Initial mood infusions are 6 treatments delivered over a period of 3 weeks. Each infusions is 45 minutes long, but expect to be in clinic for one and half hours. After the loading series of 6 infusions has been completed, boosters can be done per patient needs, typically once every month or two.
Initial pain infusions are 4 hour treatments (plan for 5 hours) daily for 3- 5 consecutive days. Dosing depends on severity, neuropathic involvement, and length of chronic pain. Most common maintenance interval is once monthly boosters.
Mood ketamine infusions are $425 per infusion
Chronic pain infusions are $800 per infusion
High dose pain infusions $1000 per infusion
NEW KETAMINE PATIENTS! First-time patients must book a pre-ketamine consult prior to your first infusion. The $125 exam determines if you are a candidate for ketamine and assesses if you have any health conditions that make ketamine unsafe. These conditions include, uncontrolled hypertension, schizophrenia, increased intracranial pressure, heart failure, and allergy to ketamine. You must be established with a mental health or primary care provider prior to starting treatment for ketamine infusions. We do require a $20 deposit to hold your appointment. The deposit and first time exam fee will be applied to your scheduled ketamine treatments.
Ketamine treatments are provided in a private comfortable room. All our providers have had formal ketamine training and certification. Your infusion will be monitored by a licensed professional. You may bring the comforts from home that you wish.
Ketamine Infusion for Depression
Clinically-proven depression treatment! The symptoms of depression can place a massive burden on a patient and their family.
Ketamine infusions offer hope for a major reduction in your depression symptoms.
In the last 7-10 years, dozens of ketamine research studies have shown promising results for the treatment of treatment resistant depression (TRD). Even in the most difficult-to-treat cases, ketamine can be successful up to 80% of the time. Ketamine is currently the only fast-acting treatment proven to reduce the symptoms of even the most severe forms of depression.
Depression patients should plan on a series of six infusion over two to three weeks. Partial relief is generally noted between the 1st and 4th infusion. After the initial series, most people need a one-time monthly booster. Over time, most patients are able to extend the time between infusions.
Ketamine Infusion for Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects up to 15% of mothers and the negative effects on child development are well-established. Previously, the only two treatment options were psychotherapy and anti-depressants. Neither option was very effective and took weeks to take effect. Families were also faced with exposing the infant to anti-depressants through breastmilk. However, there is now a fast-acting option.
Unlike conventional anti-depressants that take weeks to take effect, ketamine infusions are rapid acting. Since they metabolize so quickly, breastfeeding can continue between infusions.
Other treatments for postpartum depression can be lengthy and expensive. Ketamine infusions are more affordable and most people obtain relief around the 4th infusion. Mom is only away from her baby for two hours at a time. Ketamine is actually the preferred procedure drug for pediatrics, so it has been safely used in thousands of children. This means Mom can continue breastfeeding.
Ketamine treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a chronic and often disabling condition. Initial research has shown that glutamate plays a major role in the stress response. Ketamine acts as inhibitor of glutamate. Research has been published which indicates even a single ketamine infusion administered for the treatment of PTSD can rapidly and effectively reduce symptoms. Literature has shown that a single 45-minute ketamine infusion can produce rapid reductions in PTSD symptoms as measured by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale. It is recommended to plan on a series of six infusions over two to three weeks for extended effects. Unlike depression, PTSD symptoms seem to improve after the initial series. Most of our PTSD patients rarely need a booster, but if they do a one-time infusion every four to six months is effective.
Ketamine Infusion for Chronic Pain
Ketamine is most effective with neuropathic pain like Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles) and phantom limb pain. We often hear that it is “life-saving.” It has also shown promise with non-neuropathic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Chronic pain is a complex condition. Therefore, we require a referral from your pain management team or CRPS specialist. If you are transferring here from another area, we will accept records from your other ketamine and pain clinic until you can establish with a local pain management clinic.
Ketamine Infusion for Anxiety
Most of the time, patients with anxiety disorders are treated with an antidepressant and/or benzodiazepine. Unfortunately, 30-40% will not achieve remission with conventional treatments. Benzodiazepines can also cause drowsiness and are physically addictive, making them poor options for routine use. For the non-responder, there are currently no good options except for possibly ketamine. Evidence for the use of ketamine is accumulating for an array of anxiety disorders, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).