Ketamine helps treat
  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Fibromyalgia and Pain Syndromes

Approach

Ketamine Treatment Centers offers infusions as a simple outpatient procedure. Following a consultation to determine the appropriateness and safety of this treatment, patients are guided each step of the way with the help of a clinical coordinator to ensure a smooth, supportive process. Because the effects of a single infusion are short-lived, patients who show response (>70% will show response) will receive a series of infusions over a 2-3 week period. This is an off-label use of ketamine, meaning that the FDA has not approved this medication for this use. However, its safety and effectiveness have been demonstrated in multiple research studies, and off-label prescribing is a common and necessary practice in all fields of medicine.

Unlike most commonly prescribed oral anti-depressant medications that take weeks to months before the patient and practitioner can even decide if the treatment is working, ketamine infusions yield results within hours to days. In fact, most patients will know within hours after their 1st infusion whether or not they are responding. In addition, the side effect profiles for commonly prescribed oral anti-depressant medications are extensive and sometimes life threatening. Far and away the most common experience with our ketamine infusions is to have no side effects in between treatments.

History

Ketamine Treatment Centers was founded in 2011 by Dr. Steven P. Levine. Though he is a psychiatrist who places great emphasis on the importance of psychotherapy, medication is often a necessary component of treatment, and he was dissatisfied with the relatively ineffective available options with burdensome side effects. Dr. Levine pioneered a protocol for the clinical use of ketamine infusions, has directly supervised many thousands of infusions, and has helped establish similar programs across the country and around the world. Dr. Levine has partnered with Dr. Anand Dugar, a board-certified anesthesiologist, combining the expertise of both psychiatry and anesthesia to provide unrivaled, world-class care for the treatment of major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fibromyalgia, and pain syndromes. Today, we are proud to have a growing network of Centers around the country bringing this important treatment closer to home for millions more.

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Steve Levine, MD

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Anand Dugar, MD

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Jocelyn Williams, Outreach Manager

Ms. Williams is our national Outreach Manager, and hers is the first voice you’ll hear when you call.  She has been a part of the mission to bring Ketamine treatment into clinical use from the beginning, and has extensive experience with preparing our patients for treatment and supporting them throughout the process.

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Joanna Halloway, Operations Manager

Ms. Halloway is Operations Manager for KTC Management.  She graduated from Duke University and is an outspoken advocate for improved mental health care.  She has extensive experience navigating the national mental health care system.  A successful Ketamine patient herself, Ms. Halloway is passionate about helping others access this innovative treatment.

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Michelle Partipilo, Human Resources Manager

Ms. Partipilo is the Human Resources Manager for KTC Management.  She has extensive experience in HR management and directorship, as well as office management.

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Tammy Brady, Clinical Coordinator

When you speak with Tammy you will immediately know you’re in professional, yet caring hands.  You can’t deny her calm, pleasant demeanor. Tammy‘s professional experience boasts 35 years as a corporate Executive Assistant. This experience shaped her listening ear, attention to detail, willingness to assist, and ability to give clear direction.  We are glad to have Tammy on our team. You’ll appreciate her assistance.

Carole Chmyr

Carole Chmyr, Clinical Coordinator

There’s nothing like a helping hand! Carole is one of our trained coordinators who will assist you in gathering details about our programs. With a wealth of experience in customer service, Carole guides our callers through the process of qualifying for treatment and scheduling. Her kind, patient nature, and pleasant voice provide the support every caller can appreciate.  At Ketamine Treatment Centers we care… and so does Carole!

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