How to Ensure a Positive Ketamine Treatment Experience: Tips for Patients and Providers

As a patient seeking ketamine treatment for depression, anxiety, or pain management, it is important to have a positive experience. Similarly, as a provider, it is important to ensure that your patients have a positive and successful treatment experience. At Nao Medical in NYC, we offer ketamine treatment as part of our mental health services and are committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment for all patients.

Preparing for Your Ketamine Treatment

Preparing for your ketamine treatment is an important step in ensuring a positive experience. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Make sure you have a ride to and from the treatment as ketamine can cause drowsiness and impaired coordination.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring headphones or music to listen to during the treatment.
  • Ask your provider any questions you may have and make sure you understand the treatment process and any potential side effects.
  • Let your provider know about any medications or health conditions you have to ensure the treatment is safe for you.

During Your Ketamine Treatment

During your ketamine treatment, it is important to stay comfortable and relaxed. Here are some tips to help you have a positive experience:

  • Try to relax and let the medication do its job.
  • Use your music or headphones to create a calming environment.
  • Let your provider know if you feel uncomfortable or have any questions.

After Your Ketamine Treatment

After your ketamine treatment, it is important to take care of yourself and allow time for recovery. Here are some tips to help you after your treatment:

  • Rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day.
  • Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after treatment.
  • Drink plenty of water to help flush the medication out of your system.
  • Follow up with your provider to discuss the treatment and any potential next steps.

Provider Tips for a Successful Ketamine Treatment Experience

As a provider, there are several things you can do to ensure your patients have a positive and successful ketamine treatment experience:

  • Take the time to explain the treatment process and answer any questions your patients may have.
  • Create a calming environment for the treatment, with comfortable seating and calming music or ambiance.
  • Monitor your patient during the treatment and be available to answer any questions or concerns they may have.
  • Follow up with your patient after the treatment to discuss the experience and any potential next steps.


At Nao Medical in NYC, we are committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment for our patients seeking ketamine treatment. Whether you are a patient or a provider, following these tips can help ensure a positive and successful ketamine treatment experience. By preparing for the treatment, staying comfortable and relaxed during the treatment, and taking care of yourself after the treatment, you can help maximize the benefits of ketamine treatment for mental health or pain management. As a provider, taking the time to create a calming environment and monitoring your patient’s experience can also help ensure a positive outcome. At Nao Medical, we are dedicated to leveraging innovative technology and providing high-quality, affordable care for our patients in NYC. If you are interested in learning more about our mental health services, including ketamine treatment, visit our website or book an appointment today.

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