Thank you for your patience as we wait for the State of Connecticut to allocate vaccines to us. We hope to start in April but are dependent upon the state for our supply. We assure you that we will continue to provide updates about our vaccine status. In the meantime, we encourage all patients to get the vaccine as soon as they are eligible, in any convenient location.
Once we get approval, we will contact patients who have joined our Vaccine Wait List. Initially, we plan to administer vaccines at weekend clinics in New Britain and Wethersfield and then will expand. Click here if you would like to join our wait list. This is not a guarantee of an appointment.
For questions about the vaccine, please do not call your provider’s office. We now offer a vaccine hotline and regularly update our COVID website page. If you are on our list but no longer need a vaccine, please call our hotline and leave a message with your name and date of birth.
Roll Up Your Sleeve
We encourage all patients to get the COVID vaccine as soon as you are eligible, in a location that is convenient for you. Click here for a new video in which our providers discuss why getting the COVID vaccine is essential to protecting yourself, your loved ones, and the community.
Need a Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
Primary care providers help you stay healthy and manage illness.
Health and wellness exams • Treatment of illness/sick visits • Care for chronic conditions
Management of risk factors • Preventive screenings • Healthy lifestyle promotion
Don’t wait until you are sick to find a primary care provider. We have many who are taking new patients. We also have many new PCPs joining this summer.
To find a provider in a town near you…
Click here: www.starlingphysicians.com/findpcp
or call our hotline at: (860) 258-3480 x2008
Partnering with Labcorp to make lab testing even easier!
We are pleased to partner with Labcorp for laboratory services. When your provider orders labs, enjoy the convenience of patient service centers in dozens of locations including Labcorp at Walgreens, as well as draw stations right in our offices. Labcorp continues to open locations to enhance access and this includes recently opened locations in Rocky Hill and Cromwell. Our Southington patient service center is once again open but only to Starling patients. Click here to find a location near you or pick up a list of all locations at the front desk at your next visit.
Spring is coming…and so are spring allergies
Those with seasonal spring allergies will usually start to see symptoms in early March that can last through May. It’s important to start preparing for allergies now before pollen reaches peak spring allergy levels. This year it has been a bit more confusing because COVID symptoms sometimes mimic allergy symptoms.
Many patients with known postnasal drip and cough from the allergies have been afraid to be around others due to concern from others that the cough may be secondary to possible COVID. Many of these patients have repeatedly gotten tested for COVID to rule out possible infection.
Therefore adequately controlling allergies is crucial this year to help avoid some confusion and unnecessary need for Covid testing.
Wishing Dr. Allen Kallor
a Happy and Healthy Retirement
Dermatologist Dr. Allen Kallor has announced that he will retire from active practice as of May 26, 2021. He shares, “It has been my great good fortune to practice dermatology for more than four decades and a privilege to provide care for you and your families. It has been my pleasure and honor to meet so many wonderful people and share stories about our families and life events. I look forward to sharing life’s adventures in this next phase with my wife and family.”
If you need short- or long-term care in a skilled nursing facility, we have a preferred network of nursing homes where our skilled teams of Geriatric providers will oversee your care.
- High quality care delivered by Starling providers in local nursing facilities
- Close collaboration with your other Starling providers
- Focused on keeping you out of the hospital
- Visits by other specialists, including Pulmonary and Cardiology
- Ongoing communication with patients and caregivers to ensure a customized plan of care
Click here to learn more and see our preferred list of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Hear from Our Providers
We are now featuring a video library that highlights a number of our providers across specialties. We will continue to add to the library over time. Videos are on News & Education page at the top of our website or click here. Here are some you might not want to miss:
- Dr. Christopher Betz discusses the newest innovation in rotator cuff repair
- Dr. Christine Najjar shares her personal journey into the field of metabolic weight loss
- Our cardiologists discuss Starling’s Congestive Heart Failure clinic
- Our spine team discusses their comprehensive approach to treating issues of the neck and back
- Our midwives answer some gynecology questions you may be too embarrassed to ask