One of their seven locations is located at 350 Parnassus Ave #201 in San Francisco. This office has four clinicians on its staff. These are Dr. Ramostse Saunders, Dr. Richard Bermudes, Dr. Ryan Vidrine, and Dr. George Tun. Dr. Richard Bermudes is a psychiatrist and is the chief medical officer of TMS Health Solutions. There are two nearby parking garages patients can use and it is easily accessible on public transportation as well. It is located not very far from the University of California, San Francisco.
Clinical depression is a serious mood disorder which affects many people each year. 14% of Americans will experience an episode of clinical depression at some point in their lives. It can lead to various symptoms such as anxiety, a feeling of worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts. While 60% of those who seek out help can find help talking to a psychiatrist and taking prescriptions for others those therapies are ineffective.
TMS is an innovative therapy which was approved by the FDA in 2008. The side effects of this therapy and minimal and short-lived. Patients have an electromagnetic placed on their head where mood regulation is handled by the brain. This area then receives magnetic pulses which stimulate nerves and depolarize the cortical neurons. Patients are awake during this procedure and can about their day after the session is completed.
At TMS Health Solutions each procedure takes somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes. The therapy lasts for a month to a month and a half. During this time the patient can go to their offices to get their treatment Monday through Friday. Some patients need to go for an additional three weeks during the tapering phase of their treatment.
Most health insurance carriers cover TMS treatments. The major carriers that do so are United Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, Anthem, and Cigna. This covers both the TMS therapy sessions and any medications that may be prescribed.