2200 Jacobssen Drive
Normal, IL 61761

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




    • 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.