Dr. Starkman is a primary care 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. Dr. Starkman is affiliated with Northshore University Health System. In November 2011 Dr. Starkman started his private practice, North Shore Osteopathic Healthcare.
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 began studying Tai Chi and Qigong in 1998. He is also a Reiki practitioner and instructor since 2004. He is a certified Bodytalk practitioner since 2004 as well. Dr. Starkman has been training 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 Standard Process whole food supplementation and other nutritional supplements as part of his comprehensive nutritional approach.
His western medical approach is based in conventional family medicine, but also incorporates hormone testing/balancing, the HCG weight-loss protocol and more.