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Joshua Costa, NP

4.6 out of 5 (276 Ratings)


Ears, Nose & Throat / ENT / Urgent Care

About Joshua Costa

Joshua Costa earned his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA. He then furthered his medical expertise, earning is Masters of Nursing Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Regis College in Weston, MA. His clinical interests include emergency medicine, cardiology, and ear, nose, and throat.

Joshua’s personal philosophy of care is centered on treating, listening, and understanding his patients’ concerns in the same way that he would want someone that is caring for his family member to do. Joshua approaches each patient case in a holistic manner, treating and addressing every aspect of his patient’s overall health and wellbeing while viewing them as someone from his community who he can make a connection with and help in a time of need.

When not at work Joshua enjoys golfing, fishing, gardening, and woodworking.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Ears, Nose & Throat (ENT)

    299 Faunce Corner Rd
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-995-0700

    Get Directions 41.6600388 -70.98966899999999
  2. Southcoast Urgent Care

    208 Mill Road
    Fairhaven, MA 02719

    P: 508-973-2432

    Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.8843052
  3. Southcoast Urgent Care

    Wareham Crossing 2421 Cranberry Blvd
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-273-1810

    Get Directions 41.7758840 -70.7454188
  4. Southcoast Urgent Care

    39 Commerce Way
    Seekonk, MA 02771

    P: 508-336-6181

    Get Directions 41.7952790 -71.3228660
  5. Southcoast Urgent Care

    435 State Road Unit F
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-990-2900

    Get Directions 41.6403740 -70.9996210
  6. Southcoast Urgent Care

    12 Main Street
    Lakeville, MA 02347

    P: 508-946-0202

    Get Directions 41.877862 -70.9233381
  7. Southcoast Urgent Care

    450 William S Canning Blvd
    Fall River, MA 02721

    P: 508-973-0250

    Get Directions 41.672358 -71.159543

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

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Patient Comments (58)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Continue the good work!

  • This was my first visit to the office. I found everyone to be extremely courteous, on time and kind. I feel Joshua took the time to explain what he was doing, why, and what would be coming up. All in all a very good experience.

  • Pros: courteous and listens to patient. Both the audiologist and Physician Assistant. Cons: Second floor is like a maze!!

  • [Name] at check in was amazing and knowledgeable. [Name] the audiologist was amazing and Joshua the NP was wonderful. A positive experience from the entire team . And [Name] the medical assistant was great as well. Very professional and efficient.

  • I felt that Joshua listened well and made sure I understood his evaluation. It was very reassuring that I received good care.

  • Josh is awesome highly recommended.

  • Attentive timely care.

  • All staff and providers were wonderful. Everyone was helpful and really made you feel like a priority. Top level care!

  • Excellent staff & Dr. Costa was awesome. It was my first visit & I felt like they knew me!! I can't say enough good things about them all!! They all made me feel comfortable!!

  • This was my 1st time seeing this provider. Provider very courteous, respectful and professional. Listened attentively and addressed concerns. Validated feelings and struggles that I had experienced for several months. Offered continued support if needed in the future if problem did not improve with time.

  • NP Costa was polite, concise and energetic. He knew my history before coming in to see me which was helpful.

  • Josh Costa is an excellent NP. He is very knowledgeable in ENT and has an excellent manner with patients. I would recommend to anyone looking for an ENT.

  • Did everything right.. very happy with the service provided

  • The audiologist was excellent.

  • Professional and informative.

  • I'm very appreciative of how wonderful the staff were in getting me in for an appointment. I was extremely dizzy and I really needed help. Joshua was fantastic. It was very obvious that he read my records. This is the first time I saw him, and he was wonderful. He listened to what I had to say, and he helped me tremendously. I'm very grateful to him. Thank you.

  • Always knowledgeable and professional.

  • Prompt, effective diagnosis, recommended actions.Listened and responded accordingly. Very good experience.

  • This nurse practitioner spent 2 minutes with me at most. He looked in my ears and that was it. He said I didn't need to see him at the end of the appointment if the hearing was stable. I don't feel he did anything for me. He was a waste of time. Flew in and flew out. Horrible provider

  • Joshua was very knowlegable and explained everything clearly. He answered all my questions and concerns.

  • We really enjoyed the office, staff and provider however - we waited six months to see ANY ENT, which is completely ridiculous. You need to hire more ENTs - the wait is way too long.

  • Assistants and provider are all friendly and professional.

  • Keep up the same practices!

  • Overall great experience

  • My feeling is that we handled confidently carefully and with a lot of I don't know knowledge. Very good. I would recommend him anyway. Bye. Bye.

  • Everyone in this office was courteous and happy!! The providers I saw listened to me and explained all tests and recommendations. This was my first visit and I was pleased!!

  • Explained everything very well

  • The couple times that I have been to this office, everyone has been friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and timely. They fit me in their schedule when we thought it was needed. They explained everything step by step, and in a way, that was easy to understand.

  • very professional and timely assistance

  • Great experience very professional experience.

  • I was referred by my arthritis physician, Josh didn't read any notes from my dr prior to my visit or while I was in the room, and dismissed me within 5 mins. He said he had no idea why I was there, had he read the notes on my file from the other Dr he would have known. Extremely disappointed in my 5 min visit, completely wasted my time.

  • I liked how everything was explained in a clear and concise manner. I like that I was taking in right away at the time of the appointment and then helped in a timely manner as well. As far as what I would change, when I came in to make the appointment the person at the desk told me that I needed to call some sort of hotline which it's kind of productive when all you're trying to do is make an appointment and you're already there.

  • Easy to get appointment/ timely treatment

  • Everyone was very nice polite is was clean and they call me in fast very nice office and the secretary and nurse and doctor were very nice great jod team

  • Everything was well explain all our options were made in a clear way

  • Comfortable, easy experience

  • Great experience great people working there.

  • NP Joshua Costa listens to my concerns and let's me know about the next treatment plan.

  • This was my first visit to Southcoast ENT. The care was excellent and I was treated in a professional and caring manner. My only concern was the length of time it took to get an appointment. I made the appointment in April and it was scheduled for August 1st. I then received a notification that my appointment was moved to September 1st.

  • Will not return to this doctor

  • Joshua Costa, NP was very courteous and professional!

  • Everything done well

  • Nurse Practitioner Joshua was wonderful with my three year old!!! The young lady that came in the room to assist Joshua was great too!! I told Joshua when we were parting that he has a great disposition!!

  • NP Joshua Costa was knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner.I will recommend friends and family of this facility in need of ENT care.

  • Joshua was very professional and pleasant!Nice mannerism.

  • Timely and professional.

  • I like my appointment with Dr. Costa. He was straight to the point!

  • visit went well ,did not wait at all

  • Everyone in that office was so kind and friendly. [Name] (I think that was her name she told me I just forgot) explained everything that she was doing Dr. Costa was incredibly professional and [Name] was so kind when doing the hearing test. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience during a difficult time.

  • Joshua Costa cleans my ears. He always gives great advice with a smile.

  • Very thorough and timely - works very well with children.

  • The audiologist who did the hearing test was very professional and empathetic and just all around. Made the experience, good.

  • They are very professional. Without a doubt, I recommend them 100%. They know what they are doing.

  • Josh was great with my daughter. He was able to engage appropriately with her and really listened to our concerns.

  • The post op appointment was handled. smoothly, in a timely manner and very professionally. No complaints whatsoever.

  • We love Joshua the PA. He explains everything to my daughter . She is so comfortable with him. So important to me since she is 13.

  • I received a detailed description and status of my hearing , and all of my questions were answered.

  • very prompt,on time,excellent explanation of my problem

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