The staff at Michigan Progressive Health built their ketamine practice around two basic principles: providing medical relief and offering superior care.
The medical director at Michigan Progressive Health, Dr. Megan Oxley, is also a founding member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners (ASKP³). She, and the rest of the physicians, are actively pioneering ketamine therapy for its many benefits.
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Dr. Oxley and her staff provide ketamine therapy for PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse. Their use of ketamine for depression provides those who have lost hope to find relief with this alternative healing method.
Michigan Progressive Health has another location in Ann Arbor.
Plan to bring a full and accurate medication and allergy list and any diagnostic/treatment information from prior physicians. It is also recommended that you bring a family member or trusted friend to help you understand if ketamine is right for you.
This sixty-minute office visit will give ample time for you to meet the clinic’s providers, review the risks and benefits of ketamine, answer all questions, and get adequately prepared for the initiation series of ketamine infusions.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Michigan Progressive Health’s office staff and asked to fill out a short questionnaire. The doctor will perform a physical exam. The doctor will start an IV and place you on monitors. The staff will help you get comfortable and then begin the infusion. During your infusion you will have your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level, and breathing monitored. Typically the infusion lasts one hour, and staff monitors you for 15 to 30 minutes after the infusion.
Treatment-Resistant Depression and mood disorders are treated with 6-8 treatments over 3-4 weeks during the initiation phase. The maintenance period consists of “boosters,” which are typically a single treatment. The first booster is typically scheduled 2-3 weeks after your last initiation infusion. After that, every patient varies, but the average length between boosters is 6-8 weeks.
Migraines are typically treated with one to two treatments during initiation. Most migraine patients need one infusion every 8-12 weeks for maintenance.
Chronic pain infusions are several hours long for several days in a row. The doctor works closely with each patient to tailor an individual schedule that will be most successful. Maintenance infusions for chronic pain are every 2-3 months.