John L. Fleming is a private psychiatric practice in Colorado Springs that provides ketamine infusion therapy to people battling chronic mood disorders. Dr. Fleming understands the debilitating symptoms that people contend with when they have depression and other mood disorders. His main goal is to treat his patients in a way that provides them with lasting relief.
By utilizing ketamine infusion therapy, John L Fleming can take advantage of the cutting-edge treatment that has been proven to help relieve symptoms in up to 85 percent of people who try it. Dr. Fleming has just over four decades of psychiatry experience and is passionate about mental health and the patients he helps.
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.
Ketamine IV infusion therapy is the most common form of ketamine treatment. The drug is administered directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous drip into the arm. During the treatment, the patient lies still in a calm setting. The effect is usually immediate and can last weeks.
Patients typically receive a series of six infusions over two to three weeks. Most treatments last, on average, two hours. This is what’s called the “induction phase” of the treatment. A doctor monitors the patient’s response to the treatment. The patient stops treatment if the first phase is not effective. The patient moves onto the “maintenance phase” if he or she shows signs of improvement. At this stage patients typically return for one infusion every two to six weeks. At this point, the treatment can last as long as the patient desires and shows improvement.