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Surprise Valley Health Care District provides radiology services by licensed staff, qualified under California State law.

The Radiology Department offers outpatient diagnostic services from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM - Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Emergency diagnostic X-ray is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you need copies of your films for another appointment, then please call the radiology department the day before you want to pick up the films. We will burn the films onto a computer disk that can be viewed on any PC (not Mac compatible). It is better if you hand deliver your films to your next appointment. We are able to mail disks to other facilities, but it has been our experience that they tend to get lost before you arrive for your next appointment.

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In Memory of: Dr. Dewey T. Matthews, M.D.

Dr. Dewey T. Matthews

Dr. Dewey T. Matthews, M.D. served the Surprise Valley Community from 1973 until his death in 2013. He possessed a wealth of knowledge that he was always willing to share. He was extremely generous, and he actually refused to cash his checks from SVHCD from 2007 until his death. Dr. Matthews was an extraordinary individual, and he is sorely missed.

Dr. DuWaine Matthews went home to be with the Lord October 16, 2013 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA

Dr. Matthews was born July 19, 1930 To Leonard and Martha Matthews in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He had one brother, Larry, and a sister Beverly, both of whom have passed away and a Sister Diane Lane who lives in Sun City, AZ. He met and married Elsie Rubin at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. They had been married for 60 Years. They have three children, Scott Matthews, in Camas, WA Jodi Holladay, in Atlanta, GA, and Tod Matthews, in Klamath Falls, OR. They are blessed with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

After graduating college in 1953, Dr. Matthews received a Masters Degree at the University Of Nebraska, then attended Medical School at Baylor University Medical Center in Huston, TX receiving his M.D. in 1958. After a General Practice Residency, he started practice in Klamath Falls, OR in 1961. He practiced until 1970 when he went to University of Oregon, Portland, OR for a 3 Year Radiology Residency.

In 1973, He started a Radiology Practice back in Klamath Falls, OR , where he also drove one day a week to Surprise Valley Hospital in Cedarville, CA where he still practiced until his death. In 1987, he left Klamath Falls and moved to McArthur, CA and practiced at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA until his death. After moving to McArthur, he also started working two days per week at Modoc Medical Center in Alturas, CA. He was the sole Radiologist for all three facilities for the past 26 years.





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