Dr. Richard Bermudes established TMS Health Solutions in 2007. Its headquarters are at Union Square, San Francisco with offices at Roseville, Oakland, and Sacramento. TMS Health Solutions comprises of a team of staff and clinicians who have committed their lives to education, research and medicating individuals with mental health conditions. Their passion is especially on helping people with treatment-resistant depression by offering some of the most advanced therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Insurance Advocacy and Coverage
TMS Health Solutions mission revolves around making psychiatric treatment accessible to everyone including TMS therapy. Currently, most health insurance plans cover TMS therapy, and the organization continues to work on a patient-by-patient basis advocating for the coverage of all patients seeking treatment. TMS Health Solutions help patients get financial assistance in case insurance coverage is not available for TMS or approved.
TMS Health Solutions collaborates with patients’ primary care providers, psychiatrist, and therapists to ensure that the patients get the best achievable outcome. They create a treatment plan for the patients to ensure alignment of treatment expectations by conferring with their referring clinicians to gather records and information. They get regular updates from the referring clinicians on the patients’ progress as the treatment progresses. At the end of the TMS treatment series, the organization offers a final report for the referring physician and as needed check with the patient.
Why TMS Health Solutions Stands Out
TMS Health Solutions stand out by offering the TMS therapy in the treatment of mental health disorders. This therapy has proved to provide efficient, FDA-cleared, non-invasive alternatives to the traditional medications. Clinical research indicates that one in two patients under TMS treatment had a 50% reduction in their symptoms and after six weeks treatment 33% of them had no signs were in remission or had no symptoms of depression.
Although TMS treatment may not eradicate the need to continue taking the antidepressant medication, it can reduce the number of drugs needed thereby minimizing the side effects associated with the antidepressants. TMS does not cause the side effects associated with antidepressant medications like sexual dysfunction, drowsiness, stomach upset, dizziness and weight gain because it uses magnetic pulses that precisely target the brain.
TMS therapy requires no sedation or surgery of any kind as it is administered in an outpatient setting. Each session lasts for about 30-60 minutes, and patients are eligible to drive immediately after. Sessions continue for four to six months in a typical treatment plan.