The staff at The Infusion Clinic of Ocala understand the hardships that people with treatment-resistant depression face on a daily basis. With their ketamine IV therapy, they offer relief for patients that is both rapid and long-lasting. The clinic prides itself on being able to “give people their lives back” following ketamine treatments.
Dr. Eric Milbrandt of The Infusion Clinic of Ocala has been working in critical care for almost two decades and his vast experience in treating patients with severe depression makes him knowledgeable and capable of helping patients find relief. His mission in life is to “help people who are hurting,” whether it be from depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Working alongside Dr. Milbrandt is IV therapist Josh Deese, a Nationally Registered Paramedic with experience in many different areas of healthcare.
Read an article that Dr. Milbrandt wrote about ketamine therapy for Health & Wellness Magazine here.
– IV ketamine infusion therapy
– Ketamine-assisted therapy
Your initial consultation will last 15-30 minutes and includes discussion of the treatment and your medical history. You are highly encouraged to bring your medical records from your primary care provider or psychiatrist. If you have had recent lab work, please bring a copy of the results. Healthy patients do not require pre-infusion lab work. However, there are some medical conditions that may require assessment of labs prior to your first infusion and we will discuss this during your initial consultation.
The clinic advises that patients do not eat food or drink fluids within 2 hours of their infusion. You are welcome to bring a companion to be with you during your appointment. The clinic recommends that you bring headphones and music that is relaxing for you. You will be placed in a comfortable recliner and an IV catheter will be gently inserted and the infusion started. The infusion itself lasts 40-60 minutes. Most find it a very pleasant, dreamy experience. About 5-10% shed tears during the infusion. A few become anxious during the infusion, which is easily managed with reassurance, deep breathing, and slowing down the infusion rate.
After the treatment, you will be required to stay for a recovery period, typically 20-30 minutes. You will need to have an adult present to drive you home from your appointment.
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