Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAT) in Denver
Ketamine assisted therapy (KAT) is a unique therapeutic method used to address a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, addiction, and anxiety. It involves the use of the only legal psychedelic substance available to practitioners. Ketamine can help alleviate emotional suffering of all kinds. It is especially useful in combination with ongoing psychotherapy, as it can enhance and deepen the therapeutic process.
At Kore, we offer ketamine assisted therapy as part of a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness. We have found that this unique type of treatment is most effective when paired with other forms of therapy, such as bodywork, IV NAD, and IV vitamins, all of which complement and deepen the work.
While ketamine can be used for a variety of mental health conditions, the majority of our patients are high performers, who want to work through their traumas and quickly address any issues that may be holding them back from achieving their next goal.
What Our Clients Say
C. Trout – Project Engineering Services, LLC
I highly recommend Dr. Jordanna Quinn to any and all. I have continued to go see her for the last 8 years due to her knowledge, her authenticity, good counsel, and most importantly the time she takes with her patients. Though I know she has a very busy schedule, you will never feel rushed! She is present and engaging … ALWAYS!
It is with honor and pleasure that I write this review about Dr. Jordanna Quinn. When thinking about my experiences with her, two words immediately come to mind; professional thoughtfulness. For me, this idea has a great deal of meaning in our age of “quick medical attention”. I know that when I have an appointment with Dr. Quinn she will give me her time and expertise, exploring with compassion what type of support I need to improve my quality of life. She does not shy away from thinking out of the box, networking with others, partnering with me. I am 70 years old and I have had a multitude of experiences with doctors. It would be very difficult for me to identify even a couple of my other doctors with her same attributes and thereby, it is without hesitation that I recommend Dr. Quinn for the here and now as well as the future. Golden is very lucky to have her in its community.
Dr. Quinn is so great to work with. I love how real and authentic she is, and it puts me at ease knowing that I’m getting the treatment that’s right for me. Bonus points — she always makes me laugh! I wouldn’t go to anyone else.
Dr. J. Lincoln
Dr. Jordanna Quinn has been my personal physician for several years, during which we have worked cooperatively toward the common goal of improving and sustaining my personal health. What is unique about Dr. Quinn is her enthusiasm and willingness to listen to her patients and to thoughtfully understand their issues in order to key into practical, real-world solutions and recommendations. I would add that she has also helped me understand the importance of nutrition, exercise, and rest as part of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Quinn is a wonderful, tireless advocate for personal and public health and I strongly recommend her.
Dr. Quinn is a wonderful doctor; she is caring, professional, and always takes the time to fully listen to her patients. She always makes me feel reassured when I come to her with a problem and is truly invested in my overall healthcare. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Quinn is very professional and frank. I appreciate her willingness to be open with her patients and present patients with all of the medical options, not just jumping into one diagnosis without considering all the symptoms. She is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely CARES about her patients.
Over the past few years, I’ve seen Dr. Quinn (medicine woman LOL) for a myriad of sport-related injuries ranging from should separations to spine compression issues to torn knee ligaments. The attention I’ve received from Dr. Quinn is top-notch! she always gets me back on my feet and feeling good. Admittedly I had never heard of a D.O. before, but after struggling to find long-term relief for chronic back issues, I gave Osteopathic Medicine a try. Never again will I be going back to an MD!
I was having tendinitis issue. She examined me and we came up with a friend form of treatment. She was very personal and caring in her treatment approach.
Dr. Quinn is an exceptional provider. She truly cares for her patients, and it is obvious. She takes the time to listen to your needs, and carefully explains all of your options to you (from conservative treatment to medications to supplements to interventions and surgery if need be). She is efficient and almost always runs on time, or close to on time. I never feel rushed when I’m with her during a visit. She is happy to answer any and all questions that I have. I trust her completely.
Dr. Quinn is an amazing D.O. who actually cares about patients and spends the necessary time identifying and solving the root issues of health problems, as opposed to just treating symptoms. I highly recommend Kore Regenerative Medicine for the perfect balance of Western/Holistic medicine and care.
