PATIENT EXPERIENCE




What Can You Expect at New Pathways Clinic?


New Pathways Clinic believes in providing empathy and empowerment to patients. You will always find a warm, welcoming, and stigma free environment for your assessments and treatments. We also believe in educating patients on how to get the most of their Ketamine treatments. With Nora’s 10 years of experience in using Ketamine for mental health conditions with the Cleveland Clinic, you can rest assured we will provide you with the best support system on your path to mental wellness.  



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The Assessment and Scheduling Process


New Pathways Clinic will conduct a mental and physical health assessment prior to treatment, to ensure your infusions are safe and ethical. We believe in making this process as painless as possible and offer free consultations to you over the phone or in person before performing an assessment.  

Request free consultation any time or call 440-973-8400 during normal business hours. 

For the assessment, we will give you access to digital copies of the necessary forms, so no printing, faxing, or mailing is required! When you are ready to start your ketamine treatments, we promise to always schedule them within a week. 


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The Treatment Plan


Ketamine infusions are a unique medical treatment. While many patients experience immediate relief after this first treatment, most patients do not receive the full benefits until the third or fourth treatment. Each treatment results in more neuron growth and repair in the brain and studies show that a minimum of six treatments is needed to for ideal results.  

We offer two and three-week treatment plans, each consisting of six infusions.  


Like any other medical treatment, patients respond differently to ketamine infusions. By the end of six infusions, about 20% respond so well that they never need further treatment. Another 30% won’t have experienced significant relief and we will explain that further treatments will likely not be beneficial. The other 50% of patients experience significant or complete relief, but require booster infusions to sustain the effects. 

We offer customized booster infusion plans based on patient response, ranging from every month to once a year. 




The New Pathways Ketamine Treatment Experience


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Upon arrival for your scheduled treatment, you will be promptly seated in your own personal treatment room. 


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Ketamine treatments are most successful when the patient is relaxed and without distraction. With this in mind, each treatment room has a comfortable reclining chair and is private, quiet, and homey. 


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Our medical professionals will ensure you are comfortable and ready for your experience. There is never a rush to start treatment if you are feeling anxious or need time to decompress. 


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Based on thousands of patient’s feedback, we recommend listening to calm and comforting music for the length of the treatment. We recommend selecting a playlist or album prior to each session. Please bring your own device and headphones.  


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Patient feedback also suggests that wearing eye masks can prevent visual distractions and we will provide them upon request.  


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Your vitals will be monitored before and throughout the treatment for your safety. Nora Finnegan has not witnessed a medically serious side effect in over 1,000 treatments. 


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When you are ready, your nurse will start your IV. Ketamine is given through an IV over a precisely scheduled time of 40-60 minutes, that varies by dose.

With Spravato, you will be shown how to self-administer Spravato with the nasal spray application.

This allows the nurse to have complete control over the experience and to enhance the cognitive effects of the treatment. It can be stopped at any time upon request. 


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When the Ketamine infusion is completed, you will be given around 30 minutes to relax and re-orientate yourself from the experience.  

With Spravato, you will remain under observation for 2 hours after the nasal application.


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When you are ready and it is safe for you to leave the clinic, we will discharge you to be driven home by your treatment companion. 




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Why Choose New Pathways Clinic for Your Ketamine Treatments?


Nora Finnegan has 10 years of experience treating psychiatric conditions with Ketamine from her time with the Cleveland Clinic. With a 70% success rate in significant reduction of depression and other symptoms, Ketamine treatments provide new hope for relief for those suffering from oppressive symptoms. 

Do medications feel like they are merely treating surface level symptoms? Have pills and counseling left you feeling like no treatment works for you? 

Schedule a free consultation with the experienced team at New Pathways Clinic and see if Ketamine treatments could help you.



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Our mission is to create a holistic mental wellness campus for Cleveland, combining cutting edge treatments like ketamine infusions with health professionals specialized in providing accompanying therapy and lifestyle education. We strive to grow and adapt as the scientific body of research continues to expand and diversify for mental health treatments to lead Cleveland into the future.