Achieve TMS is one of the nation’s most trusted TMS therapy providers for depression. We’ve delivered over 450,000 treatments to 11,000 patients, with a response rate of 70%. Over 40% of patients experience NO depression symptoms whatsoever after completing treatment. Our commitment to patient results and excellence is a product of our team.
Today, we shine the spotlight on Dr. Heather Kurera. Dr. Kurera is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and her career began as an active-duty officer in the U.S. Navy. After a tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Kurera returned to the states and completed her residency training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
We interviewed Dr. Kurera on what drew her to TMS treatment and why she recommends TMS therapy to patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, and other conditions.
What is one personal or fun fact about you that patients would enjoy getting to know?
I enjoy reading books, binge watching TV shows and spending time with my family. I have a dog named Khaleesi and a cat named Bob.
What inspired you to become a healthcare professional within the mental health space?
I was always interested in mental health and majored in Psychology in college. I initially wanted to be a psychologist, but as I took more science classes I became interested in going to medical school to become a psychiatrist so that I could treat mental illnesses using other modalities.
What drew you to TMS treatment and working with TMS patients?
I was interested in finding another way to treat patients who weren’t fully responding to medications.
What do you find most rewarding about working with TMS patients?
I enjoy seeing my TMS patients regularly when they come in for their daily appointments. I enjoy seeing them improve fairly rapidly and significantly from their depression.
Why should a patient choose TMS over other treatments for depression, anxiety, and OCD?
TMS is a good fit for patients looking for a treatment with minimal side effects and good results.
What recommendations would you make to a patient thinking about trying TMS treatment for the first time?
Look at the Achieve TMS website for more information, there is no down side to booking a consultation appointment to have some of your questions answered and to explore this treatment further.