More than 10 years ago Mark Murphy, MD Board Certified Anesthesiologist, and Dr. Ellen Diamond, Psychologist, began seeing remarkable results from using low-dose ketamine to treat patients with serious depression and pain symptoms. The benefits and research were undeniable and by 2015, Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC) was officially launched together with the additional leadership experience of Kevin and Julie Nicholson. With 10 clinics from coast to coast, more planned, and over 50,000 patient treatments, KWC is now the biggest ketamine infusion therapy provider in the US. It has been a long road, but KWC has truly been a trailblazer in bringing IV Ketamine therapy into the mainstream of trusted treatment options. Ketamine is now fully recognized as a remarkable, clinically proven and researched-backed treatment for difficult to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, suicidality, chronic and neuropathic pain.
KWC’s culture of patient care remains unchanged. Our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care and therapy for people suffering from significant mood disorders or chronic pain. KWC’s foundation in specialized anesthesiology and mental health expertise gives KWC unique capabilities. Patients can be initially extensively and accurately evaluated allowing treatments to then be precisely tailored to each individual. Click below to read more about our culture of patient care built upon values.
Not all ketamine providers are equal.
We have seen lives completely changed by ketamine therapy, but we know that outcomes depend upon exactly how the treatments are given (described as “protocols”). KWC’s clinically controlled protocols, therapeutic settings, and continuous medical supervision have all been carefully designed to optimize successful outcomes. There is no substitute for skilled experience in ketamine therapy. It can produce immediate and dramatic effects on a patient’s symptoms.
While most experts agree ketamine therapy’s benefits are best sustained by combining ongoing treatments with support and lifestyle changes few, if any, ketamine infusion clinics commit to providing this type of holistic support for their patients. At KWC our expert Health and Wellness Coordinator is ready to work with patients every step of the way to track and fully support continued wellness and become an extra resource.
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What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is one of the most widely used and safest anesthetics in the world according to the World Health Organization who lists it as an essential medicine. Researchers at Yale have been studying low-dose ketamine since 2000 in controlled clinic settings for patients with severe depressions unresponsive to other antidepressants. The results have been dramatic: In several studies, more than half show a significant decrease in depression symptoms in 24 hours. Overall, around 4 out of 5 went on to find significant improvement. Ketamine is now extensively used for difficult-to-treat depression, anxiety, anxious bipolar depression, PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain. When administered by experts under the right conditions. Ketamine is a remarkable, safe, and effective drug that can help people who have been labeled as hopelessly “treatment-resistant”.
The breakthrough treatment is here and available now. There is hope. There is help.
Dr. Mark Murphy, Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Dr. Mark Murphy earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at UCLA. Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Murphy has more than 25 years’ experience in both hospital and private practice and extensive expertise in the clinical applications of ketamine and low-dose ketamine infusion. Additionally, Dr. Murphy serves as a clinical specialist with Ketamine Wellness Centers and as Medical Director overseeing protocols and guidelines for the clinical staff.
With a strong belief in giving to the community, Dr. Murphy volunteers his time, expertise, and compassion with several not-for-profit community-based organizations.