I recently came to Guatemala with my brother where he was treated for his alcohol addiction. I am sure we made the right choice by coming to Dr. Lopez, who by the way is a doctor with a very big and honest heart, because even though the treatment took place only 3 weeks ago and we still take it a day at a time, we are able to see a big transformation my brother went through. First of all he is able to smile again, and oh boy it is so nice to see this smile after it was hidden for years behind all the pain he was going through caused by his addiction. My brother's treatment did not come without surprises but Dr. Lopez definitely knew what was happening and what should be next step for my brother so the whole treatment would be a successful one. When my brother received his first dose of ibogaine he wasn't feeling well, it turned out that his heart went a little crazy and the EKG showed, as Dr. Lopez described it himself, an extra beat. It wasn't a good sign at all but Dr. Lopez knew right away what might be causing it. It turned out that his calcium levels were very low and combined with ibogaine for his heart at this point it was too much. He immediately was hooked to the IV the received multiple doses of calcium and the ibogaiine treatment was on hold for the next 4 days. When we came back to the hospital to finish the treatment his calcium still wasn't where it should be so Dr. Lopez decided that he will administer ibogaine along with the calcium. As he said it he was doing something like that for the very first time but he felt that this way will be safer for my brothers heart. We all are very thankful for the risk he was willing to take, because this time my brother was feeling the way he suppose to feel, with no extra heart beat, with no surprises. Nurse Eugeune was with him through the whole process checking if everything is on the right track, and let me tell you that she is not just a nurse, she's a real angel working really hard day and night. You don't see people like that anymore these days. Next day in the evening my brother was back at the hotel and few days later back at home with his family. His story is a perfect example why it is so important to seek treatment with the right people and Dr. Lopez is definitely the right person for the job. It won't be exaggeration even a bit when I will say that Dr. Lopez saved my brother's life twice.
Dr. Franco thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us, thanks to what you do and how you do it there are three wonderful boys out there who just got his father back and that is priceless. Ana.