doctor.
November 14, 2019
I filled out card for her previously. She works in pre op
November 13, 2019
Everyone does did a #10 job
November 12, 2019
During my visit, I felt very respected. I felt that the staff and Dr. Nugent listened to me and my concerns. Dr. Nugent explained my diagnosis thoroughly. He also explained the options for care. He was very personable. The appointment began promptly and I was very satisfied with my visit to Asante Orthopedic.
November 11, 2019
November 08, 2019
All have wonderful,and helpful
November 07, 2019
The staff and Dr Nugent are the best
November 05, 2019
Dr. Nugent has always made me feel comfortable and makes sure I understand my options. He never seems to rush me or is not in a hurry to leave.
November 02, 2019
John was the best
October 31, 2019
Dr Nugent and all the staff up through the surgical team were personable, empathetic, concerned and professional.
October 31, 2019
Both Jessica and Dr. Nugent were awesome. They were always very patient with me and took the time to explain my injury and what to expect in the recovery process.
October 31, 2019
Dr. Nugent explained all of my questions in detail. He didn't rush me through just to get to the next person. He spent a lot of time with me making sure I knew everything I needed to know.
October 26, 2019
I was referred by the VA and I was called by Asante for an appointment before I had a chance to call them.
October 20, 2019
The whole surgery experience far excited my expectations. The receptionist was excellent, staff was awesome and the surgeon did a great job. Follow up has been very good too.
October 10, 2019
I was grateful that Dr. Nugent showed me the results of my MRI, which the previous surgeon had not, as it substantiated the need for a knee replacement and not just a temporary fix. His MA, Kim, was very attentive and understanding of my needs and I left the appointment wishing that this team could take care of my future needs, (which is not in the cards), hence the rating of 9 instead of 10.
October 10, 2019
they all were exceptional. I couldn't have asked to be treated any better.
October 02, 2019
All the staff were great .
September 26, 2019
Dr. Newton was very amiable and easy to talk to.
September 25, 2019
Yes Dr Nugent was very good at all my surgery's and I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks
September 23, 2019
Everyone was wonderful!
September 22, 2019
Dr. Nugent is a highly experienced and very professional surgeon with a superb ability to explain the surgery process and outcome, that is understandable for all patients. I highly reccomend Dr. Nugent.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Nugent and Amanda were always pleasant and helpful. I appreciate everything they have done for my daughter and I. We both had surgery two days apart by Dr. Nugent.
September 11, 2019
I do not remember names , all I had contact with were excellent
September 10, 2019
Dr. Nugent himself & his assistant (I think her names Jessica, she has red hair) were amazing every single time I went in, had appointments, any questions, or needed ANYTHING!:) Tara & the nurses were great every time. Asante has improved so much! You guys are all awesome! Thank you for taking sure great care of us!
September 10, 2019
Very impressed with Dr. Nugent's entire staff.
September 08, 2019
Dr Nugent and Kim his MA are always amazing. Even though I hate what my body is going through, I know Nugent will do what he can for me.
August 15, 2019
Jessica and Amanda
August 11, 2019
All staff managing my case were excellent.
August 11, 2019
August 01, 2019
The entire staff has always helped me been very kind considerate and answered all my questions dr. Nugent is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered he treats you more as a friend then a patient or number he cares he listens and I recommend him all the time for anybody that needs any type of orthopedic surgery he is the person or doctor to go and have him perform his surgery he has helped me in many many ways with my shoulder and I appreciate him and the entire staff and the entire staff of a Sante partnership and Hospital
July 29, 2019
Jessica and Dr. Neugent
July 27, 2019
My shoulder surgery went so well and the recovery time was full rotation in just 2 weeks. What a great job
July 27, 2019
All member of the staff and the physicians are excellent and deserve recognition!
July 26, 2019
Excellent care and respect for the patient as an individual. Great group of concerned, professional, friendly, helpful staff that are truly interested in making your experience a good one.. Thank them for me. Dr. Matt Nugent is simply the best. He "did" my knees and I have returned to him for my shoulder. I would not go anywhere else. He is kind, respects the patient as an individual, funny, and exudes professionalism and competence. One absolutely knows you are in the best hands (no pun intended) for surgery. He follows up and he follows thru with excellent patient care. Please thank him for me, [name]
July 25, 2019
All the staff was great .
July 25, 2019
I came to dr nugent for a second opinion. I wasn't getting satisfaction from my current orthopedic dr. He took time explained my situationAnd answered questions.i have decided to switch my care to dr nugent as he had compassion for my situation..
