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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 »

Arranging coverage at last minute due to change of plans, CME meetings, Dr Meetings to discuss problems and a willingness to help us solve problems are your highpoints. Little needs improvement.

Dr. Dan Cole

EPA is an organization with many years of professional experience providing Emergency Services. The organization strives to provide the highest quality of services with a sound interviewing process for their staff. The support services provided by EPA for their billing, coding, etc are great resources, and the staff are very helpful. EPA is continuing to be progressive and is analyzing all other services they can assist their partners with. Finally, EPA is led by a group of individuals who live out the values of the organization. Working with their leadership has been a pleasure.

Robb Gardner

Henry County Health Center

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

DCH has been working with EPA for over a year now and this is what we appreciate about EPA: Open communication between EPA and DCH. It is easy to relay changes to EPA and staff at EPA follows through. The ER staff appreciate the consistent doctors. The schedule is always complete and timely. EPA engages in open dialogue and problem solving. Give quality education in regards to physician documentation, physician and facility charges, and the spring symposium. EPA allows and facilitates networking amongst the facilities.

Tonya Summerson

Dallas County Hospital

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

Contact Us »

To learn more about Emergency Practice Associates contact:

P.O. Box 1260
Waterloo, IA 50704

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