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Matthew Costa, DO

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About Matthew Costa

Dr. Matthew J. Costa, DO, FACC graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. Dr. Costa earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. In his time at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Costa was a member of Psi Sigma Alpha, the National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi, and the National Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity. Dr. Costa furthered his medical expertise, first completing his Internal Medicine Residency and then becoming Chief Resident at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He then became Chief Fellow and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Costa’s clinical interests are in preventative cardiology, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, valvular heart disease, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. His personal philosophy of care is focused on forming a relationship with his patients that goes beyond medical management, and directly treats all aspects of the patient not just the isolated organ systems or symptoms. In addition, Dr. Costa strives to identify diseases risks and provide optimal risk reduction leading to the prevention of chronic illness.

Dr. Costa is dedicated to building long term personal relationships, treating patients as a whole person, and thinking diversly when it comes to diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disease.

When not at work, Dr. Costa enjoys spending time with his family, dog, and friends, as well as golfing, boating, fishing, listening to good music and playing the electric guitar.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

    208 Mill Road 2nd Floor
    Fairhaven, MA 02719

    P: 508-973-2207

    Get Directions 41.6545118 -70.88430519999997
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

    100 Rosebrook Way
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-273-4950

    Get Directions 41.775491 -70.73149790000002

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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.

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Patient Comments (118)

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.

  • Everyone was professional yet friendly. Dr. Costa is very knowledgeable and caring.

  • Staff is great very friendly appointment was on time everything was great

  • Everything from the check-in to the checkout was done well. Everyone explained everything with easy to understand details. Dr Costa and the office staff are very personable and make it easy on the patient, so thanks!

  • Dr Costa took the time to verify my brother [Name]record and get to know him a bit. So great.

  • Dr. Costa is amazing! Best Cardiologist I have ever had! Knowledgeable, precise, easy to talk to, friendly! Overall, top notch Doc!!!!!

  • Dr Costa and his staff were great. He explained things to me and answered all of my questions. Dr Costa was very thorough and helped me to understand my situation.

  • Everything went fine. I found out I was really good. They were excellent, excellent. I can't say anymore. Thank you. Goodbye.

  • All the staff at this facility were professional and pleasant. The facility itself was very clean, which I appreciate. No suggestions for improvement.

  • Dr Costa and his medical tech were very good and helpful.

  • Felt listened to.Dr Costa has excellent communication skills. He listens well and explains things in a clear direct manner.Very important to me , he said he would work with me to come up with a plan that works for both of us. I felt relieved and calm after visit !!!

  • He was personable considerate funny made me feel comfortable talking to him . The staff was helpful nice all went above and beyond very happy .

  • My mother has dementia, and I am her caregiver. Dr. Costa is always patient, empathetic, and kind when dealing with my mother, and takes time to listen to her concerns and specific medical needs. His warm personality and levity make her feel comfortable, and I feel he's offering her the best care possible.

  • I was seen promptly in a timely fashion. Treated with the upmost respect. My needs and concerns were dealt with concerning my symptoms. I would definitely recommend to family and friends of the excellent care and treatment at Southcoast.

  • Dr Costa and the staff ALWAYS..make it a pleasant experience..personal..caring and they always listen

  • Gave me good advice and explained what I needed to learn about my situation

  • Every one is kind and considerate

  • This Dr was amazing. He took his time and made you feel comfortable and actually cared. Very rare….

  • Dr Costa is an excellent doctor who always listens and knows exactly what my medical Issues are

  • I was treated well by both the medical staff and Dr Costa is the only doctor I have ever been involved with that I have the greatest respect, trust and understanding from and wish ALL doctors were like him! He is up to date and has excellent knowledge and experiences.

  • Everyone was very professional, the office and waiting room was very clean.The wait was very short.Matthew Costa is and always will be very concerned about health problems and will always take the time to listen to any of your concerns. SouthCoast is very organized.

  • Friendly & listened not rushed out door

  • Provider listens carefully to everything the patient tells him and provides clear directions on what the medical plan of care is.

  • Excellent service, professional and courteous

  • Very accommodating in getting an appointment in the Fairhaven office for me. Dr. Costa is an excellent doctor as well as a great guy who listens to you at all times. It doesn't feel like a doctors visit bcuz it's more like a chat with a caring friend!!

  • Prompt , courteous, through event monitor

  • Was an excellent experience and all the staff including Dr Costa were fabulous

  • my experience was good as usual. I like Dr. Costa's personality and that he is through with knowing my records and remembering special things about me.

  • Everyone was very nice, .Dr Costa was great to talk to and he answered all the questions I asked. He is so friendly and explained everything to me.

