Rachael Starcher

Rachael W. Starcher, MD

Hospital Medicine
I care for people as if they were my own family.

Approach To Care

Dr. Starcher is a person first, a doctor second. She connects with people as if they were her own friends or family. She has experienced both sides of the medical field and knows that while times of illness are always challenging, having an advocate caring for you can make the wellness journey smoother.

Dr. Starcher’s expertise is in acute illness requiring hospitalization, with particular interest in respiratory diseases.



  • B.A. Religion – George Washington University
  • M.A. Religion – Vanderbilt University
  • M.D. – Marshall University


  • Internal Medicine – Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


Dr. Starcher grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in a small community where she knew everyone and always went to grandma’s house for Sunday dinner. After graduating high school, she started traveling the world and studied interfaith and international relations with a focus on interactions between the three Abrahamic faiths throughout history.

She returned to school to study medicine where she now uses the skills she learned in her prior education to bridge gaps in care between employees and patients across the spectrum of healthcare. She focuses on identifying and addressing health disparities and does work in trying to make the electronic health record more useful for both clinicians and patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys eating out across the Twin Cities with her husband or taking her two dogs to local breweries. She plays lots of board games, is an amateur woodworker, and enjoys traveling to visit her friends and family who are now spread out across the globe.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare