Wasilla is the sixth-largest city in Alaska and part of the greater Anchorage metropolitan area, providing recreation and support to workers further up north. A historically entrepreneurial city, Wasilla briefly gained international attention in the 2008 presidential elections, as the mayoral seat of Sarah Palin before she became Governor of Alaska. Today, Wasilla remains a cozy city of about 10,000 people, complete with a city-owned airport and a park.
Small as it may be, Wasilla is intertwined with its southern neighbor Anchorage. This makes it a prime location for a TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS facility, dedicated to helping residents overcome depression when medication trials fail. Achieve TMS has treated over 800 patients, and reduced depression on average by 49%.
Depression is a big issue in Alaska. Due in part to seasonal affective disorder, depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts tend to be more frequent in colder climes, and Alaska is no exception. The TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS center in Wasilla is dedicated to helping ward off depression and its dangerous consequences.
TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to help patients tackle depressive symptoms. Uniquely designed to stimulate neural activity in the prefrontal cortex, this localized non invasive procedure is FDA-approved, and completely safe, with no harmful side effects.
Our TMS therapy in Wasilla involves gentle magnetic pulses, applied to the brain via a treatment coil. Patients sit in a comfortable chair for about half an hour, while a coil delivers these magnetic pulses into the prefrontal cortex. The pulses only penetrate the brain about 2-3 centimeters (an inch), and have roughly the same strength as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. The normal treatment course is once a day, five times a week, over the course of 4-6 weeks.
TMS addresses depression by targeting the portion of the brain responsible for mood regulation. The goal is to increase neural activity and blood flow.
Treatment begins with a mapping of the brain to pinpoint where the treatment needs to be applied. Once mapping is complete, the patient sits in a reclined position and relaxes as magnetic pulses are delivered. Anesthesia is not necessary, and it is preferable that the patient stays awake during the treatment to provide feedback on how it feels, so the technician can make changes to the treatment if necessary.
It normally takes several weeks for the treatment’s desired effect to become apparent. Towards the end of the treatment course, most patients feel better – over half of patients who use TMS report complete remission of depressive symptoms, and most feel significantly better. Our center for TMS therapy in Wasilla is ready to help the Alaska community with overcoming depression.
The Wasilla TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS is now offering medication management alongside TMS treatment! Medication Management is offered to patients ages 18 and over who are suffering from mood disorders including uni-polar and bi-polar depression and generalized anxiety. Our team features seasoned professionals who understand best practice treatment options for helping patients overcome these conditions.
Please call to set up a med management appointment: (222) 222-2222
Local Alaska Medical Providers:
– Robert Long, MD
– Tracey Wiese, FNP-BC PMHNP-BC
– Howard Chaitoff, PA
– Kathleen Matthews, NP
TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS is the largest local provider of TMS therapy in Wasilla and the rest of the lower 48 for the treatment for depression. Stop the despair. Take the next step. Regain joy.
Give us a call at 222-222-2222 for a free consultation or email us at email@example.com 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 by Achieve TMS 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 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.