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Tim - PTSD

Sharon - PTSD & Depression

Tony - PTSD

Matt - PTSD

Iris - Anxiety & Depression

Barbara - Depression & Grief

Robert - PTSD

Josh - Depression

Wendi - PTSD

Doug - Grief Relief

Gabi - Depression

Jack - Traumatic Brain Injury & Depression

I was apprehensive about starting this process. I had heard about it for years but never followed through with making an appointment for a consultation. From the beginning to the end everyone made me feel comfortable. I now feel inner peace like I’ve never known. Thank you Advanced Wellness!
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Zach Peterson
There is no other option for the best therapy clinic. Every aspect of your experience and treatment is taken with the utmost care, professionalism and attention to detail. The doctors here know what they’re doing and actually care, a true life changing experience.
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Victoria Varela
It has been a little over 6 months since I completed a series of ketamine infusions. I’m so thankful for the team at Advanced Wellness and specifically Dr. Leathem for their care and guidance during a really difficult phase in my life. My life has been exponentially improved since the treatments have ended- I’m no longer taking SSRIs, I’m in a loving and healthy relationship and I’m working a job I enjoy and feel fulfilled by. I wouldn’t be able to thank them enough for being a part of my journey!
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Advanced pain and wellness is fantastic. All of the anesthesiologists are great. The nurse was also very helpful and friendly. Rose and Danny at the front desk were always very accommodating and made me feel at ease when I came in for infusions. This company really pays attention to all of your senses. Such a relaxing and calming environment. I would recommend doing the ketamine infusions. I can finally feel joy again. Thank you!
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claire bebee
After researching several ketamine clinics across the Phoenix metro area, I’m SO glad I landed on Advanced Wellness. They were the only clinic that paired integration therapy with the treatment - which is exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t understand how ketamine therapy would work independently - it seemed like the other clinics were simply providing drugs without any real “treatment”. Advanced Wellness far exceeded my expectations. The entire staff is experienced and knowledgeable- they made me feel extremely comfortable through the entire process. Their continued follow up post treatment has been very helpful and continues to reinforce what a great decision I made to finally treat my trauma by selecting the “right” clinic. I can’t thank them enough for their help - I truly feel transformed and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to deal with past trauma, anxiety or depression.
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Erica Flores
The team at advanced wellness and pain are on top of it! They provide an incredible experience with every step taken into consideration. I cannot say enough great things about them!
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Clay Wallace
I am so very glad I took this step. It fixed what I needed fixed and so much more.
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david nunez
Only place I’d go for ketamine infusions Very dedicated to what they do
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Garry Madaline
This place is absolutely amazing. I've tried not to take any pain pills, and I end up here seeing the doctor Wong from a referral. Within the first hour, I find it a great place to find my inner peace. It's hard to describe as the first timer, but it works for me.
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Terence Chang
After two terrible car accidents and being attacked by a dog to say I had PTSD is an understatement. The staff at Advanced Wellness and Pain was able to come up with a game plan to get me on a plan of attack. Through workbooks, counseling sessions, and intense ketamine therapy. I can now say that I do not have PTSD. If I was to recommend them to you, I would say they are the best, but make sure that you go in there prepared to, as they say, let ketamine take the wheel! Best of luck on your journey.
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Bradley Rein
Very good care here. I truly feel seen and heard by their team. Dr James is rad, he’ll rap to you even if you ask him nicely enough.
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Casey Dubravcic
The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive throughout the treatment process. The clinic's calming atmosphere and professional approach was impressive. Highly recommend this clinic for those seeking effective and supportive ketamine therapy."
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Remi Drozd
I live with some pretty severe PTSD. I’ve been fighting to stay alive for 38 years, being that suicidal ideation is a component of my PTSD. I’ve searched for help in so many different avenues, to no avail. In 2023, I received my first six sessions of ketamine in two weeks. It completely took suicidal ideation away! For two years I lived without that beast haunting me. Unfortunately, I did not keep up with ketamine maintenance and eventually, that lead me back into suicidal ideation again. I have been to three different ketamine offices, before Advance Wellness and Pain. Advance Wellness and Pain has far surpassed any office I have been to. The difference is, they also incorporate other healing elements into their treatment. The combination of ketamine plus a life coach, crystals, frequency music, essential oils, zero gravity chair, a grounding chair after treatment, the presence of an anesthesiologist, a device that you wear that calms the nervous system, and a staff who has experienced and overcome their own trauma… is just a PROFOUND combination. For me, it felt like a full spectrum of healing all given at once. Once my six treatments where completed with them, I am now back on some very solid ground. I literally emotionally crawled to these appointment dates. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to make it. I was truly on the ledge of a nervous breakdown. By my third infusion, my PTSD symptoms began to subside. By the fifth treatment, I was almost free from my symptoms. After my six infusion, my symptoms were extremely manageable. I am now home and life for me is soooooo smooth. I am beyond grateful for the depth at which Advanced Wellness and Pain goes to help. I highly recommend their treatment program. Though my treatment is complete, the help offered by this office is not over. I am now part of their patient community, which their anesthesiologist lead. This ongoing connection has never been offered to me. This is above and beyond what anyone else offers! #beyondblessed
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Joy Howell
Just finished up my treatment this last week, if you are contemplating treatment at this facility, sign up you will not regret it. My friends, family and myself can tell a drastic difference in my disposition prior to treatment to now. The staff at this office are so caring, passionate and knowledgeable at this office. They truly provide you with all the tools you need to be successful. I find that I had such a wonderful experience because they made it clear what work I needed to put in during my journey and after treatment in order to be successful. I felt truly taken care of and safe during my entire treatment. After trying traditional talk therapy, support groups and traditional medicine, I felt like this was my last chance at finding peace again. I am so glad I took the chance, truly such a blessing.
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Alexandria Fuquay
Wonderful humans and an excellent process. Everyone here is so caring and kind, they are wonderful guides through the treatments, I encourage anyone curious about ketamine therapy to check out AWAP and see what they have to offer. I cannot recommend them enough, and I'm so thankful for my sessions here.
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James T. Leathem, DO

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.

Gregory Wong, MD

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.”

Deepak Sharma, MD, MBA

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.