Ketamine clinics seem to be getting a lot of attention lately. Success rates can be in the 70-80% range for treatment of depression and mood disorders, and as high as 90% for some pain disorders. It has the potential to change lives and bring hope to more and more people every day. But how do you choose the right ketamine clinic? Below, we’ll share a few factors – such as safety, experience and training, and pricing – to help you make your decision.
At KureIV, located just outside Houston Texas, we believe low-dose IV ketamine can be life changing. We hope this blog post provides the information you are searching for to choose the right ketamine clinic. If you have questions about anything not covered here, please contact us or call us at 832-598-5100 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take the time to answer them as best we can.
Experience and Training
Your treatment should be administered and directly supervised at by a doctor, CRNA, or registered nurse at all times. Make sure your provider is physician board certified in a specialty that relates to mental health or pain – Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry would be the most common.
At KureIV, your care will be coordinated by Scott Rivenes MD and Raj Guharoy MD. Both are Board Certified Emergency Physicians with over 40 years of combined experience leading Emergency Departments in the Houston area. Their training spans emergency medicine – including psychiatric, trauma, medical, gynecologic, pediatric and procedural – and they both have the experience necessary to deliver safe ketamine treatments. In addition, all of our ketamine infusion therapists are trained Emergency trained and certified nurses.
Factors such as cost per infusion and the availability of transportation to and from your infusion can influence the decision about where to go for ketamine infusions. At KureIV, we offer some of the lowest priced ketamine infusions in Houston. Our infusions are priced at $350 per hour. Less expensive clinics may not be giving you the personalized care you need at each visit to determine the best dose of ketamine for you. We tailor each infusion therapy session and dosage to each individual and take the time to talk with you about your experience and help monitor progress.
Setting and Location
The ketamine clinic should be a quiet and calm place. The support staff should be responsive and able to answer basic questions and your scheduling concerns. The waiting room should be relaxing and relatively quiet to help you prepare your mind before your infusion. Private rooms, comfortable treatment chairs, a place for your loved ones to wait, and easy lighting are all important. This is not the time for finding yourself in big rooms with lots of other patients making you nervous before the infusion. This should be a peaceful experience.
Ideally, the clinic will be located a short drive from a hospital or emergency room and will have all the standard protocols in place – including the right emergency medications, equipment, and machines.
Don’t be fooled by nice websites. Most quality providers have professional websites, but very few will make ridiculous claims about ketamine. It’s important for you to know that ketamine can help, but it is not right for everyone and requires a very personalized approach.
To learn more about ketamine visit our Ketamine Research and FAQ page or reach out to get a free consultation with our experienced team to determine if our treatments are right for you.