Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 60

Dermatology

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD is a Dermatologist in Wexford, PA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Costa has extensive experience in Cosmetic Skin Procedures and Skin Conditions. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with West Penn Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Forefront Dermatology - Wexford

Locations

Forefront Dermatology - Wexford

Forefront Dermatology - Wexford1000 Stonewood Dr Ste 200 Wexford, PA 15090
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Forefront Dermatology - Bloomfield

Forefront Dermatology - Bloomfield5750 Centre Ave Ste 500 Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Costa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costa

4.7

Based on 188 ratings

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The Best!
Dr.Costa is an excellent dermatologist. My married daughters and I are patients of hers. Dr.Costa examines thoroughly thank goodness. She asks pertinent questions and listens. She biopsied a small area on the bridge of my nose even though there was only a slight chance of skin cancer. It was cancerous and she referred me to a MoHS surgeon who was amazed that she found it. And, it was deep! I’m so grateful !
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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Sheila Morris – Apr 08, 2022
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Definitely!
I was quite concerned about the outcome of my visit. Dr. Costa did her exam and advised me in a very compassionate way what needed to be done. I had every confidence at that time that she would do her best to provide a good outcome. I had to call her office to confirm a matter regarding my Rx. Her office called back promptly and answered my concerns advising me to never hesitate to contact the office.
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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Julie Vasalani – Mar 05, 2022
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Annual body check. Happy with approach taken & Physicisn interaction… attentive … honest… informative
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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Mar 03, 2022
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Very disappointed
Waited months for my appt along with my daughter’s appt who is only 13 but dealing with skin issues. Dr Costa was rude, abrasive, had no concern for our issues. Offered no help. every time i tried to speak she talked over me and cut me off. Told my daughter what she is dealing with is for life so get use to it. Terrible treatment. Offered no help no suggestions and rushed us through. Didn’t even look at 75% of what we went there for. Stay away!! Ignorant person.
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Nicole – Feb 03, 2022
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It was very thorough. Dr. Costa made me feel comfortable. She addressed my problems and saw them for me.
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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Jill McGuire – Jan 29, 2022
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Dr. Costa is an excellent, friendly, and professional physician. I would recommend her to my best friend.
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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Jan 13, 2022
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I had gone to Dr. Costa for years. I had a biopsy performed by her PA in an emergency visit. The results came back a rare skin lymphoma. Dr. Costa was not the one to call and inform me the results. Her patient has cancer, and she didn’t have the courtesy to call to inform and explain the biopsy. The call was done poorly, and left me stunned with many questions. Very unprofessional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 04, 2021
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always nervous at dr. made me feel relaxed and comfortable
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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steve robinson – Jul 24, 2020
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Horrible!!! I booked an appointment for a full body check and several concerning areas. Dr Costa walked in, asked to see my ankle, I told her I had several areas of concern and she looked at her nurse and said this is a full check. She looked irritated & clearly was in a hurry. I never got my full check. She asked if I wanted the growth on my ankle sent out.. I asked what she thought and she said if it grows back again we can check it next time. WHAT? 6-8 minutes top in the room.. all hurried. I was told to bring cash to pay, which I did... at check out I was told not to worry about it... 2 months later I get a bill for $1300!!! Absolutely disgusting!! The charges are ridiculous!! I didn’t even get the full check I requested... I STILL have areas of concern that Dr Costa didn’t even look at. Horrible.. Do NOT use this office!!!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
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Mar 24, 2020
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All was satisfactory
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Jan 14, 2020
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First rate as always. Thorough, professional and a very calm and reassuring manner
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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Dec 23, 2019
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Thorough, professional, personable. Tip for if you are considering starting: if the office you live closest to (Bloomfield or Wexford) is tight schedule-wise, simply schedule your 1st appt. in the other office, then have subsequent appts. in office closest to you.
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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Dec 11, 2019
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Very professional. Does not hurry, takes time.
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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Dec 06, 2019
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Dr Costa is professional and personable. I would send anyone I know to see her. It sometimes gets a bit frustrating if you have to wait past your appointment time but once in a room, the Dr Costa does come in fairly quickly and her demeanor is always positive. Excellent physician...
What went well
  • 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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Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Costa has always been professional in her approach, leaving me with confidence that I have been properly examined.
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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Nov 24, 2019
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Amazing at her profession, great bedside manner and easy to talk to. Been going to her for 12 years and she has changed my skin for the better!
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
  • Long wait times
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Nov 20, 2019
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I have been going to Dr Costa for at least three or four years. I have had lots of concerns about my rosacea and she has definitely helped me, she is a wonderful doctor!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Sue C – Nov 16, 2019
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I am very happy with Dr Costa and her staff and the service she provides. They are always very courteous, kind, and professional. I would recommend their Dermatology Clinic without hesitation. Thank you Dr Costa!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andy – Nov 01, 2019
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Very through and great communicator, highly recommend.
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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Peter – Oct 22, 2019
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She's very nice to work with, kind and concerned about your needs. Highly recommend!
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Oct 04, 2019
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Costa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Costa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Costa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (724) 778-3020.

Cosmetic Skin Procedures

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Skin Procedures specialists.

Dr. Costa is experienced in the area of Cosmetic Skin Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Costa
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Hair Loss
Acne
Skin Discoloration
Skin Tag Removal
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Skin Conditions

Compare with other Skin Conditions specialists.

Dr. Costa is experienced in the area of Skin Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 42 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Costa
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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Intertrigo
Dermatitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Costa's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Costa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Keeping your skin healthy with advanced, compassionate care.

Biography

Dr. Melanie Costa was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Pittsburgh, Switzerland and England. She attended the University of Virginia where she...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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Does Dr. Melanie Costa, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Melanie Costa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Costa frequently treats Cosmetic Skin Procedures and Skin Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Costa specializes.

Where is Dr. Melanie Costa, MD's office located?

Dr. Costa's office is located at 1000 Stonewood Dr Ste 200, Wexford, PA 15090. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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West Penn Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

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

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)