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MindPeace Clinics - Richmond, Arlington, & Norfolk, VA

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My nephew went into cardiac arrest during a ketamine Infusion at this clinic. Sadly he is no longer with us. He was down significant amount of time before detected by staff or physician.
I began ketamine infusions at Mind Peace Clinics in 2019 after having a really bad experience at another ketamine clinic. I was very anxious to find a place to do chronic pain infusions that was safe, kind, and took my CRPS seriously. I was very debilitated by crps and unable to walk normally due to how much pain I was in. I do them a few times a year now and now walk with a cane, drive a car, and lead a much more normal life thanks to these infusions. They are sadly not a cure for my crps but they have saved my life and helped me mitigate several spreads as well. Every infusion I feel safe and cared for by the entire staff, this means a lot as I have some medical ptsd from my other experience at a ketamine clinic who didn’t take safety seriously. So very grateful to Mind Peace clinic for helping me find relief and hope.
The doctors and staff at MindPeace Clinics are very caring, compassionate, and genuinely concerned with helping their patients. I wish all health care experiences were as effective and competently administered.
Mindpeace has helped me a lot. Ketamine is a great tool for anyone struggling with mental health issues (depression, bipolar, trauma, addiction etc) give ketamine a try its worth the price.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the review!
Title: Professional, Knowledgeable, CaringMindPeace Arlington is a great clinic (I'm sure their other locations are too). The doctors are all very knowledgeable about the use of ketamine for psychiatric therapy. I primarily worked with Dr. Dao and a few times with Dr. Oliver. The nurses are attentive and good at their job. Everyone actually listens to you. If you think your dose should be different they will listen and accommodate (at least they did for me). They make the experience, which can be pretty intense, as comfortable as can be.They're also very straightforward about the process. They make it clear that the initial 6 infusions might not be enough for everyone, but that their goal is to have you feeling better as soon as possible. I never felt like they were trying to get me to do more sessions so they would get more money or anything like that.The one thing I wish Mindpeace provided, which they currently don’t, is like a psychiatrist-guided infusion session. I think that talking to a therapist/psychiatrist through the infusions might have left a stronger positive impact on me. However, I totally understand the logistical and financial difficulties of providing this service so I cannot knock any stars off for that. Just something that would be nice in the future.I’ve moved away from the DMV area and thus will no longer be attending. If I do move back in the future, and I find I need infusions again (haven’t had any in a while and I’m doing well), I will be contacting them.
Thoughtful, kind and caring.
My prayers have been answered. I have a very bad difficult autoimmune disease called Behcet’s disease. It is a vasculitis, and it causes everything vascular to become inflamed and organs to perform terribly.. Lots of pain is associated with it and I had gotten to a place I called Disease fatigue. I was really feeling like I couldn’t do this in the longer and I don’t want to live with the way I was feeling. I read something about ketamine infusions. And I was really intrigued if they actually worked. So I did my research and I found a wonderful practice called Mind Peace center and the one I go to is in Arlington, Virginia. I really had no idea what to expect. It’s an infusion that has a way of resetting your mind. The doctor described it as a tree that’s old in the leaves are kind of coming off and the trees dull and this type of treatment creates , bright green leaves again thrive again and then she continues to flower and can retain its beauty. I have two problems. One was my mindset.. I had gotten tired of doctors hospitals, doctors hospitals, for.17 years. But after talking to the doctor, I had hope.. Now I know enough not to have too much hope because I’ve been promised things in the past and never came to fruition. So I signed up for my first infusion. I was totally unaware of what it would feel like. After the infusion started, I had this in amazing feeling that for the first time in 17 years, I was no longer in-prisoned in my body. My pain wasn’t there. I was literally floating and that I felt like in heaven and just absolutely at peace ☮️ . A incredibly euphoric state. I couldn’t believe that something like this existed. If I had only known years ago, wow, what a difference in my life would have been want the infusion to stop because you feel so wonderful. But it does stop and you do reconnect with your body and your pain and you feel for you different. Mostly in the mind, different. Like just being relaxed, and not being anxious. Like I felt hope.. I believe in hope so I said of the next one. Each consecutive treatment. Added it on to the previous treatment. So the session would be wonderful, but the after session would be longer and stronger. As I was meeting different doctors I was learning about other treatments they can do is to get you off of pain medication. I’ve been on a narcotic for over 10 and I didn’t believe that I could live without it. After the fifth infusion I notice significant reduction in my chronic pain. The other really fascinating part about this is I am in respiratory failure. My lungs will desaturate very fast. Without oxygen to the 70s and you in the 60s. 80s constantly. One other thing I also had high blood pressure that was very high to manage. I noticed after the second or third infusion that my blood pressure had come down to normal. The doctors tell me this week could be due to less pain and less stress. But it has been consistent. I also chose to stay off oxygen during the infusion to see what would happen. During treatment which are about an hour my oxygen saturation, but I have a saturation of 90 91%but not really lower. Yesterday my sat stayed about 90-94% without oxygen. I was shocked. Such an incredible feeling to feel your body and mind healing. I’ve left the Center this so much hope and beliefs and thanks be to God. I have a problem with anxiety and depression. It started with PTSD and it’s been continuing since 1989. I have never felt so emotionally stable. With lack of negative feelings or even feelings like I can’t do this anymore I want to do this now. Is literally a gift from God. And the fact that so little is known about this treatment it blows my mind. I am a medical provider and I’ve been around medicine for 30 years. Until Elon Musk mentioned it I didn’t know what it was. For my Disease Behcets being a CNS auto immune illness is a incredible blessing. I recommend you research this. And trust these phenomenal doctors. Literally, they have saved my life. I have also brought that happiness and significant ❤️.
Have been a patient here for over a year. Highly recommend.
My experience has been life changing. I’ve spent most of my life depressed and the last year and half under the covers with medicine resistant depression and anxiety. Recently, I heard about Ketamine Infusions. I’m a retired RN so I did some research and found Mindpeace which is run by Dr. Patrick Oliver who is also doing research. I cannot say enough about how fantastic he, the other doctors and the nurses are. And most importantly the infusions have gotten me out of bed. I’m feeling like my old self. I have my appetite back, I’m motivated to do things, I no longer shake and worry constantly from anxiety. It feels miraculous and I am indebted to Dr. Oliver and his team for dedicating themselves to transforming the lives of those of us with severe mood disorders.
Response from the owner: Thank You!
I strongly recommend Dr Oliver and his staff. They are extremely caring and knowledgeable professionals who put their hearts in what they do. I am glad I chose them.
Ketamine saved my life
The medical staff are caring, professional.
Saved my life! I can't put into words how this treatment has changed my life for the better! Thank you, Dr. Oliver + Team!
The team at Mindpeace Clinics provided me with a full series of treatments and boosters in a safe, supportive environment, adjusting my dose as necessary and responding effectively to side effects.Sharon and Sarah also helped me complete my insurance paper work and get that successfully submitted as this treatment was related to an accident that was not my fault. The ketamine experience was transformative for headaches and PTSD/Depression related to the accident and I would highly recommend if you are considering it for either.
Little follow up to treatments for severe depression, which could have very likely led to suicide, but thankfully did not. Extremely uninformative in what to expect from their treatments. I realize people seek help from this organization when they feel they have no other option (as did I). It would have been useful to receive help before and after treatment to know if the patient was experiencing unusual (and dangerous) symptoms. The staff themselves were very nice, which is why I give them two stars.
Ketamine saved my life. I went to severely depressed to happy. All the doctors and nurses are incredibly kind and will take care of you, Miracle drug
Dr. Oliver and the nurses were very caring and supportive through the whole process. Made me feel very comfortable with what was going to happen, and so far, the results have been really good!edit: I originally wrote this review three years ago, and I am still a patient at Mind Peace Clinics. The practice has grown, and despite that, it still provides the same level of care and support as when I first went! The nurses and doctors are great and the support staff is always reachable for assistance!
