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Flu season is around the corner!

September 1, 2021

Although there is a lot of focus on COVID, the flu season is almost here. While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and…

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We Request No Visitors

August 31, 2021

We kindly ask that patients come alone to office visits, unless assistance is required. We also ask that you do not bring children to appointments, unless absolutely necessary. These policies…

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Billing Update

August 24, 2021

We now have a new, easy to use site to pay your bill. Click here for our new billing site. Your provider ID can be found on your billing statement.

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Dr. Ela Banerjee, MD, Endocrinology

August 18, 2021

Dr. Ela Banerjee grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a…

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Anna Perrone, DO – Family Medicine: Newington

August 9, 2021

Dr. Perrone is a board-certified family medicine physician who prides herself on delivering high quality, patient centered care. Dr. Perrone attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her bachelor of…

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Umara Saleem, MD – Family Medicine: Enfield

August 9, 2021

Dr. Saleem is an accomplished board-certified family physician treating patients of all ages. Recognized for her excellence in clinical medicine, Dr. Saleem has won multiple awards in pediatric care, women’s…

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Dr. Anna Meola: Internal Medicine: Granby

August 9, 2021

Dr. Meola attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, before completing her residency training at ECHN Family Medicine Residency in Manchester, CT. During her final year of residency, she served…

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An Eye on Excellence

July 20, 2021

It is recommended that adults over the age of 65 have an annual eye exam that includes dilating the eyes. This gives the doctor a better look at the retina and…

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Erika Maria Paggioli, APRN: Vernon Pediatrics

June 30, 2021

Erika earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomolecular Science from Central Connecticut State University in 2015. She then earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Saint Joseph in…

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Grace D. Bundens, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

June 30, 2021

Dr. Bundens treats a complete spectrum of issues affecting sexual and reproductive health. Her special interest include medically complex pregnancies, adolescent gynecology, LGBTQ care, and family planning. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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Look your Best with Starling Aesthetics

June 28, 2021

Starling Aesthetics offers the most advanced cosmetic treatment options and newest technology on the market to create a more youthful, natural, and rejuvenated appearance. We take the time to get…

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Improvements in Patient Billing

June 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have been working with a new vendor in an effort to improve our patient billing statements. Starting this week, there will be a…

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Medical Device Recall

June 16, 2021

Below is an important recall announcement for our pulmonary patients. Philips Respironics is recalling the below devices due to two (2) issues. PE-PUR foam may degrade into particles which may…

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Corn and Arugula Salad

June 16, 2021

Corn cooked and cut off the cob is a terrific addition to any salad. Pairing it with a peppery green like arugula really accentuates the natural sweetness of the corn.…

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Safeguard your Eyes for Summer!

June 7, 2021

Sunglasses are an essential part of your eyewear needs. The opticians at Starling Eye Center are well trained in providing the most innovative eye care solutions. Xperio UV Polarized lenses…

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Dr. David Emmel, Ophthalmology

June 3, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Dr. David Emmel. Dr. Emmel is an experienced ophthalmologist. He graduated from medical school at Cornell University in 1980. He went on to complete a…

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Congratulations to Dr. Robert Belniak

June 3, 2021

Dr. Robert Belniak was recently listed as one of the ‘Top 10 orthopaedic surgeons to know’. He was recognized by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review, which is a leading resource offering news on…

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Zucchini Bread

May 26, 2021

Are you SO TIRED of zucchini? Don’t be. Before we close out summer let’s put this over-abundant squash to good use. This recipe is a real classic and an absolute…

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Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry

May 26, 2021

Get take-out style results at home! Change up your weeknight meal routine with this quick and easy stir fry. Feel free to tailor it to include whatever vegetables you may…

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Salad Dressings

May 26, 2021

Why buy a commercial salad dressing when you can make one that is way more delicious and costs just a few pennies? These are simple to pull together bursts of…

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Suzy’s Lemon Squares

May 26, 2021

Spring is in the air! Time to bring some color back into our lives. These treats are just like their namesakes…classic and sassy all in one. Beyond easy to make!…

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Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

May 26, 2021

Let’s talk cranberry sauce…instead of letting the can sit on your pantry shelf collecting dust, why not repurpose it? This soon-to-be family favorite is EASY, TANGY, SMOOTH, and DELICIOUS. Need…

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

May 26, 2021

Who doesn’t love the convenience of a slow cooker? It’s time to embrace how easy it can make your life! This soup takes about 20 minutes to prepare and you…

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Jared Marshall, PA-C, Cardiology

April 30, 2021

Jared grew up in the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. He received a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Biochemistry/Biophysics. Afterwards, he completed his master’s degree in Physician…

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Setting Yourself Up for Sleep Success

