As a cardiologist at Summit Health’s Eastside Clinic, Dr. Matthew Taylor believes that answering all of his patients’ questions and explaining the reasoning behind the plan of treatment is how he provides the best care to patients. “Every time I’m deciding on a plan with a patient, I ask myself “what would I do if this were my own mom?’” He decided to follow a career in medicine after his father passed away unexpectedly while Dr. Taylor was young; during his father’s hospitalization, Dr. Taylor had lots of interaction with various doctors and that was the first time he ever considered medical school. “I am very grateful to have a job where my top priority is to help other people—both to feel better and to live longer. I am fortunate to have a job that leads to daily interactions with grateful patients.”
Dr. Taylor attended the University of Virginia for medical school after completing his undergraduate school at BYU. He then went on to complete his residency in Dallas, Texas. In addition to patient care, Dr. Taylor hopes to educate and treat patients with heart rhythm disorders; the most common being atrial fibrillation. When not working, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children. He enjoys mountain biking, golfing, backpacking and traveling.