Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

DermatologyFemaleAge 59

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD is a Dermatologist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with West Penn Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Costa to book an appointment.

Locations

Forefront Dermatology - Bloomfield

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Dr. Melanie Costa4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300 Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Forefront Dermatology - Wexford

Dr. Melanie Costa1000 Stonewood Dr Wexford, PA 15090
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At a Glance

  • 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.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Costa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costa

4.7

Based on 181 ratings

5 Stars
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(157)
4 Stars
6.629834254143646%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.524861878453039%
(10)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (162)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (162)
  • Office environment (161)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (33)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
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always nervous at dr. made me feel relaxed and comfortable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!!!!
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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
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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
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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...
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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.
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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
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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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Excellent
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 04, 2019
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Dr. Costa was professional, friendly and very clear with a diagnosis. She was personable in a very professional manner. She made me feel comfortable and answered my questions. She explained step by step what she was going to do and a clear course of action. I felt very comfortable in her care. I would highly recommend Dr. Costa.
What went well
  • 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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Melissa Campbell – Sep 24, 2019
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Always a long wait because so many love her. She is so kind and patient. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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Margaret Stauffer – Sep 18, 2019
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First time seeing this physician, 3rd time in this office. I am really satisfied with her expertise, demeanor, professionalism and focus. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 13, 2019
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Professional physician. On time for appointment. Pleasant to interact with during examination.
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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Sep 09, 2019
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Dr Costa explained my options and the pros/cons with each. She was very patient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 06, 2019
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Dr. Costa was professional, efficient, yet personable.
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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Pennsylvania
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. Costa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dermatitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Dermatitis more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Hair Loss
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Hair Loss more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

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
  • 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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Dr. Costa accepts

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(724) 201-2692

Dr. Costa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Gateway Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Intergroup
Liberty
Dental
Medicaid of Pennsylvania
Medicare
MultiPlan
HealthEOS Plus+
PHCS Network
Railroad Medicare
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
Triwest
United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melanie Costa, MD?

Call (412) 532-4196 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Melanie Costa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Costa has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Melanie Costa, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Costa's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Melanie Costa, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Costa frequently treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Dermatitis, and Hair Loss. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Costa treats.

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

Dr. Costa's office is located at 4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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West Penn Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)