Nature's Treatment Center Team Bios:
Dr. Francisco Lopez Martinez
Dr. Lopez graduated from University of San Carlos of Guatemala in 1990. Then he made his post graduate studies in internal medicine at The General Hospital San Juan de Dios. There he also studied Neurophysiology. He then studied Neurobiology at CIREN in La Habana, Cuba. He also has a specialization in therapeutic narrative from University Rafael Landivar. He returned to the University of San Carlos to receive a specialization in Addictology and to teach Neuro-Anatomy and Psychopharmacology in the psychology department.
He is a member of Guatemalan Society of Biological Psychiatry. He has developed his own studies of P.A.W. Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, and has had success treating patients with the P.A.W. protocol that he developed. He is currently perusing new studies to understand the neurobiological process related to chemical and affective behavioral addictions.
Dr Ivette Vasquez
Dr Ivette Vasquez, graduated in 2006 as an M.D. from the Latin-American School of Medicine and the Department of Medical Sciences in Matanzas, Cuba, as endorsed by the University of San Carlos in Guatemala.
Subsequently, she completed her national service requirement at the National Hospital of Escuintla, Guatemala, and she completed her specialization training in Family Medicine at School of Medical Sciences in Matanzas Cuba.
Since that time, she has worked as an attending physician for both for-and non-profit private medical organization throughout Guatemala and as a medical forensics expert in the National Forensics Institute of Guatemala.
Dr. Ivette has worked as a family physician in the clinic of the non-profit organization DOCARE/ASSADE in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, where she also acts as a mentor and attending physician for osteopathic medicine students completing an international rotation in Family Medicine.
She is graduated in 2015 as a Master in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Administration at Rafael Landivar University in Antigua Guatemala.
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