Matthew Nugent, MD - Asante

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Matthew Nugent, MD

Matthew Nugent, MD

Patient Rating
4.85 / 5 (Based on 283 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Orthopedic Surgery

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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

November 29, 2021
Dr. Nugent is always kind, courteous and respectful. He takes his time, always makes me feel important and respected, I truly feel like he cares about me and fixing my injury. He is a valued surgeon and I refer him to anyone who asks.
November 28, 2021
the care that Dr. Nugent and his staff provided me was outstanding and immeasurable. I'd been in pain for the last 15 years and the procedure Dr. Nugent and is staff provided me lead me to have a life today of NO PAIN whatsoever.
November 27, 2021
Dr. Nugent seems to keep eye contact when meeting with me and gives me the impression he is actively listening to our exchange. He also has a great sense of humor.
November 27, 2021
Dr Nugent Kim his assistant
November 26, 2021
Dr Nugent was excellent in setting my fractured hip
November 25, 2021
Dr. Nugent. He was kind, very effect with testing my shoulder and offered great advice. [ ] I plan to do just what he said to do and I know I will get my shoulder back to normal!
November 25, 2021
All the staff has been outstanding
November 24, 2021
Dr. Nugent was wonderful! He did a great repair on our son's collarbone and was kind and helpful at all times!
November 06, 2021
Kim was excellent as were the X-ray techs. Of course, Dr. Nugent was stellar.
November 04, 2021
Dr. Nugent and his PA
November 01, 2021
Dr Nugent and his team were amazing during my surgery and aftercare.
October 29, 2021
Dr. ziegler
October 26, 2021
The main receptionist was kind, respectful and courteous.
October 24, 2021
Dr. Nugent is always professional, personable, and takes his time to answer all questions.
October 23, 2021
usually get seen fairly quickly jessica francom is escellent as is dr nugent
October 13, 2021
From the front desk clerks to the nurses and of course my doctor I would give a AAA+ to all of them. Outstanding and thank you.
October 13, 2021
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October 13, 2021
Matthew Nugent and nursing care pre surgery were excellent.
October 10, 2021
Matt Nuggemt and Jess [ ]
October 09, 2021
Dr. Nugent exudes confidence in his ability to fix my problem. He was also caring and compassionate. I have complete confidence in Dr. Nugent. I came to an a friend's appointment and went in with her. I extremely impressed with the things that Dr. Nugent saw on her MRI, that her previous orthopedic surgeon missed. We both saw the previous surgeon, who seemed reticent to do surgery on us. The previous surgeon was afraid to do my surgery, because of they proximity of my pacemaker. During my friends appointment I asked if 'he was afraid of pacemakers?'� He answer helped me to choose. I went home that day, called and got an appointment.
October 07, 2021
Dr Nugent was very knowledgeable, listened to everything we had to say, was very personable and took time to answer all our questions. I would highly recommend him.
October 06, 2021
Dr Nugent has been fantastic in all ways. Kim was quick and helpful to rebandage when needed. Everyone in this practice has been a blessing to our family!
October 06, 2021
It's hard to pick one individual everybody is so well all the way through Dr. Nugent's office nurses receptionist his therapy people everybody was just wonderful
October 05, 2021
October 02, 2021
October 02, 2021
Very professional Staff and MD
September 22, 2021
Dr. Nugent went above and beyond in his service for my son, he was always available to us for questions or concerns, made us feel comfortable and confident in the process, very professional, and informative. The staff was always friendly and always made sure we had what we needed, great staff. We would highly recommend Dr. Nugent and staff to our friends and family.
September 22, 2021
The doctor and all the staff were exceptional!
September 22, 2021
No complaints with either office staff or Dr Neugent
September 22, 2021
All of the pre-op staff were exceptional. I have not had a bad experience during any of my visits from the moment I walk in the facility.
September 18, 2021
Everyone always has treated me with respect and understanding!
September 16, 2021
Tara, Jessica, Bella and Dr. Nugent
September 08, 2021
Dr nugent
September 05, 2021
he did a very good job
September 04, 2021
Everyone is always very efficient, helpful, and kind.
August 30, 2021
The entire office is great. I have referred others to this clinic and it is worth the drive from Medford.
August 27, 2021
They are always outstanding.
August 27, 2021
Dr. Nugent always explains things so that we understand our treatment options. He was also on time and didn't make us wait to be seen.
August 24, 2021
Everyone from start to finish and continuing through everything in my shoulder surgery have been absolutely excellent. Have answered all my questions taking care of me very well. I am very very pleased with everyone
August 23, 2021
Dr. Nuget was great he explained everything very well I understood it all an I was on my way. Just took a long time to get to get ahold of you guys my insurance was screwing me bad. You guys made it all worth the wait.
August 18, 2021
Personal care
August 17, 2021
August 13, 2021
My nurse Suzanne
August 04, 2021
Everyone. Is always great. Kim, Dr Nugent's scheduler, is very efficient and gets me scheduled without any issue.
July 29, 2021
They were all great.
July 28, 2021
Dr NUGENT. While being a very busy man, he always makes me feel worthy of his time.
July 28, 2021
July 25, 2021
The doctor
July 25, 2021
Grants Pass Asante runs like a well-oiled machine. Everyone is professional and cuteous.
July 25, 2021
Dr. Nugent and his entire staff were remarkable. He was knowledgeable, proactive, and asked a number of questions and ran tests for my left shoulder that no one had done previously, despite two former surgeries for the same problem. He listened well, offered the perfect solution ideally suited to my active lifestyle, and listened closely to me as a whole person. He scheduled a diagnostic MRI immediately, followed up, and my surgery is set to schedule mere weeks after this visit. I have suffered with this the broken, separated, and progressively degenerated shoulder for over 25 years and he's fixing it for good. I couldn't be more impressed with him, his obvious surgical skill and competence, and his staff. Thank you Dr. Nugent!
July 24, 2021
Only had 1 appt, but we had excellent care from his assistant to getting all the tests needed plus him answering all our questions.
July 21, 2021
Great Staff to work with..Above any I Have ever had need of, Understanding and care Top notch
July 17, 2021
Dr. Nugent is one of the best orthopedic surgeons we have had the pleasure of seeing.
July 14, 2021
All of the staff
July 14, 2021
Everything and everyone was amazing I would recommend them!
July 14, 2021
Dr Nugent is an excellent doctor and surgeon. Has wonderful bedside manner, very informative, and always listens to any concerns I have.
July 01, 2021
A surgeon doctor Nugent and his entire staff were absolutely amazing the physical therapy team Todd and Chuck and the whole team they were all absolutely amazing I felt very comfortable going into those offices and I thank you for that
June 26, 2021
Matt Nugent is an incredible doctor. Kind, caring, relatable and knowledgeable. Our family is thankful for his care.
June 23, 2021
I felt the entire team in Nugent's office did an outstanding job! I'm super happy about the results of my surgery and have no regrets in having it done!
June 23, 2021
Dr Nugent is a very thorough and skilled provider. It's worth the drive to Grants Pass from Medford to see him and feel heard and cared for.
June 23, 2021
Friendly staff and Dr Nugent was friendly , caring helping and encouraging, was my first visit in couple months plans to have shoulder surgery
June 22, 2021
Dr. Nugent, as I have never had a day of pain since my surgery and Chad in physical therapy has been great as a person and as a therapist....
June 21, 2021
Dr Nugent was outstanding. He accommodated my schedule, was available when I needed him, he was always personable and informative. He seemed to genuinely care. I appreciate his skills and bedside manner very much.
June 20, 2021
Doc. Nuggent,, Jessica [NAME], Alex, and Charles were all outstanding in providing the treatment and care I needed throughout my surgery and recovery. I highly recommend them to anyone else. I am so thankful and blessed to have a fantastic team of medical professionals help me through this time in my life. Thank you kindly.
June 20, 2021
I just think the world of Dr. Nuget he is truly an amazing doctor. Dr. Nugent actually listen to me and my problem and is doing a wonderful job at helping me. His medical assistant is also wonderful and always calls me back the same day and gets me in right away or speaks with Dr. Nugent and calls me back as to what I needed. This office is always friendly, happy and goes out of there way to help you.Overall this is amazing staff and the best doctor in my opinion. I hope that they get recognized for all they do for there patients.
June 18, 2021
Dr. Nugent is the Shoulder God!!! His assistant is patient, understanding and thorough.
June 12, 2021
Rehab specialists have been amazing!
June 10, 2021
Great experience
June 03, 2021
I can't thank Dr. Nugent enough for everything he has done for me.For the first time in YEARS I have no shoulder pain. I thought that would never happen.He has been patient and understanding with me.Excellent Doctor, surgeon. His staff has always been excellent also.Thank- you so much![NAME]
May 28, 2021
Kenny [NAME] was patient and helped me to understand the my injury in a way that helped me help myself and I could not ask for any better . He is great
May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
All staff were respectful and mindful of the (covid) circumstances
May 20, 2021
Dr Nugent was a great doctor
May 19, 2021
May 17, 2021
Dr. Nugent was very good. He made me feel at ease and explained everything to me. He was great! I would recommend him to anyone.
May 17, 2021
Everyone was very considerate and very helpful.
May 06, 2021
Dr Nugent, the recovery nurse Suzanne, my physical therapist Tara L, and the PTA Lindsay Farmer are all excellent and caring people
May 05, 2021
Jessica Dr.Nugents assistant is very kind.
May 05, 2021
My Dr was outstanding. Did a great Job him amd his assistants
May 02, 2021
Dr Nugent told is like it is and that is what I wanted. I needed some answers and we was right on it including MRI and then explaining the results.. Hos staff was very caring and helpful.
April 29, 2021
Everyone was outstanding [ ]
April 27, 2021
Kim was awesome!! She goes above and beyond to help at all times.
April 27, 2021
April 25, 2021
April 23, 2021
The nurse who saw me prior to the doctor coming in asked me a slew of questions and one of the last ones was if I had sleep apnea. I had never thought of it before and told her that. She told me it wouldn't be a bad idea to look into it and since then I have. I will be having a sleep study performed soon and would have never thought to look into it had she not suggested it. I feel really grateful to have been asked as I have been getting horrible sleep lately.
April 22, 2021
The entire dept that I came in contact with was very friendly and helpful
April 19, 2021
whole experience was outsanding
April 19, 2021
Todd and physical therapy
April 15, 2021
Dr. Nugget went above and beyond explaining about my injury and gave me different options as to best heal, He listened to what I had to say and didn't rush me , He made sure I was comfortable with the surgery and told exactly what to expect it was very comforting knowing ahead of Time that my surgeon and his actually cared that I wasn't just another patient.
April 08, 2021
The Doctor and the entire staff were excellent ,and caring.
April 08, 2021
Everyone I had an encounter with was extremely polite, and caring. I was very impressed with the way things flowed and the entire process was very professional. Thank You!
March 29, 2021
The team has always been super helpful and supportive. They listen to my concerns and issues and help me work through them. Great genuine people.
March 29, 2021
Dr Nugent & assessing nurse, plus Debbie [ ], receptionist. lol
March 27, 2021
Has been a great experience so far :)
March 27, 2021
Dr Nugent is always interested in your problemand is always polite and caring.
March 22, 2021
Great staff, Great Doctor and Perfect Results Every time, shoulder this time and knee last time. Professional and caring just does not get better than this twenty two thumbs up!
March 19, 2021
Oh wow....the gals that answer the phones are fantastic! They get my questions and messages accurately and promptly to the Dr. Nugent's Staff. I appreciate them so much! Kim is the wonderful woman I mostly deal with in Dr. Nugent office. She always calls me back the same day with answers in a professional manner with a large sprinkling of kindness.Dr. Nugent is one of the few doctors that doesn't make you feel like he is in a huge hurry. He listens intently to what you have to say. He takes the time to answer questions in a very caring way. He is genuine, the real deal and a great surgeon!
March 12, 2021
All persons are really nice.
March 12, 2021
Dr. Nugent and his staff were excellent
March 08, 2021
Matthew Nugent is an excellent and skilled surgeon.
February 22, 2021
All their staff is excellent
February 22, 2021
Dr Nugent and his office worked hard to get me an appt quickly and took excellent care of me
February 22, 2021
Both Jessica [ ] and Matthew Nugent were outstanding
February 22, 2021
My shoulder surgery was handled perfectly and healed/recovered much faster than I could have ever hoped for. Pain management was great as well. All of the staff was right on top of everything I needed.
February 19, 2021
Dr. Nuggent was very professional during my visit. He has also provided medical services for a family member during the past year. this gave me confidence in Dr. Nuggent.
February 19, 2021
Yes... Dr. Nugent. Could not speak more highly of him, his staff, and the care that I received ♥️
February 12, 2021
Fantastic service from the moment I walked in the door until I left. Dr. Nugent and Kim are great at what they do and I couldn't have asked for a better orthopedic doctor!
February 11, 2021
Dr. Nugent is an excellent surgeon.
February 11, 2021
Dr Nugent and Jessica
February 08, 2021
The team at Asante has always been excellent, be it scheduling, Medical Assist, and physicians!!!
February 04, 2021
Ashley who helped schedule my visits and surgery was amazing, Jessica Francom and Dr Nugent were beyond exceptional!
