Dr. Carol Jugan
Dr. Carol Jugan completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete residencies in both Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. She is a board certified anesthesiologist and has been a practicing anesthesiologist in Western Michigan since 2007. Dr. Jugan has extensive experience administering ketamine with both her inpatient and outpatient anesthesia practice and as co-owner of Michigan Progressive Health Grand Rapids. She has seen the benefits this therapy can provide to those suffering from chronic pain and mood disorders as part of a multimodal approach to treatment.
Celeste Kreger, MSN, CRNA
Celeste Kreger is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She received her BSN from Ferris State University and her MSN from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to graduate study her 5 years of nursing experience included general medical, post anesthesia care and critical care. Celeste has been published in Nursing Journal, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and Nursing Management.
Celeste and Dr. Jugan have worked together for over ten years providing anesthesia to patients. Their mutual goal of providing outstanding care and compassion for all patients led to the desire to work together in caring for patients who could benefit from Ketamine therapy. Celeste’s background as a bedside nurse and as an anesthesia nurse have provided her with a unique perspective on caring for patients.
In addition to working with Thrive Center for Health, Celeste also provides anesthesia in outpatient and office-based settings.
Kim, is our staff RN at Thrive Center for Health. Kim received her nursing degree from Ferris State University. She has worked in multiple patient care areas including home care, intensive care, emergency room, circulating nurse in the operating room, pain management nurse, and post anesthesia care unit. She brings over 25 years of nursing experience to the Thrive team. She is very passionate about the successful treatment of mood disorders as well as restoring quality of life to those suffering with chronic pain syndromes.
Katelyn, Administrative Assistant
Katelyn, is our administrative assistant at Thrive Center for Health. Katelyn did attend Western Michigan University, initially focusing on speech pathology, later changing her major to family studies, she is still focusing on continuing her education. Her bubbly personality and contagious smile is usually the first thing you see when you enter our office. She is always here for our patients to share compassion, optimism, and kindness. She is a passionate advocate within the mental health community, and strives to support and uplift those who struggle with mental health or chronic pain.