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About Dr. John G Costouros

Dr. John G Costouros, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Redwood City, CA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Costouros has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John G Costouros is Great. Dr. John G Costouros has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John G Costouros is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

450 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Specialties

Dr. John G Costouros has the following 2 specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopy

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Reviews

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Beware this doctor

This doctor failed to diagnose, failed to treat, and failed to examine me as a patient. A visit lasting less than 10 minutes to see him cost more than $1,000, paid by a reputable insurance company. Avoid this doctor at all costs.

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A heinous doctor: appalling service: 2 hours late; no diagnosis; got my name wrong; spent less than 2 minutes with me; failed to follow-up or recommend proper treatment

My experience with Dr. Costouros was a disaster. I arrived 10 minutes early for my appointment. I was seen 2 hours after the scheduled appointment time. When the Dr. did come in, he called me "James" (my name is "Taylor"), and asked if I had an issue with my hand (I was there to get my shoulder examined). He spent less than 2 minutes total speaking with me, and failed to provide anything that might resemble a diagnosis. He simply prodded and jabbed my shoulder, and then quickly departed the room, saying his physician assistant would help me. I am fully insured through Stanford University, but the Doctor was unable to tell me (1) how much my visit cost (2) what my co-pay might be (3) whether an MRI he ordered would be covered by insurance (4) who I might be able to talk to who would know the cost and co-pay information (5) whether I needed physical therapy (6) If I needed physical therapy, where I could get it; (7) whether physical therapy would be covered by insurance, or where I could find out where it would be so covered; (8) whether I needed to come back for a return visit -- I later found out that I did. In short, this doctor was appalling. I can only hope that future patients read this review before subjecting themselves to the misery of treatment as his callous hands. Kind regards.

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Excellent shoulder doctor

I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Costouros. I was recommended to him by several coworkers who have seen him and have had excellent outcomes for a complicated shoulder problem that other doctors could not figure out. He was clear and compassionate. A great man and surgeon. I would recommend him any day.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Two Stars

He is probably a genius when it comes to surgery. I wouldn't know. He pretty much dismissed my case as soon as he determined that I don't need surgery. Spends minimal amount of time with me. Makes the student doctors do all of the examinations.

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15 minutes
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Excellent

This shoulder doctor is one of the best.Great knowledge, communication, bedside manner. Courteous, professional, and a great surgeon.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2015, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John G Costouros accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, 450 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA
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