Dr. Hugh Starks, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 70

Dr. Starks
Telehealth services available

Spencer Municipal Hospital

1200 1st Ave E Spencer, IA 51301

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(712) 264-8300

Dr. Hugh Starks, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Starks has more experience with General Mental Health and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Spencer Municipal Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Starks to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Starks

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Starks treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Starks treats other conditions, please contact the office at (712) 264-8300.

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Dr. Starks typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety
Psychiatric Diseases
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Starks typically treats 48% more often than similar doctors

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Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizophrenia
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Dr. Starks' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Starks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Starks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Starks

1.6

Based on 11 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (3)
  • Wait times (3)
  • Appointment scheduling (2)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
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he's a storyteller not a doctor .. and definetly not a psychiatrist
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Alex D Jacobsen – May 19, 2020
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Best psychiatrist around this area in my opinion cares about his patients listens and doesn't act like he's above us or that he's more of a human than we are a tree doesn't equal to him I would recommend him to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 27, 2019
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Bounces you from one med to the next but never listens just switched your meds
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Dec 03, 2019
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He treats his psychology practice as his hobby of philosophy. I found out more about him being "the best psychiatrist " there is, about his vacations, his rental homes, his tenants who he talked to on his cell phone while in session with me and gave them free rent for Jan of 2019. He withheld my medication for 24 hours putting me in withdrawals. He acted like I knew nothing. Never asked about my mental health. Asked odd questions that had nothing to do with me or my mental health. Rude
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Cherokee, IA – Nov 16, 2018
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Rude and condescending
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Feb 24, 2018
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I would never recommend this man to anyone. He is rude and arrogant.
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Spencer, IA – Apr 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Hugh Starks, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Starks has more experience with General Mental Health and Psychotic...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Hugh Starks, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Starks has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Hugh Starks, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Hugh Starks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Starks frequently treats General Mental Health and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Starks specializes.

Where is Dr. Hugh Starks, MD's office located?

Dr. Starks' office is located at 1200 1st Ave E, Spencer, IA 51301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Spencer Municipal Hospital1200 1st Ave E Spencer, IA 51301
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Regional Mental Health Center1441 E 84th Pl Merrillville, IN 46410
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Spencer Municipal Hospital

Spencer, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average