One of the most important outpatient psychiatry groups, TMS Health Solutions offers an alternative for patients who do not respond to medication for mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and more.
TMS Health Solutions is the main provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a drug-free, non-continual therapy that is dispensed on an outpatient basis in a physician’s office.
Dr. Richard Bermudes, Chief Medical Officer, founded TMS Health Solutions in 2007. He was involved in the formulation of TMS therapy insurance policies and performed as a founding board member and president of the Clinical TMS Society.
The device, which is handheld, releases electromagnetic pulses to the prefrontal lobe to intensify a patients’ nerve cells to improve the symptoms of depression.
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The procedure involves no needles, shots, anesthesia, surgeries or sedation. The patient sits in a chair for the therapy which goes on for between 30 and 60 minutes. Patients can go back to their usual activities and interests without delay after the completion of therapy.
TMS therapy was cleared by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008.
The suggested treatment plan is four to six weeks of daily TMS sessions at a cost of between $5,000 to $7,000. TMS Health Solutions accepts insurance plans that include Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, MHN, TriWest, UnitedHealthcare, and more.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 14 to 17 percent of adults will feel the effects of clinical depression and more than 40 percent of those may not find a solution through medication.
As an alternative treatment, research studies found one in two patients with TMS witnessed a 50 percent decline in their symptoms, and one in three patients become free of depression symptoms completely.
In October 2017, Dr. Bermudes, along with Karl Lanocha, MD, TMS Health Solution’s Director of Education and Philip Janicak, MD, Director of TMS at Edward/Elmhurst Healthcare published a book that makes it easier to understand TMS and how to make use of the treatment.
The book, “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice,” also takes account of how TMS can be utilized with psychotherapy and pharmacology to improve results.
The book, which was published by the American Psychiatric Association Publishing, also tackles developing research on TMS and its probable handling of other conditions such as PTSD, OCD and Mild Alzheimer’s disease.