Dr. John Costello, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 68

Rheumatology

Dr. John Costello, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Costello, MD

John B Costello, MD

2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 165 Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Dr. Costello's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Viral Infection
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Dr. Costello treats Viral Infection more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Costello treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costello treats Arthritis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Costello treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costello treats Osteoarthritis more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Costello treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Costello's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Costello's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costello

3.5

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
53.333333333333336%
(16)
4 Stars
10%
(3)
3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
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2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
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1 Star
30%
(9)
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Ive been going to Dr Costello for over 10 years. I have had nothing but good experiences. I've read through some of these comments and it seems like some people are carrying s grudge about something? If you truly have an issue why don't you sign your name? I think you are one person with a grudge and trying to slander the man. I call bs about him being an hour late. His office staff knocks on the door and finds out why its going over 15 minutes, He may be taking care of an emergency.......... Lee Ann Martin
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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Lee Ann – Feb 05, 2021
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5 stars does not give enough credit to Dr Costello’s expertise. I continue to go to Dr Costello for many reasons. First and foremost he sees his own pt’s and does not have a PA in his office. He himself or one of his staff ALWAYS answers your calls. If they say they will order it, that is exactly what they do. I so appreciate the fact that no one knocks on the door after 15 minutes announcing that your time is up. Dr Costello is an active listener and gently guides the pt in the right direction. I have NEVER left his office frustrated about a health concern or not having ALL of my questions answered. He stays current on the new treatments and medications. I continually benefit from his knowledge base. Before I leave the office the invitation is extended that if I need anything to just call. Thank you Dr Costello!!
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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JoEllen – Mar 05, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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MO – Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Costello is a wonderful doctor, he treats you like a friend rather than a patient.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Alice Leach in Wentzville, Mo – Mar 13, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Dec 13, 2017
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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.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Mike in St Louis, MO – May 18, 2017
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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...Read more

Biography

Being a good physician requires four steps; 1. Developing a moral foundation central to your character and behavior. This allows you to...Read more

Specialties

  • 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
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Awards

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What are Dr. John Costello, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Costello frequently treats Viral Infection, Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Costello treats.

Where is Dr. John Costello, MD's office located?

Dr. Costello's office is located at 2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 165, Saint Louis, MO 63131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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John B Costello, MD2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 165 Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Luke's Hospital

Chesterfield, MO

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)