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Joseph Costa, DO

4.9 out of 5 (384 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Primary Care

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.


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

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.