TMS Therapy Client Referral Form

If you are interested in offering TMS services at your location, please contact us to discuss on how to collaborate with Achieve TMS.

Achieve TMS values your support and strives to provide top of the line customer service and patient care. To refer a client for TMS therapy, please fill out the referral form below for seamless communication with one of our TMS Specialists. For immediate assistance, please call to speak directly to a TMS Specialist now: 619-344-0258

About TMS Therapy

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is a form of neuromodulation that is uniquely suited to treat patients with TRD (treatment-resistant depression), MDD (major depressive disorder), and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and has higher response rates than antidepressant medications alone. 

TMS can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with a patient’s existing medication and therapy. At Achieve TMS, we always encourage our patients to use TMS as one part of a multi-dimensional mental health plan. TMS is a particularly helpful option for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of medication, or are not getting sufficient relief from medication and/or therapy.

TMS for Depression

For treatment of MDD (major depressive disorder) or TRD (treatment-resistant depression), TMS uses an MRI-strength magnetic coil to send magnetic pulses to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, causing depolarization of neurons that fMRI’s have shown to be underactive in patients with depression in comparison to healthy brains. As these neurons become more active over the course of a 6 week TMS treatment plan, most patients experience better quality of sleep, relief from depression symptoms, and improved ability to regulate mood and handle emotional stress. TMS has a three-week latency period, when the effects of treatment are most notable, and delivers long-lasting results that often give patients years of symptom relief. ( More Information Below)

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TMS for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

For treatment of OCD, TMS sends magnetic pulses to the anterior cingulate cortex, as a means of stimulating the Papez circuit and interrupting the neural loop that traps patients in repetitive thought and compulsion sequences. As these neural circuits become interrupted over the course of a 4 to 6 week TMS treatment plan, these obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors become less and less pronounced and occur with decreasing frequency.

Providers should note that TMS was FDA-cleared to treat OCD in 2018, and most major insurance carriers are still considering coverage on a single case agreement basis. Our insurance specialists are working diligently to expand coverage and advocate on behalf of our patients.

Why Refer to Achieve TMS?

As one of the largest and most experienced TMS providers in the nation, Achieve TMS has completed over 45,000 treatment sessions at our clinic locations in California, Oregon, and Alaska. We are also proud to offer one of the largest rosters of insurance coverage for TMS therapy of any provider in the nation.

Typical Course of Treatment

Although treatment varies by individual and insurance coverage, a typical treatment course consists of:

  • 30–36 treatment sessions
  • Conducted over a 6 week period
  • 5 treatments per week
  • Each treatment session lasts approximately 20 minutes
  • Treatment is not painful, and patients watch television or read during each session
  • Patients can immediately drive, work, and resume everyday activities after each daily treatment 

Benefits

  • FDA Cleared & Proven – FDA-cleared in 2008, 70% of TMS patients experience a significant reduction in depressive symptoms, with 40% of those patients reporting complete remission
  • Peer-Reviewed  – Hundreds of clinical trials have been conducted confirming the efficacy of TMS treatment. To review these studies, visit our References page
  • Minimal Side Effects – No drug-related side effects such as weight gain, drowsiness, nausea, insomnia, or decreased libido. The only side-effect is mild headache, which typically resolves after the first week of treatment, and can be mitigated with an over-the-counter pain reliever

A Collaborative Approach: 

  •  Should your patient qualify for TMS treatment and a release of information is submitted to us, Achieve TMS will inform you of their progress at regular intervals, using their scores on the PHQ-9, QIDS-SR, and GAD-7 scales.
  • Achieve TMS is always on the lookout for highly qualified therapists and counselors to refer our patients to, and we warmly welcome your suggestions.

Questions?

  • Achieve TMS would be happy to speak with you regarding patient referrals or general questions. Contact us here.