Nicole Matar, MD

MATAR MD
Specialties
Pain Management
Gender
Female
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.

Location(s)

Valley Institute For Pain

One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-634-5555
Fax: 201-634-5454

Education

Education

BS, Georgetown College, 2011

MD, The George Washington University, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2012-2016

Fellowships

Columbia University Medical Center, 2020-2021

Internship & Residency

Columbia University Medical Center, 2016-2020

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Some of the specific conditions that I treat are chronic low back pain (including spinal stenosis, herniated disc, and facet joint pain) cervical/neck pain), pelvic pain, osteoarthritic joint pain, fibromyalgia, cancer pain, nerve pain, complex regional pain syndrome and persistent postsurgical pain.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

I use various techniques and procedures in my practice including:

  • Medication management - opioid and non-opioid medications
  • Conservative management - physical therapy referrals, acupuncture referrals, pain psychology referrals
  • Interventional procedures - fluoroscopy guided epidurals, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, joint injections, sympathetic blocks
  • Ultrasound guided procedures - joint injections, nerve blocks
  • Advanced interventional procedures - spinal cord stimulator trials, peripheral nerve stimulators

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

My personal philosophy of medicine is to always focus on safety and quality. I like to treat each patient as a unique and individual case. I am aware that presentations and outcomes can be unpredictable, and it is important to put patients first and ensure that we are forever thinking about how to work together to improve care.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

My father was a physician and as a child I had the pleasure of watching him return from work with the satisfaction of having treated and helped innumerable patients. I always yearned to follow in his footsteps. The opportunity to change someone's life for the better and to alleviate a person's pain is the most rewarding and fulfilling career choice.

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.6

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

05/31/2022
I am extremely happy with Dr. Nicole Matar. She is on top of everything and encourages me to be healthy and challenge myself.
05/27/2022
Dr Matar was wonderful.
05/23/2022
Dr Matar has been wonderful. She thoroughly reviews my condition and works to find the best treatment options. She also works with my insurance company to get proper coverage.
05/21/2022
Dr. Matar is wonderful. I understand she could not help me with my specific situation and that her hands are tied when it comes to prescribing certain medications. But she was still kind and compassionate. There was no judgment from her about the fact I still needed the medications on an ongoing basis for an undetermined amount of time. She indicated that she fully understood my predicament and showed me empathy about it. She is an excellent doctor and I would recommend her to anyone looking for pain management that isn't in the situation I am in. For those who just need injections and non-opiate medications she seems like a great person to have caring for you. She is intelligent and competent and if I were in a different situation I would have loved to have her for a doctor.
05/19/2022
I was very impressed with Dr. Matar. She was very professional but friendly, caring and very thorough. Since my issue are ongoing, I was happy to hear that there might be an alternative treatment. Very anxious to see the results of that.