Joseph J. Starkman, DO

Dr. Starkman is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who treats both children and adults with Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT).  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, followed by completion of his Osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008.

He successfully completed his family medicine training at the University of Chicago (Northshore) Family Medicine Residency Program in July, 2011.  In November 2011 Dr. Starkman started his private practice, North Shore Osteopathic Healthcare, LLC.

Dr. Starkman practices Integrative Family Medicine, blending Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with conventional western medicine to help his patients regain and maintain their optimal health.

Dr. Starkman has trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) since 2004. He primarily uses Cranial Osteopathy based in the Biodynamic model, along with myofascial release and balanced ligamentous tension techniques. Dr. Starkman also uses Functional Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sublingual Immunotherapy, Nutritional supplementation and Weight loss programs (e.g. HCG diet) as part of his comprehensive approach.