The Ketamine North Infusion Center provides ketamine therapy for those with debilitating chronic illnesses. It is the only clinic of its kind in Northern Minnesota, and often treats issues like depression, OCD, and anxiety.
Certified registered nurse anesthesiologists Patrick Bailey and Natalie Johnson began the clinic with the hope of making a difference. They aim to give people hope for a brighter future where other therapies have failed.
Providing ketamine for depression and other chronic illnesses helps improves lives. Known for its comfort and quality care, the Ketamine North Infusion Center is one of the best ketamine therapy clinics in the state.
– IV ketamine infusion therapy
Your first appointment will be a free-of-charge consultation where you’ll discuss your medical history and make a treatment plan.
When it comes time for your infusion appointment, you are welcome to bring a companion, and Ketamine North Infusion Center recommends that you bring headphones and music that is relaxing for you. You’ll be in your own private room. You will be offered numbing medicine to ease the IV placement. Then you will be placed in a comfortable recliner and an IV catheter will be gently inserted and the infusion started. Staff will have you connected to a monitor to analyze your response to the infusion. You will be encouraged to listen to music, relax or even nap during the treatment. The infusion duration for most conditions will be 40 minutes. After the treatment, you will be required to stay for a recovery period, typically 15-30 minutes. You will need to have an adult present to drive you home from your appointment.
Ketamine IV infusion therapy is the most common form of ketamine treatment. The ketamine itself 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. Typically, 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.
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