Summit Ketamine Innovations, located in Parker, Colorado, is a Ketamine clinic. They have one simple mission: to develop and implement an effective treatment plan for each patient in order to improve their quality of life and functionality.
This is accomplished through the creation of personalized, integrated treatment programs that support a patient’s mental and physical health.
Secondly, the staff, led by Sarah Coakley, DO, use ketamine. Offering this groundbreaking, safe, and effective treatment to patients gives Summit Ketamine Innovations a powerful tool to help patients improve their lives.
From treating chronic migraines to more serious mental health issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and OCD, Summit Ketamine Innovations is constantly working to address patients’ debilitating symptoms effectively in order to find the proper strategy for a cure. The clinic also uses the American Society of Anesthesiologists-recommended monitoring practices to ensure patient safety during these ketamine treatments.
Summit Ketamine Innovations’ staff, which you can meet here, pledges to be the support patients need on their journey towards recovery.
What types of ketamine services does Summit Ketamine Innovations offer?
Ketamine can be administered in the following ways:
Delivers a small dose of ketamine to your brain
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
Delivers medication directly into your bloodstream
A dissolvable medication that is placed under the tongue
Response rates tend to be lower compared to infusions.
Typically, the clinic integrates this formulation to increase the time between infusions, or to help maintain adequate symptom relief between scheduled infusions.
Sublingual ketamine is also used for our maintenance program following our Group Oral Ketamine Therapy (GOKT)
Group oral ketamine therapy
An adapted program to make ketamine treatment for psychological disorders more affordable and accessible
Moderated by an experienced therapist and registered nurse
Four-week long program
Ketamine is administered in the clinic’s office in a collective setting, along with group therapy, twice a week.
What conditions do they treat?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
The staff only sees one patient at a time.
Support persons are allowed to stay in their vehicles. Staff will walk patients out.
The clinic is using hospital-grade cleaning wipes and wiping down every surface continuously. Staff members are also using hospital-grade hand sanitizer and have it available for patients.
Staff is masking and gloving in accordance with the CDC.
If the family members or caregivers of a patient receiving ketamine treatments are concerned or have questions, SKI is available to help. The clinic provides support at no additional cost.
No Referral Needed
You do not need a referral from your primary care physician or any other doctor. The clinic does ask that you provide any type of documentation of your diagnoses, past treatment, adverse reactions to medications and current medications, though. SKI also recommends informing your physician and/or therapist about your plans to start ketamine treatments.
SKI does not require you receive therapeutic services, however they strongly recommend maintaining a relationship with a therapist throughout your treatment course. The clinic also offers psychotherapy.
You will be evaluated by a medical director or another licensed physician prior to initiating ketamine treatment.
Do not eat four (4) hours prior to your infusion appointment or have anything to drink two (2) hours prior. Do not eat or drink two (2) hours prior to an oral ketamine appointment.
Plan to bring:
A recently updated list of your medications and known allergies or reactions
Documentation of diagnoses and past treatments
An adult driver to take you home
A list of any remaining questions
Optional: a music playlist you find comforting. Your device can be linked to a bluetooth speaker in the treatment room.
You will be greeted by a staff member and fill out a brief questionnaire.
The doctor will then perform a focused history and physical exam, review the consent for treatment and answer any remaining questions.
Next, the doctor will start a small IV, attach vital sign monitors and begin your infusion.
During the infusion, staff at SKI will continuously monitor your heart rate and oxygen level. Your blood pressure will be measured periodically. Staff will monitor you for the entirety of your infusion, via video monitor (not recorded) to minimize distractions. You will have a call button to request assistance at any time.
Typically, the infusion for the treatment of psychiatric disorders takes about an hour, and SKI monitors you for 15 to 30 minutes after your treatment.
Infusions for chronic pain disorders including fibromyalgia and migraines are typically longer and take around four (4) hours.