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About John I Starr
John I Starr is a Doctor primarily located in Mesa, AZ. They speak English.
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I was impressed with this doctor from the first time I met with him, a number of years ago. He had an extremely dry sense of humor. But his time spent with me resulted in an accurate diagnosis and the first time I had received appropriate medications. The last time I saw him, after a lengthy period of being his patient, there was a notable change in him. While the visit continued to be productive, he seemed to be, for the first time, distracted. Because I was able find a specialist (90 miles) closer to home, I did have my records transferred. But I still felt a sense of loss when I was notified he was no longer available.
When I 1st met Dr Starr I didn't care for him & I even went so far as to try to switch drs,but none of the others were accepting new patients.So I decided to stay with him & after a couple more visits I got used to him.He was a unique man,warm in his own way & when he finally won me over was when I had to take my granddaughter with me to my appt & he didn't complain or make her wait in the waiting room by herself, instead he did magic tricks for her.They were to me, a little cheesy, the old hankerchief trick with a little music, Ta,ta,ta, ta, ta,ta,he sang as he raised his hankerchief up & down over his face & each time it was a different expression.He had both of us laughing so hard, that I didn't mind the wait.NO matter what,I wouldn't trade my visits with Dr John I.Starr for anythihg.I miss him, I will always miss him. He is a remarkable man, who really cared for his patients,even when he himself was hurting.There was a time when his daughter was in the hospital, problems with the birth of his grandchild & you could tell he was upset,so I asked him about it.He was reluctant to say, but I pushed because he listened to me when I lost my son 4 years ago & he stayed with me when I cried & waited patiently until I settled down.Never once did he hurry me out of his office & he listened to me. You don't get this kind of human touch from a doctor anymore.I don't know what has happened to Dr Starr, but I pray for him & his family that he is alright & I hope that the picture I have of him sitting on a beach with a drink with a little umbrella in it,with his family around him is where he is.May God Bless You Dr Starr, you & your family & keep you safe. You are truly missed!
I was referred to Dr. Starr by my primary phyician. Believe it not he is highly regarded within the medical community - all four specialists I see like him. Dr. Starr is very knowledgable and thorough. At my first visit he thoughly went over my medical history, performed basic in office testing, ordered numerous x-rays and blood work. He even found a cyst on my thyroid which should have been detected by my endrocrinologist. I do agree that he has no bedside manner and has an odd sense of humor The worst issue I find is with his incompetent office staff who lack in follow-up skills. It took them 4 months to get my Enbrel prescription correct with Caremark, so I was without my medication. They also charge at least $15 for just a 2-page copy of medical notes. They tend to schedule appointments more with Physicians Assistants instead of with Dr. Starr and claim that is how they run their office. I just saw Dr. Starr a few weeks ago and he seemed out of it and was mumbling. He thought he was treating me for seizures instead of fibromyalgia. I've never had a seizure. I mainly wrote this comment because I believe Dr. Starr has been having medical issues which could be contributing to some of the problems his patients have been experiencing with him. Today I received a letter stating due to medical reasons he was forced to suddenly retire.
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Locations & Directions1500 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ
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