April 30, 2021

Dr. Tariq is a primary care doctor. One of the most common issues he sees is patients struggling with sleep issues. In the short video below, he addresses the discusses…

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Dr. Okonkwo stays a step ahead with footcare

April 26, 2021

Experiencing foot or heel pain? Considering orthotics to help relieve the pain. Shoe inserts are orthotics that are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular movements of the foot and walking…

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Help is Available for Back and Neck Pain

April 23, 2021

Do you know what a physiatrist does? Dr. Kathleen Abbott describes this medical specialty. She provides an overview of the many treatments she offers to help people suffering from painful…

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Screenings Play a Vital Role in Your Health

April 23, 2021

Primary care physician, Dr. Oosman Tariq, discusses the critical role that health screenings play. While guidelines may change over time, your primary care doctor can ensure you get the necessary…

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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April 15, 2021

Each year, an estimated 100,000 people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this…

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Diabetes Education Classes in Spring of 2021

April 7, 2021

We are pleased to have a wonderful diabetes educator, Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo, BS, RN, CDCES. She offers some extremely useful online classes for diabetic patients and their caregivers. Below is…

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Alexandra Zhakov, PA-C, Cardiology

April 2, 2021

Alexandra is originally from Russia and has lived in Connecticut for over 20 years. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences.…

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Christine Hill, APRN, OB/GYN

February 18, 2021

Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mount Holyoke College. Subsequently, in pursuit of a growing interest in healthcare, particularly women’s health, she pursued a second bachelor’s degree in…

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Rebecca Fairchild, APRN, Internal Medicine

February 16, 2021

Rebecca earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She completed her advanced practice degree in 2001. During her twenty years of…

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Questions about the Vaccine

February 12, 2021

We know there are a lot of questions about Starling and the vaccine. We have prepared a detailed list of question and answer section to address your issues. Click here. …

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Carolyn Schwartz, APRN Pulmonary

February 9, 2021

Carolyn received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. She went on to get her Master’s in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University…

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Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

January 21, 2021

Below is an article from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  It is important to make adjustments for winter, especially for those with diabetes. Anyone can have a…

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Dr. Sakshi Kapur, Hematology/Oncology

January 20, 2021

Dr. Kapur completed her medical school training and residency in OB/GYN in New Delhi, India at a top-ranked national university. After spending several years practicing in India, she came to…

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Yalitza Wright, Internal Medicine: Avon

January 18, 2021

Yalitza earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. She has worked in med-surgery/geriatrics/renal unit in Yale New Haven Hospital for 6 years.  She…

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Vaccine Update

January 13, 2021

We are now in phase 1B. Starling hopes to be providing the vaccine once it is provided to us by the state. We will keep you updated. Currently, two options…

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Expanding Our Lab Capabilities in 2021

January 6, 2021

Exciting news! Starling has selected LabCorp to become the laboratory of choice for our patients. LabCorp is the world’s premier health care diagnostics company and we are thrilled to partner…

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 18, 2020

We are grateful to the generosity of our staff and providers for making a difference to children in need by donating: 380 toys to the Salvation Army toy drive. This…

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Weather-Related Update

December 15, 2020

 Update for February 1st: All offices are closed for in-person visits. The offices or providers below are conducting telemedicine visits. You will be contacted by our staff at the time…

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V8 Soup

December 14, 2020

Soup’s On! A perfect winter warm up that is both savory and comforting. Anyone and everyone can pull off this unique and satisfying recipe.  Combine – Cook – Eat…all in…

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Spice Cookies

December 14, 2020

My brother can bake like nobody’s business…so here’s one of his holiday favorites! These cookies feel a bit nostalgic, like a cross between a gingersnap and a hermit. Spicy and…

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Chicken Pot Pie

December 14, 2020

Nothing is more welcoming than chicken pot pie on a cold night. Store-bought rotisserie chicken and a ready-to-use pie crust make this a snap to pull together! Serve with a…

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Where to Get Tested

December 10, 2020

We know it can be difficult to know where to turn for COVID. Testing is available in many locations throughout Connecticut, free of charge. Some sites, however, will require a…

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Beware of COVID Scams

December 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to alert the public about fraud schemes related to COVID-19. Fraudsters are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media…

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Diabetes and Your Feet

December 1, 2020

Diabetic patients are extremely vulnerable to foot problems. Typically there is decreased circulation, decreased or absent sensation, loss of function of the small muscles of the foot, and impaired ability…

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Rebecca Kent, MD, Transplant Nephrology

November 13, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Kent joins our Nephrology team where she provides transplant nephrology care in a hospital setting. Dr. Kent graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a Bachelor of…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2020

34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes. Diabetes affects many major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, feet, and kidneys.  As a multispecialty provider, Starling is proud to have specialists…

