Expert Ketamine and TMS Psychiatrist Minneapolis
Dr. Brian Johns, M.D., Psychiatrist – Minneapolis
Dr. Brian Johns is a Diplomate of the American Psychiatric Association and co-owner of Advanced Brain-Body Ketamine and TMS Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. He has a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, where he completed a residency in Psychiatry. With degrees in English, Film and Photography and advanced certification from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC, Dr. Johns understands that each person’s illness requires an individualized approach.
Dr. Johns specializes in treating depression that hasn’t responded to traditional interventions. He believes that treatment resistant depression must be addressed in multiple ways, with equal attention to the mind, body and spirit for optimal results. As such, Dr. Johns works as a guiding member of your healthcare team and may request lab work, genetic testing, specialty referrals and/or psychological testing for diagnostic clarification.
Dr. Johns’ Work in Ketamine Treatment and Research
Dr. Johns performed a landmark study with researchers at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, which was the first trial to add ketamine to existing outpatient regimens. The astounding results of this study set the benchmark for ketamine infusions nationwide. Dr. Johns subsequently developed the region’s first ketamine infusion clinic at North Memorial Health and performed over 1,800 infusions and injections while directing the largest expansion of mental health services in the organization’s history. He also served as a consultant to Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the development of esketamine (Spravato), which was approved by the FDA for treatment resistant depression in 2019. Dr. Johns offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and completed a fellowship in transcranial magnetic stimulation at Duke University.
Outside of work, Dr. Johns enjoys wildlife photography plus spending time with his family hiking, biking, skiing, and traveling.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Minnesota, Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School, MD
Temple University, MFA
Northern Arizona University, BA
Northern Arizona University, BFA
Dr. Kellie LeBlanc, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner
Genuine communicator, passionately kind, and consummate professional are just a few of the words most often used to describe Dr. Kellie LeBlanc. Dr. LeBlanc has a long and distinguished career as a nurse and nurse practitioner, skillfully delivering the highest quality of care to her patients. Throughout her career, Dr. LeBlanc has practiced in a wide range of clinical situations, including ICU, cardiovascular ICU, and the recovery room.
Dr. LeBlanc is a native of Canada and a long-time resident of Minnesota. She was born and raised in a family with a generational history of nursing professionals. From an early age, she was instilled with a passion for healing, patient care, and the highest standards of excellence. Because of these strong character attributes, she entered into the nursing profession after completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lakehead University. She took on the toughest leadership roles as a nursing professional, building her clinical skills and abilities.
After a long resume in clinical environments, Dr. LeBlanc embraced the concept of both physical and mental well-being for the true healing of patients and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Utah. She also came to understand the distinct disconnect in healthcare for treating mental health issues. These core beliefs led her to begin her journey as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) and to explore clinical solutions for treatment resistant depression with ketamine therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. LeBlanc is currently pursuing her professional certification as a PMHNP.
In her free time, she is a devoted wife and mother, enjoying spending time with family gardening, hiking, and appreciating the wonders of nature. Dr. LeBlanc is a proud mother of two grown children and two very special family dogs.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Family Nurse Practitioner
Minnesota Board of Nursing – Registered Nurse
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, DNP
Lakehead University, BS in Nursing
Dr. Stephen Manlove, M.D., Psychiatrist
Dr. Manlove grew up in Minnesota and moved to South Dakota in 1987. As a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, and Internist, Dr. Manlove practiced for 30 years using the standard medical model. Unfortunately, one disease may have many different causes and the standard model doesn’t work in every situation.
Dr. Manlove’s Work in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Insurance Coverage
Around 2014, he made the decision to look beyond standard practice to try to help every one of his patients; exploring more modern theories of illness and researching new treatment strategies, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Where he found scientifically based positive outcomes, Dr. Manlove incorporated new methods into our clinic. He and the team have helped hundreds of patients using TMS treatment. He was also instrumental in getting insurance companies to begin covering TMS. More patients began reporting better outcomes; the change has made him personally very optimistic about the future of psychiatric care.
Dr. Manlove truly enjoys having the opportunity to meet, know, and problem solve with people from all walks of life. In his free time, Dr. Manlove enjoys ranch work, wilderness hiking, endurance athletics, and the love of his life, Peggy.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Psychiatry
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School, MD
Saint Olaf College, BA
South Dakota, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wyoming
Dr. Manlove is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Care During COVID-19
Amid COVID-19, the need for mental health care is higher than ever. That’s why our team of experts has made it a priority to provide efficient, high-quality care for all psychiatric patients through TeleHealth. Our office is now offering virtual appointments!
Call today to schedule your virtual appointment and meet with our healthcare providers from the comfort of your home!