Dr. Tara Starr, MD

Dr. Tara Starr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
(35)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tara Starr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

2999 Regent St Ste 701

Berkeley, CA 94705

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alameda Alliance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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Optic Neuritis
high
more than 90% of peers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 84% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Starr's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Starr "With more than 9,000 patients cared for, Dr. Starr's Offices provide state- of- the- art expertise and equipment for medical and surgical treatments of eye diseases. A board-certified optometrist is also available for glasses and contact lens dispensing. Dr. Starr was trained with the most accomplished cataract and glaucoma surgeons in the world and had performed over 6,500 cataract surgeries around the world and on humanitarian missions, particularly difficult cases. We also perform laser treatment and cosmetic procedures."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrinkles

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • McGill U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Pennsylvania Hospital, Radiation Oncology
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Starr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Starr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Starr to family and friends
4.1
based on 35 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Starr's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

in Moraga, CA
I received a phone call from Dr. Starr a few hours after my eyelid surgery for drooping eyelids. Though I had no pain, it was great to know that the doctor was concerned about me and called me personally after a whole day of doing surgeries. One week later all the bruising was gone. A month...more
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in Oakland, CA
She went above and beyond to take care of my undiagnosed glacoma with very little notice. After an ER visit I was told to follow up with an ophthalmologist. Her office got me in the same day I called and when she discovered the high pressure in my eye she immediately performed laser eye surgery....more
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in Discovery Bay, CA
I have been a patient of Dr. Starr's for five or more years. Dr. Starr is a highly skilled physician and has a caring, compassionate, wonderful rapport with her patients. She's the best!
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in Albany CA
Dr. Starr performed cataract surgery on both eyes, inserting Toric lenses, which transformed my distance vision and cured my astigmatism. She is an excellent surgeon, very warm and caring. The surgeries took place at the Aspen Surgery Center at John Muir Hospital, also highly recommended.
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in Lafayette, CA
I have been a patient of Dr.Starr for a couple of years now and I never felt so well taken care of. Dr.Starr is a very thorough professional and beyond dedicated to her patients. She has done some treatments on my face such as volume lift.She did that twice and in both visits I have felt very...more
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