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Dr. Xiomara Okonkwo: Podiatry

November 2, 2020

Dr. Okonkwo went to college at Howard University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine. After undergraduate, she went on to receive her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences…

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Dr. Charles Robinson: Ophthalmology

November 2, 2020

Dr. Charles Robinson, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Bristol, CT, and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School…

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Meet Our Oncology Support Team

October 28, 2020

As a patient with cancer you may face some challenges in your journey towards improved health. Our multidisciplinary support team is a complimentary service offered here at Starling to help…

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Join Us to Learn About Medicare Options

October 6, 2020

If so, this is an event you won’t want to miss… The Virtual Medicare  Shop & Compare Event Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00am – 1:00pm  Join us for this free, virtual event…

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Breast Cancer in Connecticut

October 5, 2020

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative shares some statistics about breast cancer rates in our state and nationwide. While these statistics may reflect dates in 2019, they give a sense of…

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Turkey Mushroom Meatloaf

September 27, 2020

Fall is coming – time for comfort foods! Don’t be a skeptic – this is a recipe that is moist and full of flavor. Ground turkey and sautéed mushrooms are…

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

September 27, 2020

This soup is everything you love about your favorite stuffed peppers without all the work! Hearty and comforting – it’s a great cold weather soup that is jam packed with…

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Slow Cooker Ribs

September 27, 2020

Don’t be skeptical about ribs done in a slow cooker. Incredibly flavorful and tasty…fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious! This recipe will become a family favorite. 2 racks pork baby back ribs…

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

September 27, 2020

Summer is coming! This recipe will surprise you…light, tangy and fresh! Pull it together in minutes and your family will absolutely RAVE about it! 1 cup flour ½ tsp baking…

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Pumpkin Apple Bread

September 27, 2020

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! This recipe unites two fall favorites for a delicious treat. Since it makes two loaves, freeze one for later – or even better, share…

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Slow Cooker Maple and Dijon Pot Roast

September 27, 2020

This month is not just about TURKEY! Let’s get the slow cooker out and make a delicious autumn recipe you will FALL in love with! For a great presentation, serve…

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Honey Garlic Shrimp

September 27, 2020

Bing – bang – BOOM. This is a healthy meal that you can just whip together in minutes! No excuses will be accepted. It’s fresh, delicious, and 5-ingredient SIMPLE. Serve…

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Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Loaf Cake

September 27, 2020

Go pick some fresh blueberries and support your local farmer! Then hurry home and whip up this one-bowl wonder! You will thank me. Light and refreshing – a great summertime…

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

September 27, 2020

Get the chopsticks out…here’s a complete win – a Chinese takeout favorite that you can make in the slow cooker at HOME! Serve over rice and call it perfection. 1…

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Cook Up a Healthier Lifestyle!

September 25, 2020

  Home Cooked Meals Can be Better for Your Health! You can… Choose healthy ingredients Maximize vegetables Minimize processed foods and excessive fats Control portion size  Maintain hygiene and food safety  …

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Dr. Dina Amato, Pediatrics

August 26, 2020

This October, we are pleased to have Dr. Dina Amato join our Pediatrics Team in New Britain. Dr. Amato is a  dynamic pediatrician who brings an accomplished combination of education…

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What to Know About Contact Tracing

August 20, 2020

If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted by a contact tracer or public health worker from your state or local…

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Dr. Kyla M. D’Angelo, Cardiology

August 14, 2020

Dr. D’Angelo is originally from the Hudson Valley in New York. She attended Iona College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Mathematics prior to earning her…

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Back to School Worries

August 11, 2020

Now, more than ever, going back to school is a stressful time! Starling pediatrician, Dr. Jonathan Reidel, shares some helpful articles from physician leaders at Connecticut’s Children.  Should you send…

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Welcome to Dr. Isenberg Patients

July 24, 2020

Starling Physicians is pleased to become your new primary care providers. We have a wonderful team who are prepared to deliver the highest quality care in a personalized manner. We…

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60 is the new 40!

July 24, 2020

Dr. Sarit Patel talks with Renee DiNino from iHeart radio about our exciting 60 Strong Contest. If you know someone age 60-69 who has braved a health battle, made a…

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Dr. Jessica Lovesky, OB/GYN

June 30, 2020

Dr. Lovesky grew up in upstate New York. She then attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society, with minors in Nutrition and Inequality…

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Meet Our New OB/GYN, Dr. Jessica Lovesky

June 30, 2020

Dr. Lovesky joins our OB/GYN team this August and will see patients in Hartford, Bloomfield, and Wethersfield. In the interview below, she shares some of her background. Did you grow…

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Now Offering Lactation Consulting

