Upside Health at The Miletic Center is an important addition to traditional psychiatric and neuroscience treatment protocols. The Miletic Center has long been trusted for its evidence based, integrative approach to brain-body-mind health. Now, adding Ketamine to the treatment options, we are able to bring substantial new relief to our patients. In our practice Ketamine is most often used for those struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma based illness. For more about The Miletic Center, click here.
Michael J. Miletic, M.D. NeuroPsychiatrist
Dr. Michael Miletic is a former Olympic athlete and a prominent physician specializing in clinical neuroscience and metabolic medicine. Dr. Miletic evaluates the brain, mind, and body and brings the latest science and evidence-based treatments to optimize your health. Specializing in athletes, executives, and adolescents looking to reach their full potential.
Dr. Miletic’s comprehensive training and evidence-based research have enabled him to understand something many healthcare providers do not: that approaches that treat the body without addressing the mind are limited in their effectiveness. Getting to know you, your life experiences, and the way you think and feel is thus a critical aspect of the care you receive from Dr. Miletic.
“Real progress depends on finding the “Why” at the foundation of our behaviors and challenges. Most people treat symptoms, but I see symptoms as clues to the broader issues that, if addressed, can bring out new levels of energy, connection, focus and achievement. I partner with my patients, meeting them where they are, and setting goals they can achieve with the help of my team. In my practice, you are an active participant in your health and growth.”
Dr. Miletic developed “The Miletic Method” as a new model of mental health treatment, brain functioning, performance, longevity, and health. The model consists of looking at the brain/body as a series of interrelated bidirectional systems influencing and influenced by each other in ways specific to each patient. Understanding the intricacies of this allows us to approach each patient in an individualized way. The method then involves integrating all of the physical measures through history taking and specialized lab tests with psychology and neuroscience in a way that provides a new understanding of mental states and psychiatric diagnoses.
Based on an initial assessment of your physical and mental health and your personal health goals, Dr. Miletic will provide a personalized treatment plan. As he monitors your body’s response to this plan, he will adapt and optimize treatment until the desired results are achieved.
Dr. Miletic earned his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario Medical School and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Detroit Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Neurology and Metabolic Medicine. He is also certified in Psychoanalysis and serves as an Advanced Fellow in Metabolic Medicine.
Kimberlee Erison, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner and Program Coordinator
Kim Erison is central to our Ketamine Infusion program, working with Dr. Miletic. Kim received her Doctoral Degree in Nursing from University of Michigan, her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wayne State University and her Nursing degree from Oakland University. She has worked in hospital emergency and clinical outpatient settings for many years, including Henry Ford Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.
Kim’s approach to patient care: “I am deeply passionate about helping others be well, not just in body, but in brain, mind, and spirit too, because truthfully, if all aspects are not well or in balance, how can a person truly have wellness? I believe a key component in helping patients be well is by building an honest partnership with my patients where we work in tandem to achieve their optimal wellness.”
Kim’s thoughts about Ketamine: “Many studies have shown the incredible benefits of low dose Ketamine as an adjunct treatment for those suffering from TRD, PTSD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Suicidality. Having the opportunity to utilize this treatment modality with our patients has been phenomenal! Our patients have trusted me to help them and be at their side during some of the most vulnerable moments in their treatment process. Witnessing their individual improvements towards wellness has been profoundly rewarding.”
How Kim works with her patients: “Throughout the entire Ketamine therapy process, it is my goal to ensure each of our patient’s feels safe, comfortable, cared for, and protected. In order to ensure their safety and comfort, I stay up to date on the current evidence for ketamine therapy, I work with each person individually to define goals and intentions, and I remain with them for the entire duration of their infusion. I personally believe staying at our patient’s side during the entire process is the best way to monitor their vitals, watch their individual response, know if their dose needs titrating up or down, and I am able to provide our patients with comfort or a hand to hold in the event they need it. I collaborate with Dr. Miletic for each individual patient to certify there are no contraindications for ketamine therapy, and to ensure our patients are able to receive the most advantageous integration and psychotherapy experience with Dr. Miletic.”
You’ll meet with Kim for your preliminary consultation, to discuss the therapy options and to ensure you are a good candidate for treatment.
Julie C. Moreno, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC
Mental Health Therapist & Integration Specialist
Julie Moreno is a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor who works closely with Dr. Miletic to provide expert guidance to clients as they explore their potential at The Miletic Center. Dr. Moreno brings a wide array of experience counseling individuals managing depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions, substance use issues, and grief and bereavement. Dr. Moreno received her doctorate in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation counseling from Wayne State University and is also a board certified art therapist. Throughout her career, she has worked in outpatient medical settings and mental health agencies including those affiliated with Michigan Medicine and Wayne State University.
Dr. Moreno describes her treatment philosophy: “I strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment in which together, we can explore your needs and goals. In sessions, I will treat you with respect, being non-judgmental and supportive as we explore and address the
challenges you may be facing. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic forms of counseling and you and I will collaborate to determine a path to meet your individual needs and hopes”.
Dr. Moreno was drawn to The Miletic Center by its philosophy of working with the whole person; brain, body, and mind via a personalized, evidence based approach in order to achieve long lasting results. She supports clients’ mental health needs during Ketamine Infusion Therapy as well as other physical and mental health services provided at The Miletic Center.
Upside Health at The Miletic Center is an important addition to traditional psychiatric and neuroscience treatment protocols.