Dr. Melissa Costner, MD

Dr. Melissa Costner, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Melissa Costner, MD is a dermatologist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston in 1993 and specializes in dermatology.Read her story

8144 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 1300

Dallas, TX 75231

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Costner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lichen Planus
very high
more than 98% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Costner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Costner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Costner "Dr. Melissa I. Costner is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of rheumatic skin disease. She has written many articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations on this topic at conferences around the world. She has also conducted clinical research in lupus and dermatomyositis and is published in the major dermatology journals and textbooks. Dr. Costner graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in 1987. She received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1993 where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the same institution and completed a residency in Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. During her residency, she served as chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at UT Southwestern. She was selected by D Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in Dallas" for the last 11 consecutive years."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Costner "My specialty is skin signs of internal illness, and because of this, I value that the skin can be a window to what is going on internally. I find that patient's have great instincts about their health and a careful dialogue about their observations regarding their skin disease leads to more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Skin disease can be painful, both physically and emotionally, and it is my goal to work together with my patients in order to alleviate this pain."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

44  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University of St. Thomas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • UT Southwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • UT Southwestern
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Costner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Costner's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costner to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Costner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Excellent care and highly recommend Dr Costner.
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She is so amazing. I went to several dermatologists for my issue and she was the only one who took an initiative on solving the problem. She is known as a “problem solver “ by other physicians and I can see why. She takes hard cases and enjoys figuring out what is going on. She went the extra mile...more
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Dr. Costner is in incredibly knowledgeable. She is very experienced in her field and takes the time to share her knowledge. I feel like I am in exceptional care every time I visit her.
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