Biography & Education

Biography
Kid friendly approach to medical care.
Position Summary Pediatric Physician
Specialties
  • Pediatric General Medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School Mercer University School of Medicine
Residency Tulane University and Hospital
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American Academy of Pediatrics
Personal Interests
Writing, Tennis, Skiing, Traveling

Care Locations

2211 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Fax 206-861-8501
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

Spiders and Bees and Bugs, Oh My! Treating insect bites and stings

April 18, 2014
Another beautiful Seattle summer is just around the corner.  As we stare out windows and wait for our long days of sunshine to begin, know this – the bugs are doing the same thing!  Any day now all our biting, stinging, and pinching friends will begin to appear.  Make sure you prevent bites with insect repellants.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using repellants containing 30% or less of DEET for all children older than 2 months of age.  But if a bite happens, arm yourself (and your medicine cabinet) with a treatment plan to get your kids back outside ASAP.
 
Treatment for ...

Croup: coughs that go bark in the night

April 10, 2013

Croup is a common childhood illness that can be very frightening to a parent or child. It often starts with the symptoms of a mild cold, such as a runny nose, or sore throat. The child goes to bed as usual and then wakes suddenly in the middle of the night with a barking cough. Often they gasp in between the coughs and make a high-pitched noise called stridor when they breathe in.

Thankfully, croup is rarely dangerous. Most children can be treated at home. But it can be a scary illness for both the parent and the child.

It is important to know how to treat croup at home and when to seek help from your doctor or the emergency room....

Specialties

Specialties
  • Pediatric General Medicine
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
  • Acne
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Ear Infections
  • Encopresis
  • Gay and Lesbian Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Newborn Care
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Development
  • Pediatric Exams
  • Pediatric Mental Health
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Well Child Care

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (49 Ratings, 6 Comments)

100

01/20/2015
I have highly recommended Dr. Starnes [...]
Swedish Patient
100

01/12/2015
[...] we really love Dr Starnes!
Swedish Patient
50

01/11/2015
Not happy. I had a lot of questions to ask but the doctor seemed hasty and even though I was still talking his hand was on the door knob. In addition, he suggested vitamin D supplement but never mentioned how much, for how long, etc. I left with questions unanswered.
Swedish Patient
100

12/31/2014
I feel so lucky to have Dr. Starnes as our baby's doctor. He is TOP NOTCH! Absolutely wonderful.
Swedish Patient
100

07/07/2014
*Dr. Starnes is the best doctor & I am so grateful he is my doctor. I have total confidence in his diagnosis & treatment & he is always right about what is going on.
Swedish Patient
100

07/02/2014
We love *Dr. Starnes. He is awesome. At this visit he didn't mention what vaccines my daughter would receive, but it didn't matter too much.
Swedish Patient