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Our Mission
Emergency Practice Associates is committed to high quality, efficient and cost-effective practice management services with an emphasis on the specialty of emergency medicine.

The emergency department is often a patient's first experience with a hospital. A hospital's reputation depends on that positive first impression. According to research, physicians and staff make the greatest impact on patient perception.

Emergency Practice Associates recognizes and understands that. Since 1974, the practice management firm has provided first-class emergency care in a cost-effective manner.

Years of practical experience working with and managing emergency departments is what sets Emergency Practice Associates apart from other emergency practice management firms.

Emergency Practice Associates offers a comprehensive program of physician services, practice opportunities and practice management services for hospitals. The Emergency Practice Associates staff rapidly responds to changing developments in Emergency Medicine.

Years of practical experience. A proven track record with physicians and hospitals. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Reasons to consider Emergency Practice Associates, where a promise made is a promise delivered.

What people are saying »

It has been a pleasure working with EPA, primarily because they have distilled the process down to simply practicing medicine. By eliminating the hassle of paperwork and facilitating easy scheduling, I can focus on treating patients. The fact that the personnel are accessible and cordial is a bonus.

Dr. Christopher Hogrefe

I have been working with EPA for 9 years. I'm appreciative of their consideration, thoughtfulness, and professionalism. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to work together with them (not for them). I look forward to our next decade together.

Dr. Cassie Carlone

The number one thing I appreciate about EPA that I never got from our last provider is that you do not wait until the last minute to present new physicians to cover our ER. This presents real credentialing challenges. I also appreciate that you do not contact our local physicians for coverage, again something our last provider did to the point of harassment.

Greg Paris

Monroe County Hospital

I have never been happier at a job than I am with EPA.  I really like what I do, I like EPA and your courtesy that you give to me.  I have worked many places over the years and this is absolutely the best place I have ever worked.  Thanks for all you do to make my life so good!

Sue Malloy, ARNP

We were with ECS before changing to EPA. ECS was more of a distant management group that we saw once a year at best and they never held meetings for the drs. EPA staff are accessible and responsive to our requests and needs. EPA holds the quarterly meetings that give our administration, the ED Physicians, and the ED Nurse Manager the opportunity to openly discuss issues and work on improvement efforts.

Pat Giffin

St. Francis Hospital & Health Services

Contact Us »

To learn more about Emergency Practice Associates contact:

P.O. Box 1260
Waterloo, IA 50704

(800) 458-5003
(319) 236-3644 (fax)