Dr. John Costello, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. John Costello, MD
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.

JOHN B COSTELLO, MD

2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 165

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 995-9988

Dr. John Costello, MD

Dr. John Costello, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Costello's Experience

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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
2

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
50

Conditions Treated

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

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.

Education

  • 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
3.6
based on 23 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Costello's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in St Louis, MO |
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.
St. Louis, MO |
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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Dr. Costello accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Costello has admitting privileges

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63131
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St. Luke's Hospital
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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