Dr. John How, MD - Encinitas, CA - Interventional Psychiatry, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Therapy, Integration Therapy

Dr. John How, MD

Interventional Psychiatry, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Therapy, Integration Therapy
Encinitas, CA 92024
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JOHN HOWJOHN HOW, MD is an EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIANHello! I am a board-certified medical doctor with over a decade of experience and has been part of Stella's provider network since 2020. In 2024, my practice was organized as one of Stella’s Center of Excellence. I specialize in treating an array mental health conditions, with a special interest in healing the physical and mental problems developed in people who work or live in high-stress jobs and environments. I received my medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. From there, I completed a residency in emergency medicine at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. We offer in-office medical treatments for mental health paired with trauma-informed integration therapy to bring dramatic healing in the window of transformation following treatment. Our protocols include medical & biopsychosocial assessments, ketamine infusions, the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced
stellate ganglion block (SGB), integration therapy, and more. Symptoms we treat include disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, and more.Stella Center Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or PTSD? We can help. Stella Center provides cutting-edge treatments for emotional trauma and mental health challenges across +30 locations nationwide. We specialize in biological protocols like Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), Ketamine therapy, Integration therapy, TMS and more. Founded in 2020, Stella Center has become the No.1 provider of SGB for PTSD and anxiety. treating over 8,000 patients to date.We treat mental health challenges as injuries, not disorders. Stella Center aims to heal the injury instead of just managing the symptoms. Our protocols pair in-office medical treatments for mental health with virtual integration therapy to bring dramatic healing in the window of transformation following treatment.Get relief from symptoms like disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, difficulties concentrating, sexual dysfunction, and more.Work directly with Stella Center's Advanced Practice Provider to come up with a custom care plan with safe and effective treatment modalities, including:Dual Sympathetic Reset (Advanced SGB)Ketamine Infusion TherapyKetamine Integration SessionsMedical and Biopsychosocial Assessment Psych-Medical SessionsTrauma-Informed Talk TherapyWhat Patients Like the Most:Fast and long-lasting reliefTrauma informed approachContinuous patient care pre and pro treatmentIntegration sessions after treatment Advanced practice provider follow upsWhat Stella Center Patients Report:Better sleep and fewer nightmares Feeling less irritated and jumpy Better concentration at workRegained interest in fun activitiesDriving is less stressfulFinancing optionsOur Medical and Biopsychosocial Assessment costs $292 and may be eligible for insurance reimbursement depending on your plan and location. We also offer the following for treatments:Interest-free in-house financingFinancing through Rectangle HealthInsurance Reimbursable Services - Medical & Biopsychosocial assessments, Psych-Medical Appointments and Integration Sessions may be eligible for insurance reimbursement.SuperBills are available for residents in most states, additional terms and conditions apply.Accept Credit Cards, FSA, HSA and CareCredit
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Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 4
  • 20 years of experience
  • 1 insurance accepted
  • speaks English
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • 4 comments
  • 6 specialties
  • 14 areas of expertise
  • 1 location

Location

Stella Center San Diego

700 Garden View Ct Ste 102 Encinitas, CA 92024
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. John How

  • For those living in California, intake assessments and teletherapies are covered by Optum. For residents outside of California, treatments may be eligible for insurance converage depending on your plan and location.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. John How has the following 14 areas of expertise

  • PTSD
  • Secondary PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stress
  • Long COVID
  • Dual Sympathetic Reset
  • Stellate Ganglion Block SGB
  • Ketamine Infusion Therapy
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Integration Sessions
  • Medical & Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • Mental Health Medication Management

Education

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Graduated in 2004

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