ABOUT KETAMINE

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that has been used for many years to induce sedation and general anesthesia. More recently, researchers discovered ketamine’s effects in treating depression. Since this discovery in the early 2000’s ketamine has been used widely for its rapid and relatively sustained effects in treating not only depression, but also other disorders. Some of these include bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, chronic pain and addiction.

Ketamine is considered a dissociative anesthetic, meaning it can cause an “out-of-body” experience for some patients. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, transient high blood pressure, hallucinations, dizziness and sedation.

At the MAC Wellness Center, ketamine protocols typically consist of six infusions, once per week for 6 weeks. We currently provide these services on Mondays. All infusions are administered over 40 minutes while under the care of a board-certified physician anesthesiologist and registered nurse. A “booster’ or maintenance infusion of ketamine is offered as often as needed as dictated by patient response.

MAC offers IV ketamine infusion therapy as an adjunct to the patient’s primary mental health professional treatment plan.

TESTIMONIALS

The ketamine infusions have changed my life. I’m extremely treatment resistant in regards to my depression and anxiety, and this is the only thing that has worked long-term to keep me fully functional and happy!

Summer C.

MAC has always done a great job helping me feel comfortable and safe during my infusions. I go here for ketamine infusions to treat depression and anxiety. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and the doctors always take what I am saying seriously. I can’t speak about pain treatment, but they have quite literally saved my life from mental illness. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Andy H.

I was a little nervous about the procedure but the nurse and doctor providing my care were amazing. They both made feel very comfortable and the procedure went very well. Their number one priority is the well-being of the patient. These are truly great professional people. I would recommend them to anyone.

Greg H.

Extremely professional with great compassion and very sensitive to individual need! I wouldn’t even think of using another provider!

Diane M.

I have always received excellent care from this group!  Their expertise backed by such compassion is something I am truly grateful to have!

Staci R.

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