Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH, CTP
Board Certified in:
Fellowship in Quality Improvement
Master of Public Health
Graduate of The Ketamine Academy
Graduate of The IV Therapy Academy
Graduate of MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program
Graduate of CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy & Research
Member, American Society of Ketamine Physicians
Scholarly publications by Dr. Milbrandt
Dr. Eric Milbrandt is a Critical Care and Addiction Medicine MD practicing at the intersection between mental health, addiction, and trauma. "My mission is to help those who are hurting, especially those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic fatigue." I have personally struggled with depression and the effects of childhood trauma most of my adult life. I know just how painful and debilitating these can be, not only for those suffering from it but for their loved ones as well. As much as 25% of depression and other mood disorders are treatment resistant. IV ketamine therapy provides hope and healing for those who are suffering.
Unresolved trauma is one of the most common reasons for treatment-resistance in depression and recurrent relapse in addiction. Trauma need not be physical to be harmful, as psychological trauma can be equally damaging. Trauma-focused care is a powerful tool to help people work through their trauma and can be the pivotal change that brings lasting recovery. Dr. Milbrandt is a Certified Trauma Professional, having completed over 200 hours of training in the most effective trauma therapy techniques.
Josh Deese , NRP, EMT-P - Clinical Operations Director
Josh is a Nationally Registered Paramedic who has experience in many different areas of healthcare. He worked as a firefighter/paramedic for Marion County Fire Rescue before he transitioned into the hospital setting full-time as a critical care paramedic. Most recently Josh managed an IV infusion clinic in Kansas City that specializes in IV therapy, IM injections, ketamine infusions, and hormone replacement therapy. Josh and his wife Courtney have 5 kids and enjoy spending time together doing anything outside. Josh teaches and leads the youth department at his church and has dedicated his life to serving the Lord.
Kelly Garsik, LCSW - Trauma Therapist, Ocala Neuro LLC
Kelly Garsik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kelly graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University. Kelly has worked in the substance use disorder/mental health field since 2015 and has experience with dual diagnosis, substance use disorders, trauma, and a wide range of mental health diagnoses. Kelly uses Motivational Interviewing techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), EFT, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Psychotherapy.
Mason Brothers - Front Office Manager
Born and raised in Ocala, Mason has worked in a customer service role for over five years and is passionate about helping those in need. Mason enjoys spending time with his many nieces and nephews, playing the guitar at his local church, and studying the Bible. He is a graduate of Vanguard High School IB program and has been involved in many activities in our community, including pool store manager, ministry leader, and zip-line tour guide!