May 26, 2020

Starting June 5th, we are pleased to welcome Lori Atkins, RN, IBCLC, RLC. Lori helps patients with a range of issues associated with breastfeeding so they can achieve their breastfeeding…

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Covid-19 and Children

May 14, 2020

We’re still learning about the coronavirus and the impact on children. Far fewer cases of the virus have been reported in children, and it seems to usually cause a milder infection…

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Welcome Dr. Linda Matonis, OB/GYN

May 6, 2020

Dr. Linda M. Matonis is a well-respected obstetrician-gynecologist with over 25 years of experience. She has been Chairman of the OB/GYN department at The Hospital of Central Connecticut for the…

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Updates on Care Delivery

May 4, 2020

As Connecticut prepares to reopen, Starling remains focused on providing the highest quality care in the safest manner. We continue to conduct Telemedicine visits and Telemedicine phone calls with your…

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Starling Saviors

April 17, 2020

We are indebted to our incredible hematology/oncology team. Thank you to our doctors, nurses, and office staff who are here for our patients during this difficult time.

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Mini Quiches

April 13, 2020

Here is a fun and simple recipe that is sure to please your entire family. Everyone can put in whatever ingredients they like!  Best of all, the quiches freeze well…

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Fox61Talks with Dr. Michael Posner

April 8, 2020

Starling continues to be at the front-line battling Covid-19. Chief Medical Officer talks with FoxNews about how Starling is partnering with hospitals and the healthcare community.

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Banana Bread

April 2, 2020

Banana Bread 1 cup sugar 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup mashed bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking…

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We Are Here You During This Time

April 2, 2020

Medical offices and urgent care clinics continue to shut down across the state. But not Starling Physicians. We continue to be here for our patients and the community. Our providers…

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Dr. Courtney Souza, Pediatrics, Newington

April 1, 2020

Dr. Courtney Souza was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University where she majored in applied mathematics and statistics. She attended…

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Message to Our Staff During This Crisis

March 30, 2020

We are incredibly grateful for the  dedication, patience, and hard work of our physicians, advanced practitioners and staff. Some of the safety measures we are taking include: Assuming that every…

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A Letter to Our Patients from Starling Labs

March 30, 2020

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by COVID-19. We remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, as well as our commitment to you, our…

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Stocking Your Pantry during Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Let’s stock our kitchen to prepare for COVID-19.  Good eating begins with making your kitchen meal-ready.  With a few basics on hand, you will be better equipped to pull together…

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Questions & Answers about Covid-19

March 17, 2020

  Below are some common questions that people have about the coronavirus. Please keep in mind that this information is rapidly evolving and we will inform you of updates as…

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New Procedures to Maximize Your Safety

March 16, 2020

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff by reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and minimizing exposure. Please note the new procedures…

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Are you at risk for the Coronavirus?

March 4, 2020

Have you been exposed to someone with coronavirus?  If you have coronavirus symptoms, please notify the front desk immediately. These include: Cough Fever Shortness of breath  To help prevent contracting…

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To: All Starling Providers & Staff

February 28, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with LabCorp to become our laboratory partner-of-choice. LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated…

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Free Online CME Courses

February 28, 2020

As a Coverys policyholder, you have access to complimentary online CME courses through MED-IQ® Click here to learn more and see a full list of courses >

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Useful Information shared by OptumCare

February 28, 2020

Attached is OptumCare’s recent edition of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this edition, they discuss: The New Oral Tetracyclines: Do they provide value? Comparison of Harms, Advantages, and Costs from Hematuria Guidelines…

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Our Bristol Eye Center is Moving!

February 25, 2020

Starting March 23, patients who would like to be seen in Bristol will be scheduled in our new location: 1379 Farmington Avenue, Bristol. Our office is located next door to…

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Steps for a Healthy Heart

February 4, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in four people dies of it each year. But there’s a lot you can do to live…

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January 30th Update on Technical Issues

January 30, 2020

Starling was impacted by an email phishing attack that caused significant disruption to our business systems and daily operations. We are pleased to report that we have made tremendous progress…

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January 22: Update on Technical Issues

January 22, 2020

We are experiencing technical issues impacting our phone system, our electronic health records (EHR) systems, the patient portal, and our scheduling tools, which have required some offices to reschedule patients.…

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You Don’t Need to Suffer with Pain

January 16, 2020

Physiatry is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments, pain, or disabilities.Physiatrists specialize in a wide…

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Evolution of Value-Based Care in CT

January 16, 2020

As we all know, the federal government via CMS has made long-term changes in how payments are, and will be, delivered to providers, with a focus on an increasing share…

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New Surgery Center Opening in Farmington

January 9, 2020

The new surgery center is opening this winter at 55 South Road in Farmington. All privileges will remain in effect since the center is only changing their address. All surgeons…

