Ketamine Infusions - Fast - Effective - Reliable
Personalized Ketamine Treatment Plans
Ketamine Wellness Medical Practice’s ideal goal is to provide personalized high quality care by our medical staff. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that is customized just for you. Working with your existing care team - including your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or pain management specialist - our physicians customize a plan to ensure that your treatments are successful.
Treatment then consists of six infusions over 12 days. Each infusion lasts about 45 minutes. Side effects, which often include confusion, lucid daydreaming, and fuzzy vision, clear up quickly. Patients are watched closely and must have pre-arranged transport home. There are restricted from driving or using heavy machinery for 24 hours.
We have developed a low stimulation environment to allow the patients to focus on themselves, their thoughts, and their emotions during the treatment. During the infusion the patient will be constantly monitored by a trained medical professional who will be continuously checking heart rate, rhythm, respirations, blood pressure and level of consciousness to ensure the patient is comfortable and safe. At NO time during the Ketamine infusion is a patient left unsupervised.
Your First Visit
Patients will need to come in for an initial consultation before they can schedule their first infusion. This appointment lets us plan the best course of treatment. During this session you will speak with our doctors and receive a brief examination that includes bloodwork and an electrocardiogram (EKG). Please bring a list of your current medications including any supplements and over the counter medications.
We are also more than willing to work with your existing care team including your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or pain management specialist. Prior to treatment, we will discuss with them our participation in your care and ensure that your diagnosis will receive the appropriate course of treatment.
After your treatment plan is customized by our doctors, you will receive your first infusion. We want you to have a healing and relaxing experience so please be aware of the following:
You must bring a trusted friend or family member to stay with you during your infusion and to drive you home.
You cannot drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours after the infusion.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing so that we can easily place the cardiac monitors under your shirt. Female patients are encourage to wear wirefree bras, but this is not a necessity.
Infusion times will vary according to your specific plan. Treatment for depression usually lasts about an hour. Treatment for pain varies between 4-6 hours.
What to Expect During Infusions
You will have an IV started. Your heart rate and blood pressure will be closely monitored during the entirety of the infusion.
During treatment many patients experience a dreamlike state. Ketamine does not put you to sleep, but the relaxing nature of the treatment often lulls patients into a short nap.
Ketamine infusion is not painful and is usually well tolerated.
Ketamine infusions are usually well tolerated, but patients may experience a lingering fatigue for the rest of the day. For this reason, you must be driven home by a trusted friend or family member. Patients will not be allowed to leave the premise unaccompanied. We encourage you to rest at home for the remainder of the day.