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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Endocrinology Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Endocrinology Selinsgrove
620 University Ave
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

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Starkey, Ralph H., MD, FACE, FACP Visit Geisinger.org for information on Ralph H. Starkey, MD, FACE, FACP. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.4 out of 5
1 123 ratings
24 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Endocrinology - Metabolism, Board Certified, 1975

Education:

  • Temple University, School of Medicine 1970

Residency:

  • Barnes - Jewish Hospital 1973

Fellowship:

  • Vanderbilt U. Hospital 1975
    Endocrinology

Clinical Interests:

Thyroid diseases, lipid disorders, diabetes mellitus, adrenal gland disorders, pituitary diseases, osteoporosis, disorders of calcium metabolism

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American College of Endocrinology - Fellow
  • American College of Physicians - Fellow
  • The Endocrine Society

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.6 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.3 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.4 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.4 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.5 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.4 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.6 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.4 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.4 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.4 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 5
This was my second visit with Dr. Starkey, and as was previously the case, I found him distant and fairly uncommunicative. He seemed to show relatively little interest in me or my case, rather as though he was going through the motions, and I left feeling deeply unsatisfied with the experience. However, his follow-up the next day by e-message (via mygeisinger.com), detailing the results of some blood work, was thorough and extremely detailed, and he answered followup questions almost immediately and moved quickly on several matters. It was, in some respects, almost like dealing with a different physician.
Dec 16, 2016
He is part-time and probably retiring so I would recommend him but not sure how long he will be with Geisinger.
Nov 14, 2016
Did not help me understand my main concern. Parathyroid. Spent most of the time typing in details about my supplements. My parathyroid just changed and I do not agree it is from my kidneys. He gave no other explanation. I did not feel at ease or comfortable when I left. Couldn't understand why last dr Signilov said I need prolia because he said I was osteoporosis. Dr Starkey just said now I don't have it but didn't explain if it was a prior bad test reading and he didn't explain how it could improve like it did to get me into the osteoporosis category. Im confused but glad I don't need meds. Dr Signolov was very insistant I get on the prolia meds. Once again I left confused. I may be looking for new doctors outside of geisinger.
Oct 24, 2016
He said he is retiring soon.
Sep 27, 2016
No matter how long between visits, Dr. Starkey always remembers me. He shows a high amount of concern for my health.
Aug 31, 2016
I feel with my past history of thyroid cancer Dr. Starkey has not been proactive at all in this situation. He always says he is skeptical that it is cancer and it has been each time. He is very forgetful, does not remember what I had done as far as procedures and changes to medications. I just do not have the confidence that he is on top of this situation especially as now I have another nodule that needs to be taken care of.
Aug 29, 2016
My brother has many care providers at Geisinger.. Overall, we think very highly of them all.
Aug 17, 2016
One of the best dr. love him.
Aug 17, 2016
Everything was very professional and I would recommend without any hesitation.
Aug 15, 2016
He didn't seem that concerned about my thyroid condition & didn't do anything different than my family doctor would do. I felt it was a waste of my time & money to go to a special clinic but I don't blame Dr. Starkey or Geisinger - after all, I was the one that scheduled the appointment.
Jul 29, 2016
Dr. Starkey is a physician that always is friendly & professional. He takes his time & knows my health record before we begin out visit which makes me feel very confident with him & his advice & care of me.
Jul 21, 2016
More worried about going over my past history instead of why I was there today and that no endocrinologist found these issues but a rheumatologist found them , very sad when they refuse to listen and ear what i am saying and figure out why and to stop it. No other doctor anywhere keeps going back over the history like GMC does. Very annyoing each and every time and waste of my time to have to reanswer the same question every time. PLEASE STOP IT IN THE FILE AND DOES NOT NEED BROUGHT UP EVERY TIME. PAY ATTENTION TO WHY THE PATIENT IS THERE NOW AND HELP WITH THAT ISSUE INSTEAD OF THE MAIN PART OF APPT. ON PAST HISTORY
June 16, 2016
Dr. Starkey is great. He always listens and understands. I will really miss him after he retires.
May 25, 2016
I miss truly miss him when he retires.
May 19, 2016
Dr. Starkey wrote me about my lab results the same day they came out.
Apr 28, 2016
Dr. Starkey and his assistant were very thorough and pleasant to talk with. I feel very comfortable being in their care.
Apr 21, 2016
He was very kind. 8. 20 minute. 9. Excellent.
Apr 21, 2016
I really like Dr. Starkey, I'm very glad he did not retire. I trust him completely, and think he's a great physician. He answers all my questions fully, and is really great about including complete office notes so I can read them in MyGeisinger.
Apr 20, 2016
when I went in to him I could barely walk he was not concerned go to your family dr. I told him I was 3times tranfered from Williamsport to GMC for what
Apr 20, 2016
I have high confidence in Dr. Starkey.
Apr 18, 2016
Lori Parke is an amazing CRNP and DR Starkey is a great doctor
March 23, 2016
The doctor was excellent in every way.
March 23, 2016
More time should be allowed to meet with care provider.
Feb 22, 2016
I've been seeing Dr. Starkey for several years, and I have always found him to be a very caring physician.