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About Dr. John Starr III
Dr. John Starr III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Roanoke, VA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Starr is affiliated with Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital and Lewis-Gale Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. John Starr III has the following 4 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
- Heart Block
- Heart Catheterization
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Myocardial Infarction
- Unstable Angina
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I would not allow this man to treat one of my beloved pets. It is dog-track time for him. He "cared" for my husband, now deceased for many years and his 'line' every time that hubby complained about decreasing energy, etc., the response was "you aren't getting any younger, you know". Hubby had congestive heart failure and had stayed with this dog of a doc out of loyalty. Don't make the same mistake, please. PS - He also "cared" for the husband of a church friend. DR-not-a-STARR examined this patient on the day in question and proclaimed him to be fit. That hubby died that night!
Dr. Starr is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital
Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
Lewis-Gale Medical Center
Carilion Medical Center
Bedford County Memorial Hospital
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital
Tazewell Community Hosp
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
41 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. John Starr III accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions127 McClanahan St SW, Roanoke, VA
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