With a specialized focus on mental health issues, True North Wellness Center in Tamarac, Florida uses ketamine therapy to provide relief to patients. The clinic treats depression, OCD, PTSD, and anxiety. In addition to ketamine treatments, the True North Wellness Center facility offers a calming and relaxing environment through the use of music, massage mats, aromatherapy, and post-treatment maintenance programs.
The clinic is home to Medical Director Dr. Sortino, who was the first doctor to provide ketamine therapy treatments in the South Florida region. Offering one of the best ketamine therapy clinics in the state, Dr. Sortino tailors treatment plans on an individual basis. It’s why his mission is to understand his patients’ needs to help gain insight on proper healing methods.
Working alongside Dr. Sortino is a staff of in-house coaches ready to guide you every step of the way through the experience, along with a vast network of professionals to enhance and tailor your session from acupuncturists, hypnotherapists, trained low-dose Ketamine facilitated therapists and more.
– Low-dose IV ketamine infusion therapy
After reviewing your history and performing a physical, you will relax in one of True North Wellness Center’s ketamine treatment rooms. There, ketamine is delivered through an IV infusion over 45 minutes. A trained coach or a person of your choosing will be with you throughout the entire procedure, guiding you through the experience and catering to any needs you may have. You can relax in the center afterward until you feel comfortable enough to leave.
You must arrange for transportation home. The clinic can assist you with travel arrangements if necessary.
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.