Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

Dr. Melanie Costa, MD

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Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
55 y/o
21 reviews

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Forefront Dermatology - Wexford

1000 Stonewood Dr Ste 200

Wexford, PA 15090
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico

Learn about Dr. Costa

Personal Bio

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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Dr. Costa's Experience

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Dr. Costa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • 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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Procedures

  • 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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.

Education

  • Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Pittsburgh Med 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

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costa to family and friends
3.3
based on 21 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Costa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Pittsburgh, PA |
I brought my daughter to Dr Costa for an acne consultation. She was cold and aloof throughout the encounter. She did not examine my daughter's skin, rather sat across the room and made a few brief recommendations. She did not inquire about her skin type, skin care regimen, diet, or exercise habits. She did not instill trust or comfort. We left the office feeling disappointed and unheard.
in Mars, PA |
This is a wonderful practice. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I went to Caitlin Stowe, PA for acne and what ended up to be a staph infection. She had excellent bedside manner and listened to my problems and treated me great. Very smart physician assistant, they all really know their stuff here!
in Verona, PA |
I had a golf ball size cyst on my head. Derm #1 said I'd have to shave my head to get it removed. Dr Costa did it without shaving my head! She's treated my kids for various skin issues (the pediatrician said we're an eczemetis family). We're all very happy with her skill.
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Dr. Costa accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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