Transporting you to a better state of mind and body
At Ark we take a unique, holistic approach to ketamine infusion therapy by focusing on total body wellness and advanced protocols, not just the infusions themselves. We prioritize clinical excellence and safety and our team strives to work in conjunction with your mental health or pain care provider to ensure your care is best for you.
Dr. Christopher Romig M.D.
Dr. Christopher Romig M.D., is the owner, founder and medical director of Ark Integrative Medicine and Therapeutics. He is a board certified anesthesiologist with 20 years of experience and more than 6 years of experience in the field of ketamine therapy.
Originally from NC, he grew up outside Seattle and then return to NC to attend Duke university for his undergraduate degree then Medical school at The George Washington University School of medicine. He completed his Residency at the University of Washington and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Emory University.
Dr. Romig opened his first ketamine clinic in 2016 in Laguna Beach. It was there he saw the marked difference that ketamine makes in patients lives.
With a vision of a more holistic approach he left to create what is now Ark Integrative Medicine.
After extensive research Dr. Romig has created unique, cutting edge protocols that have much greater results than other ketamine treatments available, while also integrating additional holistic wellness treatments.
He hopes to bring about lasting changes by resetting the mind through ketamine therapy and making them more permanent through treatment centered on a holistic total body wellness approach.
“Medicine often overlooks that the individual is much more than the sum of our parts. We are part of a greater community of family, friends and colleagues and every aspect of a patient seeking treatment should also be looked after.”
– Dr. Romig
Sandra Moreno, Medical Assistant
Hello! My name is Sandra, I am Medical Assistant with 10 years of experience. Along the way, I served in a Senior Living Community and became a Certified Dementia Care Specialist. I am passionate about helping others, always been some one to care for others health and wellness.
On my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Dana Iyer, PhD
Dr Dana Iyer PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice in Laguna Hills, CA for 20 years. She is trained in various treatment modalities including Maudsley based treatment for eating disorders, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and is currently in the process of receiving certification for EMDR and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. She utilizes a holistic approach to treatment incorporating these various modalities to treat mind, body, and spirit.
After graduating cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on Wall Street but soon realized her calling to help was pulling her elsewhere. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research where she received the Diamond Fellowship paying for her tuition and dissertation research.
She was awarded the Albert J. Muriel Award for Best Psychology Dissertation and published her findings in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Previously Dr. Iyer wrote a blog on Psychology Today called Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Insight and has spoken at various conferences including the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
When she is not working you can find her traveling, reading, and probably winning last place in Pictionary with her family.
Dr. Raymond Brovont M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Dr. Raymond Brovont, M.D., is our partner physician and owner and Medical Director of Bloom Health and Wellness of Kansas City. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with twenty years of clinical experience. Originally from San Francisco, California, he graduated from the University of California at Davis, and attended medical school at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Following his commission as an officer of the U.S. Army, he performed his residency training at Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas.
Dr. Brovont spent seven years serving at Winn Army Hospital, at Fort Stewart, Georgia, which included a combat deployment to Iraq. Having married a Kansas City native, after his military service Dr. Brovont and his family moved home in 2010. He has practiced clinical medicine in several large local hospitals, with a four-year stint as the emergency department Medical Director at one such large facility. He has been awarded the prestigious honor of Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Brovont chose to practice emergency medicine in part because he is able to help patients of all backgrounds who are a true reflection of our diverse Kansas City community. Having been immersed in the front line of medicine, Dr. Brovont understands that mental health challenges afflict our community members equally across the board. While maintaining his clinical practice, Dr. Brovont has opened Bloom Health and Wellness Center to provide innovative, effective treatment options to help meet our community’s mental and physical health needs.
Ashley Arbabi, Office Administrator
Graduated in 2010 from the University of the Pacific Dugoni school of dentistry in the RDHAP program. Have worked in the healthcare field since 2005 working specifically with the disabled and elderly. Mother to two beautiful kids and a passion for fine cuisine and interior design. Owner of “Grazeful creations” charcuterie business.
Trevor Spence, Nurse Practitioner and RNFA
Trevor Spence is a Nurse Practitioner and RNFA (Registered Nurse First Assist). He has a background in Integrative medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery. Trevor began to appreciate total body wellness and holistic healing during his time living and working in Idaho. There he learned the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen, IV Nutrition, Red light Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, & other alternative therapies. He has extensive knowledge in Vitamin supplementation and formulation.
Graduating from Idaho State, he completed two Majors, one in Kinesiology and the other in Nursing. During his time there he also competed collegiately within the Idaho State Bengal football program. After finishing his undergrad, he became fascinated with Emergency & Trauma Medicine and started working in Idaho’s most advanced trauma center. He loves the ER because he was on the front lines, helping the most vulnerable population.
After working years on the front lines, Trevor then furthered his education completing his Nurse Practitioner program at South University. After obtaining licensure, he began working in General & Bariatric Surgery in Newport Beach California.
Trevor brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to ARK Integrative Medicine. In his free time, he loves working out, enjoying the outdoors, weightlifting, going to church, & spending quality time with his wife and baby girl.