At Solano Care, we approach substance abuse care as a Team and the team consists of patients Family, Coach, Counselor, Physician, and other providers to name a few.
Dr Dhesi, MD
Board-certified in PR&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Pain and Addiction Medicine. He understands how pain and addiction can interfere with the functions of a person disabling them in family activities, society, and work environment. He understands how to manage pain using non-Narcotic medications and modalities.
He has been treating patients with substance use disorders for nearly 20 years. He has been managing patients with opiates dependency using Buprenorphine for more than 15 years. He strives to treat substance use disorder individuals in a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental manner. He believes that substance use disorder treatment is like treating Hypertension, Diabetes, obesity, or chronic pain all needing ongoing treatment with challenges of motivation, relapses, and maintenance of treatment.
He is passionate about improving access to substance use disorder treatment. He can be seen via the Telemedicine platform within 1-2 days.
Dr Jagmohan Thiara, DNP, FNP PMHNP-BC
Jagmohan Thiara received his Bachelor's in Nursing in 2007 from Chico State University, his Master's in Nursing and Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Sonoma State University in 2012. He further earned his Doctorate in Nursing and Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Brandman University in 2016. Jag has diverse experience, as he has worked in Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine, and Neuro ICU environments. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, he has worked in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric environments.
Jag's dissertation included conducting a study on decreasing anxiety through meditation for young adult populations. He currently leads our Meditation class. Jag works with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses.
It is a lifelong dream of Jag's to see the stigma attached to mental health come to an end.
Raymond Courtemanche, Coordinator Specialist
Raymond Courtemanche has served on Dr. Dhesi Team since 2018. He has a passion to help individuals overcome circumstances holistically and has served Solano County on multiple disciplinary Teams for more than 25 years. He fills his life as a Health & Wellness Coach, Community organizer, is a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor, (CAADACII), a Non-Denominational Ordained Minister, has a Degree in Business Management and is an ultramarathon Running & Tri-Athlete. Raymond is here to Help all Dr. Dhesi's patients succeed.
Sandi Rose Apodaca, AAS, SUDRC
She has a degree in Human Science Addiction Study, She is also a California Substance Use Disorder Counselor. She has over 20 years of experience with addiction. She has worked in Solano and Contra Costa Counties. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment centers as well as private doctor settings. She has a Patient Navigator for MAT clients in Solano County. She is a member of Drug Safe Solano and Solano County Aids Collation. It is her mission to take away the barriers for people to get addiction services.