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Joseph Costa, DO

4.8 out of 5 (198 Ratings)

Specialties:

Family Medicine / Primary Care

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About Joseph Costa

Dr. Costa is a board certified specialist in family medicine and practices at Southcoast Physicians
Group in Fairhaven. He is also a staff physician at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Costa completed his residency in family medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa., where he also served as chief resident.

He is a clinical assistant professor in family medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Dr. Costa is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Locations

Joseph practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

208 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

P: 508-758-3781

Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Helpfulness of clerks and receptionists
4.8
4.8
4.9
4.8

Patient Comments (17)

  • I didn't wait long before being seen. My doctor knows my history and asks me questions about my health both physically and emotionally. I leave the office with a feeling of wellbeing.

  • Dr.Costa is an excellent doctor!

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Costa my entire life and I have always been welcomed by a friendly staff and Dr. Costa is a great doctor who listens to me and gives me the best possible care he can.

  • Was satisfied and the appt.was completed in a timely manner..

  • Dr. Joseph Costa continues to be an outstanding asset to Southcoast. He is attentive, professional, personable and genuine in his concern and care of his patients. May he have many more years as a Southcoast physician; doctors of his caliber are at a premium.

  • Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, questions answered/discussed thoroughly, made me feel comfortable

  • I WAITED IN THE WAITING AREA FOR MORE THAN ONE HOUR TO BE SEEN BY MY PHYSICIAN. WHEN I ASKED, NO ONE AT THE DESK COULD TELL ME WHY IT WAS TAKING SO LONG. AFTER MY APPOINTMENT, I WAS SENT DOWN THE HALL FOR LABS, AND AGAIN WAITED TOO LONG - CLOSE TO 30 MINUTES. MY APPOINTMENT AT THE LAB WAS AT TRADITIONAL LUNCH TIME, AND I FELT LIKE THEY HAD JUST SUSPENDED OPERATIONS WHILE EVERYONE WENT TO LUNCH AND I SAT THERE WAITING. I WAS VERY UNHAPPY, AS I HAD TO GET TO WORK.

  • Good experience all the way around.

  • Professional courteous efficient treatment on schedule.

  • I've been a patient for a very long time and feel like family.

  • Don’t rush the Doctors!

  • This appointment was made for me by a specialist. My primary care doctor did not know why I was being sent to him for a pre-op appointment, given my age and relatively good health. I feel that there should have been communication between the 2 offices before my appointment, as it seemed to be a waste of time.

  • I have been seeing Dr. Costa over 30 years. The best.

  • Waiting room TV's were all on the same channel. I would have chosen to catch up on the news or sports channel.

  • Always confident in the care I get there

  • Dr. Costa does a great job of listening and probing. I have the utmost faith in his judgement

  • I have been going to Dr. Costa since my first daughter was born in 1984... I love the care that everyone provides... Dr. Costa is the best!!

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Southcoast Health physician profiles now feature star ratings.  Below, you’ll find frequently asked questions about our process for calculating the ratings.

Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Helpfulness of Clerks & Receptionists, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.