Alex is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & ANCB certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University & Washburn University. In March 2019, he completed a comprehensive opioid use disorder program and holds a certificate from Harvard Medical School. Alex started his career in an Ambulatory Family Medicine clinic in Beaverton, Oregon in 2014. In 2017 Alex moved from Oregon back to Arizona where he received a request to practice general medicine in the setting of substance use and abuse. Since that time, Alex developed a passion for substance addicted populations and returned to school for further studies. Realizing that substance abuse and dual psychiatric mental health conditions go in tandem, he made the choice to pursue psychiatric studies to be able to provide more comprehensive and evidence-based care to his patients. Alex has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2017 and has provided firsthand oversight of medically complex detox cases ranging from alcohol, benzodiazepine, opioid, stimulant, and other-psychoactive and non-psychoactive substances. He successfully treated thousands of patients both at the detox level and at residential, partial hospitalization—php, and intensive outpatient therapy.