Opened in 2019 by Dr. Amy van Elkan, Crestline Health and Wellness aims to help people who are suffering from severe mood disorders and neuropathic pain, namely, through ketamine infusion therapy.
Since 2001, Crestline Health and Wellness has cared for thousands of patients, many of them for over a decade. Her experience specifically when it comes to ketamine dates back to her UAB Anesthesiology residency, when she began using it for both general anesthesia and sedation cases, and where she noted significant positive post-surgical patient outcomes.
Based on her extensive experience administering ketamine both inpatient and outpatient, clinical research, and her psychology bachelor’s degree she decided to focus her practice exclusively on ketamine infusion therapy.
– Low-dose ketamine infusion therapy
Like many ketamine clinics, Crestline treats a wide array of issues and diseases. The following are just some of what they can help with:
Ketamine has a bit of stigma and baggage given its history. While you may think of it as a “party drug” from the 1990s, there is a growing amount of research that says it has some positive potential. Major institutions like Johns Hopkins have been doing some amazing research on these molecules. And that’s what ketamine really is – a collection of molecules — just like any other traditional drugs. The more research we do, the less stigma will be around these drugs. And if they can help people with drug-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD etc, then why wouldn’t we put these to use in proper, clinical settings?
We get asked a lot about the legality of ketamine. This is primarily due to it’s stigma as a party drug. The truth is yes, ketamine is legal. In fact, it is categorized as a Schedule III drug by the DEA. This puts it on the same level as Tylenol and codeine. So don’t let the baggage of this drug stop you from learning more about it. As always, ask your doctor if ketamine therapy is right for you.
Additional services available: SPRAVATO®, Infusion & IV Therapy