Dr. Susan D. Decoste, MD

Dr. Susan D. Decoste, MD

Dermatology | Female | 56 years old

Dr. DeCoste is a board certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College prior to attending medical school at the University of Connecticut. Dr. DeCoste did medical internship at Boston University then did her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School based at MGH and the Longwood Hospitals. She completed a laser and photo medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General and Beth Israel Hospitals. She has numerous laser and other research publications. Dr. DeCoste has been teaching laser and cosmetic dermatology at her academic practice at Massachusetts General Hospital for over 20 years. Dr. DeCoste is a clinical assistant professor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She is a longtime fellow of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She is on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. She also serves as the Dermatology Division co-chief at South Shore Hospital. Dr. DeCoste practices general medical and surgical dermatology with a strong background and interest in laser and cosmetic dermatology.Read more

South Coast Dermatology
90 Libbey Pkwy Ste 200
Weymouth, MA 02189 Get Directions
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The mission of South Coast Dermatology (SCD) is to offer all our patients the highest quality and compassionate dermatology care including your medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. SCD physicians, nurse practitioners, medical aesthetician, and office staff are in the business of helping our patients achieve the best results and total satisfaction in their dermatology care. Our dedicated team of providers make every effort to have you feel most important and comfortable while in our hands. SCD welcomes you to browse our website, and learn more about our practice and dedication to serving your needs. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions at 781-335-9700.Read more

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Dr. DeCoste is a board certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She graduated summa cum laude...Read more

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Dr. DeCoste is a board certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College prior to attending medical school at the University of Connecticut. Dr. DeCoste did medical internship at Boston University then did her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School based at MGH and the Longwood Hospitals. She completed a laser and photo medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General and Beth Israel Hospitals. She has numerous laser and other research publications. Dr. DeCoste has been teaching laser and cosmetic dermatology at her academic practice at Massachusetts General Hospital for over 20 years. Dr. DeCoste is a clinical assistant professor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She is a longtime fellow of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She is on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. She also serves as the Dermatology Division co-chief at South Shore Hospital. Dr. DeCoste practices general medical and surgical dermatology with a strong background and interest in laser and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Decoste's Care Philosophy

The mission of South Coast Dermatology (SCD) is to offer all our patients the highest quality and compassionate dermatology care including your medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs.

SCD physicians, nurse practitioners, medical aesthetician, and office staff are in the business of helping our patients achieve the best results and total satisfaction in their dermatology care. Our dedicated team of providers make every effort to have you feel most important and comfortable while in our hands.

SCD welcomes you to browse our website, and learn more about our practice and dedication to serving your needs. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions at 781-335-9700.

Dr. Decoste says...

At South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's dermatology needs. Our physicians spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that general pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves. We also want our patients to be informed about skin problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being.

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Mass Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Genl/Beth Israel Hosps

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Mt Holyoke College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection