It’s Time for Relief.
What to Expect During Ketamine Infusion Treatment.
We understand your hope to be free of the symptoms of depression or pain, and we realize that you have made a big decision entrusting us with your care. We appreciate your trust and strive to personalize your treatment to achieve the best possible outcome in a comfortable, private setting.
Although Ketamine is a very safe medication when administered by professionals, we recognize it can be intimidating to patients because they don’t know how they will feel, what they will say, or how they will respond to the treatment.
In collaboration with his compassionate, highly trained staff, Dr. Reichbach supervises the ketamine treatment with the ultimate goal of helping his patients achieve the best possible outcomes. We take the time to answer any and all of your treatment concerns prior to your decision to become a patient at our center. As a patient at Gulf Coast Ketamine Center, you can be assured that you’ll receive attentive, compassionate care from our medical team.
Our Patient Amenities Include:
- Ample Parking and Handicapped Parking
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Handicap Access
- iPads for Patient Entertainment
- Reading Materials
- Reclining Chairs, Blankets & Pillows
- Snacks, Water & Coffee
A Focus on Your Well-Being.
We offer private treatment rooms for all of our patients. The environment we create is low stimulation to allow you to focus on yourself – your thoughts and your emotions throughout the process. During the treatment, our highly trained, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)-certified medical professionals will continuously monitor your heart rate and rhythm, respiration and blood pressure to ensure your complete comfort and safety.
Each patient’s ketamine infusion plan will vary according to their condition, overall health and other key factors. Some people may only need a few infusion sessions to experience desired results, while others may require a more long-term plan.
When administered slowly, ketamine typically causes only minor side effects. There may be some lingering feelings of fatigue through the morning after ketamine infusions, but there aren’t any ongoing negative secondary effects from the treatments. Someone must drive you home following the procedure. You can return to regular activities and work just one day after your ketamine infusion.
By Receiving Ketamine Infusions, You Can:
- Experience sustained relief from neuropathic pain disorders, such as chronic neck and back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia and many others
- Improve mental well-being if they have been resistant to other treatments for unipolar depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental health disorders
- Reduce dependency on narcotics and other medications that are typically prescribed for neuropathic pain and mental health issues
Patient Instructions Prior To and During Treatment:
- Continue taking your medications and resume your normal diet
- Take prescribed medications with a sip of water
- If you take a diabetic oral medication, do not take before coming for an infusion
- Do not eat solid foods six hours prior to your scheduled appointment
- You may have clear liquids, such as water, clear broth, apple juice or clear tea/coffee (no milk or leaves) up to two hours before your appointment
- Bring any lung inhalers
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before your procedure
- Wear comfortable and easy-to-remove clothing and shoes
- Do not bring valuables – please remove all jewelry
- If you have pain in your shoulders, back or neck, please wear a tank top
- If you have long hair, please be prepared to pull it back with a clip or elastic
- Women, please wear a bra that can be unclasped from the back
- Please do not wear any light colored clothing or use any perfume products
If you are currently under the care of a primary care physician, pain specialist or mental health professional and would like to be pre-screened for ketamine, contact Gulf Coast Ketamine Center today. We are pleased to forward any reports or documentation to your medical care provider at your written request.