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Specializes in Dermatology • Female • Age 53

4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Dr. Costa's Experience

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Dr. Costa's Specialties

  • Dermatology

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Francis Costa/Welch Assocs Derm
Francis Costa/Welch Assocs Derm
4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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    Dr. Costa's Experience

    Specialties

    • Dermatology

    Board Certifications

    • Dermatology
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    • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Shaving of Skin Lesion
    • Skin Tag Removal
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    • Acne
    • Actinic Keratosis
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Benign Skin Lesion
    • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
    • Cellulitis
    • Cold Sore
    • Dermatitis
    • Folliculitis
    • Fungal Nail Infection
    • Hair Loss
    • Herpes Simplex Infection
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hives
    • Intertrigo
    • Itchy Skin
    • Keloid Scar
    • Lipomas
    • Plant Poisoning (Non-Food)
    • Psoriasis
    • Rash
    • Ringworm
    • Rosacea
    • Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Shingles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Discoloration
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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    • Varicose Veins
    • Warts
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Graduated in 1990

    Internship Hospital

    University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Complete in 1991

    Residency Hospital

    University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Costa & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Costa's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Costa

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.3
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    3.3 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costa to family and friends

    3.3 out of 5

    24 responses

    Dr. Costa's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.4 out of 5

    22 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    23 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.9 out of 5

    22 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    23 responses

    Experience with Dr. Costa

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.6 out of 5

    24 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.6 out of 5

    24 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    24 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.3 out of 5

    24 responses

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    Francis Costa/Welch Assocs Derm
    4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 683-5211 (Office)
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