Dr. Nico Grundmann is an Emergency Medicine Physician by training, devoted to improving how healthcare systems operate for those who need it the most. Working in emergency rooms from suburban California, to inner-city New York, to rural West Virginia, Nico grew frustrated by how frequently he was treating acute symptoms of mental health without helping his patients with more sustained, long term solutions. Many years of working with ketamine as a safe medicine for sedation prompted continuous research of the drug’s efficacy for other conditions, including depression. Nico co-founded Ember Health as a way to help individuals take control of their lives, and contribute to the shaping of a field in line with his values.
Dr. Grundmann pursued his residency training at Kings County Hospital / SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and received his Medical Degree and Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and family.
How I work with clients
My practice Ember Health works with people managing depression who aspire to live their best lives, but feel frustrated by the limits of their current treatment plans. Here’s how:
- We provide infusions of ketamine to people who are referred by their healthcare providers (psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and primary care physicians)
- An Emergency Medicine physician monitors each infusion in our beautiful facilities to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for patients
- We follow guidelines on dosage and duration from the American Psychiatric Association which recommends a foundational treatment of four, 40-minute infusions over two weeks
- We track each patient’s mood scores to chronicle efficacy
- Patients return to their mental healthcare providers for follow up care, and we engage in a three-way dialogue to ensure the best long-term care plan for each patient
- We administer booster infusions every 2 – 6 weeks as needed, if depressive symptoms recur