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Dr. Michelle Costa, DO

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 50

Dr. Costa

Dr. Michelle Costa, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Falmouth, MA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth in 2002 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Costa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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POMCO Group
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Tufts Health Plan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Costa treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Costa treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Costa's conditions and procedures:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michelle Costa, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Falmouth, MA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth in 2002 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
Medical School
2002

Awards

Dr. Costa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Costa

3.9

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(6)

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Dr Costa truly, completely cares about my well being. She is thoroughly invested in my care and answers all of my questions effectively and promptly.
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She’s an incredible listener who puts various aspects of your complaints together and explains her conclusions clearly.
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Dr. Costa is excellent. She has been very friendly and is thorough, never failing to listen and give clear information and advice. Dr. Costa is also efficient. She works quickly but, as I said, she is thorough. Some people may not like the pace but I like her manner and the fact that she is always on time. The office is also run very efficiently. It may take a little more effort than usual to get your first appointment, but once you do, you can expect good care.
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She has no bedside manner. She is arrogant, moody, condescending and rude. I followed all her medical advice and when I didn’t get well, she treated me like I was a lying hypochondriac and dismissed me as her patient. Fast forward 2 years, and I have finally finished the disability process with 6 doctors delaring me permanently disabled (three of which were state assigned and had never seen me prior to my physical exam with them) and am receiving my disability pension, despite her dismissing me!
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I have had and continue to have an outstanding experience with Dr. Costa. She is a very caring person with an excellent personality. She listens to her patients and understands their needs. She represents what the medical profession should be like. If you are fortunate to have her for your physician you will be pleased with your choice.
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Dr. Costa listens to my xplanation of my situation. She responds with questions to allow her to take required action for given condition (s). She then describes actions she recommends, asks if I understand and asks for my consent. I have always felt better leaving Dr. Costa's office than when I arrived.
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