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Dr. Monika Starosta, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Starosta

Nesset Pavillon

1775 Ballard Rd Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Dr. Monika Starosta, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Park Ridge, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Med University Of Lodz in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(847) 318-2500

Dr. Starosta accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Starosta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starosta treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Starosta treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starosta treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Starosta treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starosta treats Arthritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Starosta treats this condition more than 96% 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

Dr. Starosta's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

Accepting patients aged 16 years and older.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2008
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Med University Of Lodz
Medical School
2008
2006
2004
2000

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Starosta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Starosta

3.3

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
38.095238095238095%
(8)

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My daughter’s appointment got cancelled without any explanation 2 days before scheduled date, after 6 months of waiting. Got offered another one in 4 more months. After multiple messages, nobody bothered to call us back This doctor doesn’t seem to care about her patients. We will not be seeing her. Imagine waiting for 6 months, in pain every day, and getting pushed for another 4 months. Utterly unprofessional.
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Dr. Starosta is the sweetest and most caring doctor. I'm really glad I found her. She listened to my concerns and helped me find a solution to problems that were bothering me for a while. I would definetely reccomend her!
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Dr. Starosta is hands-down, the best Doctor that I've ever had to interact with. Ignore the 1 Star Reviews by the disgruntled pill-seekers. If you have a serious issue that you need to get to the bottom of, start with her. I made more progress with Dr. Starosta in 45 minutes than I have made with a surgery and many doctors thereafter over the last 17 months or so. Thank you Dr. Starosta, for restoring my faith in the medical industry and for not pushing big pharma poison on me.
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Office staff and RN's are great, the doctor is not. She lets her personal opinion on matters influence patient care vs. what is right for the patient, does not listen to patient concerns, purposely gives medications that will conflict with meds given by other doctors, and stops medication refills with no regard to patient well-being in regards to potential withdrawal symptoms. If I could give zero stars in this review I would.
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Very caring doctor who always takes time to listen, goes above and beyond to explain test results and even called well after hours to calm my nerves after I messaged her in the patient portal. She has been very helpful during a very nerve wracking time and my husband I appreciate her very much.
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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!!!?
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Dr. Starosta is a kind, smart, and responsive doctor. I have been treated by her for several years and I couldn't be happier.
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Terrible doctor that refuses to listen. Avoid at all costs!
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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.
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