Office: (224) 232-8910
1640 North Arlington Heights Road, Suite 101

Who we are

Midwest Ketamine Center was founded to give patients hope. We recognize that there are thousands of patients that are not finding adequate relief of their chronic medical conditions.  It is not everyday that you come across a novel treatment which can give such great results to so many people.  The pharmaceutical industry does not have any incentive to further generic Ketamine research as ownership patents on this medication have long since ended.  There is enough evidence in the literature to suggest Ketamine can help and we have already helped so many using this novel treatment. We want to be able to provide patients with a realistic option.


Dr. Vikas Patel MD is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician and also a Veteran of the US Navy.  He served as a Flight Surgeon for the majority of his military career and has seen first hand the devastation that depression, PTSD, and chronic pain can bring to the lives of military service members.  After leaving active duty, he completed his emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL where he took care of some of America’s highest acuity patients on the trauma and mental illness fronts.  Since completing residency, he has remained in Chicagoland and has been a practicing emergency medicine physician as well as Director of Emergency Medicine at area hospitals.  Through his clinical and administrative roles, he has witnessed first hand the hurdles that hospitals and patients must overcome to obtain care and treatments such as Ketamine.  As Ketamine treatments are off label for this purpose, there are many legal obstacles, necessitating the existence of stand alone clinics.



Illinois, like many States, has seen a significant reduction in resources allocated to mental health patients.  It is also a State that is at the forefront of the current prescription narcotic and heroin crisis.  Many of these patients become addicted to drugs of abuse due to undiagnosed or undertreated mood disorders.  Dr. Patel is very interested in helping to bridge the gap and give hope to people that are searching for another option when everything else has failed.  He is well versed in the safe use of Ketamine through his inpatient experiences.  He will work with your providers to develop a comprehensive treatment plan including Ketamine delivery.  He will help to coordinate your care to give you the best chance of success.  Ketamine may be an important step in rebuilding your life and Dr. Patel would like to help make that a reality.

Many Patients have left Testimonials sharing their stories and successes with Ketamine Treatments received at Midwest Ketamine. Please take time to read them. Together we are stronger.