Tennessee Ketamine Team
The Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center is affiliated with Anesthesia Medical Group, the largest anesthesia provider group in Tennessee. Our medical doctors provide ketamine infusions with safety and patient comfort as our top priority.
Every patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by an anesthesiologist, who closely oversees their individual care. Our team has significant experience developing highly effective ketamine infusion protocols while minimizing side effects.
Our staff provides support and comfort to patients. We fully explain each procedure so patients know what to expect. Treatment is constantly monitored by a nurse to ensure safety, and an anesthesiologist is always on-site and immediately available.
Dr. Malchow served as an anesthesiologist for 25 years in the armed forces before retiring as a colonel in 2008. He then became an associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he was the first Vanderbilt physician to offer intensive ketamine infusion therapy in 2014. In 2015, he established one of the few ketamine infusion centers (KIC) in the Veteran Health Administration and the only KIC in the U.S. specifically targeting opioid cessation/reduction.
He is an acknowledged U.S. expert on ketamine administration, having presented his extensive experience with ketamine in the veteran population at the American Society of Ketamine Physicians in 2018 and has given multiple lectures regarding the use of ketamine to national audiences in 2021. Dr. Malchow has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves regularly on worldwide medical missions supporting those in need.
Dr. Malchow is honored to serve as the Medical Director for the Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center to provide compassionate and competent care for those suffering from depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and opioid dependence.
Meet Christopher Welch
My journey towards becoming a therapist has been a wild trip. Therapy is a second career for me as I have been practicing as a pharmacist for over 11 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the seed for a future as a therapist was planted when I had a transformational experience in my own therapy.
I remember how powerful it was when my therapist witnessed and validated my story. Through a confluence of many things, I came to realize that my heart was not in the pharmacy profession. I remember the day when my wife asked me the question, “If you could do anything else, what would you do?” I was surprised to hear myself say, “maybe counseling?” Little did I realize that after much time and effort this would come to pass. I provide trauma informed, embodiment focused, compassion driven Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Together, we will seek to create a safe, therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and known. I have been extensively trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and The Ketamine Training Center. Just as my story was witnessed, I am passionate about witnessing your story and would be honored to walk alongside you through the difficult, painful, happy, and joyful times as you continue your journey of healing.