People suffering from treatment-resistant mood disorders and migraines can find relief from their debilitating symptoms at the New Pathways Clinic. The healthcare providers offer ketamine infusion therapy for patients that have not found recovery through traditional forms of medicine.
Ketamine therapy has been proven to help as many as 75 percent of patients heal from depression and other chronic disorders where other medications have failed.
The New Pathways Clinic is led by Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Nora Finnegan. She and her highly-skilled and compassionate team aim to put their patients’ needs first. They believe that there is a mental health epidemic going on and new tools need to be implemented to help those who are suffering.
Before recommending ketamine treatments, an expert team member at New Pathways Clinic will conduct a mental and physical health assessment. If you are approved to start ketamine treatments, the clinic pledges to always schedule them within a week.
Ketamine treatments are performed in a patient’s own personal treatment room. Your vitals will be monitored before and throughout the treatment for your safety. Per New Pathways Clinic, Nora Finnegan has not witnessed a medically serious side effect in over 1,000 treatments.
When you are ready, a nurse will start the IV. Ketamine is given through an IV over a precisely scheduled time of 40-60 minutes, which varies by dose.
With Spravato, you will be shown how to self-administer Spravato with the nasal spray application.
This allows the nurse to have complete control over the experience and to enhance the cognitive effects of the treatment. It can be stopped at any time upon request.
When the Ketamine infusion is completed, you will be given around 30 minutes to relax and re-orientate yourself from the experience.
With Spravato, you will remain under observation for two hours after the nasal application.
When you are ready and it is safe for you to leave, New Pathways Clinic will discharge you to be driven home by your treatment companion.
New Pathways Clinic offers two and three-week treatment plans, each consisting of six infusions. Additionally, the clinic offers customized booster infusion plans based on patient response, ranging from every month to once a year.