The ketamine therapies definitely improved my mood. The doctors and other workers on site were extremely kind and professional. Thank you MindPeace!
A very knowledgeable, professional, and attentive staff works here, and attends very well to your medical needs during a ketamine infusion. But there is much more value in: the responsive and friendly staff; the safety and care offered by the overall experience; close follow ups to ensure medical benefit; and data-driven personalized dose optimization that uses a very well designed, elegant software app to ensure your comfort and mental wellbeing. If ketamine is indicated for your condition, this is the best place I have found by far in the Washington, DC area. However, they do not serve candy except by special arrangement in advance.
Dr. Oliver provided me with a service that saved my life. There is no doubt about it. For the past fifteen years or so I have taken dozens of medications for my mental health. None of them were anywhere close to the effectiveness of the Ketamine treatments. I received my first treatment during the depths of a major depressive episode. After that one treatment I started to feel better within a few hours! The rest of the ketamine infusions ( I had a total of 7) completely pulled me out of one of the worst episodes of my life. This all occurred over the course of about two weeks. His doctors and nurses are unmatched in regards to professionalism and bedside manner. The scheduling and payment departments are the best I have ever dealt with. Everyone at MindPeace clinics really are there to help. If you take the help which they offer, your quality of life WILL improve.
The doctors at the Arlington clinic saved my life when I was in crisis. I've struggled with severe treatment resistant depression for years. 5 suicides in my family including my dad and brother makes me high risk and that scares me. Ketamine is the only treatment I've responded to. The entire staff at mindpeace is amazing. Compassionate and responsive, and never judgemental.
I've been a patient at the MindPeace Arlington clinic for about two years, and I'm really happy to have found it. The doctors are always available to answer questions and are responsive to my needs. They and the nurses do everything possible to make the treatment sessions comfortable. They've worked with me to find a regimen that keeps my symptoms under control. They've also been sensitive to the fact that treatment isn't covered by my insurance, so they do what they can to keep the costs down. Highly recommend!
Dr Oliver is not only one of the most compassionate people I have met, He get's the credit for saving my life. Before I came to mindpeace I was in a spiral of severe depression, with medication doing little and therapy even less. After the first session I began to feel better and by the day after the last infusion, I had felt the best I had in years. This is as close to a mental health miracle as it's going to get.
Doctor Oliver is the most compassionate person I've ever met. I fell to pieces telling my story and how my life has been affected. He would stop and correct me when I believed I was responsible for my imajor depression. My ketamine infusion started turning my life around immediately. It was unbelievable. I've been on every medication you can name and through ECT as well. No one but Doctor Oliver, his fantastic assistant Sarah and the treatment of course has ever brought me back to who I was before I ever became depressed. My friends and family are overjoyed having the real me back and for myself it's truly a miracle. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.If you're at the end of your rope as I was, don't give up until you go to Mind Peace.
The treatment works but I wouldn't recommend this clinic. It's quite expensive and they seem to be able to charge as much as they want cause they're just about the only game in town.I wasn't very impressed with how it's organized or the bedside manner of the doctors and nurses.
After 40 years of unsuccessfully trying multiple depression medications that didn’t work- for the first time in decades, I feel like myself again, alive with a new lightness.I feel both mentally and physically lighter!Ketamine infusions have lifted my lifelong, difficult to treat chronic depression.My ONLY regret is I that I’ve lost half my life to depression.I wish Ketamine infusion treatments were available 40 years ago.
Dr. Oliver and his staff are wonderful- they are concerned, they are kind. They genuinely want to see your health improve. I highly recommend his practice to anyone suffering from a refractory condition that traditional meds aren’t helping.
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Joe G.

