Ketamine Colorado Springs was established with a mission to provide specialized treatment for depression and PTSD to active duty family members and Veterans. Doctors Jeff and Jana Gainok saw a way to effectively provide relief using a non-traditional medication. In collaboration with Doctors Chuck and Rae Ann Weber, the vision to create a clinic using ketamine to treat the most severe cases of treatment resistant depression and PTSD was born.
We believe treatments are most effective when coupled with counseling and psychiatric care. This is why we have co-located and work closely with the therapists and providers at Family Care Center, one of the largest outpatient mental health practices in Colorado Springs.
With the mission and vision set, the four doctors, all Veterans, look to stay rooted in their background and give back to those who have served or continue to serve by providing an evidence based and cost-effective alternative treatment for depression and PTSD. Though serving those who have served is our mission, we are not limited to treating just Veterans or military family members. We want to help our entire community to achieve optimum mental wellness.
6 Reviews on “Veteran Nurse Practitioner-Owned Clinic Providing Ketamine for PTSD and Depression”
Drs. Jeff and Jana Gainok are professional and compassionate providers with a great deal of experience and expertise. Appointments are easy to make and I’ve always been greeted by friendly staff members promptly upon my arrival. It is a pleasure dealing with this practice and I know I can depend on them for effective treatment of my condition.
I can’t recommend Ketamine Colorado Springs enough, it literally saved my life. Dr’s Jeff and Jana Gainok are in the practice for the right reason and it shows. They are passionate about their patients and truly take the time to get to know you. They are the lowest priced around to try and help the most people they can, a rare thing to find. In addition, they are extremely flexible with scheduling and considering it has to do with mental health, I was able to get in ASAP.
I have struggled with depression and anxiety severely over the past ten years. Antidepressants have seemed to work temporary for me but caused a long list of unpleasant side affects and than would stop working, bringing my world crashing down again and I would be put on another antidepressant and/or anti-anxiety medication. This was a vicious cycle for me and I was desperate to find more help. This is what led me to look into alternative therapies. I started doing a lot of research, journal articles not Dr. google; I’m a nurse after all, and quickly learned I had to give ketamine a try. The research on this amazing medication is overwhelming.
Now for the ketamine itself, after one infusion all suicidal ideation was gone. This was incredible for me as I had entered an extremely scary world of daily suicidal thoughts. After two infusions, I noticed the dark cloud that had been over my life, even after being on my fourth different antidepressant in ten years, was finally lifted. Now that I have finished my six ketamine infusion protocol, I truly can’t recommend it and these wonderful Drs enough. As I said earlier, I truly don’t believe I would be here right now without finding this alternative therapy to antidepressants. I have such a positive outlook on my life now and still not one suicidal thought.
I can’t thank Dr. Jeff and his wife Dr. Jana enough for their practice. During this difficult time in my life, they walked along side me and were more than welcoming. Dr. Jeff doesn’t like to play a hero card when it comes to ketamine or his military career, but you deserve the recognition of saving my life, and for that I will forever be grateful for!
I have had extreme depression since I was very young. I have spent my life trying tons of different medications and either not seeing any difference or having a really bad reaction to the meds. Last year I was in a very bad horse riding accident where I was dragged down the road about a quarter of a mile before I was kicked in the head and left to walk home. My depression go so much worse, very very quickly after that. I went back to trying depression meds and had even worse reactions to the meds than before. I was so frustrated that suicide was looking like the only option to make the feelings and thoughts go away. I had given up on trying and I had almost no fight left in me. My husband had mentioned ketamine infusions to me but I’m a huge baby when it comes to needles so I said no… After spending the weekend in the hospital… I decided that I would try the ketamine infusions as a last resort. I was so scared about the experience but Dr Jeff and his wife Dr Jana went out of their way to make me feel as comfortable as I could. The ketamine was rough on me and I spent 5 of the 6 infusions very sick during the infusion but I was starting to actually feel better so I toughed it out and finished all 6 infusions. The last infusion went really well, I didn’t get sick and was able to recover a little more quickly than the last 5. It’s been about two weeks since I finished my 6th infusion and I can honestly say that I don’t remember the last time I have ever felt this good. My suicidal thoughts are gone and I don’t feel like I’m white knuckling my way through the day every day anymore. I actually rode my horse for the first time this past weekend since my accident last year. Just that in and of itself is a miracle. Dr Jeff and Dr Jana gave me my life back. I will never be able to say thank enough to either of them. If you are considering this treatment, please at least make an appointment to talk to Dr Jeff and Dr Jana about this form of therapy. Thank you so so much for giving me my hope back. What you both do is going to make a HUGE difference for people like myself who had lost all hope.
I have a PhD in microbiology so I have done a lot of reading to try to find a better option to treat cPTSD than all the options that have been available so far. I read about ketamine as a possible treatment and decided to enroll in a clinical trial. But because of the pandemic, that was no longer possible. So, I contacted several ketamine infusion clinics here in town and this is the one that seemed to actually care about my health and to be providing this experimental treatment for all the right reasons. They gave me a free, thoughtful phone consultation ahead of time and did not pressure me to pay for a certain number of visits up front. The staff is unfailingly kind and generous, communicative and caring. I have seen some symptom relief and I hope that this kind of treatment will some day be the standard-of-care for people like me who benefit. I plan to keep returning to this clinic when I need a booster. If you believe that ketamine infusion might be right for you because you have a condition that hasn’t been successfully treated with other interventions, this clinic will listen, keep you safe, and do their best to help you. They aren’t in it to rake in the dough. They are in it to help people heal.
Dr. Jana and Dr. Jeff and their staff have been great through this process. I had my second treatment yesterday and feel enormous relief from not only depression, but anxiety from PTSD and OCD. Today I woke up without my typical anxiety and depression for the first time in years.
I am (sorry, I WAS) a HUGE skeptic and have my entire life had a pretty acute fear of “drugs”. Dr Jeff and his staff have changed that, and have begun to unravel the weird “stop start” and Mach 4 thought processes that were leaving me with just under three hours of sleep per night. I’ve only had a single session, but I immediately booked 4 more. I don’t fully understand the science behind it, but then again I don’t fully understand how a transmission works either, yet I drive everyday 🤣 I’ll update or add to this review as my sessions progress in hopes that others like me might see it and trust Dr. Jeff and his team. I know I’ve said it 10000 times, but thanks again!