Ken Starr M.D., FACEP

DIPLOMATE OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF ADDICTION MEDICINE

Board-certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine

Dr. Starr is an authority in the field of Addiction Medicine and Wellness. Since founding the clinic in 2012 after the overdose death of his brother, he has been committed to helping patients achieve lasting sobriety and improve the quality of their lives. Dr. Starr utilizes medications, supplements, traditional and non-traditional therapies that help people overcome chemical dependency and live the lives they know are possible.

His current areas of interest include advancing drug and alcohol detox methods, facilitating long term recovery, IV nutritional programs for optimal health, and Men’s health programs.

Dr. Starr’s passion about NAD therapy has enabled the clinic to become the most experienced provider of NAD treatments on the West Coast. He has introduced nutritional IV Infusions into the practice so all patients can affordably and comfortably work towards their wellness goals.

Dr. Starr is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He takes a personal and compassionate interest in each of his patients and is easily available for patients and their families at all times.

Dr. Starr is currently on staff at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande Hospital and Cottage Santa Ynez Valley Hospital in Solvang.  He works with Dignity Health and the County of San Luis Obispo to improve the care of patients who could benefit from Addiction Medicine specialty care.

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson Psy.D, LMFT

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, in addition to a Doctoral Degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Thompson offers an integrative approach to treatment grounded in psychodynamic theory, which promotes self exploration and lifelong growth.
As a Central Coast native, Dr. Thompson is passionate about serving her local community and advocating for accessible solutions for quality mental health and substance abuse treatment for coastal residents. Dr. Thompson has served in leadership roles within substance use treatment and behavioral healthcare throughout the state of California and has a strong passion for supporting individuals and families struggling with substance abuse, trauma, life transitions, and relationship conflict. Dr. Thompson has been invited to speak on the topics of substance use treatment and recovery in partnership with the Institute for Addiction Sciences and the University of Southern California, in which she has been able to share her expertise and experiences working in the field and navigating her own hurdles as a family member with lived experience of addiction.

Now offering Addiction Medicine Specialty consultation to residential and detox programs in California, Washington, and Oregon.

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