He has been in private practice since 1996, opening his first pain clinic in Columbia, MO, where he spent 5 years. He then moved his practice to Marietta, GA for the next 7 years. In 2008, he opened a new homeopathic pain and sports medicine clinic in Paradise Valley, AZ.
In 2005, he published the widely acclaimed “Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic.” Dr. Starr is called upon to speak internationally regarding his book, now in its third print.
Dr. Starr is a medical doctor who specializes in integrative medicine, pain, hormones, and the prompt rehabilitation of acute and chronic sports injuries. He utilizes a wide array of alternative methods that allow the body to heal itself naturally. These methods include desiccated thyroid, bio-identical hormones, nutrition, homeopathics, trigger point injections, Hans Kraus’ protocols and exercises, Tennant Biomodulator, low-intensity lasers, and other energetic modalities.
Dr. Starr’s progressive approach to alternative medicine offers cutting-edge therapies designed to accelerate the healing of hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Candidiasis, arthritis, sprains, strains, and fractures.
Education & Training:
1995-1996 – New York Pain Treatment Program, Lenox Hill Hospital
1994-1995 – Attending physician, Bronx Veterans Hospital
1991-1994 – Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri, Rusk Rehabilitation Center
1987-1990 – MD from University of Missouri, Columbia Medical School
Mark Starr, MD(H), has been trained by
- Andrew Fischer, MD, PhD
- Hans Kraus, MD
- Norman Marcus, MD
- William Rea, MD
- Gerald Smith, DDS
- Lawrence Sonkin, MD, PhD
- Jerry Tennant, MD
Dr. Starr also wishes to acknowledge his parents. “They gave me a tremendous amount of love and support. They created a truly happy family that made my work possible. They also bestowed those great Midwestern values. Dad called Mom ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ and said he never knew how he had gotten so lucky. May I also be so lucky; it is time for me to start a family of my own.”
“I never imagined I would become the modern-day expert on thyroid and its impact on chronic illness. When I researched mitochondrial disorders and thyroid, I realized they were one in the same. The last landmark book written about hypothyroidism was by Dr. Broda Barnes in 1976. I hope my book will allow me to help doctors and patients get back in touch with this basic tenet of medicine. Without this knowledge, patients go from office to office, searching for answers and too often getting just superficial treatment of symptoms.”
- Dr. Starr