Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD – Compassionate Care in Addiction Medicine
About Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD, based in Austin, Texas, is a renowned expert in the field of Addiction Medicine with a career that spans over three decades. After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in Houston in 1987, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
In 2008, he began his dedicated study of Addiction Medicine under the guidance of Dr. William Loving at Texas Star Recovery. While working there, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M School of Medicine, where he passionately taught Addiction Medicine to the future generation of fourth-year medical students.
He transitioned to full-time outpatient practice in Addiction Medicine in 2012, reaffirming his commitment to helping individuals overcome addiction and start anew. Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD also deeply understands addiction from a patient’s perspective, having lived with those undergoing treatment during the “Professional in Residence” program at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
Achievements & Recognition
- Recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award at El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Church for his unwavering service to the Hispanic working poor.
- Recognized as “Top Doctor” by Austin Monthly Magazine for four consecutive years (2018-2021). This accolade, awarded based on peer reviews, underscores his dedication and the trust placed in him by the medical community.
- A respected voice on addiction, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD often lectures on this grave disease and is always open to speaking engagements.
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD is an esteemed member of:
- American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
- Texas Medical Association
- Travis County Medical Association
Treatment Approach & Specialties
Dr. Masters utilizes a multifaceted approach in treating addiction, drawing from several therapy types:
- Types of Therapy: 12 Step Facilitation, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Modality: Catering to Individuals, Couples, and Families.
He specializes in:
- Addiction to substances and alcohol
- Addressing related Mental Health issues like Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Medical Detox, Trauma and PTSD, and Mood Disorders.
An Educator at Heart
With a belief in shaping the future of medicine, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD is deeply involved in medical student and resident education. He stresses the importance of Addiction Medicine, an area he believes is essential yet often overlooked. He teaches the Addiction Medicine segment of the Psychiatry rotation for Texas A&M School of Medicine in Round Rock, TX.
Experience & Dedication
With his vast experience, including serving as the Medical Director of MARS Methadone Clinic for 6 years and engaging in inpatient addiction treatment for five years, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD stands out in his field. His most recent lecture on “The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Addicted Physician” for the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society underlines his dedication to his profession.
As the only Addiction Medicine doctor in Austin, TX to be consecutively awarded “Top Doctor” status for four years, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD commitment to his patients is evident. He believes in accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and effective problem-solving, ensuring each patient receives the best care possible.
With a combination of experience, dedication, and compassion, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD is indeed one of Austin’s top physicians, consistently making a difference in the lives of those battling addiction.
“Healing and sobriety are possible for anyone”.
Dedication to Healing and Sobriety
The purpose of this introduction is to acquaint the reader with the field of addiction medicine and with Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD approach to the care of patients. The diagnosis and treatment of addicts and alcoholics involves a systematic approach, which addresses the biological, psychological, spiritual, familial, and social components of the disease.
The addiction medicine physician is typically involved from the outset in terms of the immediate management of detoxification in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Following detoxification, the real work of early recovery ensues and the physician continues to monitor the patient’s progress and to screen for concurrent illnesses. Some of the services provided include: the counseling of friends and family members on the most effective approaches to intervention; the use of medications to control cravings; the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder; the evaluation of progress within a twelve step group; and Suboxone induction and maintenance for opiate addiction.
This website is dedicated to the proposition that “healing and sobriety are possible for anyone” and that “awareness is curative.” To that end, Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD has populated the site with a variety of articles that address the common concerns and misconceptions that confound both patients and family members. The website continues to be a work in progress and the reader is encouraged to re-visit periodically as new material is added.
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD
“Comprehensive outpatient treatment of opiate dependence, alcoholism, and concurrent psychiatric disorders.”
Chat With An Expert.
Contact Matt Masters for a free 15 minute consultation now – 512-810-2079
Why Choose AAMA
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD is the only Addiction Medicine doctor in Austin, TX to have been awarded “Top Doctor” status (based on the opinion of his peers) 4 years in a row. Dr. Masters teaches the Addiction Medicine portion of the Psychiatry rotation for Texas A&M School of Medicine in Round Rock, TX; he has lectured widely on Addiction Medicine Topics; he spent 5 years doing inpatient addiction treatment; and he was the Medical Director of MARS Methadone Clinic for 6 years. Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD most recent lecture was on “The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Addicted Physician” which he did for the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society.
Medical Student Education
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD is actively involved in medical student and resident education in an effort to increase the knowledge base of our younger doctors in this overtly neglected, but extremely important, area of medicine.
A Commitment to Getting it Right
Accurate diagnosis, timely treatment, and effective problem solving.
Free 15 Minute Consultation
Contact Matt Masters for a free 15 minute consultation – 512-810-2079