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Our medical staff is certified in Family Medicine and will provide you with quality medical care. At Osteopathic Healing Arts, we treat the patient as a whole and focus on finding the health in the individual rather than the disease.”

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Personalized Approach

With extended visits, accessibility via text, video chat, email, and phone, our members have greater access to their medical provider. This offers both peace of mind and the ability to build a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Primary care physician For the whole family

For The whole family

We offer comprehensive family medical services; all ages and conditions are welcome. Our DPC model allows each family member to receive primary health care for a low monthly fee.

Direct Primary Care Affordable price

Affordable Pricing

Through a Direct Primary Care Membership, we can provide you with the majority of your primary care needs for a simple, fixed price. No co-pays, deductibles, or surprises. Members have access to wholesale pricing for both lab tests and medications.

Family Doctor

At Osteopathic Healing Arts, LLC, we offer comprehensive family medical services for patients throughout Chicago. All ages and conditions are welcome for their primary care needs, both acute and chronic. 

Affordable Family Care

Through our Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, you will receive comprehensive primary health care at Osteopathic Healing Arts (OHA) and pay for this care through a monthly membership fee. This fee covers the primary family care services you see below and may also cover others not currently listed. We do not participate in any insurance or other plans, thus being able to avoid the ever-increasing demands and costs associated with accepting insurance. This saves you money and gives you a greater level of service, as we have more time to spend listening to and treating you and your family members.

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Direct Access to Your Family Doctor

Direct access means you can speak to your primary care provider at your convenience. Because our practice focuses on providing ongoing and comprehensive health care for individuals and families through a DPC business model, you can ask questions via text, email, and phone. Not every issue requires and appointment with us, whereas, in a traditional practice model, patients need to see their medical provider face-to-face. This causes frustration because of the difficulty in scheduling an appointment any less than two weeks out. At OHA, we reserve time in our schedule every day for your acute needs.

Health & Wellness Focused

Family Medicine is the foundation of good health and wellness. You need a close partnership with your doctor or nurse practitioner who focuses on improving your chances at wellness. The standard healthcare system does not always focus on wellness, and certainly does not promote individual partnerships/relationships between patients and their PCPs. We strive to change this with a new approach to Family Medicine – Direct Primary Care.

How can a family medicine doctor help you?

At Osteopathic Healing Arts LLC in Libertyville, Illinois, we offer comprehensive family medicine services. Patients of all ages and health conditions come to us for primary care, both acute and chronic. Through our Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, you receive comprehensive primary care services from Dr. Joseph Starkman and pay for that care through a monthly membership fee. This fee covers the primary family care services you see below and may also cover others not currently listed. We do not participate in any insurance or plans, which allows us to avoid the ever-increasing requirements and costs associated with accepting insurance. This saves you money and also provides a higher level of care because Dr. Starkman has more time to listen and treat you and your family. We recommend making an appointment, but we also try to see everyone the same day. We ask that you call early in the day to make sure we can see you that day.

Health Monitoring with Your Family Doctor

  • Physical exams for children (e.g., school, camp, sports)
  • Adult checkups (basic, comprehensive)
  • Cholesterol screening and counseling
  • Diabetes screening and counseling
  • Allergy testing/treatment
  • Weight loss/nutritional counseling
  • Screening and counseling for hypertension
  • Thyroid screening and counseling
  • Reflux treatment
  • Asthma management
  • PPD/tuberculosis testing
  • Medication refresher
  • Emergency department follow up
  • Referral to a specialist

Acute Illness/Injury in Family Medicine

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Fever
  • Allergy symptoms/allergic reaction
  • Skin diseases
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sore throat/ strep throat
  • Earache/ear infection/ear wax removal
  • Diarrhea/nausea/vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Wound care
  • Shortness of breath/breathlessness
  • Lyme disease (early stage)
  • Sprains/sprains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Abscess drainage
  • Removal of staples, sutures, and splinters
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases

Laboratory Services at Our Family Medicine Clinic

  • Pregnancy Test
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Cholesterol screening (lipid panel)
  • Urinary tract
  • Rapid streptococcal test
  • Mononucleosis (mononucleosis) test

Membership Pricing

Ages 0-19

Ages 20-39

Ages 40-59

60+

Family Plan

$35/mo*

$70/mo

$100/mo

$130/mo

$185/mo**

No DeductiblesNo Co-PaysAccessibleAffordableFor Everyone
Enrollment Fee: $160 per household. During special promotions, this fee may be waived. Small businesses with 10+ enrolled members will receive a $60/month rate per person. *$35/mo rate available with an adult member, $50/mo without an adult member. At this time, we are not able to provide routine immunizations. **for 2 adults and 2 children ($25 per additional child)

Membership pricing

Ages 0-19

Ages 20-39

Ages 40-59

$35/mo*

$70/mo

$100/mo

No DeductiblesNo Co-PaysAccessible

Ages 60+

Family Plan

$130/mo*

$185**/mo

AffordableFor everyone
Enrollment Fee: $160 per household. During special promotions, this fee may be waived. Small businesses with 10+ enrolled members will receive a $60/month rate per person. *$35/mo rate available with an adult member, $50/mo without an adult member. At this time, we are not able to provide routine immunizations. **for 2 adults and 2 children ($25 per additional child)

Family Medicine Staff

Joseph J. Starkman Family doctor

Joseph J. Starkman, D.O.

Founder & Lead Physician, Board Certified Family Medicine

Dr. Starkman is a Board Certified Family Physician and a graduate of Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Chicago (Northshore) Family Medicine Residency Program. His treatment approach is integrative; Dr. Starkman utilizes Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT), Nutrition and Functional Medicine to help patients recover from illness and optimize their health.  His western medical approach is based in conventional family medicine, but also incorporates hormone testing/balancing, the HCG weight-loss protocol and more. Dr. Starkman treats both children and adults with Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT).  He has been training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) since 2004 and primarily uses Cranial Osteopathy based in the Biodynamic model, along with myofascial release and balanced ligamentous tension techniques.

Therese E. Adams family nurse

Therese E. Adams, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Mrs. Adams is a proud native of Mundelein, IL and so happy to be serving the community in which she grew up. Mrs. Adams started her nursing career at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. She then received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, IL. As an RN, she worked in multiple departments within the hospital setting ranging from medical-surgical to orthopedics to oncology. She also served at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL for over 7 years before becoming a nurse practitioner. It was there that she found her love of holistic nursing and in turn, holistic health care. She was able to see doctors utilize homeopathy, supplements, and other complementary modalities to aid in the treatment and recovery of multiple patients. Mrs. Adams feels blessed to have joined Dr. Joseph Starkman in his practice. Not only does it allow her to incorporate natural treatments, but encourages her growth and education.

Our Main Services

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Family Medicine

We provide comprehensive family medical services and treat individuals of all ages with a variety of health conditions, both chronic and acute. We’re trained to care for infants, children, adults, and senior citizens.

osteopath

We implement this system of natural medicine which views the individual as a whole unit. Traditional Osteopathy emphasizes the interrelationship between the structure and the function of the body and recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself.

lungs

We treat adults with a wide range of medical needs. We’re here to assist our patients through all ages and stages of adulthood and to help them age as gracefully as possible so they can enjoy their Golden Years.

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We practice this healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind & spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. Integrative Medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies.

Reviews of Our OHA Family Medicine Practitioners

Jeff BrooksJeff Brooks
16:13 29 Sep 22
Amazing every time, Dr Starkman is incredible! I've entered many times with soreness, pain, walking funny, off, and left with disbelief on how consistent Dr Starkman is and how good and normal I feel leaving.Thank you and if you reading have body pain, neck pain, joint pain, hip pain, knee pain, your gait is off, indigestion, stomach pain, psoriasis, you name it, and within a 30 minute commute to the Libertyville area, then I highly recommend contacting DPC.
monica loprestimonica lopresti
21:04 10 Jun 22
Cathy BorkowskiCathy Borkowski
17:56 27 Sep 21
I was recommended here by a family member for my two boys. We see Therese and she is amazing!! So nice and so engaging with my boys. She really takes the time to understand what's going on. I never feel rushed with her. Even when I have questions, Therese and her office staff are so responsive. Even on weekends they are responding to emails! I am so at ease with their medical help and I can feel that they only want the best for my boys' health!!
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Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 infection can be a significant concern when you need to visit a medical facility. While there is no way to guarantee you will never contract the virus, here’s some information to put your mind at ease:

  • Our patients wear face masks for appointments when recommended by the CDC.
  • Tele-health appointments are provided to anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
  • Staff members wear face masks and wash their hands frequently.
  • Exam rooms are sanitized after each patient appointment.
  • Our reception area, restrooms and frequently touched surfaces are sanitized daily.
  • Our entire office is thoroughly cleaned regularly by a professional company.
  • With much less traffic, exposure to illness is reduced in our clinic:
    • We see an average of 7 patients per day compared to 30-50 patients per provider, per day in a traditional practice setting.
    • A maximum of two medical personnel are present daily.
    • A maximum of two office staff are present daily.
  • Our practice has a focus on education and prevention, so the majority of our members tend to eat well, exercise, and take high-quality supplements. Therefore, they are not ill as frequently as most Americans.
Covid 19 information at OHA

Any questions?

At Osteopathic Healing Arts, LLC, we strive to give you quality care in order to help you reach your health & life goals. The distinct advantage of Direct Primary Care with Osteopathic Healing Arts, LLC is that we focus on you & your health without the insurance companies getting involved.

 

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Contact Us

You can contact us in any way that is convenient for you. We are always happy to help every patient.

114 W Rockland Rd, Suite 202 Libertyville, IL 60048
Monday-Thursday, 9:30-4:30 and Friday, 9:30-3:30