  • Dr Matthew Costa is great, he's courteous and a pleasure to deal with. I have been seeing him for a few years now and he has helped me change my health for the better. He treats you more as a friend than a patient and I would absolutely recommend him to others. The staff in the cardiology office are very professional they make you feel comfortable and at ease

  • Dr. Costa was fabulous. He was funny , yet listened well and asked pertinent questions. Not for one minute did I feel time pressured by him. Dr. Costa made me feel like my heart health was in great hands!

  • Dr.Costa is an outstanding and truly caring professional. His warmth and understanding has no equal...a distinct credit to the Southcoast Health organization.Support staff deserves much credit as well.

  • Outstanding Doctor and Staff!

  • Keep doing what you are doing, I'm always comfortable when I have an appointment with SouthCoast. I wish I could get a PC doctor with SouthCoast.

  • Just excellent overall

  • Everything was done extremely well couldn't be happier or more appreciative !

  • This initial visit with Dr. Costa was totally pleasant. He was professional, totally familiar with my history (which had been sent to him), knowledgeable about current treatment and procedures, and interested in my quality of life as well as my medical future. I was completely comfortable with him and look forward to working with him in the future. His good sense of humor was quite helpful. My former cardiologist and I became friends over many years. I'll be able to develop that same sort of trust with Dr. Costa. [Name] [Name]

  • Dr. Costa is very complete with his explanation with my case.

  • Was able to get an appointment in a timely manner and the visit proved to be very effective.

  • Pleasant, listened to concerns. Made sure everything was understood

  • Seen in a timely matter both provider and staff very attentive. Very pleased with care I received.

  • Dr. Costa was all I could have asked for. He listened carefully and gave me great feedback and guidance. His recommendations make sense to me.

  • A great experience with Dr. Costa, so easy to talk to. Always makes me feel comfortable. One of the best doctors that I see.

  • Clean, friendly, efficient.

  • The doctor's always paying attention to me even though we you know we only have like maybe 15 minutes time but he covered all the bases. Told me what my health was compared to 6 months ago when I last met him. He made sure that I had any concerns about my health and any other questions I might have and other than that he's kind of made me feel very it. He's he's a nice guy and all that good stuff, but I enjoy visiting him every six months and he really makes me feel better about myself by the time I leave there. Thank you.

  • Every one was extremely helpful and kind

  • Very proffessional!

  • Dr. Costa explains things well and is thorough and takes as much time as needed. He listens attentively and answers my questions. After we talk I feel comfortable with my current medical condition as well as the plan to manage it until the next appointment. He is a special doctor and the Southcoast organization is lucky to have him.

  • Provider listened well and gave informative feedback

  • I appreciated and noticed that Dr Costa read all my recent tests and information ahead of time. He explained in detail any concerns I had about my blood results. He asked questions about exercise, diet, and discussed in detail about my blood pressure. Very pleased with the medical care he is providing.

  • The best staff ever . I felt so cared for with everyone. Great great !!!

  • The Staff and Dr Costa are very professional and kind.

  • The Dr could see I was concerned and gave me time and complete explanation and put me at ease

  • Matthew was very knowledgeable and understanding . Made me feel at ease and answered all my questions Great experience

  • I feel like Dr. COSTA really cares about what's happening to me and understands and helps me work towards a solution

  • The Doctor made me feel good and explained everything to me

  • Actually it was a great experience. Thanks!

  • Dr costa is a great doctor!

  • Everything was easy and seamless in the transition from my previous healthcare provider.

  • Great personality and concern for my health.

  • Care givers at South Coast are the best. Keep up the good work and treat them well. They are the reason you get such accolades.

  • Dr. Costa is a great and caring cardiologist.

  • My appointment was made in a timely mannerand Dr. Costa was very personable and explained the results of my visit.

  • From beginning to the end of my visit I felt among professional friends.I was very comfortable and welcomed.

  • Very personable and listens thoroughly

  • Every question answered and help provided that we needed.

  • Not a long wait Dr. friendly and puts you at ease. A very organized visit and the assistant was very helpful

  • Good listener and helpful provider of information. Caring person.

  • I'm considering switching to Southcoast Health because of Dr Costa's relationship and him making me feel like he cares for his patients.Dr Costa was my doctor at Hawthorn!

  • Wonderful experience..nothing negative to report

  • I was a patient of Dr. Costa's for many years at Hawthorn. When he moved to SouthCoast I chose to stay with him. That should say everything!

  • Support people were VERY professional, wait time was short , Dr Costa is positive thinking providerWho has a nice personality!

  • Dr. Costa is extremely knowledgeable, caring and professional. I'm very happy with the quality of care.

  • Can't get better than all the office visits I have had with Dr. Costa at Southcoast Health

  • My appointment was on time, and everyone I encountered was pleasant and informative. I feel that Dr. Costa is always looking out for my best interests. I wish all of my encounters in and out of the medical feel were as kind and productive.

  • Dr. Costa is extremely in tune with my needs and wants and takes the time to satisfy my concerns. He truly cares for my health.

