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Ketamine services offered in Apache Junction, AZ

If you struggle with depression, chronic pain, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that hasn’t responded to other treatments, see the Premier Care Medical Services PLLC experts in Apache Junction, Arizona. Licensed family nurse practitioner Alex Dupuis, FNP-C, and his highly trained staff offer ketamine infusions to restore your mental health. Schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy at Premier Care Medical Services PLLC uses intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant depression, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and chronic pain.

Ketamine therapy treats common mental health disorders that don’t respond to more traditional treatments like medication, lifestyle changes, and psychotherapy (talk therapy). Premier Care Medical Services PLLC is highly effective in dealing with emotional or neurological pain. The skilled specialists tailor each treatment to your personalized needs.

How does ketamine therapy work?

Ketamine therapy blocks specific brain receptors, including those responsible for neurological disorders and their symptoms. Some conditions treated with Ketamine therapy include migraines, cancer-related pain, spinal injuries, and complex pain syndromes unrelated to physical health problems.

In people with mental health concerns, ketamine changes specific brain receptors to rebuild neural brain pathways and optimize healing.

Is ketamine therapy right for me?

To determine which treatment best suits your unique situation, a Premier Care Medical Services PLLC provider evaluates your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and mental health.

They complete a physical exam, psychiatric evaluation, and blood tests or other diagnostic testing. They also ask about past treatments and the family history of diseases.

What are the symptoms of a mental health condition?

Symptoms of mental health conditions include ongoing sadness, feeling anxious, misusing substances, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, feeling hopeless, and thoughts of suicide. You might find it difficult to concentrate, have problems sleeping, feel chronically fatigued, or lose interest in favorite activities.

What happens during intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy?

During ketamine infusions, your specialist cleans the treatment area and gently inserts a needle into one of your veins. The ketamine drips into your bloodstream to reduce pain or negative thoughts and emotions associated with mental health conditions.

Each infusion takes 30-60 minutes, though every patient has different needs. After about 40 minutes, you could feel the effects of the ketamine. Your provider might recommend that you not drive afterward, so plan to have someone drive you home. 

Your Premier Care Medical Services PLLC provider determines when to schedule your next ketamine treatment to achieve the most symptom relief.

Schedule a visit to Premier Care Medical Services PLLC by phone or request one online today to determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusions.