Addiction Medicine: The Alchemy ModelTransformative Health Care
Bringing best practices in addiction treatment and primary care to Northern New Mexico
Bringing best practices in addiction treatment & primary care to Northern New Mexico
In the Middle Ages, alchemy meant taking a common starting material – like lead – and turning it into gold. With Dr. Perez, this idea of taking what we start with and making it great is the foundation of her practice. Her philosophy is that all people have the power to improve their lives.
All of us can make a decision to change and grow at any time. We can move from where we are now to a place of greater health, greater peace and a better life. All of our experiences – both in sickness and in health – can be used to bring our mood, our body, and our deepest selves to the life we want to live.
Integrated means you’re not on this journey alone; we have a diverse network of people and a wide range of tools to help you. Working with a team of caring medical providers, therapists, case managers and nurses, you are fully supported in your efforts toward greater health.
While we rely on Western medicine, we also bring into our care complimentary and alternative treatments including nutritional, herbal and psycho-social approaches.
Our goal is to treat the whole person using all the tools available.
Our work with you is grounded in the art and science of healing and wellness.
Dr Gina Perez
Stanford-trained, Gina Perez-Baron, MD brings a passion for people to her work. Her ethics reflect her values and her upbringing. She cherishes the rich histories and deep experiences that are part of her patients’ stories. With frank communication and sincere compassion, she and her staff are committed to every patient.
Click here to register for Dr. Perez’s June 10th, 2021 Zoom interview
Read more about Dr. Perez-Baron’s method for addition treatment.
In northern New Mexico, I developed an approach to addiction treatment – the Alchemy Model – that made a significant impact in numerous lives. I’ve been invited to share a live conversation about this work with one of my cherished influences, Dr. Gabor Mate’. As part of a special online world movie premiere for The Wisdom of Trauma, a documentary featuring Dr. Gabor Maté, I will be part of a 7-day expert teaching series called ‘Talks on Trauma’ with LIVE Q&A. On Thursday June 10th at 11am PST, I will join Dr. Mate’ in a 90-minute live video conversation "Examining the Root Cause of Addiction through an Indigenous Lens", sharing my Alchemy Model and how it might inform addiction treatment for those affected by colonization…basically all of us. I’ve invited my friends and colleagues, Daniel “RYNO” Herrera and Pat McCabe/Women Stand Shining, to join us.
This is an important film that highlights how trauma impacts our world and what we can do about it as a society. The movie will be broadcast June 8–14, 2021. You can sign up and get the details here: