Ketamine, a powerful option for providers
We founded Ember Health because we were frustrated by the lack of effective medical treatment options for the millions of people struggling with severe depression. We know we share this feeling with the thousands of compassionate mental healthcare professionals who provide critical counsel to their patients. They desire better, more reliable complements to their care. We believe Ember Health is a powerful answer to this need.
How we partner with providers
At Ember Health, we provide infusions of ketamine in a safe, monitored environment. Rather than seeing our service as a silver bullet solution, we consider it a critical pillar in a larger context of care for patients with depression. We work closely with each patient’s existing mental healthcare provider to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Here’s how:
We work with psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and primary care physicians to help identify patients who may benefit from ketamine treatment therapy
We provide ketamine infusions for patients referred to us, in our offices with oversight from physicians trained in anesthesia and sedation
Patients return to their providers for follow up care
Ember Health provides efficacy data to providers, and engages in two-way dialogue to help ensure the best long-term care plan for each patient
Who is right for Ember
The American Psychiatric Association lists a wide spectrum of conditions that may be addressed through infusions of ketamine, from depression to PTSD to chronic pain. At Ember Health we focus on helping patients with Major Depressive Disorder. We work with providers to determine if ketamine if appropriate and safe for their patients, and we personally screen all patients prior to each infusion.
Treatment Success Rates
Whereas fewer than 30% of patients on traditional antidepressants realize relief of their depressive symptoms (Pigot et Al.), low-dose infusions of ketamine have shown an average of 75% remission rates for depressive episodes in patients with major depressive disorder (JAMA).
While oral antidepressant medication can take six to eight weeks to take effect and have unwanted side effects (Nature), ketamine takes effect almost immediately after administration, with minimal, if any, harmful effect.
Literature: Ketamine for depression is an evolving field, and we strive to stay current on related literature and scientific studies. See here an extensive guide to external literature that we compiled for people who value data as much as we do.
Office visits: We would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your practice and share what we have to offer with your practitioners. We would be happy to travel to you or welcome you to our offices in Brooklyn Heights. Contact us directly to schedule a time for an office visit.
Resources: We have prepared pamphlets and handouts for providers to share with patients who are curious to learn more about ketamine and Ember Health. We have also prepared resources intended to help providers speak about ketamine for depression as an option with their patients. Please contact us if you would like a supply of these resources.