5/5

Submitted 8/04/22

This is THE place for ketamine treatment in Tidewater at the Norfolk location. Everything from initial appointments to follow ups are extremely professional. The receptionists at the front desk are very kind, welcoming and helpful with any questions I have had. The nurses go above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable for all of my treatments. The doctors are professional and very knowledgable while still making it feel like a welcome environment. I am very fortunate to have found MindPeace.

Peter K.

5/5

Submitted 11/01/20

I cannot overstate what a miracle this treatment has been for me. After over 30 years of mediocre results from various SSRIs and SNRIs, after 6 infusions, my depression is GONE. Not lessened, muted, or dulled - it's GONE!! I compare it to walking around outside on a foggy day versus a sunny day. The landscape is the same, but my ability to see it unobstructed has changed. Depression "fogs up" and therefore affects every aspect of life. Now that the fog is gone, I can see everything more clearly. Life's frustrations and challenges no longer send me spiraling downward. I'm able to deal with everything realistically and respond appropriately. No more sadness. No more out of control temper. I have a new (rediscovered?) pep to my step. Dr. Oliver and his staff are outstanding - professional, caring, and non-judgmental. The facility is great and the sessions are comfortable and safe. The infusion needle doesn't even hurt and I'm a huge needle-phobe!! If you are suffering like I was, please know that relief is possible. Thank you MindPeace for giving me my life back.

Mark G.

5/5

Submitted 10/29/20

I never thought I would be able to admit that I ever needed help with depression/anxiety. Depression/anxiety took control of me, as I have always struggled with depression and anxiety in the past, but finally was hit by so much at once that I realized I couldn’t manage through my normal coping mechanisms and I needed help. I came to the Mind Peace Clinic and wasn’t really sure about how or if it could help me. Dr. Oliver was awesome in explaining everything clearly, then assessing my needs, while ensuring it was the right fit for me. It turns it was the right fit and improved my day to day life immensely. Thanks to the Mind Peace Clinic team and Dr Oliver I now know what it feels like to have what many have known as normal days without heavy depression and anxiety.

Michael D.

5/5

Submitted 10/28/20

Dr. Oliver and the entire Mind Peace staff were nothing but professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Dr. Oliver took the time to sit down and explain the procedure from beginning to end, and answered my many questions throughout. I never felt as though my questions, or the time spent with me by Dr. Oliver was rushed, or a burden in any way. That in and of itself, is a rare thing these days. Dr. Oliver even spent time speaking with, and answering any questions my wife had separate from mine. They were a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone. Top Notch healthcare services!

Megan B.

5/5

Submitted 10/25/20

I have had “medication resistant depression,” for officially 14 years. Multiple different meds, never feeling “normal,” I was feeling hopeless. I didn’t want to know what was the next antidepressant to take and what “wonderful” side effects it was going to have or how I would feel. I feel extremely lucky to have been recommended to ketamine infusions for depression. It’s not cheap, but I have finished the initial course infusions with one booster after a month. They said i’d start feeling better towards the end of the initial course treatments and they weren’t lying. I’m getting out of bed to go do activities, I’m going to work and wanting to interact with people. Everyone could see that I have been happier by my face and overall better attitude. My self care has improved so much. And the daily anguish of anxiety is gone. It’s been absolutely incredible. I will recommend it to everyone. I cannot believe after 14 years of different meds, that I’m barely borderline depressed coming up from severe/major chronic depression. I’ve gotten my life back! I absolutely feel for anyone who suffers from depression and anxiety, it’s miserable. The staff at Mind Peace Clinic are amazing and take such great care of you. You can tell that they genuinely care about their patients!

John C.

