Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy

Over 350 Million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression can have an impact on many aspects of your life. Relationships, work, finances, and quality of life are heavily affected by depression. Medication can be used to manage the symptoms – however, it is not always the answer. Medication could have intolerable side effects with addition to not being effective.

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, and has found no relief from traditional medication management, contact our office now to find out more information about this alternative, non-invasive treatment modality prevent to successfully treat 1 out of 3 people diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder.

Is TMS Right for me?

  • Standard treatments are not improving your mood or behavior?
  • Psychotherapy has provided little-to-no improvement?
  • Are you on multiple anti-depressants?
  • Are the medications ineffective?

If your answer is yes to any or all of the above, give TMS Therapy a chance.

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Side Effects of TMS & Anti-Depressants

Scalp discomfort during treatment Insomnia
Headache/Migraine
Fatigue
Weight Gain
Nausea
GI Distress
Sexual Dysfunction

What is TMS?

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (RTMS) therapy is a viable alternative treatment to anti-depressant medications. Approved by the FDA, 2008, this non-invasive treatment does not require anesthesia or sedatives. The patient will be awake during the treatment.

No part of the procedure requires any medication. Hence, the patient can go about their day as usual, after the treatment. The therapy simply uses targeted magnetic fields in controlled pulses to stimulate specific nerve cells of the brain, which are involved in the mood control and depression.
Certain regions of the brain become less active while depressed. Providing this magnetic stimulation to the affected areas can help reactivate those regions. This will lead to easing depression symptoms and improve mood. Typical TMS treatment takes between 19-37 minutes, 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks.

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Why TMS?

  • Lesser side-effects.
  • Improved mood and brain activity.
  • Non-invasive treatment.
  • Reactivating nerve cells in the brain.
  • No sedatives or anesthesia used.
  • No medication.
  • Treated in 4-6 weeks.

Our Team

  • Tejinder Saini, MD
  • Olayinka Akinwumiju, MD
  • Candace Thompson, MD
  • Luison Fu, MD
  • Troymun Hawthorne, NCMA (TMS Technician)
  • Tomeka Jackson (TMS Technician)

Our Services

At HealthQuest, P.C. we offer the following services:

  • Therapy

    Including individual, family, group, couples, and marriage therapy.

  • Independent medication evaluations

    For employers and insurance carriers including worker’s compensation, auto insurance carriers, and self-insured employers.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    An effective form of trauma treatment used for individuals who have experienced severe trauma that remains unresolved. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering effects, and allowing patients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

    We provide random urine drug/alcohol screens for individual and group therapy sessions.

  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment

    We prescribe Suboxone for those suffering from opioid addiction. Doctors will provide on-going medication management to ensure appropriate dosage.

  • Full Laboratory Services

    We provide urine drug screens, blood draw, TB testing, and other lab services in our facility.

  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

    We offer IOP treatment for patients who need more intensive therapy services but do not meet the specific criteria for inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization or standard outpatient services.

  • Focus Group

    This is a step down from the Intensive Outpatient Program and offers tools for dealing with anxiety and depression.

  • Service Details

    We accept almost all major insurance providers including TennCare and Medicare.

    We treat both adults and adolescents ages 12 and up.

  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment

    We prescribe Suboxone for those suffering from opioid addiction. Doctors will provide on-going medication management to ensure appropriate dosage.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

The Summits at HealthQuest, P.C. is an Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization facility. Our programs are designed for individuals from the ages of 13 and up who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, but who do not meet specific criteria for inpatient, residential, or standard outpatient services.Treatment is provided in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Services offered are more intensive than traditional outpatient services and are structured to achieve short-term stabilization as well as resolution of immediate problem areas.

Both day and evening program times are offered and most insurance policies are accepted. For those with insurance, transportation can be arranged to and from our facility. A sliding scale is also offered to help eliminate financial barriers for those without insurance.

Goals and Objectives

  • To empower each person to rise above their present limitations
  • To help the individual better understand themselves and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Create positive changes through self-awareness and personal growth
  • Restore balance and hope

Treatment Environment

  • Group setting with peer interaction
  • Professionally facilitated
  • Therapeutic setting
  • Patient centered

Treatment Approaches

  • Expressive therapy – focusing on health and wellness, goal setting, and coping/stress management strategies
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy – focusing on changes needed in thought and behavior patterns
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy – focusing on skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others
  • Solution focused brief therapy – focusing on the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on issues that brought a patient to therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy – focusing on interpersonal communication and expression of feelings
  • Physician directed treatment approach
  • Medication management when required
  • Family and individual therapy as needed

Advantages of Therapy

  • Individualized treatment plan that reflects personal goals and objectives
  • Intense treatment is conducted while the individual continues to go to work or school
  • Multiple professional disciplines work with the patient and family
  • Frequency and length of treatment is determined by the individual’s specific needs
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