Testimonials

I have not even gone to see Dr. Brooks yet however he blew me away with a returned phone call at 8:30 at night on a holiday! I have been through 14 doctors and six years of RSD/CRPS & Depression! I already feel better just knowing how much he cares when all my doctors have failed me besides my incredible Internist Dr. Greaney at the Murray Hill group who found Dr. Brooks for me! I so look forward to beginning my ketamine infusions so I may get on with my life instead of feeling like I want to end it !

Ursula

I can’t remember when I first met Dr. Brooks who I call my angel but it was after I got Conplex Regional Pain Syndrome in January of 2015. Dr. Brooks has been the only one to help me when I’ve been screaming in pain to other doctors who just look at me like I’m crazy from being in so much pain. Dr. Brooks’s not only understood, he helped me more than anybody in my entire life has. It’s very important who gives you the ketamine infusion. Dr. Brooks in my eyes is the only one that qualifies. He is commpassionate, empathetic, and even has a great sense of humor. If your hurting and no one is hearing you I am telling you to call my angel Dr. Brooks and he will heal you.

Mary Ferlauto

He did what no one else had been able to do. I suffered from childhood molestation and subsequent PTS for three decades. I was hospitalized twice for attempted suicide, received ECT, was on countless failed medications and received years of therapy. Nothing helped my deep depression and anxiety. I was no longer able to work. Just getting out of bed, taking a shower or brushing my teeth became impossible. Thoughts of suicide consumed my life. At the suggesting of my psychiatrist I was referred to Dr. Brooks. I had never experienced such empathy and understanding of my my condition. He listened, then explained in simple English how ketamine therapy was different in that it actually helped repair the damage to my brain that resulted from my childhood trauma. My first ketamine infusion took 45 mins. There was a mild but pleasant dissociation that took place. Within 8 hours I began to feel a lightening and decrease in the dread that was my life. By the next day I experienced a peace I had never felt before. I was smiling and had hope. A fog had been lifted. I had an additional recommended 5 infusions within the next 10 days and am now on a maintenance program where I return for a single “booster” infusion every couple of months. Dr. Brooks could not be more caring and attentive. He understood my depression and how to treat it. Every patient has his cell number and 24/7 access to him. He is the most amazing physician I have ever encountered. He saved my life and I can not thank him enough.

Nicole

I have suffered from severe drug resistant depression for over 30 years. Despite years of treatment, with every major anti-depressant imaginable, as well as cognitive therapy and any other form of therapy available, I have had little to no relief. A couple of months ago, my psychopharmacologist told me about Ketamine infusions and the reasons he thought it might help my depression. I researched it and called Dr. Brooks. After speaking to him at length, he asked to speak to my doctor. They spoke and then I then made an appointment to receive my first infusion. The Ketamine infusions have made a significant difference in my life. I feel lighter, the weight has been lifted. The fog is gone! I get out of bed, instead of hiding there all day. I can work consistently and socialize. I want to explore my community and the world. And…I can say that I am happy; a word that I haven’??t used to describe myself since I don’??t know when! Dr. Brooks has been unbelievable! He is supportive, informative and available to answer any and all of my questions. He understands the toll depression takes on it’s victims. He is compassionate and kind. Prior to working with Ketamine, Dr. Brooks worked with drug addicts in detox. I believe the negative reviews are from patients who were unable to stay clean. I say this because I have met several patients receiving help for depression and pain at his office. They all feel the same way I do about Dr. Brooks. This Is Not About Money For Him!!! It’s About Saving Lives!!!!!

Marcia

I went to Dr. Brooks after I was refered to him by my psychiatrist. Dr. Brooks is dedicating his practice to hard to treat depression and pain management patients. He is doing this with Ketamine Infusions, which is now beeing talked about and touted by everyone from NIH to NARSAD. He was patient, kind and gentle with me. As someone who has battled severe depression for my entire adult life, this was both surprising and a relief. The infusions made a tremedous impact in turning my life around. I was both shocked and affraid to talk about it— out of fear that I would jink myself. Anyone, who has suffered from drug resistant depression, will relate. Once you see the light again, you’re affraid that it will go away. It hasn’t. If you are spending money on doctors for therapy and medication and not getting better, give this man a call. His office is located in Midtown Manhattan. You won’t regret it.

Wynne

Words cannot express just how amazing Pittsburgh Ketamine is. Dr. Macler and Jean gave me peace of mind from the first time I spoke with them. They get it. They understand the urgency of depression. I found this website and reached out to Pittsburgh Ketamine on Friday evening. Within 2 hours I had spoken to Dr. Macler and been offered a chance to set up an appointment for the next morning. My husband had been depressed for the last 15 years. He had been suicidal for the last 3 years and we had never had anyone who had reacted so quickly and efficiently. We had tried everything… medications, hospitalizations, outpatient behavioral therapy programs, genetic testing, electroconvulsive therapy…and the list goes on. We had been told that we had to just ¨wait it out¨, there was nothing left for him to try. I was convinced that it was no longer ¨if¨ he would commit suicide, but ¨when¨. I was afraid to go home from work and find him dead. All of that has changed, we spent the week after Christmas with Dr. Macler and by the New Year his depression was gone. No suicidal thoughts, no inability to get out of bed, no deep sadness in his eyes, every symptom of his depression was gone. He was light-hearted and fun! He was motivated and happy. He was healthy. Since the first set of treatments life is unrecognizable from before. Dr. Macler and his wife gave us our life back. We were surviving the day…now we are living our life. Thank you Dr. Macler! Thank you Jean!

Corie

I want to thank you for treating our son. Our last fifteen years have been consumed with worry, and we have gone from one crisis to the next. Nothing has alleviated his suffering, to the point where we would have totally understood if he could not go on. Since his infusions, his life is totally different. He is reporting “great” days at work, where he couldn’t bear to be there before. His affect is completely different. His sense of humor is restored. He is socializing and enjoying it. I could go on and on. The point is, he has a life, and a happy one, and we are adjusting to a life free of dire worry. We thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for restoring our son to us and to his wife, who is in a state of amazement. The work you are doing is so important. Thank you.

Anonymous

Dr. Brooks saved my life! Ketamine helped me through drug side effects and pain that was beyond my wildest imagination. He really cared and was there for me like no other physician I have ever met (and I have met many of the best). I am eternally grateful to him and for his pioneering use of ketamine.

Grace

I’ve suffered from Complex PTSD for most of my life. I even passionately dedicated my education to focusing on how to help others recover from trauma. I had long ago given up that I would have a day in my life when my thoughts wouldn’t be dominated by my past. My only mechanism to combat it’s effect was to keep studying new ways to conquer it, and to thoroughly examine Empirical data. My conclusion was to try Ketamine infusions. I decided to choose Dr. Glen Brooks after speaking with many other physicians offering the same services. He spent more time on the phone listening to me, and I felt he had more empathy. I was right.
My experience with Dr. Brooks, and the Ketamine infusions (I did a series of six) was fantastic. I had the same zest for life as I did as a young child! I will say that Ketamine therapy is not something to take lightly, you are reprogramming your brain; therefore in my opinion, the Physician involved in your treatment is as important as the infusion. The care and compassion that Dr. Brooks brought to my experience was as important as the treatment. He has a very empathetic and calming affect and most importantly LISTENS to his patients to tailor the treatment to the patient. Plus, he doesn’t overcharge. All in all, I highly recommend him! He is a fantastic Physician and person!

Julia

My experience with Dr. Macler may be the best I’ve ever had with any healthcare professional! He is incredibly kind and great to listen and respond promptly to any questions or concerns, and my first two treatments were an absolute breeze thanks to how comfortable his office is, not to mention his awesome staff. My fiance, who was very skeptical of this treatment, is now completely supportive of it now that he has met Dr. Macler’s team at Pittsburgh Ketamine. It is so obvious that they are truly concerned about the well-being of their patients from the moment you contact them about treatment. I really can’t recommend them enough, and I am excited to continue my relationship with them for further treatments :)

Hunter

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