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Christopher Fischer , M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist

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Education

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Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

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Medical School: University of California, San Diego

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Adult Psychiatry Residency: University of California, Los Angeles

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Child and Adolescent Fellowship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship: University of California, Davis

Academic Affiliation

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Volunteer Clinical Faculty, University of California, Davis

About

Dr. Christopher Fischer is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist with additional fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry. He has over 10 years of experience in treating treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as many other mental health conditions.  

Dr. Fischer first became interested in ketamine therapy treatments when he realized the limitations that traditional oral anti-depressant medications can have in terms of effectiveness and side effects for some patients.  After reviewing the evidenced-based research, it became clear to him that ketamine represented the most significant breakthrough in multiple decades for treatment-resistant mental health conditions. 

Dr. Fischer understands that ketamine therapy is a powerful treatment that must only be recommended after carefully evaluating an individual’s mental health history, indications, and potential for treatment responses.  Prior to any infusion, Dr. Fischer conducts a comprehensive psychiatric consultation to understand a patient’s current symptoms, goals of treatment, and diagnoses as he strongly believes that successful treatment outcomes start with an accurate diagnosis and a collaborative treatment plan.  

 

Dr. Fischer looks forward to meeting you and helping you recover from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain and leading a more fulfilling life.
 

 

Sofia Peeva, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

About

Dr. Sofia Peeva is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist. She has an expertise in airway management, anesthetic administration for a wide range of operations and medication infusion and titration. 

Dr. Peeva became interested in ketamine while she was a resident in Anesthesia. She has used the medication thousands of times to provide anesthesia in many different settings. After years of experience with ketamine she has recently become interested in how it is being used in the mental health setting. While depression and anxiety rates skyrocket and first line medications are not as effective as intended; Dr. Peeva has emerged as a pioneer who is adapting ketamine therapy to target treatment resistant depression, PTSD and anxiety and chronic pain. 

Dr. Peeva has been delighted by all the positive results from her patients receiving ketamine therapy infusions and integrative psychotherapy. The results she has experienced with ketamine therapy have been encouraging and have motivated her to continue to learn and research this field so she can fine-tune this important and novel treatment. 

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Education

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Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

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Medical School: Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Richmond 

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Anesthesia Residency: University of Southern California, Los Angeles