About Us

Ketamine Infusion Specialists Serving the St. Louis Region

Improving Quality of Life, One Patient at a Time

As the only ketamine infusion clinic in the St. Louis metropolitan area, WeCare is dedicated to easing the physical and mental suffering of our neighbors who have exhausted all other forms of treatment. We’re focused on an intercollaborative approach, developing customized care plans for your condition and working with your medical team to find the most effective combination of IV ketamine infusion therapy, talk and physical therapy, and traditional medications to deliver a reprieve from your suffering sooner than later.

Our mission:

  • To provide relief to people suffering from treatment-resistant pain syndromes and mood disorders.
  • To create and deliver a high-quality, individualized, comprehensive, and cost-effective treatment plan, utilizing ketamine therapy, in a safe and comfortable environment free from stigma.
  • To actively listen to our clients and interact with them in a respectful and compassionate manner.
  • To serve as experts in the administration of IV ketamine therapy and work in a collaborative manner with existing care providers.

Meet Our Team

Wynndel Buenger, MD

WeCare Medical Director

“When I meet with my patients, my ultimate goal is to explain what is causing their pain and then provide them with recommended treatment options. As a physician, I strive to remain up-to-date on the latest medical procedures and medications that can help my patients return to normal function. I look forward to playing an integral part in your overall health.”

Kevin Stein, DNAP, CRNA, APRN

WeCare Practice Manager

Kevin Stein, DNAP is one of the leading ketamine experts in St. Louis and administers ketamine infusions at our clinic in Maryville, IL. He works closely with mental health providers and pain management specialists across the region to develop, deliver and evaluate treatment plans that are specifically tailored to each patient.  

Following completion of his BSN at the University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Stein worked in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL before enrolling in the nurse anesthesia program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). After graduating from SIUE in 2008, Dr. Stein worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for Anesthesia Associates of Belleville. He began teaching at SIUE in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization. Dr. Stein completed his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in 2017. He was recognized as one of Illinois’ 40 Under Forty Emerging Nurse Leaders in 2017 and received the Teaching Excellence award at SIUE in 2018 for his dedication to teaching and commitment to excellence. March of Dimes named Dr. Stein Nurse of the Year in 2020.

Tracy Vandyke, RN

WeCare Infusion Nurse

When patients seek treatment at WeCare, they not only receive infusions expertly administered by infusion nurse Tracy Vandyke, they receive the highest level of care and empathy from someone who understands how unbearable chronic pain can be. Four years ago, Vandyke suffered injuries in a serious motor vehicle accident – the pain she endured after the accident and during recovery motivated her to help others who cannot find the relief they desperately need to improve their quality of life.

Vandyke began her healthcare career as a phlebotomist for both hospitals and diagnostic centers. As someone with a self-proclaimed fear of needles who endured iron infusions and blood transfusions herself, Vandyke became extremely skilled at gaining IV access with minimal discomfort. While attending Lewis and Clark Community College’s nursing program, Vandyke served as a patient care tech, unit secretary and telemetry tech, and after her graduation in 2015, began working as an RN in hospital emergency departments. Vandyke currently cares for medically complex pediatric patients in addition to her role at WeCare.

Vandyke holds BLS, ACLS, PALS, and TNCC certifications and is a trained SANE Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner).