Community of Caregivers

Congratulations to Dr. Matter for achieving the 99th percentile in patient satisfaction! (Press Ganey National Survey)

Stephen S. Matter, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G.





Dr. Matter has been a Gastroenterologist in private practice in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois since 1989. He also practices at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Illinois. Dr. Matter is a member of Premier Medical Group, LLC and Advocate Bromenn Physician Partners.

Education: MD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Residency: Worcester Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts

Fellowship: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

Board of Certifications: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate American Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology  



Summer Hinthorne, DNP, APN, WHNP

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Mid-Level Provider

Undergraduate School: Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2006, Bachelor's of Science, Nursing

Graduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago, Peoria, IL, 2009, Master's of Science in Nursing, Concentration: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 2015 Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Certifications: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, State of Illinois

Affiliations and Associations: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, CPR for Health care providers (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) - Certified 



Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification --- and the Gold Star --- demonstrate a physician's exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

The Gold Star signals a board certified physician's commitment and expertise in consistently achieving superior clinical outcomes in a responsive, patient-focused setting. Patients, physicians, healthcare providers, insurers and quality organizations look for the Gold Star as the best measure of a physician's knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare within a given specialty.

Certification involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area of medicine.