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Dr. Laura Costello, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 62

  27 Reviews
Dr. Costello

Dropkin and Costello Mds

6 Executive Park Dr Ste E Albany, NY 12203
Accepting new patients

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(518) 489-7439

Dr. Laura Costello, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Rensselaer Poly Inst in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

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  • Practices at top hospital Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Costello accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Costello's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costello treats Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Costello treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costello performs Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Costello performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Pap Smear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costello performs Pap Smear more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Costello performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Costello's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Costello's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costello

3.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
51.851851851851855%
(14)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
37.03703703703704%
(10)

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I am very comfortable with Dr. Costello, she’s very pleasant and down to earth, efficient though I never feel rushed. She is well educated and inspires confidence with her low key approach, I would highly recommend her.
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Poorly managed office, flustered reception staff, no EMR, so no access to your records online. Questions to the nurse take far too long to get answered (6+ hours, sometimes days). When you finally get a hold of the nurse, recommendations are not very helpful, since most things need the provider's insight. When you finally get to consult with Dr L Costello in appt, she is negligent. 2/2 medical issues I resolved APPROPRIATELY with a second opinion, independently. Awful, unsettling experience.
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Very skillful and compassionate doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
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Told I had to wait 3 months for an appt because I had not been there in 2+ years and was considered a "new patient". I had multiple deaths in my family & an elderly mom going through cancer, but ok, I let it get away from me, I can wait 3 months. 3 weeks prior to the appt the office calls and tells me they have to cancel & I have to wait ANOTHER 3 MONTHS for a new appt.They have earlier appt's available, just not for me. Keep your unbending policies and poor service, I won't be back.
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I have been using Dr. Costello Medical services for over 25 years. DR. Laura Costello is highly ethical, caring and does her OBGYN work with the greatest of skill and expertise.
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I brought my 17 year old daughter for an appointment with her. My daughter wanted an IUD, but Dr. Costello is opposed to giving sexually active teens IUDs and ended up referring her to Planned Parenthood, who inserted the IUD with no issues. Dr. Costello admitted that both the CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorse the use of IUDs in sexually active teens as being both safe and highly effective and that she interjects her personal feelings over science.
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Biography

Dr. Laura Costello, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Rensselaer Poly Inst in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1996
Albany Medical Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Medical School
1981
Rensselaer Poly Inst
Medical School

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average