Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH, CTP
Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine
Addiction Medicine (Board Eligible)
Fellowship in Quality Improvement
Master of Public Health
Graduate of The Ketamine Academy
Graduate of The IV Therapy Academy
Member, American Society of Ketamine Physicians
Scholarly publications by Dr. Milbrandt
Dr. Eric Milbrandt is a critical care medicine specialist with over 15 years of experience providing care to the sickest of hospitalized patients, including those with severe depression. "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 - IV therapist
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 4 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.
Jessica Steppe - IV therapist
Jessica holds her Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing (BSN) Degree. She is an experienced nurse of over 5 years and has worked in trauma, surgical, and medical ICUs. She is married, a mom of 3 beautiful children. She loves traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family on her time off.
Jenny Diaz - Practice Manager
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Business Administration and has been working in the medical field for 7 years. She held roles as a phlebotomist and Medical Assistant in other practices before joining the Infusion Clinic. Jenny loves the Lord with all her heart, is happily married (over 22 years) and the mother of 2 teenage boys. She enjoys spending time with her family traveling all over, cooking, and going to the beach / springs when she is not at work.
Connor Green - Front Desk Staff
Connor has worked in customer service for over 10 years before joining us at The Infusion Clinic. He is passionate about helping coordinate the care of our patients and helping them along in their healing journey. Outside of work, Connor enjoys reading, playing the piano and guitar, and spending time with friends and family.