Congratulations To Our 2021 EMA Spotlight of the Quarter!Our EMA Spotlight of the Quarter is Matthew Cote, M.D.!
Med School: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Residency: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Loyola University of Chicago – Masters in Bioethics and Health Policy
Dr. Cote was inspired to enter Emergency Medicine during medical school when he realized that each specialty would talk about a recent “great case” they were called down from the ER to evaluate and treat. He himself went to the ER to discover which cases appealed to him and found that the pace of the ER was a perfect fit, giving him the ability to help people in their moment of need and see an amazing variety of conditions. His favorite part of the job is making the diagnosis and connecting with his patients – he vividly recalls one case where a young boy came in with a roly-poly stuck in his ear. “After I flushed it out with a bit of water, and gave it back to him, I couldn't help but ask him, ‘Why did you put that in your ear?’ He looked at me and said, ‘I don't know.’ Then after a pause, he added, ‘It was the right size.’”
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Cote is a Southern California native who enjoys writing, woodworking, racquetball, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. He particularly enjoys swing dancing with his wife, with whom he has been married for 29 years and has 3 grown children.
About Emergent Medical Associates
EMA, headquartered in El Segundo, CA, is a premier provider of physician staffing and practice management services for 25+ Emergency Departments and 2 Urgent Care Centers that treat almost 1M patients annually throughout California. EMA‘s comprehensive system of ED and UCC management is based on over 100 combined years of healthcare experience. Through its management company, Pacific HealthWorks, EMA exports best practices and innovative management techniques to Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers and other Emergency Department groups, helping improve patient care and ensure contract security. EMA's proprietary techniques are patient-focused and targeted on improving the daily operations of ED’s and UCC’s.