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George B. Elvove, M.D.

George B. Elvove, M.D.Dr. George B. Elvove is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Cook County Hospital Post Graduate Training Program. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of La Leche League International. He has been practicing as a family practitioner in the Chicago area since 1977, specializing in natural medicine, pediatric care, family medicine, bioidentical hormone balancing and nutritional counseling. He finished his 31 year practice of obstetrics in December 2008, and now devotes his time to the office practice of general medicine. Dr. Elvove is a medical staff member at Highland Park Hospital. He is the father of three children and a grandfather to two grandchildren.

Dr. Elvove sees patients one week each month, usually the first or second week of the month. Please phone the office to obtain his current schedule. 847-362-1367


Joseph J. Starkman, D.O.

Joseph J. Starkman, D.O.

Dr. Joseph Starkman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, followed by completion of his Osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008.  He successfully completed his family medicine training at the University of Chicago Northshore Family Medicine Residency Program in July, 2011. Dr. Starkman is board certified in Family Medicine. 

Dr. Starkman has extensive training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies.  He began studying Tai Chi and Qigong in 1998 and can provide one on one as well as group instruction.  He is a Reiki instructor since 2004 and incorporates Reiki into his Osteopathic treatments.  During medical school, Dr. Starkman sought out highly regarded Osteopaths to mentor his learning of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  He primarily uses cranial osteopathy based in the Biodynamic model, along with myofascial release and balanced ligamentous tension techniques. Dr. Starkman is also practicing general medicine, physical exams, women's care, pediatrics, newborn care, nutritional counselling, the HCG weight loss protocol, and bio-identical hormone balancing.

On July 1, 2016, Dr. Starkman purchased Dr. Elvove's medical practice and now administers the practice as well as performs his clinical duties with patients. Please visit Dr. Starkman's website for more information about Dr. Starkman's practice.

The Elvove Staff

When you phone or visit our office, you can be assured that the person who greets you is trained and experienced in breastfeeding, and child care. The problem or question that you are having has probably been addressed many times before. It is our commitment to high quality, personalized care that makes our practice unique.

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