Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD

Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD

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Neurology

Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD is a Neurology Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Costa has extensive experience in Epilepsy and Headache. She is affiliated with medical facilities North Kansas City Hospital and Research Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Meritas Health Neurology

Meritas Health Neurology2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Costa's Reviews

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4.6

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Dr Costa had since moved to North Kansa City Hospital and I can not see her as she is a Hospitalist. Since then my health has began to decline. I have tried to see a new Neurologist twice but she offered no suggestions because I was not vaccinated for Covid.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Julie Nelson – Aug 11, 2021
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She took time to evaluate. Me. Focusing on a 30 yr long Problem putting together key thoughts from our conversation. She is willing to go the mile! Tests were ordered and though an office miscommunication, they won’t be done till later. She has suggested low dose medication to try to help with the muscle problems. Complete meeting of minds, I feel my care is on the right track. Look forward to working on my case with her in future visits!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Evelyn Keyes Batcheller – Dec 11, 2020
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The staff and doctors are always helpful and caring. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 16, 2020
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First visit was fine. Doctor was animated, proactive and full of treatment plans. My second visit was a complete waste of time. It seemed to me that she simply gave up since the first 2 treatments were unsuccessful. No tests or other therapies were suggested except meditation. I've been in chronic pain for over 2 years and have tried biofeedback in the past. Even when pressed for other ideas, possible causes, or the necessity of a diagnosis all she would circle back to was meditation. She may be a fine doctor for people with simple straight forward disorders but if you need help or real answers I'd highly recommend you go elsewhere.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 14, 2020
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Dr Costa is very helpful answer all my questions VERY knowledgeable and make you feel very comfortable and at easy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephanie W – Jan 07, 2020
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Dr. Costa spent a lot of time with me on my first visit with her. She seemed to really consider my history and current objectives when talking about our plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynn – Oct 01, 2019
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Found Dr. Costa to be very through and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 04, 2019
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Communicates well with patient. Listens to patient and is very attentive. I would recommend dr Costa highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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E Garber – Jul 03, 2018
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I have already recommended Dr. Costa to a friend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LENEXA – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Costa was prompt in her care when I was seen in the ER. She was kind and knowledgeable. She explained all tests to be done and all results when available. She answered all my questions and never seemed rushed. Her level of compassion was amazing as well. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone in need of a neurologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Costa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Costa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Costa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 533-3144.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Costa is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Costa
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Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Costa is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Costa's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Dr. Costa accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
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Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

When I visit with patients, my goal is for them to know I am present so they can feel comfortable sharing their stories, which go beyond what  is shown in their charts.

Biography

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending my time with husband and two little children, baking desserts and doing yoga.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (816) 533-3144.

Does Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Costa has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Costa's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Costa frequently treats Epilepsy and Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Costa specializes.

Where is Dr. Cynthia Costa, MD's office located?

Dr. Costa's office is located at 2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 1235, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Costa is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022)