Matthew Coston D.O.
Dr. Matthew Coston D.O.
What is your hometown?
Where did you attend medical school?
UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM), San Antonio, TX.
What other educational credentials do you have?
Master of PA Studies (University of Nebraska Medical Center).
What are your particular clinical interests and why?
Sports Medicine. I fell in love with Family Medicine and Sports Medicine while serving as a battalion PA and PCP for some of the greatest warfighters in the world. It is very similar to the clinical practice I participated in when I was an active duty PA in Army. Mainly dealing with MSK issues. Additionally, I played several sports in high school and earlier years and really have a fondness for athletics.
Why did you choose Family Medicine?
I feel like it’s the best fit for me in regards to practicing medicine, having the ability to performs in-office procedures, and being a first-line care provider to those in need. I love the idea of watching a person grow through the various stages of life from infancy to older age and everywhere in between. I want to fill the gaps and be a physician for underserved communities that looks similar to them with a similar background and upbringing. Someone who can relate to them.
Why did you choose the Community Based Family Medicine Residency program?
Being a UIWSOM grad and having previously attended UIW while in undergrad, I felt it was a true full circle moment. I really appreciate the Communicare Based model of healthcare delivery and working with the underserved and most vulnerable populations at an FQHC. Additionally, I really liked the faculty I met during the interview process and thought this was the place where I could learn a great deal while also helping to shape the program for the future and influence some level of change for our successors.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
I love sports, travel, outdoor activities, and just spending quality time with my kids. My son and I regularly attend Spur’s games, Missions’ games and some local college sporting events.
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
- Rookie of the Year  – CommuniCare Health Centers
- Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) Public Health and Patient Advocacy Committee representative.