In partnership with

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health
Advanced TMS Clinic, Inc.

Advanced TMS Clinic, Inc. Therapy in San Diego

Depression affects millions of people in the US and around the world.

Also called Major Depressive Disorder and clinical depression, it is a serious disorder that disrupts a person’s ability to feel, think, behave, and engage with others. Many people with depression find relief from their symptoms through a combination of medication and psychotherapy, but these don’t work for everyone. Sometimes, depression persists even after attempts at treatment with several different medications.

Fortunately, advancements in mental health technology have led to transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, a breakthrough treatment that helps alleviate symptoms in countless people with depression and other treatment-resistant mood disorders.

What is TMS?

Does It Work?

How much does it cost?

Meet The Team

In partnership with

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health

What is TMS?

Treating depression where it starts

Medical treatments for depression are usually centered around antidepressants that rely on the systems in your body to deliver relief. NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments go right to the source of depression—your brain.

There are specific areas in your brain that control mood. When synapses in those mood-regulating areas are underactive, connections are broken and depression can result. NeuroStar revitalizes those dormant synapses, “waking up” the brain to function as it was meant to.

PET Scan

If you’ve not found relief from antidepressant medications, NeuroStar might be an option for you.

How soon will you see results?

Many NeuroStar patients start to see improvement within 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. That can include changes in mood, fewer days of depression, and increased desire to engage with other people more often. In fact, your friends and family may notice your results before you do!

Completing the full NeuroStar treatment course gives the best chance for delivering long-lasting relief from depression.

As with any therapy, completion is key. Completing the full 6-week course of NeuroStar treatment gives the best chance for delivering long lasting relief from depression.

How soon will you see results?

Many NeuroStar patients start to see improvement within 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. That can include changes in mood, fewer days of depression, and increased desire to engage with other people more often. In fact, your friends and family may notice your results before you do!

Completing the full NeuroStar treatment course gives the best chance for delivering long-lasting relief from depression.

As with any therapy, completion is key. Completing the full 6-week course of NeuroStar treatment gives the best chance for delivering long lasting relief from depression.

Indication

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode.

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system is intended to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is right for you. Patients’ results may vary.

Does It Work?

A safe and effective treatment for depression

Over 5.6 million NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments have been performed in over 156,000 patients.

A real-world study reported an 83% response rate. This means that 83% of patients that completed their NeuroStar treatment cycle saw measurable improvement in their depression symptoms.**,12

The same real-world study reported a 62% remission rate. This means that 62% of patients that completed their NeuroStar treatment cycle likely wouldn’t be diagnosed with MDD if they were first being evaluated by their doctor.**,12

Whereas the largest prospective clinical trial of major depressive disorder ever conducted, the STAR*D study, showed that likelihood of remission decreases with every subsequent medication.

83% response and 62% remission rates for patients
Medication vs. Neurostar effects on body

Relief without the common side effects of antidepressant medications

NeuroStar is not a drug, “shock” therapy, or surgery. And it doesn’t have any of the common side effects associated with traditional antidepressants.1,9

There is no sedation, anesthesia, or recovery time and for most people the NeuroStar treatment is relaxing. The most common side effect is mild to moderate pain or discomfort at the treatment site that usually subsides within the first week of treatment.16,18

Proven, lasting depression relief

NeuroStar works for people with treatment-resistant depression, and not just while you’re being treated.

NeuroStar is the only TMS treatment that has proven to be effective for a year. 5,8

Long-term post acute treatment chart

TMS: Positive results with data to prove it

In trial after trial, the benefits reported by patients and doctors on NeuroStar TMS therapy show that NeuroStar is safe, effective, low-risk treatment for

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The compilation of these outcomes makes up the largest Outcome Registry2 in the world for any MDD treatment.

