About Fargo Ketamine Clinic

MEET DR. GREGORY SIMELGOR

DR. GREGORY SIMELGOR
DR. GREGORY SIMELGORANESTHESIOLOGIST| MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Gregory Simelgor is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who has been in practice for 19 years.

He received his Bachelor Degree in biology from The University of Toledo in 1994. Dr. Simelgor then went on to graduate from the University of Toledo College Of Business cum laude with MBA in 1996. He attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine from 1996 to 2000. After graduation, Dr. Simelgor completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Minnesota. He has worked as an anesthesiologist in the Twin Cities area ever since.

In 2016, Dr. Simelgor decided to broaden his scope of practice and started Minnesota Ketamine Clinic, where he consults patients suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidality. He uses ketamine in very low doses to help patients in their fight with their debilitating illnesses. In 2019, the clinic expanded to the Fargo, ND area (Fargo Ketamine Clinic), and in 2022 it opened its doors in Sioux Falls, SD (South Dakota Ketamine Clinic). With his expertise in anesthesiology, Dr. Simelgor focuses on safe and effective ways of administering ketamine infusions in the outpatient setting.

MEET KATIE PENCE

KATIE PENCE
KATIE PENCEAPRN | CRNA

Katie has lived in North Dakota her entire life and has been a nurse for over 16 years.  During her nursing career Katie developed a passion for behavioral health care. She found working at Fargo Ketamine Clinic was a great way to continue to help people in the behavioral health realm and use her anesthesia background as a CRNA. Katie’s goal is to make Ketamine infusions the best experience possible for each individual patient.

MEET SARAH DEUTSCH

SARAH DEUTSCH
SARAH DEUTSCHAPRN | CRNA

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing from Concordia College in 2002. She then went on to work as an intensive care nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Sarah graduated from Minneapolis School of Anesthesia in 2006 with a Masters degree in nurse anesthesia. During that time she had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Simelgor.  Following graduate school Sarah worked at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND for 11 years. She has now transitioned to a Surgical Center in Fargo and also works at Fargo Ketamine Clinic.

MEET MELINDA HERRERA

MELINDA HERRERA
MELINDA HERRERAEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT | CLINICAL COORDINATOR

MeLinda Herrera started working with us in March of 2018. She had spent her previous 6 years working as an office manager and TMS Coordinator for a local psychiatrist’s office. Her duties included scheduling, billing, and overseeing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy) treatments. She has vast knowledge dealing with insurance companies for billing issues, prior authorization approvals, and general coverage information.

She is the daughter of a military veteran and spent most of her childhood moving from state to state. When she was 16 her family made a permanent move to Bemidji, MN and that is where she graduated and lived until she was 22. In the summer of 2010 she moved down to the Twin Cities and has lived here since. She enjoys interacting with new people and helping out whenever she can. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the North Shore, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

MEET JANEL SLOWINSKI

JANEL SLOWINSKI
JANEL SLOWINSKIPATIENT COORDINATOR

Janel completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Winona State University in 1994.  She then worked for nearly 25 years with children and families as a social worker in both MN and ND.  She received her Masters of Social Work degree in 2021 from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

She currently also works as a mental health therapist providing group therapy for adults.  She joined the MN and Fargo Ketamine clinic staff as Patient Coordinator in 2023.

Janel enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and family.

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OUR PATIENTS SAY

Many of our patients see results in the first several sessions. It is very rewarding for me, personally, to see people finally get better after suffering for so many years.

Dr. Simelgor

Thank you so much – not only for helping me finally feel like a person again, but for always treating me with empathy, care and respect.

M.K.

I had my first ketamine therapy session last week, and it was amazing – it simply turned the darker elements of the depression off like a light switch!

M.L.

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