Our Psychiatrists: Expert Ketamine and TMS Doctors

Dr. Brian Johns, M.D., Psychiatrist

Dr. Brian Johns is a Diplomate of the American Psychiatric Association and co-owner of Advanced Brain-Body Ketamine and TMS Clinic, 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 is unique and 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 assuaged through a multimodal model, 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 also 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.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

University of Minnesota, Psychiatry

Professional Education
University of Minnesota Medical School, MD
Temple University, MFA

Undergraduate Education
Northern Arizona University, BA
Northern Arizona University, BFA

Professional Licensure

Dr. Stephen Manlove, M.D., PsychiatristDr. Stephen Manlove

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.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Psychiatry
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Professional Education
University of Minnesota Medical School, MD

Undergraduate Education
Saint Olaf College, BA

Professional Licensure
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!

Advanced Brain + Body Clinic works with your insurance provider to help with esketamine and TMS therapy costs.

Call today to learn how we can collaborate to help treat your most challenging psychiatric cases.

Candi Tucker

Schedule your virtual telehealth psychiatric appointment by calling 612-682-4912