Testimonials

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

Dr. Macler and his staff at Pittsburgh Ketamine changed my life forever! Words cannot express the gratitude I have for him and the treatment I received! When I was 16, I began to notice that I was becoming generally unhappy with my life. Being an honors student who was involved in many extracurricular activities and who loved being social, my mood began to severely decline in my last years of high school. I had a bright future ahead of me; attending a great college after graduation, loving parents, many supportive friends, and so much ambition to create a wonderful future for myself, I found myself not thinking so positively about my future anymore. With a high genetic predisposition for severe depression and anxiety, these mental illnesses began to rear their ugly heads when I began college. I hit rock bottom at 25 and knew that I needed to desperately seek help. After seeing multiple therapists, psychiatrists, and being placed on a number of different medications throughout the years, my mood seemed to be remaining stagnant in a state of depression.
After doing some research, my mother came across the Pittsburgh Ketamine Clinic. I was very sceptical at first about the treatments because nothing I had tried in the past 10 years had seemed to work. My social anxiety, depression, and OCD was at its peak and my life seemed very hopeless. Dr. Macler and his wife, Jean were so helpful in making this process as painless and smooth as possible for myself and my family. My parents noticed an improvement in my mood after the second treatment! After my third treatment, I had an emotional breakdown and cried with tears of joy because I hadn’t felt so happy about life in over 10 years! After my sixth and final treatment, I can honestly say that these ketamine treatments have saved my life! I never thought in a million years that I could be this happy again! No longer am I terrified to go out in public and be social, no longer do I cry for days on end because I feel “alone,” no longer do I overanalyze situations to the point that I have panic attacks, and no longer do I see my future as bleak and hopeless. I still have “bad days,” but I have learned how to cope with them. They are no longer bad MONTHS! I am so grateful for Dr. Macler, Jean, and Kerry for their patience, understanding, their intense care, and willingness to help provide a better life for me. These people have truly impacted MY life and the lives of my family members in ways they will never realize. Thank you so much Dr. Macler, Jean, and Kerry, for all that you have done for me and for helping me love living my life again!

Cory Krchnavy

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

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

As a 24 year old suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, I had almost given up all hope of living a pain free life. Thanks to Dr. Brooks’ outstanding treatment of this disorder, I now live pain free! I am back to school, back to work, and back to life again. Dr. Brooks cares so much about his patients. I now refer to him as “The Miracle Worker.” I don’t know where I would be if it was not for NY Ketamine Infusions. Thanks, Dr. Brooks!

Adam Rhodes

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

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

Coming to Pittsburgh Ketamine for my grandson’s treatment was the best thing that has happened for our family. My grandson has been bipolar for years and possibly from birth. He talked about committing suicide so many times, I had reached the point that I knew I would find him dead one day. Life was literally overwhelming for our family.
But you, your wife, and the treatment saved his life. He told me after we returned home that he had never been as happy, not even as a child. Before the treatment, he would barely leave his condo even to go to lunch with me. We noticed even before he completed the treatment, that it was like living with a different person. We went to 3 museums and the Frank Lloyd Wright house while in Pittsburg for the treatment, and he really enjoyed it. He has now found a job for the first time in his life and met a really nice girl. Continuing on the medicine in pill form has been another blessing.
I cannot thank you enough for making this treatment available to those who need it.

Marie Decator

We can not be more grateful to Pittsburgh Ketamine. Dr. Macler has been with us every step. I can not explain how supported we felt throughout this treatment. The Doctor and staff stood by us every step of the way. For my daughter, it works. She has tried every horrible treatment and every drug out there. We are so HAPPY we found this treatment and we found this practice close enough for us to get the help that works for us. Thank you so much Dr. Macler!

Susan Vargo

I sought ketamine infusion treatment for depression from Dr. Brooks in August 2013. My depression has impaired me for 30 years and rendered me empty, alone, suicidal, and virtually disabled. For me, ketamine works. You cannot imagine the feeling when decades of suffering rapidly drain away. For the first time in my adult life, I feel alive and hopeful for my future. Dr. Brooks is very skilled, very compassionate, and very knowledgeable about the current state of ketamine research. He really engaged with me, and gave me unlimited time to ask all my questions. His manner is friendly and professional, and his focus on precision and safety instills confidence. As ketamine treatment becomes more widespread, Dr. Brooks’ should serve as a role model for other doctors.

Dennis

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