What to Expect from a Ketamine Treatment


Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other mood disorders, ketamine is proving to be a valuable treatment option. The treatment is unique in its rapid effectiveness and being an outpatient procedure makes it easy to fit into a busy life. If you have tried standard selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and have not found relief. Ketamine treatment may be the best option to help push you through a mood disorder. Here are some things to expect during a ketamine treatment at Ketamine SLC.

About the Clinic

Dr. Hiemstra has over 40 years of emergency room experience as a physician. Continuing to gain insight into a wide range of medical practices. As Dr. Hiemstra furthered is knowledge in health care he took notice of a glaring problem, mental health. While standard practices were still in use, he kept his thumb on the pulse of new treatment options. Eventually realizing the benefits of ketamine as a viable option for treatment-resistant depression and other mood disorders. Dr. Hiemstra’s intentions lie in helping the general public find happiness in maintaining mental health.   

Free Consultation

At Ketamine SLC Dr. Hiemstra offers a free consultation. You will be given all the information and tools to decide if ketamine can help with your condition. He will answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment, studies, efficacy, etc. Once the Dr. has decided you are a candidate that may benefit, you can schedule a treatment at a time that works for you.

Initial Treatment

The dosage amount will be based on your body weight with the discretion of Dr. Hiemstra. First will be a lower dosage and this will gradually increase over separate visits while symptoms still occur. The goal is to get to a point that treatments can have lasting effects of weeks or even months. Your vitals will be monitored by a nurse practitioner as well as Dr. Hiemstra. Ketamine SLC prides itself on being a safe and comfortable environment.

Outpatient Benefits

The treatment will generally consist of two doses separated by about 40 minutes. These 40 minutes are the half-life of the dissociative effects of ketamine. Once your treatment is over you are free to take as much time to process as needed. The staff at Ketamine SLC is knowledgeable and helpful in guiding your path to breaking whichever mood disorder you suffer from.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has questions regarding ketamine treatment, please call into 385-474-6946 to schedule a free consultation.

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