FAQs for Medical Professionals

FAQs for Medical Professionals

Who can I refer for TMS?

Any patient that you have diagnosed with depression (unipolar or bipolar) without psychotic symptoms,  that has a history of poor response to antidepressants or has difficulty tolerating antidepressants and has the ability to remain safe and sufficiently stable for treatment on an outpatient basis.

Patients with the following are not candidates for TMS:

  • Ferromagnetic material anywhere in the head (excluding the mouth) including but not limited to cochlear implants, implanted brain stimulators or electrodes, aneurysm clips and plates or screws
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • History of seizure disorder
  • Active concurrent substance abuse

What information will I be given about my patient’s care?

You will receive a report  detailing the initial assessment of the patient with our psychiatrist’s recommendations regarding TMS therapy, a progress report midway during the treatment and a final report at the completion of the TMS acute phase treatment.

Will my patient’s medications be modified?

Patient’s medications will be reviewed as part of their initial assessment and you will be informed about any recommendation to the medications .

Can I get more information or watch a treatment?

Yes, please call or email with any questions or to schedule an appointment to observe a treatment.

How do I make a referral?

Download a referral form from our website, complete the form and fax it to our office at 18552625309. Patients will be contacted and you will receive a report of the initial consultation.

What should I do if a patient relapses after TMS therapy?

Patients who have responded to TMS therapy will typically respond to another course of treatment. Patients can be referred back to the clinic for assessment and treatment planning.