What to Expect
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On your scheduled consultation appointment, we will discuss what is troubling you and whether TMS is an appropriate treatment option for you. At that time, we will review your treatment history as well as additional details of what TMS Therapy can offer you. We will review what to expect throughout TMS Therapy treatment sessions. We offer, both, benefits investigation and authorizations from all the major insurance providers as well as self-pay financing plans. Regardless of which payment option you align with, once you commit to the TMS Therapy treatment plan, we will schedule you immediately for all your treatment session appointments.
At the first treatment appointment we will determine the optimal placement and strength of the magnetic field. Each subsequent treatment will last 37 minutes during which you will be awake and alert. The magnetic pulses make a loud clicking sound and feel like a tapping on the scalp but do not result in more than mild discomfort. If you wish, you can watch television or listen to music during the TMS session.
After the daily treatment you can drive and resume your normal activity. TMS is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, and has no systemic effects. Typical TMS side effects are transient and mild irritation or discomfort at the treatment site and headache.
The usual course of treatment for depression involves 37 minutes per daily sessions, 5 days a week, for 4 to 6 weeks, although this can vary depending on your response. As you progress through your treatment, we will regularly assess with you your status and determine with you the eventual number of treatments. You will have ongoing dialog with your TMS Provider and Coordinator regarding your progress throughout your treatment sessions.
Insurance Payers for Arizona:
- BC/BS of AZ
- FEHB – Fed Blue
- Health Net