February 04, 2021
Dr. Nugent is a really awesome Dr. He has actually operated on 3 people I know. He'll be operating on me in a few weeks and I am confident!!!
February 04, 2021
The entire staff was very professional very caring warm concerned about my needs spent quality time with me answered questions overall great experience with the orthopedic department at Asante!
January 31, 2021
Dr. Nugent Rocks!
January 31, 2021
Kim is always so amazing!
January 30, 2021
Actually they all were outstanding. From check-in personnel to surgeon, everyone was very helpful and caring.
January 27, 2021
All of the staff is the greatest.
January 25, 2021
easy to navigate, got in and got out fast/
January 22, 2021
Dr. Nugent and his Staff are AWESOME! Wonderful, Caring, and Professional.... Thank you for ALL you do.
January 18, 2021
Dr. Nugent always provides the best care
January 15, 2021
Yes Dr Cowley replaced a bad hip for my mother ([NAME]). It is great to see her up and about and smiling again. Thank you
January 14, 2021
A nurse for Dr Nugent, her name is Kim, shows extreme compassion and caring to her patients. She listens intently to everything I say and finds great solutions to my problems. I would like to see her every time I visit Asante Orthopedic Surgery.
January 14, 2021
There was a male nurse, I don't know his name, who I spoke to when I had to see male PA... This nurse stayed in the room and listened to me while I cried and cried over some frustration and pain when there was nothing he could for me. I appreciated him giving me the extra time to pull myself together very much.
January 14, 2021
Dr. Nugent
January 10, 2021
Dr. Nugent and pre-op nurse Lindsay were all great!
December 25, 2020
Well I wouldn't say outstanding but they were all very nice to have to deal withAnd of course due to my situation with physical therapy which outcome was not good
December 24, 2020
All staff were equally pleasant and helpful
December 21, 2020
I wish I knew her last name but Kim one of the doctors nurses always went above and beyond what was asked.
December 18, 2020
Everyone with whom I encountered were professional and attentive. It as been a wonderful experience!
December 17, 2020
The most amazing experience I've had. What an outstanding team!
December 14, 2020
They all were outstanding!
December 11, 2020
Dr. Nuggent is one of the most caring and considerate Dr's I have been to. Compassion and kindness above excellent.
December 10, 2020
November 29, 2020
Dr. Nugent not only gave me the options that I had, he also told me what he thought was best and why.
November 19, 2020
Great care.... Straight forward and exceeded all my expectations. Great Surgeon, great staff and I felt like I couldn't have received better care.
November 19, 2020
Dr. Nugent and his entire staff have been exemplary. Jessica [ ] is so caring and compassionate, and Tara is amazing. The staff was very informative throughout the entire process of my surgery and recovery. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
November 18, 2020
Dr. Nugent and his MA, Kim were great
November 15, 2020
The entire Orthopedic Team was phenomenal !
November 13, 2020
Waiting time was very short.
November 08, 2020
Kim has been extremely helpful with both questions, Perscriptions and the necessary paperwork which needed to be updated for both work and disability frequently . She was always responsive and timely and very knowledgeable..
November 08, 2020
Dr. Nugent 👍
November 06, 2020
Asante made my shoulder surgery process very easy to understand and everyone is very efficient at Asante, thank you.
November 05, 2020
I can't give a name all of the staff were exceptional
November 01, 2020
Dr. Nuggent, Jessica and all their staff
October 29, 2020
October 19, 2020
Dr. Nugent for sure was outstanding. I was misdiagnosed by another surgeon and after 6 months of pain and pleading with that surgeon I went to see Dr. Nugent. In 10 minutes he assessed the situation and told me I had a torn rotator cuff and presented me with my options. Surgery was recommended and successfully completed. Four months after surgery I have full ROM and very little discomfort. Nugent is a compassionate, straight forward, extremely talented surgeon. Amanda - his scheduler also ranks at the top of her field. Quick response to calls and bending over backwards to make everyone's schedule work!
October 16, 2020
Dr nugent. I feel positive and confident in his abilities to fix my shoulder.
October 16, 2020
JESSICA & all very caring staff
October 16, 2020
Dr. Nugent and Jessica [ ]
October 15, 2020
There were lots of issues with the VA. I have had issues with them almost every outside doctor. His staff had to put up with poor performance of the VA community care local group. My Nero surgeon is now having issues from a 2018 surgery performed on me. Coding was not correct. Dr. Nugent and his staff are troopers for putting up with the VA and I'm glad he's taking us VETS.


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