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Our vision is to bring this life-changing treatment to as many people as possible who need new hope for healing and wellness. We also have a vision of a world where the stigma attached to mental health and chronic pain is alleviated, and we hope to do our part in accomplishing this goal.
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West Texas native, Tamara (Tammy) Vaught has 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. She loves her profession as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and has recently become double boarded as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). After four years of working with mental health patients at Ketamine Clinic of West Texas, it became apparent that there were additional needs in the community for a more diverse practice that could serve the people of West Texas more completely in their mental health needs. Tammy is excited about taking her expertise down a new avenue by providing a much-needed service to West Texas.
In her off time, Tammy loves spending time with her family. Whether it be at home with her husband and two kids or hitting the road on vacation with extended family or friends, Tammy loves to connect with people and values experiencing life.
- RN & Associate of Applied Science: Angelo State University 1998
- Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing: University of Phoenix 2001
- Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia: Oakland University 2008
- Post-master’s certificate – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: University of Cincinnati 2021
Tammy worked 8 years as an RN; most of that time was spent at Beaumont Health Systems in Royal Oak, Michigan as an Emergency Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse. She entered Oakland’s graduate program in 2006 and graduated in 2008. She has been a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 13 years. Tammy has provided thousands of anesthetics for patients of all ages and health status’, and for a wide variety of medical specialties. In January of 2020, she decided to pursue a second master’s degree and graduated in August 2021 as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
“I have always been passionate about mental health and have enjoyed learning about how to improve my own life and personal interactions by optimizing the way my brain works for me. I opened my clinic in 2017 with the hopes of helping a friend for whom traditional treatment modalities had failed. I was dissatisfied by the often ineffective “available” treatment options, many of which come with burdensome side effects when attempting to treat treatment resistant disorders. It became my mission to seek out additional, novel treatment options which led to my interest in IV ketamine administration. It often produces robust, rapid effects and lacks the dreaded side effects between treatments. I have seen remarkable results with ketamine infusions in my clinic and it is exciting to be able to offer this amazing treatment option”.
Amy is an RN of 26 years and brings a passion for nursing the physical and wellness needs of our clients to our clinic. She studied at Texas Tech University and graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1993. The majority of her career has been spent in the ICU, but she also has experience in PACU, Public Health, and Home Health. Amy held a Critical Care Speciality Certification during her years in the ICU, has held a Gerontology Certification since 1996, and is ACLS certified. Her own weight loss journey has inspired her to learn more about nutrition and nutraceutical support.
From Amy: “My personal wellness journey continues so I know first hand how important genuine support is and I would be honored to be that for you.”
She is married to the love of her life who is in full time ministry. They have two beautiful teenage girls who keep them crazy busy and on their toes! Amy loves to travel, cook, serve in her church and community, and have an entrepreneurial spirit. She feels that she is “blessed beyond measure” and believes that nursing is her call to ministry.
What Is A CRNA?
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are master’s prepared advanced practice nurses who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. Nurse Anesthetists complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing, work in an intensive care unit for an average of 3 years and then complete a Master’s program between 2.5-3 years in length. CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure. At Ketamine Clinic of West Texas, we work with your referring physician to come up with a treatment plan that suits your needs and encourages follow-up between you and your physician.