Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine Treatment

  1. Depression
  2. Bipolar Disorder
  3. Postpartum Depression
  4. Major Anxiety
  5. PSD/Post traumatic Syndrome
  6. OCD/Over compulsive Disorder
  7. Pain Syndromes
  8. Chronic Pain
  9. Fibromyalgia
  10. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  11. Neuropathic Pain
  12. Migraine/Headaches

Ketamine FAQs:

Ketamine was developed more than 50 years ago as an anesthetic agent. Ketamine is a safe, effective and fast acting medication with few side effects. Physicians regularly use this medication on both pediatric and adult patients. More recently, intravenous (IV) ketamine has been proven to be a highly effective medication for the treatment of depression, anxiety, post- traumatic stress disorder and certain pain syndromes.

Although all patients are unique and results cannot be guaranteed, over 70% of patients with treatment resistant mood disorders and pain syndromes can expect significant relief with ketamine infusions.

Most individuals feel as though they are light or floating. You will be awake and able to interact with those around you. We recommend relaxing quietly or listening to music, talking is discouraged. Some patients rarely report feeling nausea, blurred vision, or hallucinations. We can treat these side effects with medications if needed.

Treatment plans are specific to each patient. Initially we schedule two infusions one to two days apart. Most of our patients see some mood elevation or symptomatic pain relief between the 1st and 2nd infusions. If the infusions are effective, we schedule 4 additional infusions for the mood disorder patients over the next 2 to 3 weeks (6 total infusions). For pain syndrome and fibromyalgia patients, 3 additional infusions are scheduled. Following the initial series of infusions, most patients choose, in consultation with their doctors, to begin a maintenance program, returning for “booster” infusions intermittently. The interval between maintenance infusions varies from patient to patient.

The abuse or addictive potential of ketamine is very low, we will be delivering a controlled dose and monitor you closely during your visit for individual tolerance to the medication.

Women who are pregnant. Individuals with uncontrolled high blood pressure, serious heart or lung problems, and history of a recent concussion. Patients taking MAOI’s should not receive ketamine therapy.

There are two ways to begin treatment, the first is to get a referral from your doctor or mental health provider. You can also schedule an appointment with our clinic for a wellness assessment before your first session.

Yes. We will work with your primary team to individualize your treatment plan, continued care is key to better health.

No, we ask that you bring someone to drive you home from your infusion. We advise you to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or conducting legal or significant business for 24 hours after the infusion. We also ask that you stop eating solid foods 4 hours prior to your infusion. You may continue drinking clear fluids up to 2 hours before your appointment.

Ketamine therapy is not currently covered by insurance. We accept cash, credit or debit card. We reserve the right to refuse service based on clinical impression.

Meet The Team

Sandra Thompson - The Pain Center, INC.

Sandra Thompson, MD, MBA Pain Management Specialist

  • Board Certified Anesthesiologist
  • 28+ Years of Experience in Pain Management
  • 2011 Patient Choice Award Recipient.

Dr. Thompson believes that life is to be enjoyed and that every effort should be made to minimize or eliminate pain. She offers a wide range of pain management alternatives.


Dr. Sandra Thompson graduated with high honors in chemistry in pursuit of her undergraduate degree. She then attended the University of California, San Diego for Medical School. She then furthered her education at Oregon Health Sciences University earning a Board Certification as a physician specializing in anesthesiology and pain management.

Dr. Thompson is on staff at both St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Anti- Aging Medicine and is board certified in this field. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is board certified by the Academy of Pain Medicine.

Lillian Perkins - The Pain Center, INC.

Lillian Perkins, MSN, CRNA Pain Management Specialist


Lillian is a 20 year Army Veteran and has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 2008. She has practiced around the world and settled in the Treasure Valley to be near family. 

Christy Wiesenhahn - The Pain Center, INC.

Christy Wiesenhahn, RN Pain Management Specialist


Christy has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. 15 years in Cincinnati, OH and the past 10 years in the Treasure Valley. She is excited to contribute to the innovative pain management therapies that The Pain Center provides.


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Precision Surgery Center
900 N Liberty St. Suite 300, Boise ID 83704




Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

All insurances accepted.

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Phone Number:

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223
Caldwell Fax:(208) 455-5190

Email Us:


Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
Caldwell: 1825 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605


Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: Closed

We are a group of pain management experts dedicated to helping patients live life better.



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Premier back pain treatments that will help reduce, relieve and improve your overall quality of life. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of service and results.



Boise Phone: (208) 342-9800

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223

Caldwell Phone: (208) 455-3535

Caldwell Fax: (208) 455-5190

Our Locations:

  • Boise: 633 N. 4th St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Caldwell: 1825 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605