  • Dr. Costa and his staff are always informative and pleasant. Had an 8:00 appointment, was called into the office at 8:00 and had interaction and test with the nurse. Was seen by Dr. Costa by 8:15. Dr. Costa listened to and explained about my concerns. The office scheduled an appointment for an Echo and then a follow-up appointment. Was pleasant visit and I was out of the office at 8:35.

  • From checking in at the front desk, to the staff at the Fairhaven location, everyone is courteous and friendly. Dr. Costa's staff is extraordinary and very professional. I am completely at ease whenever I visit the Fairhaven location.

  • I have a good bond regarding my past and present health with my cardiologist.

  • Very professional staff.

  • Communication was good.Regarding the questionnaire: I have been seen by this doctor for some time, so I go for a visit at ascheduled day and time. This past visit date and time was suggested by the doctor and then scheduled. So sometimes I had to answer not applicable to the questions.Thank you.

  • Very congenial and professional

  • my first visit was [perfect. .doctor was pleasant and very helpful. very glad he is my new doctor.!!

  • Friendly, efficient service and care.

  • Attentive, pleasant, took a lot of time with me, did not wait long to see him and I left very pleased with the experience! Dr. Costa was excellent!!

  • Dr Costa made me feel at home and told me things today that will save my life , that we're not told to me in the emergency room visits , he was very updated on my medical history and I believe he is willing to help save my life , thank you

  • A super great team = you are very lucky to have them; Dr. Costa is wonderful - a true human touch!

  • Dr. Costa explained everything thoroughly and in a way that did not cause alarm or anxiety. He took my concerns seriously and validated them.

  • A very caring group of professional staff. Each care giver I saw was very understanding and listened to my concerns. Dr. Costa gave pertinent and timely medical advice about my condition. I left very satisfied about the level of care I received.

  • Everything and everyone was great.

  • This was my first visit to this particular location to see my cardiologist and all of the staff was excellent. Dr Costa is undoubtedly the best physician I have come into contact with in my entire adult life, patient, understanding and always easy to communicate with.

  • Everything was great I have no complaints

  • All was greatu00A0

  • Dr costa is very kind & explains everything, takes his time with you & generally cares for your health. I recommend him as well as his office - in wareham.

  • Everything was great i was pleasantly surprised

  • Excellent outpatient care. No improvement necessary.

  • Everything was done in a professional,pleasant manner. I couldn't be more satisfied.

  • Dr Costa was very attentive and listened very well when I spoke. All questions answered in detail very thoroughly. Dr. Costa is very likeable and I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Costa.

  • This was the first time seeing this provider. He explained things in easy to explain terms. He explained the previous testing I had had several years before was different and how it was different. My tests were scheduled that afternoon. I don't know what I am supposed to do to prepare for the tests but I am sure I will find out.

  • Dr. Costa answered all my question and spoke of ways to keep my heart save.

  • Dr. Costa's office was wonderful, very polite, caring. He's magnificent. He's the best doctor for my heart I think I've ever had, except for Dr. [Name] of course, but that was different. Dr. Costa, a 10 all the way.

  • Dr. Costa is the best!!

  • Dr. Costa and his staff were wonderful. I have the utmost respect for him as a provider and trust in his recommendations. I would recommend him to anyone having cardiac concerns.

  • Every aspect perfect, exactly what I hope for when I visit a doctor.

  • Provider was very informative and understandable

  • Dr. Costa listened to my concerns and addressed them with his perspective on my condition and treatment options. He was also very personable and straightforward.

  • Dr Costa was excellent and the staff is unbelievable. The best

  • Great staff and wonderful Dr

  • Timely, courteous, informative and spent all the time I needed to answer all questions. I didn't feel rushed or pushed out too soon. Great first visit.

  • Excellent experience, Doctor Costa made me feel comfortable and at ease.

  • I love this provider he was very down to earth and gave me all the information I needed and actually listened to me, I would refer him to anyone.

  • I really didn't want to even come today due to the Nor'Easter we were having and also I had a fight with my daughter right before I left so I was kinda sad and aggravated. But when I met Dr Costa, he was soooo nice and upbeat I felt my spirit start to rise and by the time I left his office I felt on top of the world. The day's weather even brightened up. I was smiling and happy so I had the energy to do some shopping and I'm even happy now. It was a good day because of him!!!Great Doctor!!!

  • Everyone was polite and helpful. Provider clearly cares for his patients and has extensive knowledge/expertise.

  • Every experience with Southcoast has been great. And this is coming from a Nurse Practitioner that has worked in various healthcare systems. ( not in MA)

  • Friendly, helpful, reaching approach.

  • My provider Broke down my situation and made me feel comfortable with how he wanted me to approach and care for myself, taking some of my worries away from me...

  • I loved dr Costa he explained everything in terms I understood and took time to answer all my questions

  • Quick visit and to the point

  • They had read my medical history thoroughly

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