Ketamine treats people at risk of suicide

Depression is a common, severe and potentially life-threatening syndrome. There are emerging medical studies demonstrating significant decreases in suicidal ideation in adults who were given doses of ketamine. Here at South Omaha Ketamine we believe there is a possible rapid solution available for many adults.

According to the article published in News Week:

Researchers found that among 156 adults hospitalized for severe suicidal thoughts, those given two doses of ketamine often saw those disturbing ideas go away within a few days.

By day three, 63% were in full remission, compared to just under 32% of patients given a placebo in addition to standard care.

Ketamine, once famous for being a party past time, has quickly become an unbeatable treatment to depression and suicidal thoughts. According to the British Journal of Psychiatry the medication quickly eases depression symptoms (sometimes within a day). The speedy response is accredited as a life saver to those facing suicidal ideation. According to the BMJ study the conclusion over 156 participants were that:

The findings indicate that ketamine is rapid, safe in the short term, and has persistent benefits for acute care in suicidal patients. Comorbid mental disorders appear to be important moderators. An analgesic effect on mental pain might explain the anti-suicidal effects of ketamine.

The research mentioned in the article first debuted in the British Medical Journal earlier this year.

For more information and the entire News Week article please follow this link to read more and learn about how ketamine might help you or a loved one.

If you feel you might be a candidate for our IV Ketamine Therapy please reach out to us and set up a consultation. We hope we can help you find a solution

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What is Ketamine therapy? How will SOMA Ketamine Clinic help with my depression?

Depression is a common, severe and potentially life-threatening syndrome. There are several clinical studies that suggest ketamine infusion therapy can have therapeutic effects in treatment-resistant depression.

Ketamine has been long used since 1970s as an anesthetic in surgery and in veterinary sciences. It was widely used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War and remains a standard anesthetic in emergency rooms around the world. 

However, in recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of low-dose ketamine for the treatment of a variety of conditions including severe and treatment-resistant depression. Its rapid and robust antidepressant effect has been studied and has shown significance in decreasing the severity of depression and suicidal thoughts.

Here at SOMA, we are a bilingual family practice medical clinic that specializes in primary care, walk-ins/emergency, and we’re now adding ketamine infusion therapy. Our certified medical professionals administer the ketamine infusion therapy, which has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat depression and other mental health conditions. The treatment involves a series of six IV infusions professionally administered in a safe and regulated environment over the course of 2-3 weeks. We are an accredited medical center with trained professionals who will properly dose and monitor the intake of ketamine while minimizing unwanted side effects, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Please contact us if you have any questions or check out our FAQ:

Immigration and INS paper work

Welcome to our new site!

If you are finding us it means you are looking for quality healthcare for your family. We are SOUTH OMAHA MEDICAL! A proud local business in the heart of South Omaha. We immigrated to this country from Ecuador in 1983. We are a family of immigrants that have lived in this country for over 35 years and have been practicing family medicine since the beginning. We are one of Omaha’s oldest fully bilingual clinics and have been in the area since 1991! We are proud to be part of South Omaha. 

We specialize in Family Medicine and Ketamine IV Infusion therapy. Additionally, we consider ourselves experts in immigration and naturalization physicals/ medical exams. We have helped countless families find their homes in the USA and we continue to support safe and legal immigration. Please reach out to us if you have questions or want to learn more.  

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Native American Mural Project 2021

We were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to collaborate with the South Omaha Mural Project on a Native American tribute on the side of our building. The “mural was created in tribute to the strength and importance of women in the Native American community.”

SOMP collaborated with the community and worked closely to bring an image that was both impactful and full of meaning. The collaboration allowed many voices to be heard and be portrayed in the powerful imagery. Please visit the SOMP site to learn about the many details involved in the project.

Please enjoy some of our photos below as well as a link to KMTV and a small piece they did on the mural.

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Celebrating the South Omaha Cinco De Mayo Parade since 2002!

Celebrando el Cinco de Mayo con el Sur de Omaha desde el 2002!

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We will be closed this weekend in order to join the Cinco de Mayo parade and celebrate! Look for us in the parade and ask us about t-shirts and  freebies. If you have questions/concerns please call the answering service (402-731-9100).

Nosotros estaremos cerrados este fin de semana para celebrar el Cinco de Mayo y participar en el desfile de la 24. Busque nos en el desfile para ver si tenemos camisetas y regalitos. Si tienen preguntas/preocupación por favor llame al servicio de telefono de la clinic (402-731-9100).


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South Omaha Mural Project

South Omaha Mural Project in the World Herald

Our South Omaha Mural project is drawing to close and coming out fantastic! Here it is featured in the Omaha World Herald. We are excited to see what other future projects we can participate in and bring to our community.

Here is a short portion of the article:

“A series of murals throughout South Omaha are capturing the area’s rich history of immigration, ranging from the early waves of Irish and Poles to more recent arrivals from Mexico and Central America.

The South Omaha Mural Project will consist of 10 community-based murals. Each work aims to depict the culture, history and ethnic heritage of groups that settled in South Omaha neighborhoods, said David Catalan, the former president of the South Omaha Business Association.

One of the sets that has been started is the Plaza De La Raza Mural Group, which shares the stories of people of Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran heritage living in South Omaha. Each culture will be depicted on one of four walls that border the Plaza de la Raza.

The Mexican Heritage Mural has been completed. It is the work of six local artists who listened to stories from Omaha’s Mexican community during months of meetings.”


The photo and the rest of the article can be found in the Omaha World Herald.

South Omaha Mural Project

S.O.M.A. is proud to be a sponsor of the South Omaha Mural Project! A series of ten community-based murals depicting the culture, history, and ethnic heritage of groups that settled in South Omaha neighborhoods.

The Plaza De La Raza Mural Group is the next part of the the vision and it may eventually include four works in the series that will share the stories of people of Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran heritage living in South Omaha. The designing and painting of the Mexican Mural will take place in February-July of 2016.

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Weather Alert!

Pending the incoming storm: South Omaha Medical Associates will be closed tomorrow (02/01/2016)! Depending on the weather during the week we may not be open. Please call us or check online for more updates.

South Omaha Medical Associates estara cerrado mañana (02/01/2016 ) por la tormenta ! Dependiendo del clima el miercoles probablemente estaremos abiertos o no. Por favor llámenos o miren aqui para confirmar si estaremos abiertos.


New promise for Type 2 Diabetes

A new study on type 2 diabetes from Newcastle University suggest that people suffering from this disease could be cured if they lost weight. The following is a summary on the article:

“Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas. Losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the life-limiting illness and restore insulin production.

Type 2 diabetes until now, was thought to be chronic. It can lead to blindness, stroke, kidney failure and limb amputation.

But now researchers at Newcastle have shown that the be reversed, even in obese people who have had the condition for a long time.

18 obese people with Type 2 diabetes who were given gastric band surgery and put on a restricted diet for eight weeks were cured of their condition. During the trial the patients, aged between 25 and 65, lost an average of 13 per cent of their body weight. Crucially they also lost 0.6 grams of fat from their pancreas, allowing the organ to secrete normal levels of insulin.

The team is now planning a larger two year study involving 200 people with Glasgow University to check that the findings can be replicated and weight loss can be sustained for two years.”

Click here to read the entire article. Please call us today if you’d like to attend our free diabetes education classes. They are open to anyone not just SOMA patients. 402-731-9100 for any questions. 

Our course consists of:

  • CDE instructor
  • basic information on diabetes
  • simple diets and meal planning
  • exercise recommendations
  • blood sugar meter instructions and how to
  • Spanish translator available

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