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Confluence Psychiatry is a Ketamine Clinic that’s located in Denver, Colorado. Under the guidance of Dr. Charles Shuman, M.D., patients are provided evaluations, treatment methods, and medication-assisted therapy, combined with psychotherapy.

Dr. Shuman is a psychiatrist and medical doctor. He is board-certified in general psychiatry and addiction.

Dr. Charles Shuman

Overall, Dr. Shuman’s practice offers a wide variety of services, mostly related to psychiatric care and addiction. Confluence Psychiatry’s ultimate goal is to return clients to a life of health, productivity, and personal enrichment.

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What types of ketamine services does Confluence Psychiatry offer?

Ketamine is administered in the following ways:

  • As an injection
  • As an intra-nasal spray

What conditions do they treat?

  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Other mood disorders

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Important Info:

  • Ketamine vs. Esketamine (Spravato)
    • Both Ketamine (non-FDA approved for depression) and Spravato (FDA approved for depression) are available at Confluence Psychiatry.  Both are effective for the treatment of depression. Per the clinic, Ketamine is less expensive, however, coverage for Spravato may be available through insurance.
  • Paired therapy and medication
    • Coupling therapy or a medication regimen with ketamine treatment is not mandatory, but Dr. Shuman can provide therapy and/or a comprehensive medication evaluation to determine the best medications to take during treatment.  
    • Dr. Shuman also can provide genetic testing to evaluate which psychiatric medications are likely to work for you.

What to Expect at Confluence Psychiatry

  • Massage chairs and music are available.
  • Most patients remain awake. They typically experience a mild dissociation or inner reflective experience that is generally well-tolerated and often enjoyable. If you end up finding it unpleasant in any way, the team at Confluence can make adjustments to minimize or eliminate any unpleasant sensations.
  • You will be monitored by staff during the procedure.
  • Your thinking maybe a bit cloudy and your walk a bit unsteady for an hour or so after treatment. You may also find that you will be somewhat tired for several hours.
  • You do not need anyone to accompany you. However, Confluence recommends making transportation arrangements to and from the treatment as you should not drive or operate machinery until the day after treatment. 
  • The treatment including recovery time takes a total of two hours. 

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  • Evaluation & First Treatment

    Each patient receives a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine the underlying diagnosis and to determine the initial treatment plan which is comprehensive in nature. This includes the first treatment and is $350.

    $ 350.00
  • Each Subsequent Ketamine Treatment

    While Confluence Psychiatry does not accept insurance, some insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the treatment as an “out of network” service.

    The clinic will provide the necessary forms to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

    $ 250.00


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  • Mary Tolley
    March 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    My son deals with depression and alcohol addiction .
    He currently has a naltrexone implant.
    Is it possible to do the ketermine treatment with the naltrexone implant.

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