Focus on You
A new year is the perfect time to focus on your health. Starling Physicians is here for you with over 250 providers, 27 specialties, and dozens of locations.
Here is some advice to get the new year off to a good start…
Find a trusted primary care provider (PCP)
PCPs are vital to your health. They provide annual visits, treat illness, manage chronic health conditions, conduct screenings, identify risk factors, and promote healthy lifestyle.
Need a PCP? Call our hotline at (860) 721-5742 and we will find an available provider in a town near you; or click below.
We’ve got your back
Back pain affects over 80% of people at some point in their lifetime. Starling’s Comprehensive Spine team treats the full range of conditions that can cause back pain and limit mobility. We have exceptional physiatrists and a leading spine surgeon who can help diagnose the source of your pain and get you on the path to recovery. Learn more.
If you have not gotten the COVID vaccine, don’t wait any longer. Those who are not vaccinated are 20 times more likely to suffer a COVID-19-associated death and 13 times more likely to test positive than people who were fully vaccinated. Make sure to get your booster, too!
Schedule routine eye care visits
If you don’t have any symptoms or vision problems, doctors recommend getting regular eye exams based on your age; Ages 20 to 39: Every 5 years. Ages 40 to 54: Every 2 to 4 years. Ages 55 to 64: Every 1 to 3 years. If you are diabetic, you should see your eye doctor annually.
Starling has an exceptional eye care team with some of the leading specialists in the areas of retina and cornea disorders, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Call (860) 826-4460 and schedule a visit today.
Get up to speed on diabetic care
Managing diabetes can be challenging! Starling is pleased to have two diabetes educators who work with patients to understand and manage diabetic care. They offer a wide range of group classes on topics related to diabetes care and management. These classes are free, very informative, and are offered in-person and online. They also provide 1:1 coaching. Click here to see a list of classes and upcoming dates.
Stay current with health screenings
Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms. Click here for the American Cancer Society’s recommendations to help guide you when you talk to your doctor about screening for certain cancers.
Make sure to stay current with your mammograms. Starling Radiology offers the newest 3-D mammography. Call and schedule your mammogram today: (860) 224-6222. Click below to learn about the wide range of other radiologic services we provide.
Need a specialist? We can help!
With 27 specialties, if you have a problem, we have a specialist who can find a solution. Our providers work together as a team, sharing one medical chart, with a shared commitment to delivering personalized and compassionate care. Click here to learn more.