The Sunbelt Wellness Institute in Jacksonville, Florida provides ketamine therapy for a variety of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain conditions. Specific treatable conditions include major depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, complex regional pain syndrome, and neuropathic pain.
The staff members at the veteran-owned clinic have a passion for helping people and improving the suffering of each and every patient that walks through their door. Led by Nicholas Kalynych, DNP, CRNA, ARNP, the team at Sunbelt Wellness Institute prides themselves on their compassionate approach to ketamine therapy. They are highly skilled in psychiatric care and treatment plans are personally customized for optimal results. They serve the local community, veterans and military personnel, and first responders.
– Ketamine infusion therapy
A routine intravenous ketamine infusion treatment (IVKT) session includes a professional assessment and an infusion treatment that will take approximately 90 minutes. You will be monitored throughout your treatment by one of Sunbelt Wellness’s certified nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and registered nurse (RN) professionals.
Ketamine infusions are typically administered through six infusions that take one hour over a period of 14 days. After that, maintenance infusions are done once a month, according to your customized care plan.
Ketamine has a bit of stigma and baggage given its history. While you may think of it as a “party drug” from the 1990s, there is a growing amount of research that says it has some positive potential. The more research our major institutions conduct, the less stigma there will be around these drugs. And if they can help people with drug-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc, then why wouldn’t we put these to use in proper, clinical settings?
This is primarily due to its stigma as a party drug. The truth is yes, ketamine is legal. In fact, it is only a Schedule III drug by the DEA. This puts it on the same level as Tylenol and codeine. So don’t let the baggage of this drug stop you from learning more about it. As always, ask your doctor if ketamine therapy is right for you.