Rocky Mountain Mind and Body LLC is located in Englewood, Colorado. The ketamine clinic offers patients safe, science-backed, and low-cost treatment options to help with mood disorders and chronic pain. The team, led by Steve Gittelman, CRNA, is particularly eager to help those who have not responded to prior treatment. Gittelman, who has more than 78,000 hours of patient care, works alongside Porter Berryman, the clinic’s co-founder and practice manager.
In addition to offering ketamine infusion therapy, Rocky Mountain Mind and Body utilizes a combination of several medications proven effective for pain control and opioid reduction.
The clinic’s ultimate goal is to contribute to a future where mental health is no longer taboo.
Avoid eating any solid food within four hours of the infusion. Don’t drink liquids within 2-3 hours.
Most medications should be taken at regular times, particularly blood pressure medicine. There are a few medications that may conflict with your treatment. This will be discussed before the infusion day.
The infusion is administered in an outpatient setting, not in the hospital.
You should bring a friend, family member, or a trusted person with you. They will need to take you home. They are welcome to stay with you for the entire infusion.
There is no need to disrobe. The infusion is done with your clothes on in a plush reclining chair. A very small gauge IV is started and the infusion will be started immediately.
A national board-certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) will be with you at all times to monitor the infusion and ensure your safety and comfort. Your blood pressure, EKG, and pulse oximetry will be monitored at all times.
Many patients like to bring music, earbuds, or headphones. The clinic suggests calming, soft music.
Most patients find the infusion experience to be very pleasant. It is very common to have a floating sensation. This is temporary and will end shortly after the infusion is complete. You will never be unconscious.
Mental Health Mood Infusions are one hour in duration with a 15-20 minute recovery period.
Pain Infusions are four hours with a 30-60 minute recovery period.
You will leave the clinic under your own power and your trusted person will take you home.
How soon will you feel relief?
Patients typically have relief within 2 hours of the first infusion. Research shows that a series of 6 treatments over 2 weeks can provide relief lasting months. Some patients can go 3-6 months before needing another single treatment while some may need one treatment every 1-2 months.