ABOUT US

U-Med Center is a Dowagiac, Michigan family owned medical center. Since 2010 U-Med Center has established a medical clinic division, offered medical center and developed a team to offer Medical Marijuana Endorsements for Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties. U-Med Center has become  local medical center favorite! 

Dr. Matthew Smalls

Meet Dr. Matthew Small

My name is Matt Small.  I was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana.  I graduated magna cum laude from Hanover College in southern Indiana, majoring in chemistry and minoring in spanish.  I enrolled in Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997.  After graduation in 2001, I was accepted to the family medicine residency program in South Bend at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center which I completed in 2004.  I chose family medicine to be my focus because I was drawn to the breadth and depth of the specialty, not only in the medicine practiced but in the ability to care for patients of all walks of life and share in their intricate, complex relationships.  Growing up, I had a strong admiration for my family physician in Lafayette.  He became the model for the physician I desired to become:  always caring, always willing to extend a helping hand or offer a word of advice, and always being a steadfast champion of the patients’ health and well being.

    After residency, my family and I moved to South Haven, Michigan where I have lived and practiced family medicine ever since.  We were drawn to southwest Michigan by the natural beauty and abundant resources of the area, the close proximity to family and friends, and the opportunity to pursue my professional career as I had always dreamed.  This is truly a great place to raise a family.  We enjoy the numerous outdoor activities available to us here, and we are exceptionally fortunate for all of the long-lasting friendships we have made.

    My philosophy in my practice of medicine has always been to try to deliver high quality, compassionate health care with the patient’s best wishes and well being always in mind.  I cherish the enduring relationships that I have had with the families I have cared for over the years, from caring for their newborns to assisting with the difficult task of end-of-life decision making.  The challenges I have faced during my career have only invigorated me and shaped me into the physician I am today.  I look forward to continuing my career in family medicine here in southwest Michigan for many years to come.