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Houston Ketamine Therapeutics

Dr. Sandhya Prashad

Houston Ketamine Therapeutics was created to provide ketamine infusions for treatment resistant disorders. Our goal is to give our patients the best opportunity to benefit from the ketamine infusion treatments. With this in mind, we developed a process that ensures our patients are positioned to achieve the highest level of  success. We accomplish this from day one by monitoring all aspects of the patients health and continue the process after the infusions are complete. We know the greatest opportunity for success with the ketamine infusion process comes from truly understanding the needs of our patients.

Sandhya Prashad, MD
Sandhya Prashad, MDPsychiatrist

Dr. Prashad is a board certified psychiatrist and is the founder and medical director of Houston Ketamine Therapeutics. Houston Ketamine Therapeutics was formed in 2016 and Dr. Prashad has personally administered over 2000 IV ketamine treatments and over 1000 intranasal esketamine (Spravato) treatments.  Dr. Prashad completed both medical school and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During her residency training, she served as the administrative chief resident as well as the chief resident of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic. She has a special interest in treating depression and bipolar disorder as well as psychiatric illnesses in pregnant and postpartum women. During her residency training, she focused on evaluating and treating treatment resistant mood disorders at the Baylor Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Prashad has been in private practice in the Houston area since 2011. Dr. Prashad felt dissatisfied with the relatively ineffective available treatment options with burdensome side effects for patients with treatment resistant disorders and sought out additional, novel treatment options. She became interested in IV ketamine because of its robust, rapid effects and lack of side effects between treatments. She has seen remarkable results with ketamine infusions and is excited to be able to offer this amazing treatment option. She also has expertise in treating treatment resistant mood disorders and utilizes other interventional treatments such as deep TMS and advanced medication management protocols to address these disorders.

Dr. Prashad was named one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Texas Magazine for 2017, 2018 and 2019. She was also the recipient of the Eugen Kahn award for excellence in Psychiatry.  She is a founding member, the former secretary and the current president of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians (www.ASKP.org) which is a non-profit organization created to advocate for the safe use of ketamine for mental illness and pain disorders and to expand access to ketamine therapy. She has also presented on the national level at several medical conferences regarding the use of ketamine. In addition, she serves on an advisory panel for research regarding ketamine.

Sad. Alone. Confused. Anxious.

These are a few of the words that used to describe my outlook. While some days were better than others, I knew that I wasn’t living the life I wanted and needed help to calm the war my mind was waging.

Having visited a number of doctors over the years, I realized during my first appointment that Dr. Prashad is special. She is kind, compassionate, insightful, approachable and 100% dedicated to doing everything in her power to help her patients achieve their goals.

After trying traditional therapies and not realizing the results we had hoped for, Dr. Prashad suggested ketamine treatment. Over the course of the first six infusions, relief from the constant internal tension built steadily. Almost like putting on a new pair of glasses, my perspective and outlook suddenly came into focus and tasks that had once appeared too difficult or tiresome no longer seemed insurmountable.

Ketamine therapy is helping the best of me shine while quieting the thoughts and anxiety that can so often be self-defeating. It has, quite simply, been life changing.

Dr. Prashad practices medicine like it was meant to be practiced. Aside from having an impressive educational background, a professional approach and a thoughtful and caring demeanor, what sets her aside from other practitioners is her availability. Those of us who have been thorough a mental health crisis know that waiting two or three weeks for professional help can seem like an eternity. Not only have I found that same-week appointments are usually available but Dr. Prashad has made herself available to me which I find absolutely extraordinary in today’s medical industry. If you have struggled, like I have, to find a psychiatrist who can be there when you need them and leave you with a sense being well taken care of, do yourself a favor, make an appointment and see for yourself. Dr. Prashad is the absolute gold standard in psychiatric medicine.

Expert Who Knows and Understands Ketamine

Dr. Sandya Prashad is a psychiatrist specializing in treating unique disorders. Through her psychiatry practice, she has developed key methods for maximizing the benefits of ketamine. By truly understanding the needs of her patients before, during and after, she has opened up the opportunity of success.

  • Evaluations with all patients to ensure they are a fit for infusions

  • Direct monitoring from Dr. Prashad during the infusion process

  • Focused treatments to maximize the success of the ketamine infusions

Houston Ketamine Therapeutics Values

The values we put forth for every one of our patients is to provide the best care possible for long term success.

To provide focused, guided ketamine infusions for treatment resistant severe depression, PTSD and bipolar depression.

Is to take a more hands on approach that starts with the consultation and provides a greater opportunity for our patients. Understanding the patients health, medications and overall well being allows Dr. Prashad to closely monitor the results and customize the infusion process for each patient.

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