Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP

Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

Swedish Primary Care - Queen Anne
2211 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
US
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About Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP

Benjamin M. Starnes, MD FAAP is the Executive Medical Director of Pediatrics for Swedish Health Services. Dr. Starnes has been with Swedish for over fourteen years during which time he built a thriving practice at Swedish Queen Anne Primary Care. He is originally from Georgia, attended Mercer University School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Starnes is passionate about creating a seamless experience for parents and children as they navigate the complexities of healthcare. As the Executive Medical Director, he enjoys working with pediatric providers, specialists, and hospitalists to maintain the highest quality care while providing exceptional and personable pediatric care from birth through adolescence. While in the clinic, Dr. Starnes takes a 'kid friendly' approach to medical care. Some areas of interest include Acne, Adolescent Medicine, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Constipation, Ear Infections, Encopresis, Gay and Lesbian Medicine, Gay and Lesbian teens, General Practice, Newborn Care, Otitis Media, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Exams, Pediatric Mental Health, Urinary Tract Infections, and Well Child Care. Outside of work, Dr. Starnes enjoys hiking, playing tennis, woodworking, and spending quality time with friends and family on Whidbey Island.

Education

  • Tulane University and Hospital
    Residency
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
    Medical School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Choice /Humana PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • Evergreen Health
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina (WA Apple Health)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Premera PPO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • Regence Triwest
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal weight loss
  • abrasion
  • acne
  • acute back pain
  • allergic contact dermatitis
  • allergic urticaria
  • anal itching
  • anemia
  • angioma
  • ankle injury
  • anxiety
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • asthma
  • attention deficit disorder
  • back muscle injury
  • back muscle pain
  • back pain
  • behavioral disorders
  • birth control counseling
  • birthmark
  • blister
  • blood in stool
  • brain concussion
  • breast discharge
  • burns
  • camp physicals
  • candidiasis
  • celiac disease
  • cellulitis
  • cellulitis of the buttock
  • cellulitis of the neck
  • cellulitis of trunk
  • childhood obesity
  • childhood onset fluency disorder
  • chlamydia
  • chronic kidney disease (ckd)
  • cold sore
  • concussion
  • concussion testing
  • conduct disorder
  • conjunctivitis
  • constipation
  • cough
  • cradle cap
  • depressed mood
  • depression
  • dermatitis
  • developmental assessment
  • diaper rash
  • diarrhea
  • dry scalp
  • dry skin
  • dysmenorrhea
  • ear infections
  • eating disorders
  • eczema herpeticum
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • encopresis
  • erythema marginatum
  • feeding problems
  • fever
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fever with chills
  • first degree burns
  • folliculitis
  • food allergy
  • food intolerances
  • foot pain
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease in infancy
  • geographic tongue
  • grave's disease
  • growth failure
  • hamstring injury
  • herpetic whitlow
  • hip pain
  • hyperbilirubinemia
  • impetigo
  • infection of kidney
  • influenza
  • irregular menstruation
  • irritability
  • itching
  • jaundice
  • joint sprain
  • knee injury
  • knee pain
  • labial adhesions
  • lazy eye
  • leg injury
  • leg pain
  • lethargy
  • lgbtq+ health
  • lice
  • ligament injury
  • malaise and fatigue
  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • mmr vaccine
  • mood symptoms
  • mumps
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle injury
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • mycoplasma infection
  • nausea
  • neck muscle injury
  • neonatal acne
  • nevus
  • newborn care
  • newborn feeding problems
  • night sweats
  • nightmares
  • norovirus
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • otalgia
  • otitis
  • overuse injury
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • perioral dermatitis
  • persistent vomiting
  • pertussis
  • pharyngitis
  • pityriasis
  • plantar wart
  • pneumonia
  • poison ivy
  • psoriasis
  • rectal bleeding
  • respiratory syncytial virus
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • running injury
  • scab
  • scaly skin
  • scarlet fever
  • school anxiety
  • school physical
  • seasonal allergies
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • secondary enuresis
  • sensitive skin
  • sever's disease
  • sexually transmitted disease (std)
  • shin splints
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder pain
  • skin disease
  • skin tag
  • sleep disorders
  • sleep terrors
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • sports physical exam
  • sports related ankle injury
  • sports related concussion testing
  • sports related foot injury
  • sports related injury
  • sprain
  • staphylococcus infections
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • stool changes
  • strawberry mark
  • strep throat
  • streptococcal infections
  • substance addiction
  • sudden infant death syndrome
  • sunburn
  • syncope
  • teething
  • tinea capitis
  • tinea corporis
  • tinea cruris
  • tinea infection
  • tinea pedis
  • tongue sores
  • travel medicine
  • traveler's diarrhea
  • urinary tract infection
  • urticaria
  • viral exanthem
  • virtual care
  • vomiting
  • warts
  • weight problem
  • well child exam
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

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