Ketamine Treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
According to the study The State of Mental Health in America 2017, Pennsylvania was ranked number 9 in the nation in terms of mental health. The ranking was based on 15 individual statistics that measure the prevalence of various mental illnesses in the state. The study found that 17.52 percent of adults in Pennsylvania have some type of mental health disorder. More than one in five adults who seek treatment do not receive care, due to a variety of factors.
COPE is the leading provider of ketamine infusions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Treatment is provided by our trained MDs in established, professional medical practices. Ketamine is emerging as an effective off-label treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD and Chronic Pain. Read more about why you should consider ketamine treatment if you’ve tried traditional medications with no success. Ketamine treatment is helping to improve mental health in Pennsylvania.
Ketamine Infusions: Competitive Pricing, Flexible Scheduling and Fewer Side Effects
Ketamine Infusions are a treatment many patients seek when they feel like they have tried everything else. It is giving people with treatment-resistant mental health conditions renewed hope. It’s also a popular treatment option in Philadelphia, for these mental health conditions because it offers relief from the condition without some of the side effects including weight gain. COPE makes accessing ketamine treatment a safe and comfortable experience. Our pricing is competitive, and appointments can be scheduled flexibly around your schedule.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy: How It Works
Ketamine is an innovative, cutting-edge medication for difficult to treat cases of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, among others. We specialize in ketamine treatments for OCD and depression. It was originally developed as an anesthetic, and approved by the FDA for such use in 1970. Ketamine has since been discovered to have many other uses in medicine, including as a solution for treatment resistant psychiatric illness.
The Treatment Process
To receive ketamine treatment, you must first be screened by one of our local Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, psychiatric experts, to ensure that this is an appropriate treatment for you. Ketamine treatment isn’t for everyone, but it has had great success rates for many people. Once approved and scheduled, you arrive at our office 15 minutes in advance to complete any remaining paperwork. At your scheduled time, you will be escorted into a private room, with a comfortable, plush seat, and offered your choice of entertainment, including: cable television, Netflix, iPads and wifi, as well as coffee and water. We will do everything we can to make your treatment as comfortable and welcoming as possible.
Your ketamine treatment, which is administered via IV infusion, will last 40 minutes, and you will be asked to remain at the Philadelphia COPE office for an additional hour for observation. Once released, we ask that you have a friend or family member drive you home; alternatively, we are happy to help you arrange a taxi or Uber ride home.
Duration of Treatment
For the first two weeks of treatment, you will come in three times a week for an IV ketamine infusion (each being a 40 minute session, followed by a one-hour observation period.) You may find that you can then maintain remission of your illness on more traditional psychiatric medications. Some patients, however, may need to come in for maintenance treatments, which will occur every week for four weeks. The sustained phase is once a month for six months (if necessary).
COPE offers ketamine and esketamine (Spravato) treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at our practice located at 1088 W. Baltimore Pike, Suite 2403 Media, PA 19063. The site is directed by the distinguished Raman Gopalakrishnan, MD.
Dr. Raman comes from Bombay, India. He moved to the US in 1999 after his Medical School and Psychiatry Residency at Grant Medical College. He completed his Psychiatry Training here at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has a Masters In Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University. He worked at the Penn Dual Diagnosis Unit for 4 years before he started his private practice in Media. He is a consultant at Riddle Memorial Hospital and Fair Acres Geriatric Center. He and his family reside in Media and are closely connected to the community.
DIRECTIONS & PRACTICE HOURS
1088 W. Baltimore Pike, Suite 2403
Media, PA 19063
Tel: 484 444 2151
Fax: 484 444 2152
M—F: 9:00am — 5:00pm