Dr. Wiley Patterson comes to Soba not only as a General Practitioner and Addictionologist but is especially adept at physical rehabilitation to help relieve and/or end chronic pain. Dr. Patterson specializes in Rolfing as well.
Dr. Patterson graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, December of 1978 with his MD.
In his endeavor to provide better care Dr. Patterson began looking into other avenues of care for one’s general well-being. In 1985 he stumbled across alternative healthcare. Within a year Dr. Patterson joined a Holistic Center in San Antonio which specialized in nutrition, reflexology, massage therapy, naturopathy, homeopathy and Rolfing. Here he began to understand the principles of healing versus protocols of treating conditions and set foot on the second part of his journey as a doctor and healer.
In 1992 Dr. Patterson finished training in Basic Rolfing and completed his advanced training in 1999. IN 2008 he received his Rolfing Movement Practitioner Certification. He taught entry level classes for the Rolf Institute in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish; is moderately conversant in Portuguese, is an active swimmer, studies and practices Aikido and spends his personal time with family and friends. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that is benefiting our clients and educating our staff.
Dr. Christopher S. Healey is from Cache Valley in northern Utah. He attended Utah State University where he earned his BA in Philosophy and a BS in Biology before attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX and is board certified in Psychiatry. He has worked as a Psychiatrist at SOBA since October, 2015.
Dr. Listengarten has been practicing medicine since 1986, he immigrated to the USA from the USSR in 1989 and continued his career as a physician in the field of psychiatry and addiction medicine. Throughout his career, he has been mainly focusing on the issues of addictive disorders and the treatment of the patients with dual diagnosis. In that capacity, he served as an attending psychiatrist in several hospitals in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, then he moved back to Texas and continued working in San Antonio. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Chemical Dependence Treatment program at the HCA Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. He continued his practice at San Antonio Behavioral Health Hospital and currently serving as a Director of Chemical Dependence Treatment Unit. He joined Soba Texas last year and since then in close cooperation with other Soba physicians and the staff members providing psychiatric and chemical dependency consultations and treatment to the patients at all the levels of the treatment program.
Dr. Diaz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He joined the New York State National Guard a year after graduating high school and worked several jobs in the pharmacy retail business until he was 21 and moved to upstate New York, Albany. He was a Medical Laboratory Technician, which was the training he received in the military. He attended Albany Memorial Hospital School of nursing, where he graduated with his diploma in nursing with honors. He immediately took some bridge courses and started in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Sage Graduate School and graduated with his Master’s degree in Science and his certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. He continued and received his Post Masters Certificate as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He went active duty as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Army and was stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center. In 2003, he was sent to Camp Casey South Korea, where he was the head nurse for a 10,000 patient military clinic. His next duty station was Tripler Army Medical Center in Oahu, Hawaii. This was his last active-duty military assignment and returned to San Antonio, Texas, where he retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps. He was accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee for his Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in Psychiatry, one of the few programs to offer a DNP in psychiatry in the country. He graduated this program with honors in May 2009, and received his DNP in Psychiatry. He is double Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He enjoys patient centered interaction and traveling with his son Jacob worldwide.
Garrett graduated in 2012 from St. Philips College with a Certificate of Vocational Nursing. Garrett has worked across many aspects of the healthcare industry including, long term care/hospice, medical sales, medical consulting, pharmacy relations and business application. Garrett is currently working on finishing his Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a focus in Healthcare Administration and hopes to one day reach the top of the medical industry. Garrett has deep seated passion for the health and wellbeing of people across the healthcare spectrum. Garrett has a personal connection to the recovery world because of the alcoholism in his extended family. Garrett’s main focus is to create the most comfortable and stress free environment for the clients as possible to ensure they are able to focus all of their energy on recovery. Garrett is a proud husband and father of a beautiful little girl. He enjoys spending his free time writing, reading, hiking and practicing martial arts.
An active member of the elite “high IQ society”, Mensa, George is known as the “Crazy Artist”.
His art is world renowned and he’s famous for his spectacular speed art done in live performances for multiple festivals around the world as well as on television.
George facilitates Art groups and provides consultation in the treatment and care of individual clients.
Dr. Enrique Perez has more than 20 years experience as a clinical researcher in infectious disease and primary internal medicine.
Dr. Perez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from St. Mary’s University in 1985. He began his research career in 1987 while awarded a research grant from Cornell University Medical College. This research fellowship sparked his interest in academic medicine.
Dr. Perez received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center – School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his medical specialty in internal medicine in 1996. He is able to integrate all of his professional experience as the Clinical Liaison at Soba, Texas.
Lupe Gonzales holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas, has been practicing Acupuncture for 14 years and has a passion for helping people with their health.