The Burick Center Ketamine Institute in Central PA

Is Ketamine Right for You?
The Ketamine Institute at The Burick Center may be a solution if you or someone you know is experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Withdrawal from social settings and daily life experiences
  • Isolating from others and non-communicative
  • Lack of motivation and initiative
  • Familiar tasks seem overwhelming and induce stress feelings
  • Lost interest in things that make you content and happy
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

Our Ketamine Institute infusions can offer immediate relief from emotional pain and hopelessness.  The infusions are effective in 75 percent of our patients, including those whose systems have failed to improve with pharmacological treatments.

Single Infusion – $550.00
Package of 6 – $2,900.00

90 minute integrative medicine consultation for $600.00. Pre-screening required.*

*If you select an exclusive package, $300 of the consult fee will be applied toward your service treatment.

A referral from psychologist or mental health counselor is required. Medical clearance is also required by your primary care physician and or cardiologist (if applicable).

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Fully Compliant with Safe Administration
At The Burick Center Ketamine Institute, the administration of ketamine is under the direct supervision of a physician and certified nursing team. Using the  highest level pharmaceutical grade ketamine while adhering to the full regulatory, polices, procedure setting and scope of ketamine administration. All ketamine administration is in full accordance and compliance with guidelines determined for safe administration by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The Ketamine Institute Experience

Our Ketamine Institute provides you and your loved one’s with the highest medical standards while delivering a customized and needs-based technique. We use delivery skills and protocols to ensure the safest and most efficacious outcomes in a comfortable, unconditional, and warm environment.

Determine Candidacy

Free telephone consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for our treatment. Our team wants to make sure we are suited to provide the right environment for your treatment.

Monitored Through Treatment

You will be examined and monitored each step throughout the treatment by our certified providers. The duration of the infusion treatment will depend on your specific diagnosis

Determine Maintenance Plan

Following the completion of your infusion treatment, we will collaborate with your other providers. After the follow-up visit we can make a decision about your maintenance plan.

Schedule a Free Phone Consultation Today!

Contact us at 717.730.9000 to learn more about whether The Ketamine Institute  is the right choice for you. We will ask you some basic questions which will help us determine if you are a candidate for Ketamine treatment.

The Science Behind Ketamine

Below is a featured selection of news articles and other valuable resources to help you understand ketamine therapy and how it has been used recently as a treatment for severe depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nature of ketamine infusion therapy is under constant research, and is frequently written about, both in the mass media and in scientific journals.

Why is Ketamine Exciting For Treating Depression

If a person responds to ketamine, it can rapidly reduce suicidality (life-threatening thoughts and acts) and relieve other serious symptoms of depression. Ketamine also can be effective for treating depression combined with anxiety.

Other treatments for suicidal thoughts and depression often take weeks or even months to take effect, and some people need to try several medications or approaches to gain relief. This is true for talk therapies, antidepressant medicines, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which is currently the most effective treatment for major depression that fails to respond to other therapies.

What Else Should You Know

  • A much lower dose of ketamine is given for depression compared with the dose necessary for anesthesia.
  • Like opioids, ketamine has addictive properties. It’s important to understand this when weighing risks and benefits. If you have a history of substance abuse –– such as alcohol or drugs –– it’s especially important for you and your doctor to consider whether ketamine is a good option for you.
  • People who experience some relief from depression within one to three ketamine treatments are probably likely to extend these positive effects if the treatment is repeated several more times. The subsequent sessions may help prolong the effects of ketamine, rather than achieving further dramatic relief of symptoms.

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Burick Center Staff MemberTracy Koval

Office Manager

Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Strategy Officer

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu

Acupuncturist

Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Burick Center Staff MemberLee Morand

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller

Nutritionist

Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

Registered Nurse

Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.