Who Is Dr. Britten Cole? New Details About The 'Married To Medicine: Los Angeles' Star

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Who Is Dr. Britten Cole? New Details About The Married To Medicine: Los Angeles Star

Dr. Britten Cole moved form Florida to LA to be on the Bravo show. Who is she?

Married To Medicine: Los Angles debuted on Bravo last month. Since the show started, audiences have had a chance to get to know the six stars of the show, some of them are doctors, some of them are married to doctors. The LA medical community is just as intense as fans would expect.

One of the stand-out cast members is Dr. Britten Cole. An Iraq war vet and anesthesiologist, the doctor and her family are busy weighing the pros and cons of relocating to Los Angeles permanently and what it would mean to leave the current hometown of Orlando, Florida.

Who is Dr. Britten Cole? Read on to learn everything about the doctor.

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1. Navy doctor

Dr. Cole got her medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and did her residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She then went on to be an officer in the Navy. She served as a staff anesthesiologist at Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington, DC. She and her husband and two young children and lived in Florida before joining the show and moving out west.

Dr. Cole is a Navy veteran.

2. Relocating

The decision to move to LA wasn’t just about reality TV fame. Cole says "Orlando is a very small community. There’s not much in the opportunities that I want as a physician so I had to look elsewhere. We have family in Los Angeles. We have lots of friends there so it just was a smart move. We wanted to stay someplace warm so it was more of a decision based on my job and family, being close to family.”

The move wasn’t easy, however. Dr. Cole was working in LA while her husband and kids stayed behind. Commuting from coast to coast to see them was taking a toll on the whole family. After deciding the move made good sense, they all moved to Los Angeles.

Dr. Cole and her husband and children.

3. Why reality TV?

When Hollywood Life asked her why she chose to take her career in front of the cameras instead of being content to stay in the operating room, she said “It was a great opportunity. You know, I knew a few of the ladies to begin with so I knew I’d have fun with them. It’s something new. It’s something different. I’m a physician so I’m kind of use to the humdrum life of being a doctor and all the stress that that entails. I thought that this would be something exciting to do.” In addition, Cole had some insight into how the whole process worked; her best friend is Dr. Contessa Metcalfe from the original Married to Medicine franchise that is set in Atlanta.

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Dr. Cole and Dr. Metcalfe

4. Recognizable

Usually, doctors in Britten’s specialty aren’t recognized outside of work. Patients don’t usually have on-going relationships with the doctors who put them to sleep before surgery.

Britten says being on the show has made things a little different for her, saying “I have had someone recognize me after the fact. It was weird because when she saw me, she was like, ‘You look so familiar.’ She asked me where I worked and I told her and she was like, ‘Oh, you’re my anesthesiologist.’ And I was like, ‘Yes!’ And then she followed me and was like, ‘No, you were on TV.’ I kind of played it off like, ‘Yeah, I’m your doctor, that’s why you know me.’ And then she recognized me from the show, even though I really was her doctor.”

The cast of Married To Medicine: Los Angeles

5. Spoilers?

When Cole sat down with Hollywood Life, she didn’t drop any major hints about how the season will turn out. She did comment on some of the drama, saying  “You know as it’s been shown so far, the two people that have the most are Shanique and AshWhat happens between them will unravel and you’ll see if there are resolutions. There’s also a little bit going on between Imani and Jazmin. I think everyone’s seen that too, And again, you just have to watch the show so you can see how it all unravels, unfolds, and if and when there’s a resolution.” 

Cole, in general, is pretty positive about the relationships she has with her fellow castmates, remarking that “…the ladies in our group really get on very well. I think we have more fun than we do more drama.”

The show brings plenty of drama.

Married to Medicine: Los Angeles is on Bravo on Sunday nights.

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.