The Ketamine Process
Dr. Sacks begins by conducting a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history, current health condition, and mental health symptoms. They may also consider the patient's previous treatment responses, especially if the patient has treatment-resistant depression or other mood disorders.
Based on the evaluation, Dr. Sacks formulates a personalized treatment plan for the patient. The plan includes determining the appropriate dosage, delivery method (intramuscular and/or sublingual), and frequency of ketamine treatments.
Dr. Sacks oversees the safe and controlled administration of ketamine to the patient. He monitors the patient during and after the treatment to ensure safety and assess the treatment's effectiveness.
Monitoring and Follow-up
Dr. Sacks closely monitor the patient's progress throughout the treatment course. He will conduct follow-up appointments to track the patient's response to ketamine therapy and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Dr. Sacks often works in conjunction with other mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists. He may collaborate to provide comprehensive care and support to patients undergoing ketamine therapy.
Dr. Sacks educates his patients about the treatment process, potential side effects, and expected outcomes. He also addresses any concerns or questions patients may have about the therapy.
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Dr. Sacks adheres to ethical and legal guidelines in the use of ketamine for medical purposes. He ensures that patients meet the necessary criteria for ketamine treatment and prioritizes patient safety and well-being.
As the field of ketamine therapy evolves, Dr. Sacks stays up-to-date with the latest research, developments, and best practices related to ketamine treatment.
It's important to note that ketamine therapy is a specialized area of medicine, and not all doctors are qualified or trained to administer ketamine treatments. Patients seeking ketamine therapy should seek out licensed medical professionals with specific expertise in this area to ensure safe and effective treatment.