July 25, 2019
The Whole staff was pleasant and helpful! Dr. Nugent was honest, straightforward and really took his time helping me to understand what was more important to have surgery on first which was my spine and not my shoulder which is what he would do. He is respectful and takes his time and I appreciate that. Also, he is very attractive but doesn't act like it.
July 25, 2019
Dr. Nugent...he made me feel comfortable and confident in making my decision to go forth with the neccessary shoulder surgery.
July 21, 2019
Dr. Nugent
July 17, 2019
The front desk staff was great and the medical assistant was excellent!
July 11, 2019
Amanda S, the scheduler and roomer
July 10, 2019
Matt understands that as a competitive athlete, typical treatment plans might not be ideal for me and has offered solutions and preventative maintenance suggestions to keep me moving
July 05, 2019
All the people I came in contact with were very pleasant helpful
July 01, 2019
NUgent, Cowley, Frankem
June 29, 2019
Dr Nugent
June 27, 2019
recovery nurse after surgey
June 25, 2019
The ladies that check us in are fabulous. I don't know their names.Matt Nugent is a great surgeon. My rotator cuff repair surgeries are healing well. He was open and honest about what to expect.Jessica Francom is wonderful. I couldn't have recovered this well without her. Her compassion and empathy are outstanding. I appreciate the providers so much.
June 21, 2019
They all did a great job,very professional and really nice and careful,and my procedure went well. 2 thumbs up
June 17, 2019
Doctor Nugent
June 14, 2019
The outpatient surgery process was simple and easy, and Dr. Nugent explained everything really well. The surgery center is fantastic and the staff I was really anxious, and they helped with their caring and atmosphere.
June 09, 2019
Amanda and Dr. Nygent
June 09, 2019
Yes. Dr Nugent was very receptive and honest regarding what I needed to get done.
June 09, 2019
I was very grateful Dr Nugent was able to work me into his schedule. I was in a lot of pain was VERY stressed when I went into my first appt. He was very congenial which helped me relax and professional.
June 03, 2019
Dr Neugent, Jessica the PA the OR nurses
May 30, 2019
Jessica Francom PA-C
May 29, 2019
We are lucky to have highly trained and highly engaged APP providers like Dr. Nugent in this area.
May 29, 2019
Dr. Nugent and his staff are fabulous. I had surgery recently and he got me in almost right away because I was in so much pain. That meant a lot to me. I know what a busy schedule he has. The staff has always been very professional and kind. I have recommended him and I would never go anywhere else.
May 27, 2019
The people who helped me before surgery were amazing. There were 2 different women, i can''t remember their names but they were awesome.
May 26, 2019
Doctor Nugent
May 20, 2019
Always treated respectfully and in a good timely manner. Dr. Nugent is always very respectful, has a great attitude and looks at the positive approach to your situation. He answers questions and explains the pro and cons of surgery pursuant to your personal case. He is caring and compassionate to ones concerns and honest.He has a good support team to complete your visit and future ones needed.Dr Nugent is definitely my Orthopedic Surgeon of choice!
May 16, 2019
I wish I knew the name of the pre-op nurse who came out into the waiting area to answer a question and was the most helpful person I talked with before surgery. This wasn''t the person I had an appointment with. Her name might be Carolyn, but my memory is unreliable on this one. She was terrific. The most informative person. Gave me information I didn''t know enough about to ask questions.
May 15, 2019
The whole staff
May 15, 2019
The whole staff and Leo stands out as amazing!
May 14, 2019
Everyone there has been great!! complaints!
May 07, 2019
Dr. Nugent has shown compassion along with professionalism and has provided me with an excellent surgery experience. Dr. Nugent''s appointments run in a very timely manner and have never felt rushed. Jessica Francom (Dr. Nugent''s PA) is also a wonderful provider! Her kindness and knowledge has set her apart from other experiences I''ve had with PA''s.
May 07, 2019
Jessica Fracom, Kim, Nugent''s scheduler, Tara, his assistant, and Debbie (I think) who checks people in for appointments
May 05, 2019
My PT, Jim C., has done an outstanding job trying to get my knee back to where is should be. He is very caring, kind and explains everything in detail. I feel that Jim was completely outstanding. Of course Jessica and Dr. Newgent also were Outstanding.
May 05, 2019
Dr. Nudge is an excellent Doctor and human being. He is accessible and really listens. I feel blessed that he is my Doctor!
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