Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

Clinical Director

Board-certified in Psychiatry, Dr. Patino has over 25 years of clinical experience treating a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders. He is a consultant for multiple community health organizations, and is also the Medical Director of the Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital in Chandler. As a current fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Patino was awarded the Sierra Tucson Gratitude Recognition — Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and service to the mental health community of Arizona. He is one of very few psychiatrists in Arizona who has direct experience with Ketamine infusion therapy, and is active in clinical research with other cutting-edge therapies including Trans Magnetic Stimulation and targeted ECT for depression, bipolar syndrome, PTSD, and related neuropsychiatric conditions.

Matthew Crooks, MD

Matthew Crooks, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Crooks is a double board certified, fellowship trained anesthesiologist. He worked with leading experts at two of the nation’s top medical institutions, completing his residency in Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at UCLA. He had the honor of being selected Chief Resident of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, and was elected by his peers as a Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc” in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Delivering the highest quality patient care has been the primary focus of Dr. Crooks throughout his career in medicine, and he has published numerous articles in medical journals and textbooks. He believes that the best attribute a physician can have is the ability to listen to their patient, and to understand the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship is essential in restoring function and getting back to life.


Amanda Feczko, RN

Amanda Feczko, RN

Registered Nurse

Amanda is a Registered Nurse that has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical and research field. Prior to graduating nursing school with high distinction in 2011 where she also minored in biological sciences, she was nationally certified and registered as an Emergency Medication Technician. As a Registered Nurse she has worked in a variety of specialties including neurological, acute trauma/surgical care and fertility treatment. Amanda is a true cowgirl at heart always looking to ride her beautiful horses in her free time.

What her peers have to say, “Amanda has a calm, compassionate demeanor. She exudes competence and is able to convey that competence to staff and patients alike. She also is able to express herself very well and this is passed on to our patients.”

Jilanne Rose, DNP, RNFA, ANP-C

Jilanne Rose, DNP, RNFA, ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Jilanne Rose, DNP, ANP-C is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and the resident expert in Intravenous Infusion Therapy and hemodynamic monitoring. One of Jilanne’s main responsibilities is to maintain patients’ physical health while they receive infusion therapy. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2004, as well as her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2017. She is highly regarded by patients and providers who seek her out because of her expertise and she is dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthy and happy life.

What her co-workers are saying, “Jilanne is an extremely compassionate and genuine person who cares for each of her patients individually. Patients meeting her for the first time are immediately comfortable with her care from the beginning. Jilanne has incredible knowledge in a variety of different specialties and shares her knowledge with her patients to answer any of their questions.”

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Lucy Olea

Lucy Olea

Medical Assistant

Lucy is our lead Medical Assistant and has worked with Jilanne since 2011. She assists with infusions, scheduling, patient education, and you will see her throughout the office helping wherever she is needed. Lucy is an enthusiastic team player that loves her patients.

What her co-workers are saying, “Lucy is very compassionate and understanding with her patients. She always makes sure they are comfortable and have everything they need. She treats each patient with the utmost care and respect.”

Alexis Leon

Alexis Leon

Medical Assistant

Alexis is a Medical Assistant who performs many tasks to achieve optimal patient care. She assists with infusions, scheduling, patient education, and is committed to forming close, trusting relationships as patients go through their series of treatments.

What her peers have to say, “Alexis is an amazing person to work with. She is always happy, easy to talk to and has so much patience when dealing with difficult situations. She multi-tasks very well and is an asset to work with.”


Beth Therrien

Beth Therrien

Front Office

Beth is one of our front office team members, the first person that patients meet, and she offers her own brand of warmth and humor to the job. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families, and helping to facilitate their questions and concerns. For patients calling for information or scheduling infusions, Beth is extremely friendly and patient, willing to take the time and put them at ease.

What her co-workers are saying, “Beth always has a smile on her face. Greeting patients at the front desk, walking back appointments and doing her daily duties, she always makes sure to let her bubbly and sweet personality shine through.”

Michella Reynolds, NCICS

Michella Reynolds, NCICS

Business Office Coordinator

Michella is our Business Office Coordinator and one of our Financial Counselors. Michella has several years of experience in billing, accounting and management, and loves interacting with our patients.

What her peers have to say, “Michella has a big heart and is great with patients and co-workers. She also is very knowledgeable and if one of us cannot figure something out, she will.”

Marissa Davisson

Marissa Davisson

Financial Counselor

Marissa is our Front Office Supervisor and one of our Financial Counselors. She has extensive customer service and management experience. Marissa goes the extra mile for every patient, taking time to explain treatment packages and potential insurance benefits to each patient. Her duties include financial counseling, referrals, and scheduling. She receives many compliments from patients about her compassion and willingness to help ease the stress of financial matters.

What her peers have to say, “Marissa is very hard working and dedicated to the practice and all of our patients. She is always willing to help where needed. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find out for you.”

Janelle McCollum

Janelle McCollum

Front Office

As a front office patient team member, Janelle is a light of sunshine when you walk into the clinic or call on the phone. She is always willing to help you connect with the right staff member to answer your questions. Janelle is responsible for greeting and rooming patients, medical records, as well as reception, and telephone duties. Her warm, caring style has earned her many compliments from patients.

What her peers have to say, “Janelle always has a smile on her face. Greeting patients at the front desk, walking back appointments and doing her daily duties she always makes sure the let her bubbly and sweet personality shines through.”

Leah N. Body, BA, BHT, CM

Leah N. Body, BA, BHT, CM

Director of Development & Outreach

Leah recently joined Arizona Ketamine Treatment and Research Institute as our Director of Development Outreach. She has a wealth of experience in marketing and business development within the behavioral health community. An Arizona native, Leah graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in communications. Leah’s passion for behavioral health began as a social worker in 2005, she later worked as a case manager, and most recently handled community relations for Aurora Behavioral Health System. She formed many relationships with healthcare providers and staff that have lasted over the past 13 years. Leah is excited for the opportunity to spread the word about what we do, helping us grow into new market areas. You can always find Leah visiting with providers or spending time with her family.

What her co-workers are saying, “One of Leah’s greatest strengths is her ability to connect with people. She was very adept at developing good relationships in a short period of time. She is genuine and caring.”

Jason B. Babcock, MBA CMPE

Jason B. Babcock, MBA CMPE

CEO

Jason is the Practice Administrator and CEO of Arizona Ketamine Treatment and Research. Mr. Babcock brings over 25 years of healthcare administration experience to the organization with a strong background in finance, business development, operational improvement, marketing, and customer service to AKTARI. Jason received his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix with a concentration on healthcare administration. He is an active member of the Medical Group Managers Association, American Academy of Professional Coders, and a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

What his co-workers are saying, “Jason is an effective leader and knows how to motivate others. His ability to raise people up and get them to see the good in themselves drives them to make the practice more successful.”


Robert Wallace, BS CRC

Robert Wallace, BS CRC

Director of Clinical Research

Robert Wallace is the Director of Clinical Research. Robert has over 13 years of clinical research management, business development, and healthcare experience. He received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University in Molecular Biology and Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology. Robert is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the AZBio Association.

Physicians Research Group is the dedicated clinical research management firm for AKTARI