In 2011, Calabasas Behavioral Health (CBH) was among the pioneers of private psychiatric practices in California to offer TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an FDA-cleared, innovative outpatient treatment for patients whose depression has not responded to psychotherapy and multiple medication trials. At that time, TMS was not well known and was not covered by insurance. Now, after nearly ten years of excellent clinical outcomes and safety data, TMS has become an important tool in treating psychiatric illness and is covered by most insurance plans. CBH has become the most experienced provider of dTMS (deep transcranial magnetic stimulation) in the western San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.
As health care professionals’ and the public’s awareness of the benefits of TMS have grown, so too has the demand for services. The Calabasas team has seen wonderful results for patients who have undergone the procedure. There is now a higher demand for TMS than ever before, but there are very few places in the West Valley that offer it.
As a result, the busy and successful Calabasas TMS Center has joined forces with Achieve TMS, the nation’s largest and most experienced deep TMS provider, to establish Achieve TMS-LA. Achieve TMS-LA will focus on the development of new centers in the greater Los Angeles region. “Our joint venture allows us to implement the newest innovations in the rapidly growing field of TMS and neuromodulation. Working with the Medical Directors of Achieve TMS, Manish Sheth, M.D. and Shashita Inamdar, M.D., and Senior Medical Advisor, Oscar Morales, M.D., Director of the McLean Hospital TMS Center at Harvard University, we will be opening several new offices this year, beginning with Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. Our Simi Valley center opens in January with Dr. Matt Markis offering medication management and TMS services at that location, as well as at the Calabasas office,” said Mindy Werner- Crohn MD, medical director of both Achieve TMS LA and Calabasas Behavioral Health.
Calabasas Behavioral Health continues to offer multi-disciplinary medication management and psychotherapy services and Calabasas TMS is now operating under the Achieve TMS-LA banner.
With several additional locations planned for the greater LA area in 2018, Achieve TMS- LA will be able to provide more resources to continuing to maintain the highest level of care and dedication to quality TMS, psychiatric and psychotherapy services for patients in this region.