Located in Arizona, Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic provides personalized care for patients suffering from treatment-resistant conditions like depression and chronic pain by administering ketamine.
Dr. Philpott is the medical director of the clinic and the primary physician responsible for patients’ care. He is both a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Early in his career, Dr. Philpott developed an interest in non-traditional therapies, including the use of ketamine infusions.
Now, Dr. Philpott has years of experience in private practice and extensive research into the clinic applications of ketamine.
Becky Glover and Jenice Hughes are also on The Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic.
– Low-dose ketamine infusion therapy
Ketamine IV infusion therapy is the most common form of ketamine treatment. The drug is administered directly into the blood stream through an intravenous drip into the arm. During the treatment, the patient lies still in a calm setting. The effect is usually immediate and the can last weeks.
Patients typically receive a series of six infusions over two to three weeks. Typically, most treatments last, on average, of two hours. This is what’s called the “induction phase” of the treatment. A doctor monitors the patient’s response to the treatment. The patient stops treatment it the first phase is not effective. The patient moves onto the “maintenance phase” if he or she shows signs of improvement.
At this stage patients typically return for one infusion every two to six weeks. At this point, the treatment can last as long as the patient desires and shows improvement.