About IMGI - Welcome to the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine

Welcome! We are thrilled that you have found us! Our practice places all of the focus where it belongs – on YOU and YOUR NEEDS! We are unique, blending the extraordinary talents of an award winning physician, Dr. Felice L. Gersh, with the great skills of two experienced naturopathic doctors, Dr. Dayna Kowata and Dr. Ariana Poulakos. Combining their wide-ranging skills and talents, we utilize cutting-edged concepts to develop individually tailored, highly effective therapies to solve the mysteries of your condition. As chronic inflammation underlies virtually all illness, we must “tame the flames” that threaten your well-being, to bring you back to a state of harmony, known as homeostasis. We understand that you may have already been to many doctors, receiving no real answers and many unsatisfactory treatments. The suffering and fear continue. We are here to change your future!

naturopathic-sizedBy taking the skill sets of these remarkable doctors, and designing a completely unique therapeutic plan of action for you, we have taken integrative, functional, and holistic medicine to a new high plateau. Dr. Felice Gersh is a renowned board certified, fellowship trained integrative physician, hormonal expert, lecturer, and researcher. Dr. Dayna Kowata is a well-respected and experienced naturopathic doctor, homeopath, acupuncturist, and Ayurvedic specialist; while Dr. Ariana Poulakos employs her naturopathic training to apply treatments in homeopathy, IV therapy, PRP aesthetics, and CranioSacral therapy. Adding to the team’s capabilities are Bob Tygenhof, a certified fitness specialist and nutritionist, with expertise as well in detoxification; Cherie Rife, an experienced medical massage therapist; and Karen Thorp, a skilled integrative aesthetician and skin care specialist.

As you explore our website, you will discover that we can deal with most medical problems, as a common theme runs through virtually all the ills of men and women – chronic inflammation. The root causes vary, and the flames may manifest in different ways, but the fundamental process needed to detect the underlying causes is common to all. Environmental toxin exposures, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, epigenetic expression, sleep and circadian rhythm disruption, trauma, issues of stress and relationship problems, lack of exercise and poor fitness status, and chronic infections are all key players to be evaluated. Once we have determined the origins of your inflammation, we will work as a team to develop a unique therapy plan… just for you. We never forget why you searched for us, and what you are looking for… the recovery of your health and happiness.

We strongly believe that there can be no set IMGI “program,” a cookie-cutter treatment protocol for one and all. You are as unique as a snowflake, and require and deserve a therapeutic plan designed exactly for your needs. This is called “Personalized” or “Precision” medicine…the medicine of the future put in play today. We firmly believe that the “one size fits all” approach to healthcare simply fails to address the overwhelming complexity of the human body!

We invite you to start your journey back to health!