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March 27, 2020
Insurance Only Ketamine

Innovative Ketamine Moves to Insurance-Only Billing for Mood Disorders 

The uncertain times we are in have caused drastic changes in our lives. As we are all working to protect our physical health – staying home, working remotely, only going out for essentials — I urge you to please keep your mental health top of mind, too.  Innovative Ketamine is committed to making treatment accessible. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are dropping our out-of-pocket fees for insured patients who qualify for mood disorder treatment. This means that insured patients […]
March 22, 2020

Isolation Puts Those with Depression at Risk

Dr. Khare Urges Patients to Stick with Treatment; Offers Tips for Caregivers and Friends  COVID-19 has the entire country on edge, as the lack of normalcy is an adjustment for everyone. A jolt to your routine can cause an enormous amount of stress and worry. Many people are experiencing severe depression and anxiety due to isolation and worries about the future. That’s why I’m sending this plea to everyone — Take care of your mental health during this uncertain time. Get […]
March 16, 2020
Innovative Ketamine COVID-19

The Innovative Ketamine Team is Here for you During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Innovative Ketamine remains open and is here to care for our patients during the COVID-19 epidemic. It is safe to come for treatment and important that you keep up with your treatment plan in order to maintain good mental health. Following are the measures we are taking to keep our patients and their families healthy and safe: Maintaining an even more frequent cleaning schedule Providing hand sanitizer at our entrance and throughout our office Bringing patients directly to an infusion […]
March 2, 2020
Grace Ortman

Innovative Ketamine Welcomes Dr. Grace Ortman

Innovative Ketamine is pleased to welcome Dr. Grace Ortman to our staff. Dr. Ortman joined us in late February, following a move from Kansas City, MO, where she completed her medical residency. While Dr. Ortman will miss her favorite BBQ joints in Kansas City, she is excited to explore the culinary delights of Chicago. Dr. Ortman is committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the treatment of mental health disorders. She is excited to bring her personalized approach […]
February 27, 2020
Dan Hutmacher

Ketamine: A Patient’s Perspective

Check out this incredible patient perspective on ketamine written by one of our patients. Dan has been vocal about his success with ketamine in an effort to educate others. His words are powerful and his piece in Medium is absolutely worth a read, particularly if you’ve ever considered ketamine as solution: The last Friday of every month, I rise early and join the morning commuters on the train headed downtown. As I look at the passengers around me, I feel like […]
December 23, 2019

Determined to beat depression: Laura’s story

“Depression was my life,” said Laura, who suffered from severe depression and anxiety for more than 40 years. “When I was younger, I could push it aside to some extent, but as the years went by, depression began to win.” Laura, a mother of two, remembers waking up in the morning to get her kids ready for school, only to return to bed the minute the bus drove away. The depression was too much to handle some days. It consumed […]
December 10, 2019
Dan Hutmacher

Finally Free from PTSD: Dan’s Story

  Dan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the young age of eleven. While manageable at first, the disease progressed over the years and was the start of a downward spiral in his life. Severe Crohn’s flares sent Dan to the hospital on numerous occasions. He began to hate his body. He wanted to be normal, but frequent diarrhea, pain and other symptoms made it difficult for Dan to work or socialize with friends. As the years went by, his […]
November 19, 2019

Ketamine Offers New Hope to Patients Coping with Chronic Pain

Every day, you wake up with aching muscles, throbbing joints and debilitating pain. Still, you rise and try to shine, going about your day. By noon, you check the calendar to see how many hours remain until you can collapse on the couch or go back to bed. You have plans with friends after work. Maybe you’ll cancel. The thing is, you skipped last month because you weren’t feeling well. Should you attend feeling miserable or bail once again? Pain can […]
November 13, 2019

When the Most Wonderful Time of Year is a Struggle

  Songs, store displays, events and virtually everyone around you says it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for you, it’s not. Instead, the holidays spark anxiety, stress, sadness, and feelings of isolation. This is how thousands of people suffering from depression feel as the world around them turns to holiday magic. These neighbors, friends and family members want to be happy, but their mind won’t relinquish control. Instead, it maintains a grip that keeps a dark cloud hovering over […]