Dr Oliver Starr

Dr Oliver Starr

MBChB, BMedSc, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Oliver Starr is a general practitioner in Hertfordshire.  He is an undergraduate tutor at University College Medical School, a general practice appraiser and a case assessor at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.  Other interests include medical law, particularly regarding clinical negligence.  Dr Starr is a council member of the Cameron Fund charity.

Recent articles

Fungal Infections Health Information

A fungus is a germ that ranges from something tiny and barely visible all the way to something big like a mushroom. They are all around us and don't usually cause any …

How to get help for hypochondria and health anxiety

How to get help for hypochondria and health anxiety Feature

Almost unbelievable, isn't it? That we're alive. When you think about how many tiny different things that can go wrong with the human body, it's a wonder we're here at …

The most common reasons you're not losing weight

The most common reasons you're not losing weight Feature

You were overweight, but you did your best to lose some pounds and you did! You're pretty happy with yourself, but you can't quite get down to your 'ideal' weight, even …

Meniscal Tears (Knee Cartilage Injuries) Health Information

You've all seen the footballer on TV - one moment he's running full pelt, the next he's tripped over another player and is clutching his knee in agony. There's a good …

Knee Ligament Injuries Health Information

The ligaments around the knee are strong. However, sometimes they can become injured. There are four bones around the area of the knee joint: the thigh bone (femur), …