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Osteopathic Medicine

Certified doctors of osteopathic

Certified doctors of osteopathic

Our medical staff and clinic have specialized certifications in osteopathic medicine and will provide you with expert medical care. At Osteopathic Healing Arts LLC, we treat each family member as a whole and focus on finding health in the person, not the disease.

Individual approach of osteopathic medicine

Individual approach of osteopathic medicine

Physician visits, accessibility via text message, video chat, email and phone, and access to wholesale prices for lab tests and medications are what we personally give every family medicine patient.

DO for the whole family

DO for the whole family

We offer comprehensive family health care. Patients of all ages and health conditions come to us for primary care. With our DPC model, you get comprehensive primary care from family physician Joseph Starkman for a monthly membership fee.

Affordable price at the osteopath

Affordable price at the osteopath

With a direct primary care affiliation, we can provide you with most of your primary care needs at a simple, fixed price. You can plan your family’s monthly health care expenses without worrying about premiums, copayments, deductibles or surprises.

Osteopathic Doctor

At Osteopathic Healing Arts, LLC, we offer comprehensive osteopathic physician services for patients throughout Chicago. Patients of all ages and conditions come to us for primary care, both acute and chronic. 

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of natural medicine that views the individual as a whole unit. The principles of osteopathic medicine emphasize the interrelationship between the structure and function of the body and recognize the body’s ability to heal itself. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Starkman seeks out barriers and facilitates healing.

With an osteopathic approach, Dr. Starkman assesses and treats movement restrictions in your body tissues that prevent your body from optimal function and prevents you from feeling healthy and fit. Osteopathy is unique because it focuses on finding and treating the causes of your pain and dysfunction rather than just focusing on symptoms.

Initial osteopathic evaluation

An initial evaluation is usually 30-45 minutes and consists of a thorough history discussion, including a review of traumas sustained during one’s lifetime, along with an Osteopathic examination and treatment. Osteopathic treatments are performed with the patient fully clothed. Most treatments are conducted with the patient lying on their back with their head resting on a pillow and a bolster underneath the knees. The patient remains in this position for the duration of the treatment. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing, but not required. The treatment usually consists of a very light application of pressure to areas beneath the pelvis, spine, and head.

If a course of Osteopathic therapy is recommended, follow-up visits are usually 30-45 minutes and may continue once per week for several weeks; continuation of therapy is based on response to treatment. Factors affecting treatment response can include a patient’s age, length of time with the current medical condition, other medical issues, the patient’s nutritional status, and stress levels.

Future visits may address these and other underlying factors preventing an optimal treatment response and prolonging symptoms of disease. Continuing treatment may involve the use of various forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities including Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture/Tai Chi/Qigong), Reiki, Food Sensitivity Testing, Nutrition Counseling, Hormone Testing/Balancing, Herbal Medicine, Whole Food Supplementation, Homeopathy, HCG Weight Loss Diet or a referral to another holistic healthcare provider for co-management.

Who can benefit from an osteopathic doctor?

Osteopathic physicians are often particularly good at treating “musculoskeletal injuries and low back pain, and are much less likely to use drugs to help.” DOs are, ‘good at working with chronic disease across the board.

  • Newborns, Infants, Toddlers
  • Children of all ages
  • Athletes
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • People with chronic illness
  • Chronic pain of all types
  • Acute Pain
  • People with acute and chronic pain from
  • Trauma

How Does Osteopathy Heal?

Osteopathic physicians use their hands to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the entire body as well. An initial evaluation at our Chicago-area office is usually 45-60 minutes and consists of a thorough history discussion, including a review of traumas sustained during one’s lifetime, along with an Osteopathic examination and treatment. Osteopathic treatments are performed with the patient fully clothed.

Should Me Or My Family Consider Osteopathic Treatment?

At Osteopathic Healing Arts LLC, we welcome patients from newborns to seniors. For pediatric, osteopathic treatment is excellent for general health care and well-being, newborn evaluation, treatment of birth trauma, infant sleep irregularities, colic, reflux, difficulty feeding, arching, agitation, acute and chronic ear/sinus infections, asthma, developmental delays, cerebral palsy & ADHD.

In adults, osteopathic treatment is helpful for not only general health care and well-being, but also for post-surgical care, pregnancy and post-partum care, infections, symptoms secondary to injuries, neurological problems, various types of pain, migraines, dizziness, nerve palsy, digestive disorders, fatigue, stress-related illnesses and more.

Make an appointment with osteopathic physician Dr. Starkman

Dr. Starkman is now accepting patients as their primary care physician. Through our Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, you receive comprehensive primary health care from Dr. Joseph Starkman & pay for this care through a monthly membership fee. This fee covers the traditional osteopathic services Dr. Starkman may recommend & perform. We do not participate in any insurance or plans, thus being able to avoid the ever-increasing demands & costs associated with accepting insurance. This saves you money & also gives you a greater level of service, as Dr. Starkman has more time to spend listening to and treating you. We recommend appointments, but we also try to accommodate all persons needing to be seen the same day. We ask that you call early in the day to ensure we are able to see you that day.

Be sure to visit and like the office Facebook page to stay updated when we link to an informative health related article. Also, as a patient of Osteopathic Healing Arts LLC, you can receive practice updates and articles. If you’re interested in becoming a patient, click the link below to sign up. Or, if you would like to speak with us further about traditional osteopathic treatment, please call us in Libertyville at (224) 424-0168.

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)

Staff of Osteopathic Medicine

Joseph J. Starkman doctor of osteopathic medicine

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 nurse of osteopathic medicine

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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We offer comprehensive family medical services. All ages and conditions are welcome for their primary care needs. Through our DPC model, you receive comprehensive primary health care from Dr. Joseph Starkman through a monthly membership fee.

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Osteopathic Medicine

Traditional Osteopathy is a system of natural medicine that views the individual as a whole unit. The principles of osteopathic medicine emphasize the interrelationship between structure and function of the body and recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself.

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We specialize in general internal medicine, namely the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases.

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

Reviews of The Osteopathic Medicine

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