Founder and CEO of the Ken Starr MD Wellness Group

My name is Ken Starr and I am the Founder and CEO of the Wellness Group, an innovative and comprehensive treatment center in San Luis Obispo, California.

Our primary focus is to deliver state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and compassionate care for those suffering from addiction.

As an Emergency Physician, I started helping patients recover from alcohol and opiate abuse in 2011. I rented a tiny closet-sized office, hung out a sign, and said “open for business”. My brother’s death months before from a heroin OD, made my journey clear. There just weren’t any great outpatient innovative and affordable treatment programs at the time. Granted at that time, I was just prescribing suboxone for opiate dependence and benzos for alcohol detox.

Over the next few years, I took care of a lot of people. I studied. I did some things right and some things wrong. I learned a lot. I had great mentors who encouraged me to give every patient the attention and help they needed. I became Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and then a few years later by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. And this was before I even heard of NAD+.

After a patient told me about his experience doing NAD+ around 2014, I was curious to learn more. I studied with Dr. Metsayer in Louisiana and brought NAD+ to California knowing it was going to change the face of recovery nationwide. And it has! When I saw people detoxing off heroin, suboxone, and methadone with little to no withdrawal I was blown away.

We started our NAD detox program that summer. Now, I’m proud to say the Ken Starr MD Wellness Group is the oldest, most experienced provider of NAD+ on the West Coast. What we’ve seen NAD do, cannot be unseen. Having detoxed patients for years without NAD, I would never want to go back. NAD+ is simply the most powerful and effective tool in existence to assist those suffering from acute withdrawal, cravings, and relapse.

We’ve had patients come from all over the country to detox using NAD+. It’s powerful, effective, and just worth it. This is a life-changing treatment offered in what seems the middle of nowhere, but I invite you to learn about NAD+ and how it can change your life.




Ken Starr MD