She treats each patient with the care and compassion they deserve. The Dr. speaks fluent Spanish and she has staff that speak Creole, as well. Dr. Starkman is New York trained. She is well respected by her peers and colleagues. She is a keen diagnostician and is particularly skilled at administering soft tissue, joint and trigger point injections. She also practices acupuncture at the same facility.
She is certified as a personal trainer, as well ,so she has an excellent understanding of kinesiology ( the way in which your muscles and joints work together to function well) Once she is able to diagnose her patient's condition(s), she works together with that patient to develop a plan of care that her patient can live with. Her goal is to help all of her patient live a better quality life with less pain and whenever possible to also prevent conditions from developing or progressing.
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.
The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is pain. Pain is often a constant and daily feature of the disease. The pain may be localized to the back, neck, hip, knee or feet. The pain from arthritis occurs due to inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscles strains caused by forceful movements against stiff, painful joints and fatigue. The most important factor in treatment is to understand the disorder and find ways to overcome the obstacles which prevent physical exercise.
Dr. Starkman participates in many health insurance plans including, but not limited to:
Humana HMO, PPO and POS, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO, Avmed, Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna,and
Dr. Starkman accepts Medicare assignment together with secondary insurance.
Co-payments/Co-insurances based on allowed amounts to participating/conntracted providers.
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