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Dr. Terence Starz, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 73

Dr. Starz

Dr. Terence Starz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1971 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Starz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starz treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Starz treats this condition more than 97% of his 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
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starz treats Osteoporosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Starz treats this condition more than 95% of his 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
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starz treats Bone Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Starz treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Starz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Terence Starz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1971 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1977
Presby University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Presby University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1972
Presby University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1971
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1977
1975
1972
1971

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Starz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Starz

3.5

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(16)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
32.142857142857146%
(9)

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One of the most educated, knowledge Dr.s in the field. He is gentle & understanding always taking the time to you need.He shows great compassion and educates about your disease.Occasionally the is a wait but next time you might be the one who needed the extra time.He is open to new treatments and his research is always there latest available . I would not go to any other Dr. He leaves no stone unturned seeking the best solution for patients who are often incurable. He teaches you how to manage.
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I have been a patient for over 18 years and I respect him as a Dr and the treats me like a person not a number and I am very thankful to find a Dr like him because there are not many.
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Dr. Starz is most careful, thorough, and discerning with making precise and accurate disgnoses. His bedside manner is so professional and helpful; he educates! An awesome Pittsburgh treasure who is brilliant, tolerant, and exquisitely skilled.
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I have to give this doctor 2 stars for diagnosing me correctly, but he totally didn't know how to cure me and he resisted to my requests about trying hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Which resulted in more months of misery for me. Dr Starz diagnized me with CRPS early stage. He just gave me steroids and sent me to a primary care to follow. He said they have people with more serious illnesses to take care. And I was in a wheelchair. I ve got HBOT later - it cured me completely!
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The new location is abominable...poor parking, no way to communicate with Doctor, rude central scheduling, and a cramped, insufficient office. There is no way to get blood tests or imaging done! This doctor has become inaccessible to patients who have serious and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis episodes.
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