OBJECTIVE: To provide my patients with the best care that I can. To supply my colleagues with up to date documentation of cases and to conduct my practice in an ethical and moral manner. And to always treat others the way that I would like to be treated.


1969-1972 English Literature, Troy High School

1973-1974 University of Florida

1982-1983 Hobart Welding School

1988-1989 A.A. in Business Administration, Sante Fe Community College

1989-1991 B.S. in Sports Administration, University of Florida

1991-1994 Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, University of Florida

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Rehabilitation Certifications from the Colleges of Medicine and Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida for:

Low Back MedX Lumbar Rehabilitation;

Torso MedX Rotary Torso Rehabilitation;

Cervical MedX Cervical Extension Rehabilitation;

Knee MedX Knee Extension and Flexion Rehabilitation.

1994-1998 Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University

1998-2000 Diplomat in Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College

2000-2001 Independent Forensic Chiropractic Medical Examiner, Certified Disability Examiner, National Board of Forensic Chiropractors

2000-2001 Disability Examiner, National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals

2000-2001 Cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma and whiplash related Temporomandibular joint disorders

2000-2010 Owner and operator of Starkey’s Chiropractic Clinic in Florida

2010-2015 Owner and operator of Rutherford Back Institute in Tennessee

2015 - Present. Ancillary Chiropractic Physician in Tennessee and Florida

2017- Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Why me?


My background as a High School, College and Professional athlete combined with my extensive education in Sports Science, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Rehabilitation, Disability evaluations, Cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist gives me a unique insight into the injuries that plague individuals in our society. My diverse background gives me the ability to relate to all segments of society. Therefore, I am able to deal with many patients that others would have great difficulty with. All State defensive tackle in Ohio back in 1971-1972. All SEC freshman team at University of Florida 1973 where they awarded me with an Outstanding Defensive Player award. Boxed two Heavyweight Champions in the 1980's in Madison Square Garden and Columbus Ohio. Carl the Truth Williams in the Garden and James Buster Douglass in Columbus, Ohio. Went on to get a 2nd (Nidan) degree black belt in Shobayashi Shorin Ryu Karate.