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Dr. John Costello, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Costello

Dr. John Costello, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in internal medicine and rheumatology.


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(314) 995-9988

Dr. Costello accepts the following insurance:

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Medicare Non-HMO
American Enterprise Group
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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HealthLink
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Dr. Costello's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anemia
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

My Care Philosophy begins with being truthful. It continues by being as accurate as the medical data and science support. It completes itself with through communication and kindness.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1984
Barnes & Jewish Hosp-Wash U
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Saint Louis University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1978
Saint Louis University Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1977
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1980
1978
1977

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Dr. Costello's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costello

3.3

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
46.42857142857143%
(13)
4 Stars
10.714285714285714%
(3)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
35.714285714285715%
(10)

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John B Costello has to be the most unethical physician I have ever encountered. His demeanor, approach, and bedside manner is horrible to say the least. He advises patients with cardiac, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses to eat and do whatever they like. When questioned about this practice his response is people are going to do whatever they want anyway and he doesn’t get into talks about diet and nutrition with patients.
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does not listen or pay attention. was there for an annual checkup and he did not even get the proper labs ordered. was a waste of time and money. not going back to him
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If you have any issues with your health. He does not read records. Had no idea of my issues. Due not recommend.
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Dr. Costello is a wonderful doctor, he treats you like a friend rather than a patient.
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I waited for over an hour to see this doctor. I was early for my appt, which was at 8 am, I wouldn’t think he’d be behind schedule that early. He knew I was in a great deal of pain trying to sit in a chair in the waiting room. Didn’t really listen to what my complaints were and didn’t offer any advice or help. He just blamed everything on an old injury instead of looking for a true diagnosis.
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I've been going to Dr. Costello for more than 20 years and have found him to be an excellent doctor and diagnostician. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. In fact, my wife is now a patient.
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Beware of the ease of getting a quick appointment here, there is a reason for that, no other rheumatologist in the St. Louis area can get you in for appt. within 2 days of calling. He asked inappropriate sex question. If you are seeing him as a rheumatologist be warned to only pay your copay as a regular doctor visit, because the insurance company has him listed as a regular doctor, not a specialist. This was a waste of my time and money.
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