A face to face evaluation will be scheduled for you to meet with Dr. Barton or a licensed provider from our staff. It is the goal of this evaluation to determine if ketamine infusion is a treatment modality that is right for you, and if so, whether you would like to pursue treatment. It is also the goal of this initial evaluation to answer any questions that you or your loved one might have regarding ketamine treatment.
Prior to coming to the appointment, you should print and fill out the initial intake form provided below. It is of utmost importance that you bring the completed forms with you to the initial consultation. Please fill it out to the best of your ability in its entirety:
—–INITIAL INTAKE FORMS—–
While not required, we do recommend that you bring a loved one with you to your appointment. It is the experience of our staff that it is helpful to have someone in the room with you at the time of the initial consultation to remember everything covered during the meeting, to ask additional questions, and to provide for a“second set of ears” in the discussion.
***It should also be noted that the purpose of this meeting does not involve conducting a full psychiatric diagnostic interview. Dr. Barton and the staff at the Nashville Ketamine Center will be acting in a consultative manner and will not be considered your ongoing mental health providers as a result of this meeting. In addition, medications will not be adjusted or prescribed during this consultation. Many questions related to psychiatric history will be asked and talked about, but the time will be focused specifically on the appropriateness of the ketamine treatment modality as it pertains to your care.