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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Latrobe Area Hospital
Latrobe, PA USA
Medical School - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 6/5/2016, Dr. Starenchak has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
I really appreciate how much care Dr. Starenchak expressed for my health during my visits. I will admit I did not make it particularly easy for him as I'm not that open to medical intervention. And yet, at every point he was respectful of my opinions, gave pros and cons to different options, answered my questions thoughtfully, presented different options, gently expressed his own opinion, and made me feel like I was his only priority during the visit. He was also friendly and personable and as a result I felt safe and comfortable talking with him about my health.
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016
The provider (Dr. S.) isn't my regular doctor (she had no time available). Dr. S. was excellent - thorough - professional & easy to talk to - a good listener.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2016
Again, a good dialogue with Dr. Starenchak. He advised me on diet, follow up x-rays, and other things to be mindful of.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2016
I truly feel like Dr. Starenchak is partner with me in managing my health. We've discussed pros and cons of medications, we've discussed side effects, and he's been very supportive in my decisions. He also takes a holistic approach--he asks about my mental health, whether the therapy is helping, how my exercise and sleep and eating are going. I always feel empowered about my health when I leave his office.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2016
Dr. Starenchak listened to everything I said and then set up a plan to tackle my problems. Excellent visit.
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