NBC Features Ketamine Infusion Therapy
In January 2023, NBC News’ Lauren Dunn, a senior producer with the NBC News medical unit in New York, and Kate Snow, a national correspondent, covered an NYC clinic called Field Trip Health.
Field Trip Health is described as a tranquil environment, a common getaway part of numerous New York-based ketamine infusion clinics that have popped up in recent years.
When interviewed about her patient experience, Chere, aged 51, reported she found out about ketamine therapy from friends and colleagues. “In talking to them, the stories were hard to believe. But they’re people I knew for 20 years, and they seemed like different people. They had that big of a change,” she said in the article.
Over time, Chere opened up to ketamine infusion therapy for herself, noting that while antidepressants and therapy helped her, they didn’t do enough. “I had this deep sadness in me and this anxiety in my chest,” she said.
Ketamine infusion therapy is making waves in the medical community for its efficacy in treating depression and anxiety. Originally used (and FDA-approved) as an anesthetic, the drug has been found to be fast and long-acting in treating mental health conditions like those Chere noted when administered in small doses under a Physician’s care.
Clinics like the one profiled in this NBC coverage are popping up all over the United States, offering ketamine for its ‘off label’ use in treating these disorders. After an initial consultation with a medical team, usually it is administered in small doses over about forty minutes. Patients see fast results in depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation, which last anywhere from several days to weeks.
Freedom Ketamine Treatment Centers has four offices throughout the DC Metropolitan area, and our Board-Certified Physicians are part of every step of ketamine infusion therapy. Our practices are Physician-founded and led, with experienced, licensed medical professionals on staff at our locations in Bethesda, Rockville, Vienna, and Reston. The infusion process is safe, usually side-effect free or minimal, and has been life-changing for members of our community.
By visiting our website, you can read the numerous reviews of patient experiences, and even see testimonial videos from those in our care. Our offices are highly-attuned for patient comfort, offering comfortable, recliner-style chairs or couches for your infusion, eye masks, blankets, and supervision from a compassionate care team.
If you’re interested in scheduling an initial consultation with one of our Physicians, contact our office today for more information.
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