Dr. Laura Costello, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyFemaleAge 63

Dr. Laura Costello, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Costello has more experience with Gynecologic Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Costello to book an appointment.

Dr. Costello

Robert H. Dropkin MD Laura A Costello MD Obgyn Llp

6 EXECUTIVE PARK DR Albany, NY 12203
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Costello

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Costello treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Costello treats other conditions, please contact the office at (518) 489-7439.

Gynecologic Conditions

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Dr. Costello treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Atrophic Vaginitis
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Frequency
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Very High
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Dr. Costello's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Yeast Infections

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(518) 489-7439

Dr. Costello accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Costello's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costello

3.1

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
48.275862068965516%
(14)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10.344827586206897%
(3)
1 Star
37.93103448275862%
(11)
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What went well
  • Office environment (19)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Wait times (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
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I was placed on a birth control pill over a year ago. I was told that I would need a 3 month check in just to see how the bc was affecting me. When I called to make that appointment they said no come back in a year. Its been almost 2 years and they still wont see me or hear my concerns. Also every time I have to renew my prescription it is a whole deal and leaves me without pills for a couple days ruining my cycle.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 13, 2021
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honestly, the exam was the best part. I didn't feel like she listened to my concerns at all and made me feel stupid for bringing them up. She didn't take any of my questions seriously and it was overall a terrible experience, will not be going back.
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May 02, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
4 people found this helpful
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May 09, 2018
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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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What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Albany, NY – Nov 21, 2017
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Very skillful and compassionate doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
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MC in Watervliet, NY – Nov 02, 2016
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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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KB in Schenectady, NY – Aug 10, 2016
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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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Renee in Albany, NY – Jun 03, 2016
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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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Mary in Albany, NY – Jan 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Laura Costello, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Costello has...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1996
Albany Medical Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Laura Costello, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Laura Costello, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Costello frequently treats Gynecologic Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Costello specializes.

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

Dr. Costello's office is located at 6 EXECUTIVE PARK DR, Albany, NY 12203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Robert H. Dropkin MD Laura A Costello MD Obgyn Llp6 EXECUTIVE PARK DR Albany, NY 12203
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Affiliated Hospitals

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