It’s easy to have fun indoors or outdoors in South Anchorage, thanks in large part to the city’s abundance of shopping centers, restaurants, parks, hiking spots and magnificent scenery. TMS Center of Alaska is proud to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy for the management of depression symptoms in South Anchorage at our convenient treatment center on Abbott Road.
At this center, Dr. Lee Ann Gee and physician assistant Howard Chaitoff teach patients about TMS therapy and its effectiveness in reducing depression symptoms. They help patients who have unresolved symptoms of depression find long-term relief.
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Depression treatment for long-term symptom relief is available in South Anchorage. We can meet with patients at our South Anchorage office to discuss TMS therapy and depression treatment.
An initial consultation allows us to learn about a patient and how their symptoms were previously treated. We ask questions to find out how past depression treatments were performed, if they caused side effects, and if they delivered any symptomatic improvement.
Once our evaluation is complete, we tailor TMS treatments to each patient. TMS involves individualized therapy, so each program is customized based on the patient and their symptoms. We then perform TMS treatment sessions and evaluate patient progress.
South Anchorage TMS treatment requires patients to visit our Abbott Road office five days a week for six weeks. During each visit, a patient receives a 20-minute TMS therapy session.
TMS sessions involve the placement of a magnetic coil on a patient’s head; the coil is placed near the left temple, and it is used to stimulate neural activity in the brain. Electromagnetic pulses are gently sent from the coil to the patient’s brain, to help activate neurons in underactive regions of the brain responsible for depression.
No anesthesia, electrical shocks, or medication is necessary to perform TMS, and there is no downtime after treatment. Some patients may experience a slight headache after the first few TMS treatments; many do not experience any discomfort and use treatment time each day to rest.
BrainsWay is an FDA-approved deep TMS (DTMS) therapy that is cleared to treat depression. BrainsWay is noninvasive and involves 20-minute treatment sessions daily for 6 weeks. With the BrainsWay treatment program, a patient wears a helmet; the helmet features unique coils that stimulate and modulate neural activity in specific areas of the brain targeted for the condition to be treated.
Our South Anchorage TMS treatment center is the leading source of TMS treatment in the city. If you or someone you know is coping with depression but was previously unable to find an effective way to manage symptoms, we encourage you to meet with us at the South Anchorage office to explore TMS treatment options and insurance coverage.
Give us a call at 907-885-6501 for a free consultation or email us at [email protected] to learn more.
As awareness of TMS continues to grow, so does insurance coverage.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
Yes, insurance coverage for TMS is normal under most health insurance companies in the United States.
Please feel free to call us and see if you’re covered by your insurance at 333-333-3333
TMS Center of Alaska accepts MOST PPO Insurance including Tri Care and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield plans to help cover the out of pocket costs for treatment. We also have single case agreements with Optum, MHN, Cigna, and Aetna. We invite you to call for a free telephone consultation to review your insurance benefits and your depression treatment history.
How Much Does TMS Therapy Cost?
If you are interested in paying privately for TMS therapy, we will need to review your history and discuss the costs over a confidential telephone assessment. We can review the various financing and payment plan options if you don’t have insurance coverage for TMS.