Michelle Costello, PA-C
Michelle graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, School of Physician Assistant Studies. Her first experience as a Physician Assistant (PA) was in Neurosurgery. When she started her family, she took a leave from Neurosurgery, but continued her work in the field as a teacher at the UT Southwestern School of Physician Assistant Studies. When she returned to clinical practice in 2000, she entered Women’s Health, where she has been ever since.
Michelle loves working with her female patients, as she can personally relate to the many stages they may be experiencing. In particular, she enjoys working with the adolescent and young adult patients and encouraging them to make healthy and good choices as they enter their adult lives. Michelle has always felt the calling to help others, and enjoys her role as a PA where she provides personalized health care and guidance to her patients.
Michelle has maintained her professional certification (PA-C) since her first job. A PA must pass a rigorous certification exam every 10 years (formerly every 6 years) as well as complete many hours of Continuing Medical Education to maintain their certification. Michelle is also a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Michelle values her quality time with her busy family: husband, three sons, a daughter-in-law and two stepchildren. She especially looks forward to time with her first grandchild. When she has free moments, she enjoys taking long walks with her husband, and their two golden retrievers. When the weather is nice, you are likely to find her wrapped up in yard work, or an outdoor project.
All three sons played varsity soccer through high school, and Michelle was the Booster Club Secretary for two years. During this time, she attended innumerable games around the DFW Metroplex. Now that all have graduated high school, she attends Ultimate Frisbee tournaments with her third son, including when his team won Third Place in the 2017 National Tournament. She is very proud of having raised three amazing, smart, athletic and successful young men, while surviving the teen years!
Michelle is looking forward to a new chapter in life where she is an empty nester and a grandmother.