Dr. Francisco L. Dofeliz, M.D. is currently the Chief of Staff at Mt. Grant General Hospital in Hawthorne, Nevada. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He is also board-certified in Anti-Aging and Aesthetics by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM). He is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM) and the American Society of Ketamine Physicians (ASKP).
Dr. Dofeliz’ story started in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines. As a child, he had a fear of needles and injections. This made every doctor’s visit difficult but he was in awe of the medical staff who were always able to soothe his fears and calm him down. They were his inspiration in pursuing a medical degree. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from De La Salle University and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at St. Luke’s College of Medicine. Later on, his interests led him to pursue post-graduate studies in Biomedical Science at Kingston University London, where he majored in Medical Microbiology. He then completed his Family Medicine residency training at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. After graduation, he practiced primary care at Mt. Grant General Hospital in Hawthorne, Nevada and at Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center in Daly City, California.
Dr. Dofeliz’ interest in ketamine was brought about by his desire to help his patients suffering from mental health disorders and chronic nerve pain. Current mainstream medications didn’t seem to help many of his patients, so he began to research other treatment options. He was impressed by the clinical success of ketamine treatments and once again decided to follow his inspiration and co-founded RADIANCE KETAMINE CLINIC.
His story continues with you.
Greg is a board-certified nurse anesthetist by the National Board Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). He is also board-certified in Anti-Aging and Aesthetics by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM).
Prior to specializing in anesthesia, Greg worked as a pediatric nurse at Primary Children’s Medical Center and an emergency room nurse at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as the clinical director of Maliheh Free Clinic, providing free medical services to those without insurance. While at the clinic, he saw the crippling effects that mental health disorders and chronic nerve pain can have on people’s lives. His compassion for those suffering from these debilitating conditions grew as he heard their stories and saw their pain.
Greg was first introduced to ketamine nearly 10 years ago as an anesthesia student. He was amazed by its ability to help patients endure extremely painful procedures with minimal discomfort. As a result, he began regularly incorporating ketamine into his anesthetic practice and saw incredible results. The most impressive of which was for major spine surgery. He found that those that received ketamine during surgery woke up with less pain and required less medication during the post-operative period.
One day while working at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), he went to interview his patient prior to surgery. During the conversation, the patient asked Greg if he would give him some ketamine while he was asleep. Surprised by this, he asked the man the purpose of his unique request. The patient said that he was a psychiatrist and had suffered from major depression since he was young boy. He then mentioned that he had read a number of studies describing ketamine’s impressive anti-depressant effects. He was intrigued and wanted to see if ketamine would work for him. Greg obliged to the request and was excited to talk with the man when he woke up. To Greg’s delight, the man said that he felt remarkably better and was sure that it was a result of the ketamine. That night, Greg went home and began researching ketamine’s effect on depression and other mental health and chronic nerve pain disorders. His fascination grew and eventually inspired him to co-found RADIANCE KETAMINE CLINIC. Greg finds great satisfaction in talking with his patients and hearing how ketamine has truly changed their lives.
Dr. Deacon Shoenberger attended the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed a PhD with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders and addictions. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Portland VA Medical Center and received specialized training in psychological assessment, behavioral medicine and health psychology, eating disorders treatment, and chronic disease management. He completed post-doctoral training with an emphasis on behavioral pediatrics and adolescent psychology and became a Nevada Licensed Psychologist in 2009. Deacon has been the consulting psychologist for several different local agencies. Deacon is a co-founder of Health Psychology Associates and is the Clinical and Integrated Care Director of Health Psychology Associates.
Deacon and his team at Health Psychology Associates provide a number of counseling services here at RADIANCE KETAMINE CLINIC. Find out more about the types of services that they offer and how you may benefit from them on your exciting journey to improved mental health by clicking here.