About

Who We Are

Innovative Ketamine administers IV ketamine for the treatment of severe depression, mood disorders and chronic pain. Dr. Khare is a board certified emergency physician with experience administering ketamine. While working in the emergency department at Northwestern, Khare realized the challenges associated with treating mental illness in that setting. As an entrepreneur, he began exploring ketamine as a possible solution, and was among the first physicians in Chicago to offer ketamine infusions. Khare and his team have been successfully treating patients with IV ketamine since 2018. In March of 2019, he opened Innovative Ketamine, a dedicated clinic for IV ketamine infusions. We are proud to have an experienced team of providers who understand and specialize in ketamine treatment. We also have therapists on-site to guide patients through their treatment journey.

What is Ketamine?

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain can be severe and debilitating. Currently, patients are being treated with various oral medications such as SSRIs, mood stabilizers, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics and narcotics. Some patients achieve success with these traditional therapies, while many do not. We offer cutting-edge Intravenous Ketamine treatments for refractory Depression, PTSD, OCD, Fibromyalgia, RSD/CRPS and other chronic pain conditions via IV infusions as well as nasal treatments. Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that has been used since the 1960s with an excellent safety profile. In the last two decades this medication has been increasingly studied for its ability in alleviating symptoms related to depression, mood disorders, and chronic pain.

Studies completed at multiple large and reputable academic institutions have shown great outcomes for patients who have not previously had good results with standard therapies. We pride ourselves in doing our best to take care of the individual needs of our patients. This treatment is about more than just the medicine. It is a positive change for your life, but those changes require quite a bit of guidance. We know how to counsel you and will take the time to guide you to prevent any of the pitfalls while recovering from mood and pain disorders.

RAHUL KHARE, MD


Rahul Khare, MD is the founder of Innovative Express Care, Innovative Wellness, Innovative MedSpa, Innovative Therapy, Innovative Primary Care and now the Ketamine clinic. He was an emergency physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 12 years, where he did grant-funded research looking at increasing quality of care in healthcare. He is currently an emergency physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

BRIAN CZAPKO, APN, FNP


Brian has over 25 years of experience in emergency medicine and psychiatric care.

Matt Vasey, APN, FNP


Matt Vasey, APN joined us in late September and is excited to be a part of the team. He has over eight years experience in Emergency Medicine.