Interview with David Muise, Field Trip Health
Can you tell us a bit about your business and how it began?
We are a Canadian company founded in Toronto in 2020. We currently have clinics in Fredericton, Toronto, Vancouver, L.A., New York, San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago and Houston.
Tell me about your business? What does your business do?
We are using Ketamine assisted therapy to treat individuals suffering from PTDS, depression, anxiety. We also offer group and couples therapy, and massage at our clinic and will soon be offering other services such as: physiotherapy and chiropractic services.
Tell me a bit about your clientele, who are the people who use, buy or take advantage of your products and services?
The majority of our clients have been veterans and first responders, however we are able to work with anyone who suffers from treatment resistant depression, ptsd, anxiety and trauma.
How many staff do you employ?
We currently employ 12 employees in Fredericton. Three physicians, four therapists, two nurse practitioners, one LPN, massage therapist, medical admin and a clinic manager.
Can you tell me about one of your most rewarding experiences you’ve had while working for the business?
Almost everyday we get to see people’s life change for the better, but its more rewarding when they see that change for themselves.
What are you most proud of in your business?
Helping to make people’s lives better.
Has your business won any awards?
Two years in a row we’ve been recognized as the Top Ketamine company in the world.
What kind of challenges have your experienced in your business and how were you able to overcome them?
Mental health stigma in general, people are not always willing to admit they need help. Also, just the stigma surrounding psychedelic medicine. It is still not widely known about. We are focused on education right now, speaking with physicians and therapists.
What is the biggest risk facing your business or your industry?
Lack of family doctors in Atlantic Canada. Our clients need a referral from their doctor, and what we have noticed is that a lot of our potential clients do not have a doctor and do not have a place to turn to get the help they need.
What is next for your business? Any exciting projects you want to tell us about?
We want to dive in and look for ways to continuously help those who are suffering. We also recognize there are a lot of communities or groups that fact a lot of trauma and could potentially benefit from our program.We will be putting a lot of focus on the indigenous community, LGBTQ, individuals who have suffered from racial trauma, also a big focus will be on the spouses and family of veterans and first responders. Once thing we have recognized is that when one family member is suffering it can impact the whole house.
What is one thing you wish more people knew about your business?
How safe and effective it is.