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Costa, Nicholas Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.82 out of 5 | 210 reviews
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology | Cardiovascular Disease
Novant Health Cardiology - Kimel Park Main
(336) 277-2000
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Patient Comments 24 reviews
September 19, 2022
Every thing went great
-Patient in BOONVILLE, North Carolina

July 21, 2022
It was a good experience, I learned a lot about my condition.
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

July 21, 2022
Dr. Costa truly has a great bedside manor. He listens and cares!
-Patient in ADVANCE, North Carolina

July 20, 2022
Dr Costa was absolutely wonderful! I felt like he really listened to what I was saying when talking to him, he didn’t just write how I was feeling off because I’m young. I most of the time do not like having a male doctor, just because I feel more comfortable with a female but I felt completely comfortable and totally at ease with him. He answered the questions I had and did so in a way I could understand. His nurse came in and set me up with my heart monitor and she did a wonderful job at explaining how everything worked. I left my appointment feeling at ease. I really had a great experience.
-Patient in BOONVILLE, North Carolina

July 20, 2022
-Patient in TOBACCOVILLE, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cardiology - Kimel Park Main
(336) 277-2000
Novant Health Cardiology - Clemmons
(336) 893-2440

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Medical School:
Rutgers Medical School

University of Maryland Medical System 2014

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Med Center 2019
University of Maryland Medical System 2017

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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As a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, my specialty is evaluating the electrical activity of the heart to diagnose symptoms, detect abnormal heart rhythms, or signal higher risk of heart disease. I do this using non-invasive methods such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and wearable monitors, as well as procedures such as catheter ablations, which must be performed in a specialized operating room.

I use findings from these and other tests and procedures both to diagnose my patient's condition and recommend potential therapies.

I became fascinated with caring for patients with heart rhythm disorders while working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) at age 16. I still have memories of a 9-year-old patient I helped treat at the time for an abnormally fast heartbeat. Though suffering, she calmly allowed us to place her IV so we could administer medicine to help her. I never forgot her strength, which is among the experiences that inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.

I've since come to appreciate how complicated and challenging medicine can be. Because the path forward is not always clear, I've learned that the way I communicate my findings to patients and families can be just as important as the findings themselves. I use straightforward language, draw diagrams, and provide extra materials to ensure you a clear understanding of next steps, whether that is running a diagnostic test or identifying therapies that best meet your needs.

Novant Health's commitment to this collaborative approach to patient care is what brought me, my wife Kyla and out daughter Evangeline to North Carolina from our native New Jersey in 2019. We have since welcomed our second daughter Alessandra and grown to love living here. We spend as much time as possible outside, whether hiking, swimming, or just relaxing on our porch. My other interests include martial arts training, reading, woodworking, and sailing.

Special Interests: Ablations, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Arrhythmias, Heart Monitors, Pacemakers/Defibrilators

Gender: Male