Thank You for Your Interest in TMS!

Watch this video to learn more about how TMS can help you.

Hi, I’m Doctor Chuck Weber. I’m the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Family Care Center. I want to provide you with some details about a treatment method that we’ve been using since 2016 known as TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Family Care Center. We have delivered more than 70,000 TMS treatments have trained over 120 TMS clinicians on our team. This experience coupled with our constant evaluation of our clinical outcomes and close monitoring of advances in the field ensures that our patients will receive the best care possible.

We primarily use TMS to treat major depressive disorder. However, it is effective in many other conditions to include OCDPTSD, anxiety and autism. TMS has been studied since the 90s and FDA approved in 2008. It is a non invasive, non sedating treatment that’s both effective and long lasting. TMS uses magnetic pulses to target the areas of the brain that regulate mood and those emotions associated with that mood. We’re able to use these magnetic pulses to stimulate parts of the brain linked to depression, or we can soothe the areas of the brain that are connected to OCDPTSD and anxiety. Regular treatments will help the brain lay down new neurons in a positive pathway, often leading to lasting improvements for you.

TMS works really well when we use it with other mental health services such as talk therapy and medication management. The fact is that our comprehensive collaborative care model here at Family Care Center has exceptionally positive results. When patients see us for that talk therapy, medication management and TMS, nearly 90% see a clinically significant positive response in their life.

Hi, my name is Alex Gut. I’m a TMS technician at Family Care Center. I work alongside your psychiatrist and I’m here to support you through your TMS journey. Some people are nervous about what TMS will feel like. The machine produces a clicking sound during treatment, and you should feel a gentle tapping at your head. We offer earplugs, but most people aren’t bothered by the sound or the tapping sensation. They spend their time reading, watching something on their phone, or just chatting with me. Sessions last about 30 minutes. You can drive yourself to and from appointments and return to your daily routine after TMS sessions. On average, patients come to treatment four or five days a week for six weeks. The time commitment can seem like a lot, but it’s important as it leads to remarkable outcomes, helping you regain control of your life and significantly alleviating your mental health symptoms.

One of the most fulfilling parts about being a TMS technician is watching my patients become the people they are meant to be. Throughout treatment, your psychiatrist and I will closely monitor your progress. I really enjoy the transformation I see in my patients. They come in having a really hard time, but they often leave seeing huge improvements, sometimes before even completing the course of treatment. It feels bittersweet to see them go, but it really is the best part of my job.

Now that you know a little bit more about TMS, we invite you to schedule an initial assessment to find out if TMS is right for you. TMS is covered by most insurance plans and we have a dedicated team that’s here to help you navigate the insurance authorization process before starting treatment, so there are no surprises.

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