5/5

Submitted 10/06/20

I had received antidepressant trials for years, but none of them seemed to have much of a significant effect for me. Within the first session that I received Spravato (the nasal spray version of Eskatamine), my mood lifted significantly and, since Ive been getting treatment, Ive been able to maintain a positive mood with the result that my life has been changed significantly for the positive. The best analogy I have come across to describe the effect of Ketamine goes something like this: Imagine your brain is a snow covered hill in which your thoughts make grooves in the snow like the impressions left after snow skiing down the mountain. In cases where negative thoughts abound in the brain, they tend to follow those same grooves/tracks down the mountain with the result that those tracks become very deep and negative thoughts are very powerful and numerous. Then what Ketamine does is to provide a new layer of snow in order to cover those tracks and so ones brain can start to make new associations and more positive "tracks" rather than following the grooves of negative past associations. Regarding MindPeace Clinic-: Dr Oliver is very involved and caring about patients and the nursing staff I worked with were extremely friendly and accommodating. I have a significant phobia when it comes to needles, which prevented me from being able to get IV Ketamine; however, MindPeace was able to give me treatment with Spravato Nasal Spray and I was successfully treated through that method of administration. I highly recommend this practice as well as this treatment.

John W.

5/5

Submitted 09/30/20

I have a long personal history of psychological and physical trauma beginning with the migraines that began in grade school in the 70's. The 1978 / 1979 school year at Georgetown Prep traumatized me and I began my adult life with trauma that I buried, and with a baseline depressed mood. In 1982 I had my first concussion, coma, and other injuries in a 60 mph head on collision. I had to get out of the car I was trapped in before I burned to death. Between then and 1987, an important relationship ended, I contended with a bi polar father's severe depression, his attempted suicides, his hospitalization, and the loss of our family's home. In the summer of 1987, I lived through my second near fatality with two broken vertebrate, a severed ulnar nerve, extensive soft tissue injuries to the upper right hand part of my body, extensive injuries to the muscles of the neck, a variety of lacerations, a concussion, and a coma. The day of my return from the hospital, while using two canes and in a clam shell type body cast, I was beaten up. A week later, when getting a ride from a friend, my back would be broken again in a third accident. 1987 marked the year that I began what would become an unproductive odyssey with doctors, physical therapists, scans and specialists of every kind, and hundreds of medicine trials. As I tried to move my life forward, the myofascial pain that began in 1982, and increasing physical dysfunction spread relentlessly throughout my body; migraines became a daily event. The best I ever accomplished was to stay on my feet, until 2017 when I was no longer able to lift my arms above my head. The protocol I had in the summer of 2020 was for chronic pain, although I had other conditions that it might benefit. In less than 30 days, Ketamine accomplished more than other therapies accomplished in almost 40 years. I cut my overall pain levels in half, almost completely eliminated the sciatica while in a standing position, stopped another bout of severe depression from taking me over, and reduced my migraines by about 80%. In the same amount of time that people built fortunes, families, and careers, "conventional" therapies accomplished little, were time intensive, and wasteful. How is it that Ketamine, with no addiction potential, and an established safety record is "unconventional", but the drugs like methadone and Oxycontin that were repeatedly offered to me are acceptable? Ketamine clinics are not a modern day speak-easy disguising access to drug trips; there is no little window where the magic word gets you into the party. My intravenous infusions were performed by trained anesthesiologists from Georgetown, with the aid of a specifically qualified registered nurse each time. The doctors added meds to the chronic pain protocol to control my blood pressure, and added an NSAID for pain, which I otherwise can't tolerate. They staff was very professional. My GP and another doctor turned his nose up at the idea of Ketamine infusions. My mother begged me to stop half way through and a brother advised me to do the same. This was all intellectually invalid overemotional glip glop and discourages patients and practitioners alike from thinking beyond the pill.

Carl M.

5/5

Submitted 08/24/20

When you’re choosing a clinic for such an important procedure I would strongly advise MindPeace clinic. As a patient of several ketamine clinics which either closed or merged, MindPeace clinic is by far the most professional service available. Dr Oliver is an emergency room physician so you know you are in the best hands possible and his nursing staff is exceptional. You are throughly monitored throughout the process and the nurses is in the room with out at all times. Beware because other clinics do not necessarily have these high standards

Jack L.

