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 Clinic in Minneapolis, MN specializing in depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. 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.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Residencies
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
Minnesota

Dr. Kellie LeBlanc, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Kellie LeBlanc

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 depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. 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.

Board Certifications
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Family Nurse Practitioner
Minnesota Board of Nursing – Registered Nurse

Professional Education
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, DNP

Undergraduate Education
Lakehead University, BS in Nursing

Professional Licensure
Minnesota

Steve Moore, PA-C

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 followed by a Master of Education degree in 2009 at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. He has worked at Allina health in the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing for 8 years. During his time with Allina Health, he was the lead clinical exercise physiologist and an integrative health and wellness coach with certifications as a personal trainer, cancer exercise trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches School of Health and Wellness Coaching. 

Steve has been interested in mental health ever since working with the Resiliency Program at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. He also worked in the bariatric department and was part of the Take Action program for weight management where he led the team in developing protocols to standardize care. As an exercise physiologist, he focused on the mental benefits that exercise and nutrition cultivates, working closely with the nutritionists and therapists on staff to help his patients. After realizing he wanted to do more to help his patients, he went back to school earning his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of North Dakota in 2021.  He spent some time as a PA in orthopedics/sports medicine before returning to his passion in psychiatry. 

Steve was born and raised in Minnesota and has planted roots in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Steve enjoys spending time with his 3 children, watching them learn and grow. He takes advantage of his free time by playing golf (or any sport), exercising, spending time, and traveling with his family and friends. 

Board Certifications
Board Certified, National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Professional Education
University of North Dakota, MPAS
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, M.Ed in Kinesiology

Undergraduate Education
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, BS in Kinesiology

Professional Licensure
Minnesota

Kathryn Fischer, MD, ABPN

Kathryn is a board-certified psychiatrist who has worked in the mental health field for 20 years. Throughout her professional experience, she has worked in forensics, geriatrics, inpatient, consult-liaison, partial hospital, and outpatient care. Prior to going to medical school, she worked as a software engineer but her strong desire to directly help others pulled her to make a momentous career change.

Kathryn enjoys meeting patients and is honored to hear their life stories. The most rewarding moments are when a patient says that just talking to her has helped them with their depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, or bipolar disorder. She approaches each patient and ABBC staff member as part of a team that brings a unique perspective. 

Raised in Minnesota, Kathryn also has strong ties to Wisconsin, where her parents grew up.  Her hobbies include gardening, pickleball, riding her e-bike, hiking the red rocks of Sedona, reading books and the daily news, attending music festivals, birding, hanging out with friends & family, and traveling. She especially loves Minnesota’s North Shore and state parks. Plus, there’s not a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle that she can’t complete!

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Residency
Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Training Program

Professional Education
University of Minnesota Medical School, MD

Undergraduate Education
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, BS Computer Science

Professional Licensure
Minnesota, South Dakota

Michaelina A. Bamah,CNP,APRN,PMHNP-BCMICHAELINA A. BAMAH CNP,APRN,PMHNP-BC

Ms. Bamah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bemidji State University, MN. Her aspirations of becoming a nurse began at a young age and were realized when she chose psychiatry as her first career practice. She practiced as a registered nurse in various levels of mental health care areas including the MN state’s second largest adult Mental Health Hospital (AMRTC), Hennepin Healthcare Inc. Inpatient Psychiatry and Acute Psychiatry Services. Ms. Bamah has experience working with patients experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis, trauma/ PTSD, pain, ADHD, addiction, and highly complex medical conditions.

She received her Master of Science degree as PMHNP at Walden University and practiced as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at outpatient settings such as Psyfi-TMS and St. Cloud VA Medical Center. She has her patients’ interests at heart and meets patients where they are in their treatment journey, supporting them with holistic treatment modalities in collaboration with their other healthcare providers. Ms. Bamah educates patients on their mental health conditions, symptoms, and contributing factors to help minimized stigmas and promote access to help bridge the mental healthcare gap. 

Ms. Bamah is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed to diagnose, prescribe medication, and provide brief psychotherapy.  She is also suboxone waivered to give medication-assisted treatment to people with opioid use disorder. She joins the Advanced Brain and Body Clinic team with over 11 years of psychiatric mental healthcare experience and looks forward to the opportunity to be part of your care journey. Ms. Bamah enjoys outdoor activities, crocheting, cooking, bakingsinging, listening to music, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a good listener who finds joy in helping people find their inner strength and helps lead them on the path to a healthier and happier future.

Board Certifications
American Nurses Credentialing Center, PMHNP-BC

Professional Education
Walden University, MSN, PMHNP
University of Cincinnati

Undergraduate Education
Bemidji State University, BSN

Professional Licensure
Minnesota

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 with depression, anxiety, and PTSD 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

Residencies
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.

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

Candi Tucker
candi@advancedbrainbody.com
612-682-4913

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