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 delivered over 30,000 treatments, and reduced depression on average by 49%.
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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. TMS Center of Alaska 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.
NeuroStar is an established leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and was FDA cleared for treatment of depression in 2008. To date more than 1.5 million Neurostar treatments have been delivered to over 60,000 patients. The NeuroStar system uses a highly focused pulsed magnetic field to stimulate cortical neurons, stimulating blood flow, glucose metabolism and neurotransmitter release. A new high performance contoured coil delivers precision therapy via a customized patient-specific fit, contact sensing and a 3-D laser positioning system.
NeuroStar treatment can be delivered in 19 minutes or less per day with no systemic side effects and durability reported over 12 months.
BrainsWay’s Deep TMS
BrainsWay’s Deep TMS treatment is an innovative and effective treatment option for depression. BrainsWay’s depression treatment uses Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) to safely and effectively target areas of the brain associated with MDD during 20 min treatment sessions. During each session you are comfortably seated on a chair and a cushioned helmet is placed over your head. The helmet uses magnetic fields to stimulate the targeted area.
Unlike other depression treatments available, Deep TMS is effective, even in treatment resistant depression. The safety and efficacy of depression therapy with BrainsWay’s device have been demonstrated extensively in clinical trials.
With short 20 minutes sessions, and no systemic side effects, you can fit Deep TMS into your schedule and live life to the fullest again.
TMS Center of Alaska by Achieve TMS is the most trusted 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 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.