We’re Growing! An Interview with Dr. Alexandra Mathern

We’re growing!  Meet the Couri Center’s new OB/GYN, Alexandra L. Mathern, MD.

Meet the Couri Center’s new OB/GYN, Alexandra L. Mathern, MD.  Dr. Mathern completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center through the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria.  She received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She also received a Bachelor of Science and Minor in Spanish from the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Mathern’s Background

Dr. Mathern has explored many aspects of the medical field from an early age.  Her passion for women’s health began in medical school when she found herself surrounded by strong, compassionate women who prided themselves on taking the best, evidence-based care of the women in the community. She was inspired by their dedication not only to their craft but also the betterment of themselves and their families.

Her Passions

Dr. Mathern strives to make sure her patients are well informed and take an active role in their medical care.  She can offer a wide variety of medical and surgical options, stressing minimally invasive approaches, for multiple gynecologic issues. She has particular interest in reproductive age issues from menstrual irregularities, ovarian pathology, pelvic floor dysfunction, and perimenopause.

Born and raised in North Dakota she has made Peoria home with her husband and three children. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

How to Schedule

Dr. Michele Couri and the Couri Center team proudly welcome Dr. Mathern, MD, to our practice, August 2019!  Dr. Mathern is now accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you.  Schedule your visit today:  692-6838 or visit our patient portal

We hope you enjoy getting to know Dr. Mathern a bit more in the following recent interview:

What inspired you to pursue medicine/gynecology?

I have always had an enthusiasm for learning and for helping others. Through my experiences in medical school and residency, I have come to have a passion for women’s health.

 What are you most passionate about in women’s health?

I am passionate about preventative care, especially when it comes to precancerous conditions. I think we are lucky to live in such a time to have resources and knowledge available to us to prevent some potentially devastating diseases.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself?  

Loyal.

What would a “perfect” day look like for you?

A day spent surrounded by family, friends, good food and maybe some beautiful weather!

What do you do to keep healthy?

I enjoy running with my husband, hot yoga and chasing after my children. I also enjoy cooking new, healthy recipes at home.

What message would you like to share with your patients?

Medicine is a science but also an art.  I am excited to share my knowledge and passion with the wonderful patients at the Couri Center.  I look forward to meeting you!