StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine, located in Skokie, Illinois, offers a variety of treatments for chronic pain and treatment-resistant mental health conditions, including intravenous ketamine therapy.
With clinics serving numerous areas around the U.S., StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine Skokie brings together board-certified physicians and cutting-edge treatments to give back health and hope to their patients. Trained anesthesiologists administer low-dose ketamine treatments for conditions ranging from migraines and cluster headaches to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Research into ketamine over the last two decades has shown it to have significant positive benefits in the treatment of chronic and difficult to manage conditions.
StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine Skokie boasts a staff “from the top institutions in the world,” who integrate ideas of health and wellness into their treatment plans.
As well as being an active clinical researcher, anesthesiologist Dr. Syed Ali also shares his expertise on annual missions to Central America and Africa. Dr. Ali has also served on “patient advocacy committees” while also acting as pain physician for a number of university athletic teams. This diverse range of experience is mirrored in the entire team at StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine.
The team’s wealth of knowledge assists the clinic’s physicians in creating an individualized treatment plan to begin relieving the symptoms of treatment resistant conditions.
If ketamine therapy is determined to be a beneficial course of action, infusion appointments take 2-3 hours, with a normal course of treatments including six infusions over two weeks. Trained healthcare staff will start an IV and monitor vitals and reactions to the medication throughout the infusion.
Some patients report sensations of floating, or mild hallucinations, but these effects fade once the infusion has finished.
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, of the over 11 million people who suffer from depression in the United Stated, 64 percent have a severe condition. Four million go untreated.
Ketamine therapy offers an alternative for those whose experience with mainstream oral medications or traditional pain therapies has not been as beneficial as hoped for.
The team at StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine offer cutting edge therapies to treat resistant and chronic health conditions, and restore hope and vitality to their patients.