Primary care physician Dr. Mark Costa, founder of retainer medicine practice Enhanced Medical Care

Mark E. Costa, MD

Medical Director, Founder and Owner of Enhanced Medical Care

Dr. Costa has a mind for medicine and a heart for people. As your primary care physician, Dr. Costa takes the time to thoroughly discuss your health concerns and effectively address all aspects of your maintaining health and vitality. As former Medical Director of a Massachusetts General Hospital practice, and a physician in their Executive Registry, Dr. Costa maintains a strong network of accomplished colleagues. Dr. Costa serves as your “quarterback” to coordinate your medical care with your specialists. He and his team navigate the complex and frustrating medical system on your behalf.

Fellowships include Nephrology and Hypertension with the Framingham Heart Study, His research has been presented at the American Heart Association. His expertise and passion have been recognized by colleagues.  He has received many awards: Partners in Excellence Award, Compassionate Caregiver Award, and nomination for Brian McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. These awards speak to his colleagues esteem for his thoughtful and thorough medical care.

Dr. Costa’s intensity as a physician is equivalent to his excitement in improving his surfing performance. He enjoys regular trips to the coast of Maine with his family to catch some waves.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Rochester, 1980
  • Medical Degree, Boston University School of Medicine, 1984
  • Intern in Internal Medicine, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center 1984-1985
  • Resident in Internal Medicine, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center 1985-1987

Clinical and Research Fellowships

  • Clinical Research Fellow in Hypertension, the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
  • Framingham Heart Study, Boston University Hospital, Boston City Hospital, 1987-1989
  • Senior Fellow in Clinical Nephrology, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1989-1990


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985
  • Massachusetts License Registration, 1985
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine,1989

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1994-Present
  • Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1991-1994
  • Clinical Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, 1991-1994

Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments

  • Medical Director, The Center for Executive Health, Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, 2009- present
  • General Hospital Staff Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Needham, 2007-Present
  • Assistant Physician, General Internal Medicine Unit, Massachusetts, 2001-2007
  • Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital,1994-2001
  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 1991-1996
  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1991-1996

Awards and Achievements

  • Compassionate Caregiver award, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • Partners Health Care Award for Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Finalist, Brian McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital

A Message From Mark

“As your doctor, I’ll take all the time you need to discuss and treat your health concerns. And you can reach me personally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working together, we can take the best possible care of your most precious resource – your good health.”

~ Mark E. Costa, MD


“Dr. Costa has been my physician for about 20 years. I consider him my doctor and after knowing him for these many years, my friend. When he left MGH downtown, I struggled to justify the expense of going with him versus staying at MGH with a new doctor. I felt Dr. Costa’s level of care, knowledge of my history, and willingness to treat me as a peer in the medical process outweighed any cost concerns that I might have had, and I joined his new practice…. I have never been disappointed with this choice. In fact, when I recently was injured and needed help, Dr. Costa extended himself beyond any concierge arrangement I could imagine….he’s a real gem.”

~ J. R., Newton, MA