Ketamine Infusion Therapy Specialist

Dura Medical

Behavioral Health & TMS and Ketamine Specialists located in Naples, FL

If you struggle with ongoing sadness or other symptoms of a mental health disorder, experts at Dura Medical in Naples, Florida, are here for you. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their team offer ketamine infusion therapy to reduce symptoms and maximize your well-being. Call the office to book an appointment or request one online today.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy Q&A

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy is a medication your specialist infuses directly into your bloodstream to reduce symptoms of depression or other mental health disorders. Ketamine is a medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that helps manage mental health disorders or ongoing pain. 

What is ketamine infusion therapy used for?

Ketamine infusion therapy is helpful for reducing or eliminating symptoms of common mental health struggles, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance abuse disorders

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is helpful for reducing or eliminating chronc pain conditions such as:

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Central Sensitization 
  • Post operative pain 

You may be a good candidate for the Ketamine Infusion Therapy  if other mental health and pain treatments haven’t worked or you prefer this type of treatment over the other available options. 

Is ketamine infusion therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, your Dura Medical specialist discusses your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and preferences. They complete a physical exam if needed and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by asking you a series of questions. 

Your provider personalizes each mental health treatment and may combine ketamine infusion therapy with psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Arrange for someone to drive you home after each ketamine infusion.

What happens during my treatment?

During ketamine infusion therapy at Dura Medical, you relax in a comfortable, private room with Alexa speakers, noise-canceling headphones, adjustable chairs, and a call bell. Your specialist gently inserts a needle into one of your veins and begins infusing medicine into your bloodstream while you rest. 

The length of time each treatment lasts varies, but most infusions take about 40 minutes.

What should I expect after ketamine infusion therapy?

After receiving ketamine infusion therapy, you rest in a recovery area for a short time while medical staff members monitor you. Have a friend or family member drive you home after the procedure. The Dura Medical team follows up with you and may recommend you receive multiple ketamine infusions spaced apart over time to achieve the best results. 

To learn more about ketamine infusion therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call the Dura Medical office or book an appointment online today.

Conditions We Treat

Depression
A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

ADHD
A persistent condition usually indicated by patterns of inattention or uncontrollable hyperactivity.

Eating Disorders
Symptoms vary and can have serious overall impact on the body if left untreated.

PTSD
A psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event.

OCD
An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions.

Bipolar
A disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation.

Anxiety
A persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptoms.

Postpartum
Moderate to severe depression in a woman after giving birth.

Dual Diagnosis
A diagnosis identifying a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse.