Ratings for Dr. William M. Costigan
If I could give negative stars I would. The first two appointments I had were 1.5 hour waits. The first time I saw Dr. Costigan, he recommended I have one cortisone shot in one area and if that didn't work then surgery, spinal fusion. I went and got three other opinions and all said I needed to try the cortisone shot in three places and at least three times before I really talk about surgery and there would be two options for surgery. So in my opinion Costigan is a little knife happy. He refilled my pain medicine and said no more after this no matter if I was in pain or not. His staff was extremely rude. Areolinda yelled at me and told me that I could not see another doctor only Dr Costigan, which was not true. When I spoke with Dr Costigan on my second visit he said "You can see who ever you want, but it's not like you need to." After a doctor recommends spinal surgery after one treatment, yes I did need to see another doctor. His staff also called my primary doctor and asked for a copy of my EKG and told them it was an emergency and that I signed release forms that they would send to my primary, I never signed any release forms. When I called the staff out on this and asked a total of 8 times for them to show me what I signed I was told "What's done is done." Ceaser then yelled at me "What's your problem, who cares what we did? You just don't want our help." I replied "I want you to follow the law." Ceaser replied "No, you don't want our help, we can cancel your appointment because all you are is a first time patient so we don't care!" When I confronted Dr Costigan about this his reply was "So that was my staff not me. Besides, who cares, We share our patients' records with whom ever wants them and we don't make them sign anything." Well newsflash that is against the law. I only went to the second appointment to talk to him about all of this and he told me to find another doctor, which I already had done, because there is no trust between us and basically his feelings were hurt. As I was walking out he told his staff, and quite loud, that I was PMSing, which is extremely sexist. So if you want a good doctor avoid Dr Costigan. Sharing records without the patient's permission is a HIPPA violation.
Dr. Costigan and his staff have been GREAT to work with. I live in Las Vegas, but I have not regretted making the decision to choose Dr. Costigan as my surgeon, even though he is in California. My surgery is scheduled for tomorrow, but so far, even as busy as they are, this office and the Dr. himself have treated me like I was the only patient in the world. TOP NOTCH CARE!!! SECOND TO NONE!!!
This Dr is a buffoon. Suspenders and all. I was kept waiting almost an hour to see him. When he did arrive he immediately launched into physically contorting me - no warning or explanations given - into several extreme and painful positions, I suppose to determine what my spine problem was. When he was done he explained for less than 5 mins what his plan is for me. He said I would hear from his office. I have heard nothing since.
After waiting an hour 40 minutes past the appointment time and hearing him pop into yet another examination (waiting) room I finally left. No idea if he is capable, but he is certainly all about maximizing his profit at the expense of his patients and that does not bear well on his objectivity on treatments.
I sent Dr. Costigan a patient of mine to be evaluated. She had suffered a traumatic injury some months ago, and an MRI revealed what was thought to be a fracture in a thoracic vertebra. My patient reported to me that his expertise, demeanor and care impressed her - and his handling of this difficult case impressed me to the point that I will not hesitate to recommend patients to him. Dr. WDG D.C.
Dr. William M. Costigan's Credentials
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- University Of Southern California School Of Medicine (Grad. 1994)
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