Ken Starr M.D., FACEP
Co-founder, Medical Director
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.
Jamie Slovenski RN, BSN
I started my journey in the Health care field in 2005 when I graduated from San Jose State University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. This is when I decided to make patient advocacy and available health care for all, a priority in my life.
I have spent the last sixteen years at a local hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. I have also dedicated the last six years to the Monterey County Health Department helping victims of sexual crime as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner.
During this time, I have noticed a need in the community that is not being met. Our Emergency rooms are filled daily with people who don’t require a hospital level of care, most times a simple IV drip gets them feeling better. The time, cost and exposure to those patients can be overwhelming. I hope to decrease this load on our health care system and I feel the knowledge I have gained over my career has prepared me to provide this service and education to the public.
This was the reason I founded Injected Artistry.
My mission is to provide a service that not only decreases the need for hospitalizations and other expensive medical treatments but helps to promote better health and wellness through injectables and education.
I feel privileged to have the ability to bring a product to the public that will not only assist with my mission but in turn help people look better and best of all, feel better.
I am a start-up company that is hoping to reach the masses by proving signature IV hydration drips and injectable solutions that cover a multitude of purposes for health, beauty and wellness.
Christine Rochon RN, BSN
I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa Ontario Canada. As a new graduate I was given an opportunity to relocate to the central coast in 2008. Since then, I have become a critical care RN, and had the pleasure of working in several ICUs over the years. The fast pace of the unit and the constant changes of medicine have encouraged me to pursue medicine from a different, yet very exciting perspective. My passion is now focused on helping and providing the community with their personal health and wellness journeys.
I am excited to dive into a more therapeutic, and personalized aspect of the health care system, and looking forward to helping the community as the Clinical Manager of the IV Lounge.
Jeannette Vela RN, BSN
A Southern California native, I attended CSUMB for undergraduate school and transferred to the University of Ottawa in Canada where I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2006. After graduating I returned back home and my passion for women’s health led me to work an amazing 15 years as a Labor and Delivery nurse.
In 2021 my family had the opportunity to relocate to the Monterey Peninsula. I was happy to see that the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula had not changed since my undergrad years. As a hospital worker during the pandemic, I began to feel a shift in the way I saw healthcare. I wanted a more individualized and holistic approach to health. I made the decision to step away from the hospital setting and focus more on health and wellness.
I am excited to be part of the Injected Artistry team. I believe it is never too late to put yourself first and would be honored to participate in your journey to your best self!
My family and I moved to the area in early September of 2022 from Los Angeles. At a very young age, I have been extremely adamant about having a career in healthcare so, I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science-Nursing at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I am ecstatic to be able to provide care that is typically unavailable in other hospitals and clinics. I am able to fulfill my passion for helping people through the IV Lounge while also learning how to connect with patients in a way that I can’t learn from a textbook. I also hold positions in a local nursing home and assisted living facility.
In my free time, I enjoy taking my dog, Maisel, to the beach or curling up on the couch with a good T.V. show playing. A fun fact about me is that I played volleyball at my university for two years.
I have lived locally for 20 years. I worked in sales at a young age and when I had downtime I’d slowly take a class to pursue my dream in healthcare. I found my passion in holistic care after I had children. I decided to take a leap of faith and change careers when I needed to be fulfilled in helping others in a different way.
I have three children, one boy and two girls. We love taking day trips and camping every summer. I spend every season chasing all three of them from a field to a court.
I am excited to be a part of the IV Lounge family and starting my new dream.
Shannon Maguire, RN, MN
Shannon was born and raised in Hollister, CA. She graduated from Auburn University in 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. During the pandemic, Shannon came back to California and worked as a phlebotomist in her hometown hospital. In 2022, she returned to the South as a nursing student at Emory University to pursue her Masters Degree. At the end of her program in August of 2023, Shannon made her final move to Pacific Grove, CA to settle near her family and begin her career as a nurse.
The impact of IV hydration and supplement support in Shannon’s personal health journey led her to this clinic. She is thrilled to be on the team and have the opportunity to be a part of our patient’s personal goals.