Dr. Monika Starosta, MD


Rheumatology | Female

1775 Ballard Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068 Get Directions
Dr. Monika Starosta, MD

Dr. Monika Starosta, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Park Ridge, IL. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Starosta is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Accepting patients aged 16 years and older.

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Nesset Pavillon1775 Ballard Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Patient Comments (4)
Des Plaines, IL |
Dr.Starosta is very good i would highly recommend her.She always listens to my mother's concerns and questions. And to mention that she has to communicate through a family member interpretation.Thank you Dr.Starosta for always helping my mother!!!?
in Hoffman Estates, IL |
Dr. Starosta is a kind, smart, and responsive doctor. I have been treated by her for several years and I couldn't be happier.
in Zion, IL |
Terrible doctor that refuses to listen. Avoid at all costs!
in Des Plaines, IL |
I seen Dr. Starosta and was not pleased with her assessment of me. She did no tests and came up with fibromyolga as a diagnois. I just couldn't see how she could do this with no tests. When my own PCP did blood work and said I do have a RA factor totally out of range.
Barb: I am sorry you were not pleased with my assessment. It is not unusual for patients to have 2 different medical conditions (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia) and I am careful not to add any immunosuppressive medications when clinical assessment (history and exam) is more suggestive of fibromyalgia. I do re-evaluate symptoms as you may progress or develop rheumatoid arthritis. I hope you will continue seeing me and we can continue working together on treatment.
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Dr. Starosta's Care Philosophy

Accepting patients aged 16 years and older.

Dr. Starosta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Med University Of Lodz

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

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  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate