Conditions & Treatment

Ketamine therapy is used to treat a diverse range of physical and emotional symptoms for a breadth of patients. These are some of the more common treatments, but ketamine is also used in emergency medicine situations, for the treatment of burn victims, asthmatic children, and other acute scenarios – we encourage you to learn more about ketamine therapy by reading the MPH website and exploring other qualified ketamine resources we have identified in the Resources section.

Treatment Overview

Every ketamine treatment regimen is different for every patient, but there are some benchmarks that patients can use to better understand how many sessions are typically required for most patients to alleviate their symptoms.

  • Major Depression - Bipolar Disorder:
    Patients will receive 4-6 forty-five minute long ketamine infusions over the course of 3 – 4 weeks.
  • OCD, Anxiety, and PTSD:
    Patients will receive 4-6 forty-five minute long ketamine infusions over the course of 3 – 4 weeks. 
  • CRPS:
    Patients will receive 5 four-hour long ketamine infusions 5 days in a row.
  • Chronic Pain:
    Patients will receive 3-5 four-hour long ketamine infusions over the course of 1 week.  This will be determined by Dr. Oxley based on your history and will be discussed with you prior to initiating treatment.
  • Migraine:
    Patients will receive 1 four-hour long ketamine infusion.  Infrequently a second day is needed for complete relief.
  • What does ketamine treatment cost?
    For depression, bipolar, PTSD and mood disorders, the cost of each infusion is $500. The number of infusions will differ depending on the patient’s condition and response to initial treatment. For CRPS and other types of chronic pain, these infusions are often more difficult to treat and require longer infusions, and the cost for these infusions are $1,500. The number of infusions will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Oxley.
  • How many treatments are required?
    Treatment resistant depression and mood disorders are treated with 6 infusions over the course of several weeks.  Migraines are typically treated with one to two infusions.  As noted above, chronic pain infusions are several hours long for several days in a row.  The doctor works closely with each patient to tailor an individual schedule that will be most successful.
  • Depression:
    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.
  • Chronic Pain
    Any pain lasting more than 12 weeks that may arise from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause, such as illness. However, there may also be no clear cause. Other health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit a person’s movements, which can reduce flexibility, strength, and stamina. This difficulty in carrying out important and enjoyable activities can lead to disability and despair.
  • PTSD
    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition triggered by an event either – experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
  • CRPS
    Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.

What makes MPH different from other ketamine clinics / treatments?

Each member of the Michigan Progressive Health team has witnessed patients overcoming issues with positive ketamine therapy at the core of treatment. The clinic was built on the foundation of medical science and the efficacy of ketamine treatment for what are often called ‘untreatable’ maladies. There are too many people living with pain or depression, and ketamine therapy works for the majority of patients. MPH embraces this proven medical therapy to help people improve, change and get their lives back on track.

Treatment Options

In addition to ketamine infusion therapy, MPH offers Group Meetings for all patients at NO additional cost. This gives us the opportunity to really hear from everyone about how they are feeling and progressing with the therapy as well as the opportunity to learn from peer patients.

  • Fibromyalgia
    A syndrome with symptoms including chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points that affects the muscles and soft tissue.
  • Chronic Migraines - Headaches
    Most chronic migraine sufferers have a minimum of eight days in a month with migraines that cause moderate to severe pain such as a throbbing, pulsating sensation in the side of the brain affected by the headache.
  • Severe Anxiety
    It’s much more than that uneasy worrisome feeling. Symptoms of severe anxiety sometimes embody the feeling of a heart attack or in the most extreme cases, like you’re dying. These severe effects are also known as panic disorder.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    When unreasonable and uncontrollable thoughts, fears, and obsessions that lead to compulsive behaviors.
  • Substance Abuse
    Harmful use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and prescription or illicit drugs can lead to dependence syndrome engaging behavioral, cognitive, and physiological problems, and ketamine can be used successfully to treat these types of abuse.

MPH Group Meetings

Michigan Progressive Health offers group meetings for our ketamine patients at NO additional cost. That gives us the opportunity to hear how patients are feeling and progressing with the therapy as well as learning and sharing experiences with peer patients.

Each meeting is held in the office, offering a comfortable, safe place for small group interaction (typically 6-8 patients). Patients and the MPH team come together and share feelings, thoughts, experiences and personal stories about their experiences with ketamine infusion therapy. We want to be an active member of your support network.

Group sessions meet once each month (1x/month), typically on Sunday evenings for the convenience of our patients.   View our events calendar here.

MPH Daily Program Monitoring

Michigan Progressive Health offers daily ‘check-ins via text message to insure that all of our patients are progressing with the treatment. Our team follows every patient’s mood response very closely…because every patient’s success is our success! MPH uses Mood Monitor which was specifically developed for ketamine patients.


“Mood Monitor program has come as a pleasant discovery.  Initially I wasn’t sure I would like being “bothered” every day. But I am coming to appreciate more and more the value of a visual display for both patient and physician.   However, equally importantly, the more I use it, the more I see an additional value.  When I get that daily text it also serves as a gentle reminder for me to pause before I answer and to take stock of how I am doing in utilizing the tools and habits that are available to me for staying well and to manage the illness as best I can.

For example, that daily ‘dopamine ding’ serves to remind me, invites me actually, to review how well (or poorly) I am:  getting physical exercise; finding a daily purpose; participating in my support groups (formal and informal); avoiding alcohol; being conscientious about sleep hygiene; practicing mindful meditation, complying with my meds regimen, eating healthy, and so on, etc., ad infinitum.   That ‘personal toolkit’ for managing depression will be similar, yet different’ for everyone.  But as I am slowly coming to realize, Mood Monitor serves as a valuable two-way communication tool.  And for that I am truly grateful.  Thanks again for making this part of your practice”

~ John G.