The AMG Ketamine and Wellness Center helps those suffering from various health conditions find relief from their symptoms. They do this by offering ketamine therapy. Ketamine is a highly-respected anesthetic, considered by the World Health Organization to be an essential medication. Recent developments in the treatment of resistant conditions with low-dose ketamine strengthen this assessment.
Conditions the AMG Ketamine and Wellness Center treats include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain. By using cutting-edge ketamine therapy, the team at the clinic, led by medical director Dr. Randall Malchow, can help improve the quality of life for those who suffer from these disorders.
Dr. Malchow has over two decades of experience with anesthesiology. With his expertise surrounding ketamine, Dr. Malchow has been able to help many people across the country find relief from their disorders.
The ketamine clinic operates with a compassionate care approach to healing and the team’s comprehensive consultation process provides patients with tailored treatment plans that really work.
A consultation with an AMG Ketamine and Wellness physician will determine if you’re a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. If treatment is recommended, your intravenous infusion will take place at the clinic in a room with low lighting while you’re sitting in a comfortable reclining chair listening to soft music. Over approximately a one-hour period, you’ll receive ketamine continuously through an IV. If necessary, you can also be given other medications such as propofol to make the experience pleasant and to prevent nausea.
Patients often describe the infusion as relaxing, noting a floating sensation. Others feel some anxiety or disorientation. The entire time, a nurse will be in continuous attendance, monitoring your vital signs and making sure the infusion goes smoothly. A board-certified anesthesiologist is also on-site and always immediately available should any difficulties, which are rare, arise.
You must have an adult to drive you home after the appointment, and you cannot drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours post-treatment.
For mood disorders, generally, a series of six infusions are given to a new patient over a three-week period. Once the initial course of treatment is completed, many patients need “booster” or maintenance infusions to continue receiving the beneficial effects of ketamine. The time period between maintenance infusions varies widely, from approximately every 4 weeks to many months between infusions.