Dr.Costello is thorough and compassionate. She has been a delight to work with on the board of Culture Medicine and I look forward to our future endeavors.
Hilary has been great to work with, for me and our whole family. She has a presence that puts our young daughters at ease, even when they are feeling afraid and vulnerable. I loved her focus on my complete and comprehensive health. Her guidance as my primary physician has enabled me to lose weight, become more flexible, and feel happier and healthier than ever before!
In January I moved to Portugal and one of the people I was sure to miss a lot was Dr. Costello. I had never had a doctor that was so kind, so attentive to my concerns regarding my health and never rushed during consultations. I have not found anyone to replace her yet.
My first visit to a Naturopath was with Hilary Costello. She was understanding, non-intimidating and based her treatment plan around what I was comfortable with. The results were wonderful and I recommend her to people I know any chance I get!
I have been a freckled and mole-y person my entire life and as a child I was even photographed for a number of years as part of a study on the progress of moles from childhood to adulthood at the Pigmented Lesion Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that prestigious dermatologists at the top of their field removed several things periodically over the years from my skin. So from an early age I was extremely keen as to the removal and healing process of my own skin in response to mole excision. I traveled from the east coast to see Dr. Costello because I was interested in having some moles on my face, a delicate region, removed and I had heard a great deal about the success of Radiosurgery. After consulting with Dr. Costello I felt that she listened carefully to my concerns and patiently explained the process to me so thoroughly and with attention to detail. I learned that not only is she an accomplished N.D. but she also has a unique lifelong involvement in fine arts which have given her the steadiness and precision that add an innate strength to her surgical technique. I felt very comfortable proceeding. Dr. Costello has now removed countless moles and little red hemangiomas on my face and body over a 4 year period including a large mole on the apple of my cheek from which there is not even a scar left. I also had large moles on my arms removed where now there is fresh skin. My healing has always been seamless, and i have no scars, and I yet I do have scars from the moles removed long ago by those top dermatologists in my early life. I have sent family members to her who have also chosen to travel from elsewhere in the US to see her for mole removals. I cannot say enough about how happy I am to not have these things on my body anymore, I feel so much more confident about my face in particular and I have been so impressed with the results and with Dr. Costello’s professionalism and talent, and with her skill in progressive Radiosurgery. She has a true mastery of this removal method and these tools..
Dr. Costello provides expert detail to every procedure. My skin surgery went very smoothly aided by her calm and confident demeanor. I was as relaxed as one could be in this situation.
I have been seeing Dr. Costello for almost 10 years, from the time she was working at the NCNM training clinic. I have always felt that Dr. Costello was a very good listener and supporter for whatever health situation I was seeking advice. She has always been very respectful and gentle yet possesses a wealth of knowledge about natural remedies which allow her to offer a range of helpful options. Furthermore, Dr. Costello has been generously available to help with some acute conditions that my baby was experiencing over a weekend when we could not come into the clinic. In all of our contacts, she gracefully balances impeccable professionalism and sincere warmth and caring.
I strongly recommend Dr. Hilary Costello as a health & wellness practitioner. She is an amazing listener & is masterful at breaking down the complex into small, practical action steps. I have greatly benefited from her wise counsel & progressive approach to modern medicine. She is an insightful, warm & supportive doctor who can help you identify issues & take the necessary steps to achieving optimum health.
Dr. Hilary Costello brings her total being to her practice & life. She is a doctor who listens carefully to her patients & she acknowledges more than one way to address the many problems & challenges her practice presents. In the ever changing medical landscape, Dr. Costello creates, motivates, & enthusiastically engages her patients in their specific healing path to health & life.
I refer patients to Dr. Costello for holistic dermatology & minor surgery with great confidence. She approaches medicine with grace & exceptional skills. When you are with Dr. Costello you clearly see her love for the art of medicine & her passion for serving people through non-profit work in developing nations.
Dr. Costello offers much more than her skillfulness as a naturopathic physician. I find her gentle healing presence, and willingness be a great listener to be asset as a practitioner. She has been my primary physician since I moved to Portland almost 4 years ago.