Updated: Feb 22
Nancy Pham NP, PLLC offers SPRAVATO™ (esketamine) nasal spray - an innovative, safe, and very effective treatment for treatment resistant depression.
Ketamine therapy works via novel neurobiological mechanisms, making it a unique tool in the fight against depression. If you have been unsatisfied with your current anti-depressant therapy, then SPRAVATO™ might be the next best treatment for you.
How it works?
One session of SPRAVATO lasts for two hours at our office. The induction phase consists of eight treatments (two per week for four weeks). Thereafter, we choose a maintenance schedule, typically one treatment every one to six weeks.
Each treatment begins with a self administered nasal spray and lasts two hours. We monitor you for changes in vital signs and side effects. Occasional side effects that have been observed in clinical trials include nausea, anxiety, sedation, and increase in blood pressure or pulse. You must avoid operating heavy equipment or machinery until the next morning after a full night’s sleep. Therefore, you will require a ride home after each treatment.
Improvement in mood is rapid - within hours - not like typical anti-depressants.
How our model is beyond the standard care
What makes SPRAVATO treatment different with Nancy Pham NP, PLLC care is that we can actively explore your psyche together to tackle some of your most pressing issues. Most facilities that offer SPRAVATO only monitor for safety, which is not utilizing this treatment to its fullest potential of helping the patient transform their minds and spirit. My intention is to support all of my patients in feeling safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually and setting an exceptional level of care with this transformative medication.
SPRAVATO is an opportunity to engage your journey in a different way - giving you the opportunity to open doors that were once sealed shut. SPRAVATO is a psycholytic treatment, or low-dose ketamine option. Compared to high-dose ketamine, or psychedelics administered via infusion, intramuscular, or sublingually, this low-dose version allows you the patient to retain the ability to dialogue with the therapist/guide. The two of us remain in contact with each other throughout the journey unlike in higher dosed psychedelic treatment where the provider administers the substance and waits for patients to emerge on the other side once the psychedelic has run its course.
Is this covered by my insurance?
Many insurances cover SPRAVATO and we'll work together to determine if this treatment is a good option for you. Not everybody is ready for this treatment and we'll work together to determine this.
If you or someone you know would like more information about SPRAVATO, insurance coverage/fees, or scheduling, then please schedule a consultation with Nancy Pham.