Dr José Costa

Qualifications

MD, FRCPCH, PGCert Allergy, PGCert Paed Allergy

GMC number: 6045118

Specialties

Paediatrics

Consultation times

  • Tuesdays
  • Overview

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01926 730 099

About

Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician, Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with over 14 years experience in Paediatrics and over 7 years in Paediatric Allergy.

He is currently the Lead for Paediatric Allergy Services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and currently holds two Post-Graduate Certificates.

- Paediatric Allergy, from Instituto de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Catolica, Lisbon/Portugal.

- Allergy, from Imperial College London, England.

Dr Costa runs several allergy clinics at both Coventry and Rugby, focusing on the diagnosis and management of Food Allergy, Hayfever, Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Angioedema, Eczema and Asthma, with the last two mostly when related to Allergic conditions.

His main focus of interest in Allergy is in Immunotherapy/Desensitization mainly to house dust mites and pollens, being it sublingual or subcutaneous.

He is the co-Author of “Increase in Multiple Nut Reactivity with Increasing Age is Not an Artefact of Incomplete Allergy Testing”, which showed that not introducing nuts that children are not allergic to, will increase their risk of developing allergy to those nuts.

He has further interest into to Paediatric Allergies related research and teaching.

Special interests

Food allergy, hayfever, eczema, asthma, chronic spontaneous urticaria and chronic spontaneous angioedema.


Other interests

Pollen and house dust mite immunotherapy/desensitization.


Personal interests

Dr Costa enjoys travelling, sightseeing, photography, scuba diving, sports and martial arts.

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese, French

Treatments and tests offered by Dr José Costa at Nuffield Health

  • Paediatric medicine
  • Allergy testing
  • Skin Prick Testing
  • Blood test
  • Vitamin screen
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • Itching (Pruritus) Assessment

Locations Dr José Costa works with

Related experience

Research

Early stages of research into diagnostic tools for non-IgE mediated food allergies.


Memberships

  • Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Other post held

  • Lead for Paediatric Allergy at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Insurers Dr José Costa works with

Dr José Costa works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Aetna

Declaration

Dr José Costa does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr José Costa does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr José Costa does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.