Our mission is to provide compassionate care and support by leveraging psychedelic medicine as a catalyst to create positive life-changing experiences.
Advanced Wellness & Pain was founded to help bring this innovative new mental health and pain treatment to those who need it the most. With the assistance of our dedicated physician anesthesiologists, you can find relief from your symptoms and get your sense of normalcy back.
Get more out of your ketamine treatment with integration coaching – included for all patients! Our analytical data shows that ketamine treatment plus one-on-one coaching gives you a better outcome, longer-lasting healing, and a deeper, more transformational change.
When you receive your ketamine treatment at Advanced Wellness and Pain, your first three hours of integration coaching are included. A certified ketamine integration coach will work with you to help prepare you for treatment, make greater progress during treatment, and continue your progress even after the ketamine treatment has been completed.
Begin your journey of healing today with physician-led ketamine treatment assisted by trusted certified psychedelic integration coaches along the way.
Each one of us wants to find relief from the symptoms of the conditions we struggle with. Everyone deserves a chance to feel great again.
We are Thankful That Our Clients Raised Their Hands for Help and Were Able To Have The Breakthroughs They Deserved. Contact Us Today To Learn More About The Clinical Use of Ketamine and If It's Right for You.
My experience at this center was all positive. From the intake to the end of my treatment and beyond! The docs and Rose made me feel like I was the only patient, because they dedicated so much time to my case and to make me feel welcomed.
Great place, great atmosphere, great people. loved my visit to advanced wellness and pain. They really try and make you feel comfortable. They love what they do and are really great about answering any questions I had
On my own journey meditation and plant medicine have been very helpful for me to let go of the thought programs that don’t serve: stressful habitual thought streams I went over to Advanced Wellness and Pain to get some IV therapy because I’d been training hard trying to heal my body. Immediately I was aware that Ii had found some high level spiritual beings who are also Anesthesiologists who are able to use Ketamine as a therapy.
Without realizing it, I had really been struggling with PTSD for the past few years that seemed to creep up on me out of nowhere after 25 plus years in public safety. I had sought counseling, attempted to meditate, yoga… you name it with minimal results. I was really just preparing for my ultimate departure from my job and this earth I guess and hadn’t been living for quite some time to be honest. The Doctors at Advanced Wellness put me on an infusion plan and assisted with coaching that has completely changed my perspective on life.
Thanks Drs. Leathem, Wong and Sharma for helping me heal! Thanks Rose for your smile and positivity! AWAP changed my life for the best! I don't know where I'd be in my life journey if I hadn't sought out the help! My days are now filled with smiles, happiness, joy and love! No more negativity. I'll definitely return to have follow ups, but what AWAP started will stay with me forever!
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Dr. James Leathem is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor of science in marketing management with minors in sociology and communications. He obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Michigan State University and its affiliated McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital.
In 2015, after residency, Dr. Leathem returned to Arizona to practice anesthesiology. He joined Red Mountain Anesthesiologists and worked primarily at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, performing 100% of his own cases. He was made partner in the group after demonstrating 3 years of anesthesia excellence and administering over 4,000 anesthetics. In 2019, a corporate change occurred and an opportunity presented itself in which he was able to transition out of the hospital to surgery center and clinic-based anesthesia.
Dr. Leathem realizes that the only constant in life is change. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, his career took a different direction. This change led him to collaborate with Dr. Wong and Dr. Sharma and they founded Advanced Wellness and Pain (AWAP). Their mission is to provide a variety of state-of-the-art procedural services that improve patients’ quality of life and overall physical and mental well-being.
Dr. Leathem believes that we are all a work in progress and that each day, one should strive to make positive changes in their life. He is here to help empower each patient on their journey to be their best self and live their best life. When you are being cared for by Dr. Leathem, you can be assured that he will give you his undivided attention and time.
Dr. Wong is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of both the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiology. He did his undergraduate training at the University of California at Davis, Davis, California; doctorate training at The University of Health Sciences of the Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL; and his post-doctoral training at the Integrated Program at the University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. He has spent his whole 24-year career practicing in Arizona.
Dr. Wong grew up in the Bay Area of California. He is married and is raising three daughters. At the early age of 12 years old, he knew he wanted to become a physician. His love of the human spirit, intrigue of human physiology, and compassion for human suffering led him to the path of anesthesiology and pain medicine.
Today, Dr. Wong realizes patients need a holistic biophysical-mental-spiritual care. This philosophy has brought him to the studies of regenerative medicine and infusion therapies. He has firsthandily witnessed the overwhelming success of these therapies for treating chronic pain and depression and the return of patients of “life-functionality.”
“There has never been a time more important than now to advocate for our patients in these difficult times. We owe it to our patients to offer these state-of-the-art treatment modalities that weren’t available before.”
Dr. Sharma is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He completed three degrees at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA: a Bachelor in Finance, a Master in Business Administration, and a Doctor of Medicine. He went on to complete residency at the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Hospital System in New York, NY and post-graduate fellowship at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.
Dr. Sharma is committed to treating his patients as a whole with a comprehensive biophysical-mental-spiritual approach. He is a lifelong learner and is constantly researching cutting-edge therapies backed by scientific studies. He has taken a particular interest in regenerative and infusion therapies after witnessing firsthand their significant benefits on those suffering from chronic pain and depression. In his free time, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading, and meditation.