Dr. W.C. Dudney, III, M.D gives patients a home away from home and an unrivaled level of care by offering ketamine therapy treatments in Tampa, Florida. The clinic prides itself on its “cozy cottage” vibes and staff members give each and every patient a level of compassionate care that is often missed in many medical clinics.
Specializing in the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults with issues surrounding mood control and attention deficit, Dr. Dudney provides patients with personalized and tailored treatment plans because he understands that all patients are different. Instead of using expensive IV or nasal spray infusions, the clinic offers low-cost ketamine mint therapy that can have positive effects without the added burden of cost.
– Oral mints
You’ll schedule a new patient office evaluation here or by emailing clinic staff member Sherie Varney or calling (813) 873-2036 between 7:00 AM and noon Monday through Thursday. Sherie can help schedule the first available appointment. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit to book your appointment, which will be applied to the total cost of your office visit.
Since oral mints are compounded at a pharmacy for less than $5 a dose, Dr. Dudney no longer uses the more expensive IV infusions or Intramuscular shots. Instead, at your appointment, you’ll consume “mints” of ketamine, compounded in wax and held between cheek and gum or under the tongue for 15 minutes.
This method is available to approved patients after an initial office evaluation and can be taken at home. Dr. Dudney usually starts with 14 doses, expects patients to see a response by day 3 or 4, and schedules a return visit in 10-14 days to adjust dose and duration. Many patients use the mints for two weeks daily, then start skipping days, then only use every few weeks or months on bad days.
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. The more research our major institutions conduct, the less stigma there 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?
This is primarily due to its stigma as a party drug. The truth is yes, ketamine is legal. In fact, it is only 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.