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Dr. Hope Starkman, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Starkman

Dr. Hope Starkman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Delray Beach, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Albany Medical College in 1989 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(561) 637-4775

Dr. Starkman accepts the following insurance:

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Dental PPO
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Medicaid
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Options PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Starkman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starkman treats Arthritis more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Starkman treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starkman treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Starkman treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starkman treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Starkman treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Starkman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Hope Starkman was born and grew up in Queens, NY. She attended a premedical program at Hillcrest High School where she graduated 9th out of 739 students. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1985 with a Biology major and E...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Campus
Residency Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Campus
Internship Hospital
1994
Montefiore/Aecom
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1985
Barnard College
Undergraduate School
1994
1989
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Starkman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Starkman

3.1

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
44.73684210526316%
(17)
4 Stars
7.894736842105263%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
44.73684210526316%
(17)

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Had me coming unnecessarily and then admitted that she didnt treat what I came for instead of telling me at the first visit. also office staff argued with me about payment.
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I saw her twice. She rambled a lot about her romantic troubles and dismissed my diagnoses from multiple specialists over 10+ years, all without giving me an examination or any lab work. On my second and last visit, she rambled about her own physical ailments, how she tells herself daily she is not in pain, suggested I try meditation and told me she thinks I am depressed. Positive affirmations are great. So is meditation. I have a shrink. I was looking for a rheumatologist. I found someone else.
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Dr Starkman is a very caring and thoughtful physician. Her staff is very polite and helpful. Today I brought Lydia and Jennifer a dozen roses each to thank them for their help
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Dr. Starkman listened patiently to my concerns, provided a thorough examination, and came up with a course of treatment that has proven to be very effective. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering from arthritis pain.
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I couldn't walk, couldnt go to church, wear my heels or do any type of activities. Now I can do all these and more. She takes her to time with me, she is an excellent diagnostician. And she cares for me and loves me. She is an excellent Dr. I will recommend her to anyone even to Donald Trump.
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Dr. Starkman is a wonderful diagnostician. She explains what your problem is and what she can do to help you. She explains what medications are best for you and gives the best injections. I feel very confident in her knowledge and how she cares for me as a patient.
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Dr. Starkman is fantastic and has restored my faith that there are wonderful, knowledgeable and caring physicians in Florida. I travel 60 miles round trip to see her. One of the most important traits a good no great doctor can have is the ability to listen to what the patient is saying. Dr. Starkman has this trait. I have no hesitation in recommending her to my friends and family. In my professional life as an R.N. I have come in contact with many physicians and she gets an A plus plus from me.
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In response to prior review patient wrote they waited ahour and didn't get a treatment that they paid over$ 160 for without knowing in advance . The patient paid for the medication so they had to know what it was for but if not should have asked and received an explanation prior to paying for it . In terms of the wait, it is not the policy of the office to make people wait. Perhaps there was emergency or patient didn't have proper authorization for visit from primary MD office. Sorry for wait
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Waited in the office for 1 hour while I was the only patient there. She had no answer as to why I was waiting. She could not answer any of my questions. Would not recommend her to my worst enemy. Staff did not know what to do & were not friendly. Gave me meds that had to be injected and never told me. I wasted $158.
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This is my favorite Doctor. I travel 40 minutes to see Dr. Hope. This is the only Dr. That I will ever let give me a shot. She has gifted healing hands and she is really down to earth and friendly I never mind going to her office .
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Dr, Starkman is a very patient doctor who takes the time to listen and work with you until all possible situations are dealt with and she will recommend the best doctors to you to help you through your situation.
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Excellent Doctor with knowledge from around the world. She worked non stop to find a medicine for my critical Mom. Can't find a more dedicated Doctor!
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Dr. Starkman saved my Mother's life and has helped my sister tremendously. She is very understanding, compassionate, and knowledgable. If you suffer from a Rheumatoid condition, I highly recommend her.
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