Meaning, NeuroStar is proven to be effective and safe—as shown by the clinical data of more than 65 studies.4

  • The world’s largest Outcome Registry** in depression12
  • Results in 30 publications
  • Two randomized, controlled trials
  • One large real-world trial
  • 12-month durability data5,8

With TMS Long-lasting Symptom Relief and Remission are Possible.5,8

Clinical studies also showed a low discontinuation rate of only 5%.9,10

**Outcomes Registry data was published by Sackeim HA, et al. J Affective Disorders, 2020, 277(12):65-74. The outcomes reported represent the subset of study patients for which the CGI-S data was reported before and after an acute course of NeuroStar TMS. Patients were treated under real-world conditions where patients may have been prescribed concomitant depression treatments including medications. “Measurable relief” was defined as a CGI-S score <=3 and “complete remission” was defined as a CGI-S score <=2 at the end of treatment.

How Much Does It Cost?

Does my insurance cover NeuroStar TMS?

NeuroStar is the #1 physician-recommended TMS Therapy for the treatment of mental health issues. It’s a safe, effective treatment that is FDA-cleared and covered by most insurance companies for MDD and MDD with anxious depression. And new payors are frequently adding OCD to their list of covered conditions. If you suffer from OCD, it’s worth asking your insurance company if they cover TMS for OCD treatment.

While every insurance company is different and policy details can vary, most major insurance companies will cover or reimburse for NeuroStar Advanced Treatment therapy if:

MDD, or MDD with Anxious Depression

  • You’re an adult who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Your depression has not been relieved by at least 2 antidepressant medications (some insurance companies require up to 4 failed medications)

MDD, or MDD with Anxious Depression

  • You’re an adult who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Your depression has not been relieved by at least 2 antidepressant medications (some insurance companies require up to 4 failed medications)

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • You’re an adult who has been diagnosed with OCD
  • You may be covered if your symptoms haven’t been relieved by at least 2 medications and psychotherapy hasn’t worked

Which insurance companies cover NeuroStar?

The following major insurance providers cover NeuroStar:

Each insurance company will have its own eligibility requirements and coverage policies. Please check with your insurance provider to explain benefits and plan limitations.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost?

Typically, you will be responsible for a co-pay at each NeuroStar treatment session. Out-of-pocket copay costs will vary depending on your insurance provider and plan.

NeuroStar also partners with organizations including CareCredit and Advance Care to provide financing options for patients whose treatment is not covered by insurance, as well as managing co-pays, deductibles, and full cash-pay.

How much does TMS cost with full cash-pay?

10 TMS Treatments cost $1,500. Payment upfront. Any unused treatments will be credited. A typical course is 30 treatments with a total cost of $4,500

Meet The Team

Jeff Landon,
Jeff Landon,PA-C, CAQ-Psy

Jeff Landon, PA-C, CAQ-Psy has over 10 years’ experience in treating patients with psychiatric & behavioral disorders. He is affiliated with both Paradise Valley and Alvarado Hospitals. He has experience treating a wide array of psychiatric disorders, addiction. He also has experience in: Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Pain Management.

Jeff received his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University in 2013. He has been employed at the: University Neuropsychiatric Institute in Salt Lake City, UT and Pacific Medical Care/Pacific Bay Recovery in San Diego, CA. He is currently employed at Pacific Health Systems in San Diego, CA working in Psychiatry.

Prakash Bhatia,
Prakash Bhatia,MD, PhD

Prakash Bhatia, MD, PhD has more than 20 years’ experience in the treatment of patients with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders along with the most severe forms of depression and anxiety disorders. He is the Medical Director of Psychiatry at both Paradise Valley and Alvarado Hospitals where he has assumed leadership roles in bringing the best evidence based treatment to those with the most severe symptoms. Dr. Bhatia enjoys helping those who suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, addictions and a wide range of conditions that allow him to utilize his extensive experience in Psychiatric procedures such as TMS and Spravato (ketamine).

Dr. Bhatia completed medical school both MD, PhD in Neuroscience at: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, residency at Washington University School of Medicine, and a fellowship at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. He is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He believes in treating the whole person, providing the best cost-effective mental health services and treats all patients with compassion and the utmost care.

Jenna Gomez,
Jenna Gomez,Medical Assistant
Jenna Gomez, Medical Assistant has 9 years’ experience in healthcare. She has 4 years of experience specifically in Psychiatry. She has been certified as a TMS Treater for 4 years. She received her Medical Assistant Certification from PIMA Medical Institute in 2014.
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