5/5

Submitted 08/20/20

Dr. Oliver provided me with a service that saved my life. There is no doubt about it. For the past fifteen years or so I have taken dozens of medications for my mental health. None of them were anywhere close to the effectiveness of the Ketamine treatments. I received my first treatment during the depths of a major depressive episode. After that one treatment I started to feel better within a few hours! The rest of the ketamine infusions ( I had a total of 7) completely pulled me out of one of the worst episodes of my life. This all occurred over the course of about two weeks. His doctors and nurses are unmatched in regards to professionalism and bedside manner. The scheduling and payment departments are the best I have ever dealt with. Everyone at MindPeace clinics really are there to help. If you take the help which they offer, your quality of life WILL improve.

John T.

5/5

Submitted 08/18/20

I've suffered from migraines ever since I was 2 years old (as many as 2-3 a week.) I had seen specialist after specialist and tried every treatment in the book. Nothing made even the slightest difference. Since my first treatment session with Dr Oliver, I have not had a single migraine in over 7 months. It has been nothing short of life changing. I can't recommend Dr. Oliver highly enough. My only regret is not having seen him sooner.

Tim

5/5

Submitted 03/02/20

Doctor Oliver is the most compassionate person I've ever met. I fell to pieces telling my story and how my life has been affected. He would stop and correct me when I believed I was responsible for my imajor depression. My ketamine infusion started turning my life around immediately. It was unbelievable. I've been on every medication you can name and through ECT as well. No one but Doctor Oliver, his fantastic assistant Sarah and the treatment of course has ever brought me back to who I was before I ever became depressed. My friends and family are overjoyed having the real me back and for myself it's truly a miracle. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you're at the end of your rope as I was, don't give up until you go to Mind Peace.

Kelly C.

5/5

Submitted 05/02/19

After 40 years of unsuccessfully trying multiple depression medications that didn’t work - for the first time in decades, I feel like myself again, alive with a new lightness. I feel both mentally and physically lighter! Ketamine infusions have lifted my lifelong, difficult to treat chronic depression. My ONLY regret is I that I’ve lost half my life to depression. I wish Ketamine infusion treatments were available 40 years ago.

Brent M.

5/5

"Dr. Oliver and the nurses were very caring and supportive through the whole process. Made me feel very comfortable with what was going to happen, and so far, the results have been really good!"

Carl M.

5/5

"MindPeace Clinic will give your mind the peace you are seeking."

Cindy L.

5/5

“You know you are ready to move forward with Ketamine, when the pain of staying where you are, outweighs the fear of trying it. It didn’t just give me my life back, I feel like a metamorphosis took place. I’m NEW and IMPROVED. I am out of the “cocoon” of depression, having emerged with “wings”. Thank you Dr.Oliver.”

Jami B.

5/5

"Finding Dr. Oliver's practice was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I was so depressed, anxious and in such a mental slump I couldn't even function. Dr. Oliver has helped me to find my footing and with the infusions I have been able to reclaim my life again not just for me but for my family as well. It's made an incredible difference where other methods have failed. I would recommend him to anyone! He and his staff are by far the most caring group of people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Thanks Dr. Oliver!!"

John G.

5/5

"Finding MindPeace Clinic was truly a life changing event."

Kevin H.

5/5

"Fantastic Place! The Dr is Top Notch!"

Patti R.

5/5

"Dr. Oliver has a great "bedside manner", and provides such wonderful, compassionate care."

Sarah E.

5/5

"Dr. Oliver and his staff are wonderful- they are concerned, they are kind. They genuinely want to see your health improve. Dr. Oliver utilizes mood monitoring software and works closely with your Mental/Behavioral health team in a palpable effort to get the most success out of your treatment as realistically possible. He truly believes in the science, research and results this therapy has shown and can show. He's up front with you, he makes sure you are informed. If you have a question, he and his staff would like you to ask it. His shared office space is quiet, relaxing, and there is a nurse present during the entire treatment, monitoring your blood pressure and heart rate.

I highly recommend his practice to anyone suffering from a refractory condition that traditional meds aren’t helping."