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Hospital Privileges

January 9, 2020

We recommend that you maintain hospital privileges at more than one institution in the area. Payers require that we have privileges at a hospital in order to stay active on…

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Welcome Letter

January 9, 2020

Hello everyone! It certainly is a pleasure to join Starling Physicians as your new CEO. I truly appreciate the warm welcome everyone has extended me and look forward to meeting…

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Taking a Team Approach to Your Care

January 6, 2020

At Starling, we strive to deliver healthcare the way it should be – from the way you are greeted through the interaction with staff, nurses, and doctors.  Thank you to…

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

January 3, 2020

Starling Physicians was thrilled to once again partner with the Salvation Army to help children during the holidays. Our extremely generous providers and staff filled the wishes of about 450…

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January Is National Eye Care Month

January 2, 2020

Get regular dilated eye exams from an eye care professional. Know your family history, because many eye diseases are hereditary. Use protective eyewear to prevent injuries on the job, while…

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Lab Holiday Hours

December 19, 2019

Please note that our labs will be closing early due to the holidays.  Below is their schedule:  Location:  Christmas Eve:  New Year’s Eve: Bloomfield  Closed 4pm close Wethersfield 5pm close…

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Chicken Stroganoff

December 19, 2019

I love a good twist on an old school favorite. This chicken version can go from stovetop to table in about 30 minutes. It’s easy to pull together and has…

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Watch for Winter Injuries!

December 5, 2019

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can lead to dangerous slip and falls. Here are some tips to stay safe this winter: • Walk slowly and carefully. Wear boots or other…

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Pancreatic Cancer Facts

November 5, 2019

November is Pancreatic Awareness Month. Here are some facts about this devastating disease: Last year, an estimated 56,770 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and more than…

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Identifying the Order in Allscripts

October 12, 2019

In Allscripts TW, the orders for this testing can be easily found by typing in XPRESS. The two orders will show as:BASIC METABOLIC PANEL – XPRESSCOMP META-P – XPRESS These…

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New Lab Test Services

October 12, 2019

Starting October 15, our Infusion Center Laboratory at Wethersfield will offer Basic Metabolic Profile – BMP and Comprehensive Metabolic Profile – CMP testing using the Piccolo Xpress Chemistry Analyzer. This…

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Why Go to Starling Radiology?

October 12, 2019

At Starling we provide one-stop, comprehensive, integrated care. When you need radiology services,  there are many benefits to staying within the Starling family: Our radiologists are located onsite so your…

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“Incident To” Billing: When and How?

October 11, 2019

“Incident to” services are defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as: services that are furnished as an integral, although incidental, part of the physician’s personal, professional…

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Taking a comprehensive approach to breast health

October 8, 2019

At Starling Physicians, we have a dedicated team focused on breast health. This team includes oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, occupational therapists, social worker, and dietitian. Together, we provide medical and surgical…

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Join Us to Light the Night

October 4, 2019

Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The good news is, since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients has doubled, tripled,…

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Starling Aesthetics in Enfield

September 24, 2019

Starling Medical Aesthetics of Enfield is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. Dr. Noah Starkey and his team offer the most advanced cosmetic treatment options and newest…

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Free Vein Clinic

September 24, 2019

If you experience pain, swelling, cramping, or throbbing in your legs or have large, bulging varicose veins, you may have vein disease. You don’t have to suffer and there are…

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets

September 21, 2019

Chilly? Get roasting with some root vegetables! This easy side dish complements a pork roast perfectly and adds a pop of fall color to your plate! Soooo good! 6 medium…

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You Don’t Have to Suffer with Vein Disease

September 18, 2019

Vein disease affect more than 10% of the population. Drs. Mathur and Napoletano discuss symptoms and the newest in-office treatment options that can provide dramatic relief. Visit www.starlingphysicians.com/veincare for details and upcoming…

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Lab Orders That Have a Source Collection

September 13, 2019

Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, source descriptions and some additional information questions will be prompted for while ordering a sub-set of labs that are collected in the office. ThinPrep Paps…

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Recognized For Quality

September 13, 2019

Healthscore CT was developed to help Connecticut residents evaluate the quality of different healthcare organizations. They evaluated 19 leading healthcare organizations to see how they compared on 15 key quality…

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Managing Memory Leak Errors on Allscripts

August 27, 2019

There are still some residual memory leaks in Allscripts Touchworks even after the last upgrade. These memory leaks can cause errors and slowness. One of the ways to mitigate the…

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Accessing UpToDate

August 27, 2019

As a reminder, you must access UpToDate every 90 days or you will be locked out and have to call UTD for support. Maintaining Access: To maintain uninterrupted access to…

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Pediatric Update

August 13, 2019

As of August 8th, Dr. Sehera Himani will no longer be part of the Starling Pediatrics team. Dr. Jonathan Reidel and Nurse Practitioner Chelsey Paholski will continue to see pediatric…

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We Love to Hear from You!

