Dr. John Costello, MD

Dr. John Costello, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. John Costello, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in internal medicine and rheumatology.Read his story

2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 165

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 995-9988

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Dr. Costello's Experience

Dr. Costello's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Costello's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Costello "Being a good physician requires four steps; 1. Developing a moral foundation central to your character and behavior. This allows you to be a truthful person. A truthful person learns more from their errors than their successes and corrects behavior. 2. Doing the work required to get a through and rigorous education at all levels, high school, university, medical school, internship, residency and fellowship at quality institutions (a 15-17 year commitment). 3. Learning to listen to patients. Learning your medical limits and when to refer a patient out. Learning to help patients learn to help themselves. Learning empathy for patients problems. Learning to say prayers for patients when medical science runs out. 4. Finding balance in your profession. Keep educated on those medical topics you use. Working enough to pay bills. Being home enough for the spouse and children. What does it take to be a great physician? The above and a smile. P.S If I survive the terrible forces trying to eliminate the profession of Medicine, turning doctors into employees beholden to managers and not patients, in May of 2018 there will have been a doctor Costello of the same family helping patients in the St Louis, Missouri community for over 100 years. And yes still accepting new patients."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Costello "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."


  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Saint Louis University Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Saint Louis University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Barnes & Jewish Hosp-Wash U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Costello has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Costello's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costello to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Costello's Performance

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Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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