I was never seen by Dr. Starr in MD, But he was my doctor and one great one in Danville, VA. I had a spontaneous spinal fluid leak which usually comes from some type of trauma, such as an accident. He caught this through an MRI I had and severe headaches when I stood or sat up.
Also he found I had subdural hematomas bleeding on my brain, which in time went back to the original veins. But he kept a check on them monthly.
With the spontaneous spinal fluid leak, he ran every test know to man to try and find out where the leak was coming from. He never found out but took a shot in the dark to do a blood patch, this is where an anthestheseolgist would take the blood drawn from one side of my body and handed to him and with hope of patching the place of the leak. This worked, but during the night, I started to run a high fever, so he asked me to have the LSC to bring me back to the hospital to be under observation. The CT's ordered showed more blood coming from the hematomas. Nothing could be done but keep me out of pain the best they knew how and watch the hematomas. Eventually the CT showed the blood going back into the correct veins, which was a God Send. Dr. Starr caught this on my first visit with an MRI and I became completely well from this. I still had a small amount of uncordination that seemed tp wear off in time. I would advise Dr. Starr to anyone and do wish he was still in our town. I am sure he is continuously saving others to this day. This occurance with me was in 1996. My youngest daughter was also seeing him for occiptical seizures and he did a great job putting her on medication and later sending her to the pediatric neurologist in Duke University. My best wishes to him and his family during their travels with his ability of the medical field. I would also like to speak of how fast he found my problem and how quickly he took charge of treating me. '''''''''''''''w