Dr. Quinn was monumental in my recovery from an ankle injury. After having 5 surgeries 10+ years ago, my bone and cartilage had finally degraded to the point that I was looking at surgery #6. Wanting to avoid this at all costs, but being fully non-weight bearing due to extreme pain, Dr. Quinn came highly recommended for her skills with stem cells. After an initial consultation, I opted to follow her recommendation for stem cells with 3 follow up PRPs. Not only was she incredibly skilled with injecting my ankle using an ultrasound machine, she was kind and compassionate. I felt truly heard by her and started to see results from the stem cells within a month. At 6 months out, I was able to backpack Australia and SE Asia for 3 months. I can’t recommend her enough!
As a competitive master’s level athlete, I put considerable stress on my aging body. In the last decade, I have sustained injuries to shoulders, elbows, thumbs, plantar fascia, hips, groin, neck, and other areas. I have enjoyed the benefits of regenerative medicine to treat these injuries including PRP, prolotherapy, trigger-point injections, etc.
I have used Dr. Quinn to provide these treatments since returning to Denver several years ago. She is s distinguished in the use of regenerative techniques because of her extensive knowledge of muscle and tendon structures. I also find that her use of ultrasound machines to locate precise locations for injection gives a unique advantage relative to other doctors. I strongly recommend Dr. Quinn when it comes to regenerative medical treatments.
Dr. Jordanna Quinn treated me for instability in my back recently. An issue that I have been dealing with for years with no lasting relief from chiropractors and physical therapists. Even after my first treatment of prolotherapy, I am seeing vast improvement. She was very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
I’ve had the benefit of treatment by Dr. Quinn — as a patient, I found her a genuinely supportive caregiver. As someone whose interests run toward leading-edge healthcare (I read primary literature A LOT), I found that — behind a superb bedside manner — is a very acute brain that’s quite on top of the latest research. That’s a rarity. Could not recommend her more strongly.
Nancy from Vail
Dr. Quinn exudes passion, skill, and knowledge about helping the body to heal itself. I saw her about 4 years ago for PRP in my left shoulder when 2 world-renowned surgeons wanted to operate. She successfully treated the tears in my shoulder that led to 99.5% improvement in strength, mobility, and activity. When I had a ski injury to the left shoulder, I promptly scheduled an appointment to work with her again, with optimism that I will have another positive outcome. I live in the Vail Valley known for its world-class surgeons, and many practices are now offering regenerative therapies as well. My trust and confidence are in Dr. Quinn.
Mark Akers DC - Chiropractic Physician
Very grateful to Dr Jordanna Quinn for her Regenerative Medicine Therapy treatments. Years back I overstretched my sacroiliac with an injury while training in Taekwondo. This resulted in ongoing instability of my pelvis that made it very difficult to perform the complex maneuvers. I am a Chiropractor that specializes in Sacroiliac rehab. Those skills allowed me to compete and win a World Championship but within a year of that I had to retire because I could not maintain that level of performance with an unstable Sacroiliac. This condition has plagued me in all areas of my life. Dr Quinn’s treatments have brought me a level of stability that I had given up on ever experiencing again. She has given me a new lease on life and the ability to move with strength and control. HAD IT, LOST IT, GOT IT BACK how great is that. Thanks Doc!!!!
My knee is doing GREAT after PRP. I’m back to normal activities and can bend all the way now. No pain or discomfort. Botox is great as well. Thank you!
Thank you for all you have helped me with! My life is so much better. It is unrecognizable. I couldn’t work, travel alone, manage my household, or live. Now I travel! I’m planning a trip overseas. I sailed around the entire Earth in 2009, such a privilege, and I want to travel so much more again. And that’s because of the help you’ve given me.
The confidence that I can manifest what I want and just all over feeling so much better.
It makes me so happy and so so so sad, but I can’t dwell on the years of my life lost. Thank you for making me want to be alive. I want to be here and that’s a huge change for me and I’ve had these feelings for the last two years, but it just all feels like I am where I need to be and my appreciation can’t be put into words. How can I say thank you for helping me want to be alive? Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is ketamine?
Ketamine has been approved by the FDA for use as an anesthetic agent for many years. Ketamine is a psychoactive drug classified as a dissociative anesthetic and has been used off-label in sub-anesthetic doses to treat chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental health concerns. In low doses, ketamine can serve as an adjunct to psychotherapy, as it temporarily softens the psychological defenses, allowing for deeper self-reflection and psychotherapeutic processing.
While the antidepressant effects tend to be temporary after a single ketamine treatment, multiple treatments have proven to have a cumulative effect, successfully alleviating symptoms in approximately 70% of individuals with treatment-resistant depression.
In moderate doses, subanesthetic doses, ketamine has psychedelic effects, which have been shown to facilitate profound transpersonal experiences. These types of experiences can help people in a variety of ways, offering important clarity and insight into one’s struggles, adding a spiritual dimension to ongoing therapeutic work, and facilitating a sense of meaning and interconnectedness.
2. What Does Ketamine Assisted Treatment Entail?
3. How Does Ketamine Work?
4. Who Can Get Ketamine Assisted Therapy?
Before participating in ketamine therapy, you will be carefully screened using a number of tests and procedures to determine if you are eligible, including medical history, psychiatric history, and depression and anxiety screening questionnaires. You will be asked to retake these questionnaires 1 month after your initial treatment, and ongoing biannually thereafter, as you continue treatment.
People who want to achieve higher states of consciousness seek out this type of therapy. Ketamine offers a quick path to deal with past traumas and internal blockages that may be holding you back in your daily life.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women of child-bearing age who are not using an effective method of birth control should not receive ketamine treatment. If you have an untreated thyroid condition, untreated high blood pressure, or persistent urinary tract issues, you are not a candidate for this procedure.
5. What is a Ketamine Session Like?
The length of a ketamine session is approximately 45-90 minutes, and you may need to remain in the recovery area for up to an hour following administration. You will be asked to lie still during and after ketamine administration because your sense of balance and coordination will be impaired until the effect has worn off. It is possible you may fall asleep.
At Kore, ketamine is given as an intramuscular (IM) injection, at a total dose of 0.5 mg-1mg/kg body weight. Sometimes ketamine therapy is given in combination with an IV of NAD (B3) for increased cellular uptake and health, or in combination with osteopathic manipulation or other bodywork.
During the ketamine treatment session, Dr. Quinn or her nurse will be present to make sure you are comfortable and to monitor the procedure. You will often remain alert and able to talk during the procedure, but your perception and mental state will be altered by the ketamine. You will return to a normal mental state when the injection wears off. When you have returned to your usual state of consciousness, you will be asked to share the experience with your provider and discuss any feedback, fears, and breakthroughs. The non-ordinary state of consciousness produced by ketamine usually lasts approximately 45 minutes, but can last for one to two hours. The reduced sense of balance, dizziness, and possible nausea when moving your head gradually subside over three to six hours.
6. What Are The Potential Risks of Subanesthetic Ketamine Therapy?
Commonly experienced adverse effects include blurred and uncomfortable vision, slurred speech, mental confusion, excitability, diminished ability to see things that are actually present, decreased ability to hear or to feel objects accurately including one’s own body, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting. Visual, tactile, and auditory processing are affected by the drug. Music that may be familiar may seem out of the ordinary. Synesthesia, a mingling of the senses, may occur, and your sense of time may be altered.
Ketamine’s abuse potential is equivalent to that of phencyclidine and other hallucinogenic substances, which is low. However, cravings have been reported by some individuals and there are documented cases of overuse of illicitly obtained and diverted ketamine. In addition, ketamine can have effects on mood, cognition, and perception, which may make some people want to use it repeatedly. Therefore, ketamine should never be used except under the direct supervision of a licensed physician.
7. How Can I Prepare for Ketamine Therapy?
Due to the risk of nausea and vomiting, we ask that a patient refrains from eating and drinking for at least the 2 hours preceding the ketamine treatment session. We want you to wear comfortable clothing. You may bring earbuds and listen to any music of your choosing, or we can play music on our speakers for you. Consider closing your eyes during the procedure, or using one of our eye covers, so that you can get more into the medicine.
The week prior to your injection, we encourage you to take time to contemplate 1 or 2 things in your life where you struggle or have concerns. Think about what you want to accomplish on this journey. Think about what causes you anxiety or discomfort such as relationships, business concerns, areas you feel stuck, weight loss, health concerns, etc. Try to spend about 5-10 minutes a day, for the week prior to your procedure, thinking about where you want to make big changes, but haven’t been able to. If you think about this prior to the injection, it is more likely that you will be able to work through some of these issues during the journey. One or two items, most, for each session. You may want to share these with your provider prior to your session, as you will be asked about it after your session.
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