Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Wexford, PA. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.Read her story

Forefront Dermatology - Wexford

1000 Stonewood Dr Ste 200

Wexford, PA 15090
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Tag Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Costa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Costa "Dr. Melanie Costa was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Pittsburgh, Switzerland and England. She attended the University of Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree and also completed her residency in dermatology. She then practiced dermatology in Bethesda, Maryland for two years before moving to Wailuku, Hawaii. In Hawaii she practiced dermatology with Kaiser Permanente for 4 years. In 2000, she moved back to Pittsburgh to be closer to her family. She joined the dermatology practice of Dr. George J. Francis in 2001. Dr. Costa now lives in Squirrel Hill with her husband, two daughters, pug and rabbit. She enjoys skiing, quilting and travel."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Costa "Keeping your skin healthy with advanced, compassionate care."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Costa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Member
  • Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology, Member

Dr. Costa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costa to family and friends
based on 94 total reviews (54 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (94)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Costa's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (54)

in Cranberry Twp, PA |
I have been seeing Dr. Costa for years and would recommend her to everyone. She is an excellent doctor - she is thorough, knowledgeable and personable.
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in Pgh |
She is kind, thorough and attentive.
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in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Costa and her staff have a very professional and friendly office. They were knowledgeable and considered my privacy. Dr. Costa is a very compassionate and caring doctor. We recommend her all to time to friends and family.
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Pittsburgh,PA |
Dr, Costa is excellent at what she does. I have been going to Dr. Costa for some time. You might find, that on your first visit, that the rapport is slow in coming but with each visit this changes to a warm and friendly person. Highly recommend.
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in Pittsburgh, Pa |
Pleasant, highly professional. Highly recommended to family and friends.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Costa accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UPMC

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