Opening a Ketamine Clinic: Addressing Concerns and Dispelling Doubts

Opening a Ketamine Clinic: Addressing Concerns and Dispelling Doubts

Ketamine Academy

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

November 7, 2023

Unraveling the Knots: Debunking Common Apprehensions About Launching a Ketamine Clinic

It’s no secret that the medical world is brimming with misconceptions and apprehensions about ketamine therapy. The fear often stems from the potential adverse effects of chronic usage, primarily studied in individuals who have abused the substance. However, let’s not forget that the dosage and frequency of ketamine used in abuse scenarios are significantly higher than what’s administered in a professional ketamine clinic.

Understanding the Risks and Mitigating Them

The higher the dose and frequency of ketamine, the greater the risk of adverse effects such as interstitial cystitis or addiction. However, these risks can be mitigated by controlling the dosage and frequency of administration.

IV ketamine therapy, with its 100% bioavailability, offers the best chance of using the least amount of ketamine while achieving the desired therapeutic effect. By providing ketamine treatment in a clinical setting only and not prescribing intranasal ketamine for self-administration, we limit frequency and reduce the chance of addiction.

Backing it Up with Science

A recent study on the Safety of Repeated Administration of Parenteral Ketamine for Depression concluded that six or more repeated ketamine treatments administered to individuals for depression were reasonably safe and had a low rate of adverse effects.

Another study conducted at the Yale Psychiatric Hospital found that long-term treatment of ketamine infusions in patients with depression had no long-term adverse effects.

Turning Skepticism into Confidence

Despite the skepticism surrounding ketamine infusions, it’s important to remember that the medical field is gradually accepting ketamine as a viable treatment for depression and mood disorders.

With the backing of multiple scientific studies, there’s no need to be concerned about the demand for ketamine treatments. It’s only a matter of time before insurance companies start covering this treatment, and the demand for ketamine clinics will rise to meet the growing need.

Hot Take:

The apprehensions about starting a ketamine clinic are understandable, but they shouldn’t hold you back. We’ve been there, and we can confidently say that it’s a journey worth embarking on. We believe in the process and are optimistic about the future of ketamine treatment.

We’re here to support you every step of the way as you make the monumental decision to open your own ketamine clinic. Register for our Free Ketamine Clinic Masterclass today.

So, Healthcare Bosses, are you ready to dive into the exciting world of ketamine therapy? Let’s debunk those myths and start making a difference in the lives of those battling depression and mood disorders.

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA


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