August 8, 2019

At Starling Physicians, we pride ourselves on delivering Healthcare the Way it Should Be. That means taking the time to build personalized and enduring relationships with our patients and giving…

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Cancer Prevention in the Asian Community

July 3, 2019

Starling Oncologist, Dr. Madhavi Gorusu, delivered an interesting presentation on cancer prevention in the Asian community. She highlights some of the nationwide declining cancer death rates which are in part…

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Marketing Update

July 3, 2019

We continue to get fantastic feedback through our new reputation management program.  We began with a pilot in mid-December with 70 providers. In the last 6 months, Starling providers have…

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Starling Labs Shares Updated Values

July 3, 2019

State law mandates that if there is a critical lab, it needs to be resulted and signed off by a physician within 60 minutes.  If the physician does not respond…

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Dermatology Update

July 3, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Mawhinney is relocating to Pennsylvania at the end of July. He will be missed. As of August 1st, we will no longer offer Dermatology services in New Britain.…

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Retirement News

July 1, 2019

We wish the following doctors a happy and healthy retirement! Dr. Shahnaz Hussain: Internal Medicine Dr. Anne Pinou: Internal Medicine Dr. Morgan Werner: Cardiology Dr. Elliot Zweig: Dermatology Please contact…

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Communication Based Guidelines

June 17, 2019

Click here for presentation that was delivered at the IM meeting. It provides guidelines and code components for communication based services.

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June 7th Update

June 6, 2019

Quarter 2: I am pleased to report that thus far financial performance in this quarter is excellent.  Below are two graphs showing charges and payments; payments in May were the highest…

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Important Updates & Guidance

June 6, 2019

Kara Olson, Director of Clinical Transformation & Informatics, provides four useful documents: ProHealth and Connecticut GI physicians have been updated with their practice name to aid in searching. Click here…

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Dr. Ahmed M. Elwan, Cardiology

June 5, 2019

Dr. Ahmed Elwan was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Egypt. He earned his medical degree with honors from Cairo University. After the completion of his echocardiography residency…

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Leadership Changes

May 31, 2019

Two weeks ago, Dr. Jarrod Post stepped down as Chief Executive Officer.  He is transitioning back to clinical practice at Starling and will be able to fully dedicate himself to…

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May 31 Update

May 30, 2019

Car Allowance:  Please remember to send your documentation to the finance department (khall@starlingphysicians.com or klamb@starlingphysicians.com).  I have attached again several documents.  One is the explanation and samples.  The other two are worksheets…

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Don’t Lose Sight of Macular Degeneration

May 21, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Our Eye Center is proud to…

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Be Antibiotics Aware!

May 17, 2019

Antibiotics save lives. When a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance. However, antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Everyone can help improve the…

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Reputation Management Pilot

May 10, 2019

Our Reputation Management pilot has been a big success. Since December, there have been 3,426 new online reviews with an average star rating of 4.9 out of 5.0! We started…

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Raising Minimum Salary

May 10, 2019

At the February Starling Board meeting, the Board was informed that a number of the medical employers in the area including Hartford Healthcare were increasing their minimum salary to $15…

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May 10th Update

May 10, 2019

Car Allowance: please recall that we are instituting a policy that will allow much greater use of pre-tax money to pay for auto expenses. Attached is the explanation and policy statement.…

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Wishing Dr. Hussain a Happy Retirement

April 24, 2019

Internist, Dr. Shahnaz Hussain, will be retiring from medical practice effective May 30, 2019. We encourage patients to see another exceptional provider within our internal medicine practice. Patients who do…

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Tick Season is Here!

April 24, 2019

Starling Pediatrics provides a helpful article that discusses different types of ticks, how to remove them, and when to seek care. This is helpful information for kids and adults. Read…

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Gary Golliher, Chief Financial Officer

April 16, 2019

Gary joins us from the Hutchinson Clinic in Kansas where he served since 2015 as the CFO of a large physician-owned, multispecialty group practice with nearly 100 providers. There he led…

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March 28th Update

March 28, 2019

Revenue Cycle Items A lot of questions have come up related to the revenue cycle department. One is the reasons why patients sometimes get refunds, despite all the checking/authorizations that happen…

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A Fond Farewell to Dr. Erika Cappelluti

March 28, 2019

Dr. Erika Cappelluti will be leaving the Department of Pulmonary as of March 29, 2019.  She will be moving from Connecticut to Arizona. We appreciate Dr. Cappelluti’s 15 years of outstanding patient care with Connecticut…

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Town Hall Meeting

March 14, 2019

5:30pm 300 Kensington central area, New Britain The purpose is to allow partners to ask anything about which they are concerned and get a (brief) update on ongoing work to…

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March 15th Update

March 14, 2019

IT Hack:  We have had two nearly identical incidents in the last few weeks.  These involved a malicious link someone clicked that then compromised the user’s email account.  It sent…

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Town Hall Meeting

March 14, 2019

5:30pm 300 Kensington central area, New Britain Opportunity for partners to ask anything about which they are concerned

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Hear What Your Patients Are Saying

March 1, 2019

This month, providers in our reputation management pilot received 689 online reviews, with an average star rating of 4.9 out of 5.  Click here to see examples of the positive…

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Emotional Resources for Providers

February 28, 2019

The Bridge Family Center in West Hartford is a valuable resource for providers for their personal needs. The contact number is 860 521-8035 and the main contact is Martin Smith,…

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Update February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dear Partners, We have a new CFO! I am very happy to report that a candidate has accepted our offer letter. I will follow-up with more information soon. Remember we are…

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Flu Season is Here!

February 13, 2019

Dr. Kimberly Gygi, our new family medicine physician, talks with CBS about how to stay safe during flu season.

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Jump Feet First into Spring!

February 5, 2019

Podiatrist Dr. Anthony Babigian will provide two free informative sessions on foot care. Dr. Babigian has been practicing podiatry since 1994. He is proud to be part of Starling Physicians…

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Welcome Dr. Shishir Mathur: Cardiology

February 5, 2019

Dr. Mathur has been a physician for over eighteen years. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treating vascular and venous disease. He is originally from India where he received…

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

January 30, 2019

Brrrrrrr…it’s freezing out! Escape the winter chill with a hearty stew. This easy recipe is packed with protein and flavor. Portion some out to freeze for easy future no-fuss meals.…

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

January 30, 2019

Is there anything more comforting on a cold night than a bowl of chicken soup? I don’t think so. It’s good for your body and soul! Here’s a simple-to-prepare recipe…

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American Chop Suey Casserole

January 30, 2019

Flashback to everyone’s favorite elementary school lunch! This casserole is classic New England. Easy, comforting, and delicious – YOU CAN’T GO WRONG! Feel free to substitute ground chicken or turkey…

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Primer on Value-Based Revenue

January 24, 2019

There are a few types of value- or quality-based reimbursements out there, and I think as we try to increase the amount we can collect it is helpful to be…

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Update on Our New Reputation Management Tool

January 14, 2019

In mid December, we piloted a new reputation management software with 70 providers across specialties. Within 24 hours of visit, patients receive email or text alert with short survey. Those…

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Understanding Your Benefits

January 14, 2019

Partners, In response to some questions we have received, I put together the below summary of the different withholdings and benefits you will see on your financials. Please contact me…

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Sponsorship Requests for 2019

January 11, 2019

If you would like to request corporate funding for an event or cause, please complete the following form. Our marketing committee reviews requests 2-3 times a year to determine what…

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What Is a Family Medicine Doctor?

January 3, 2019

Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. A family medicine provider is a primary care physician, but the biggest difference is that internal medicine doctors…

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A Good Night’s Sleep Can Improve Your Health!

January 3, 2019

Nearly 40 million people have sleep problems. Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to increased health risks, including heart-related issues, fatigue-related accidents, slower metabolism leading to weight gain, increased insulin…

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We Love Hearing From You!

December 20, 2018

We recently piloted a new approach where we ask for online feedback after your visit to select providers. This allows us to continually improve the patient experience and ensure that…

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Alexa Swan MSN, FNP-C, Internal Medicine

December 17, 2018

Alexa Swan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Southern Connecticut State University in 2014. Since then, she has worked at Hartford Hospital in cardiology for over four…

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Need to relax after the holidays? We can help!

December 7, 2018

We are now offering the “Muse”  meditation neurofeedback system in our Newington office. Muse is a research-grade device that passively senses your brain activity and translates it into the guiding…

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Free online CME courses

December 4, 2018

As a COVERY policyholder, you have access to complimentary online CME courses through MED-IQ®.  Courses are designed to improve the understanding and performance of healthcare providers and medical practice staff…

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Ordering Lab Tests

November 30, 2018

We want to make you aware that some laboratory companies are now allowing consumers to order their own lab tests. Your Starling providers are concerned about this service because it…

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Quest Now Allowing Patients to Order Tests

November 30, 2018

Quest Diagnostics has recently implemented a new option allowing patients to select and order their own lab tests online, without physician involvement. Quest promises quick, convenient results, all overseen by…

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New Medicare codes/fees: Communication-based services

November 28, 2018

Starting in January 2019, providers can bill Medicare for time-based codes for interprofessional consults that do not include a face-to-face interaction with the patient.  The wording is “interprofessional telephone/ internet/…

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New Medicare codes/fees: Communication-based services

November 28, 2018

Starting in January 2019, providers can bill Medicare for time-based codes for interprofessional consults that do not include a face-to-face interaction with the patient.  The wording is “interprofessional telephone/ internet/…

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Dr. Kimberly Gygi, Family Medicine

November 16, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Gygi is originally from Michigan.  She completed her undergraduate work and obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University in Lansing.  She served as chief resident during her…

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Lose Weight Before the Holidays!

November 14, 2018

The holidays are coming and so are the non-stop meals, treats, and parties. If you are looking to lose weight or learn some healthy eating strategies, consider our Slim Start…

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Using Microsoft Office at Home

November 14, 2018

It turns out that with the Microsoft licenses we need here at work, you can use Office at home for no additional cost on multiple computers. Follow the steps below:…

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Dr. Kathleen Abbott, Physiatry

November 13, 2018

This December, we welcome Dr. Kathleen Abbott.  She is one of Connecticut’s leading physiatrists. Physiatry,  also called physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance…

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Thank You to Dr. John McArdle

November 7, 2018

There are no words to adequately describe just how fine a physician Dr. McArdle is. He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever encountered. Aside from the tremendous scope…

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Tired of paper invoices?

November 7, 2018

We now offer the option to receive online statements. Next time you receive a statement, check the back of your invoice for simple instructions on how to enroll. Receive an…

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Our Revenue Cycle Department is Here For You

November 5, 2018

The RCD has been working this year to implement new products and applications to make Starling a stronger and more efficient company. Many of these systems have complicated technical components and…

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Important Notice about Urgent Care

October 29, 2018

As of October 29th, Velocity Urgent Care will no longer see patients at our Starling location in Wethersfield. They do still have walk-in clinics in: Rocky Hill at 396 Cromwell…

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Chelsey Paholski, PA-C, Pediatrics

October 22, 2018

Chelsey graduated with a Master of Health Science degree from Quinnipiac University. She has worked in urgent care treating both adults and pediatric patients. She is a member of the…

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Helping People Live Better Lives

October 22, 2018

Here is what one patient had to share about our orthopaedic practice and Dr. Richard Scarlett. “Simply the best! From his bedside manner, to taking the time to explain everything…

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Important News for Medicare Participants

October 15, 2018

Starling Physicians is proud to participate in many Medicare Advantage plans, in addition to traditional Medicare. Our providers will participate in the following Medicare Advantage plans as of January 1, 2019:…

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Stay on Top of Your Health

October 12, 2018

Busy parents are often the first to overlook their health. Starling’s obesity medicine physician, Dr. Scott Walker, talks about the importance of managing diet and how the Starling weight loss…

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Combat the Signs of Aging

October 12, 2018

If want a more youthful appearance, there are many options. Starling’s facial plastics and reconstructive expert, Dr. Kenneth Andrews, answers some common questions about how you can rejuvenate your face.…

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Introducing A New Reputation Management Program

October 10, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Starling is piloting a new Reputation Management program. Here is some information about this exciting initiative. What is Reputation Management? Reputation management refers to…

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Advisement to Not Respond to Requests

October 10, 2018

Dear Shareholders, Please be advised that Starling has received a request for records from the Office of the Inspector General and is presently working to respond.  Our counsel, Mindy Tompkins…

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When to See a Cardiologist

October 5, 2018

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women. When is the right time to see a cardiologist? Consider these top ten reasons: WHEN TO…

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Making Your Health Our #1 Priority

September 17, 2018

I wanted to provide some feedback about the wonderful care I have received at Starling OB/GYN.  This morning I received a call that the technician for my ultrasound was out…

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Dr. Nancy Yip, Pediatrics

September 17, 2018

Dr. Yip was born in Buffalo, New York and is a graduate of Yale College. She obtained her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship…

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How Well Do You Know Starling Physicians?

September 14, 2018

Now is an exciting time for our organization. We continue to enhance our services offerings, increase our locations, and bring on talented providers. Take the Starling Quiz to see how…

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What to do if you think you have a UTI

September 13, 2018

A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder, or urethra. An infection can be quite painful, but the good news is…

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Calling on Content Experts

September 13, 2018

At Starling Physicians, we have a tremendous amount of knowledge across the healthcare spectrum. We would like to share your expertise with current patients, potential patients, and the general public. …

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Learn About Vernon Pediatrics

September 13, 2018

Starling Physicians is proud to have welcomed the excellent providers at Vernon Pediatrics to the Starling pediatrics team. Drs. Martin, Lahman, Huang-Bulger, and nurse Karpey see patients at their office…

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