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About Dr. Gerard Coste

Dr. Gerard Coste, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cambridge, MA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Coste is affiliated with Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Coste has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

4 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gerard Coste is Good. Dr. Gerard Coste has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gerard Coste is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Windsor Street Health Center

119 Windsor St
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Specialties

Dr. Gerard Coste has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss
  • Physical
  • Heartburn
  • Immunization
  • Check-up

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Five Stars

Dr. Coste has wonderful bedside manners and is a caring, smart primary care physician. I would recommend him to anyone who would like the best of care for major or minor health problems.

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I would recommend this internist.

The experience exceeded my expectations. He diagnosed the problem quickly and I have started treatment. I am off to a full recovery. Excellent bedside manners and great communicator. I would highly recommend this doctor.

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Naive, poor bedside manner.

I had a terrible back injury and needed to be seen. I could barely walk. He barely looked at me, told me that I was "just stressed out" and that it was all "in my head." He said that I was pretending to have back pain in order to get pain killers because according to him, "Everyone likes pain killers because they feel good..." About a year and a half before, I had seen a doctor for a back injury, and they checked me all over, checked my mobility, reflexes in the knees and feet. Dr. Coste did none of that. The med tech had left my chart up on the computer screen, and he barely glanced at it. Then, he told me he really didn't need to examine me, but that I was probably "stressed" and my pain was probably "all in my head." He then started to prescribe me a drug that I am violently allergic to, and I pointed out that if he had looked at my chart, he would have seen that. He retorted I was simply there to get pain killers in order to "feel good" because according to him, "Everyone likes pain killers because it feels good to take them..."I was appalled. I mentioned, "If I was so into pain killers, wouldn't you all have heard from me more recently than a year and half ago?" He rushed me out, and I complained at the front desk. They didn't say anything, just looked nervous.I am a woman, and his behavior felt blatantly sexist, as well. This was the worst doctor I've ever seen. He should not be practicing, due to his blatant refusal to read a patient's chart, to fail to examine them when they say they are in pain, and then to accuse them of trying to "score" some pain killers.

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One Star

I was instructed to call for results of bloodwork, however, when i called i was told "it is not our policy to give this info over the phone.{2. Here is how i got phone calls regarding visits. I actually taped one to present to the administration of Cambridge Hospital....Ring ring I answer"2 pm appointment tomorrow with Dr. Coste."WHat who is this"2 pm appointment Friday with Dr. Coste."No greeting or asking who I am or even Hello. EVERY phone call I got was like this.. and when I pointed this outthe calls remained the same.After receiving more courteous service and less Smarmy doctors in Los Angeles and San diego for 18 years, I am not prepared to begin to be treated like this, even while I am in Massachusetts.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Coste is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Cambridge Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gerard Coste accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Windsor Street Health Center, 119 Windsor St, Cambridge, MA
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