More About APSKC

Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City (PAKC) was founded in 1945 and is the largest private psychiatric practice in the Kansas City region.  Our group is wholly owned and managed by our psychiatrists and is dedicated to maintaining our independence from the large corporate health care entities that have acquired private practices throughout the area and our nation.  Our 12 Board Certified psychiatrists will be joined by two additional psychiatrists in 2017, including a child/adolescent subspecialist.  We actively stay informed of the latest developments in psychiatry and recently formed a new division – Advanced Psychiatric Solutions of Kansas City (APSKC).  APSKC reflects our commitment to provide new, state-of-the-art, treatment and diagnostic modalities for depression and other psychiatric disorders.  We have applied significant professional, financial, management and training resources to these efforts that will continue to evolve as we continuously monitor the developments in our field of mental health.  We will offer only new diagnostic and treatment approaches supported by the best research and accepted standards of care.

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APSKC currently offers three major options to our patients:

  • Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Trials for participation in the development of new treatments for mental health conditions

We anticipate future additional options, such as:

  • A standardized, uniformly applied, diagnostic and genetic testing approach for ensuring the earliest and most accurate diagnoses and medication selection for treatment response.

Meet the team


Co-Medical Director
Studied at University of Kansas School of Medicine, completed his psychiatry residency at Washington University. Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.




Program Coordinator
Meredith is the Ketamine and TMS Program Coordinator at Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City and has been with Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City since 2010.
Co-Medical Director
Dr. Tamano received his medical education from Our Lady of Fatima University - College of Medicine in the Philippines, and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Tamano is Board-certified with the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Graduated from UMKC School of Medicine and his psychiatry residency at the University of Kansas. Board-Certified in Psychiatry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Philip T. Leese, M.D.
Clinical Trial Consultant
Dr. Leese graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1976. He works in Overland Park, KS and specializes in Internal Medicine.





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Mobile Anesthesia Care (MAC)
The APSKC Ketamine Program Anesthesiology Team

Director of MAC
Director of Mobile Anesthesia Care (MAC) with 34 years of experience as an anesthesiologist, proudly serving his country in the US Air Force Medical Corps for seven years.
Practice Nurse Manager
Practice/Nurse Manager for Mobile Anesthesia Care. She has over 17 years of nursing experience, with the most recent 10 years specializing in pediatric nursing.
Assistant Director of MAC
Assistant Director of Mobile Anesthesia Care and Director of Pediatric Office Based Anesthesia. Dr. Weesner is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary.
With over a decade of Emergency Department experience to the MAC team. As an ER nurse, she has worked extensively with adults and children in both small town, rural hospitals trauma centers.
Director of Adult OBA
Director of Adult Office Based Anesthesia. After completing residency and a year on staff at the Mayo Clinic, she spent the next seven years in private practice in Tucson, Arizona.
Scheduling Coordinator
KC native who developed a passion for healthcare. Now, with over 10 years of nursing experience, she brings to Mobile Anesthesia Care her combined expertise in adult and pediatric care.