TMS Health Solutions is a Bay Area business in the healthcare industry. It is staffed with clinicians and their supporting staff who educate people about mental health conditions. They also do research in this field and treat those who have issues such as clinical depression. Their Oakland office is located at 3300 Webster Street, Suite #402. They have six other locations scattered around the Bay Area as well.
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. This type of therapy is used on those whose condition doesn’t respond to conventional treatments for clinical depression like medication and/or talk therapy. TMS therapy is an alternative that involves an electromagnetic coil being placed just above the patient’s forehead. It sends a magnetic pulse into a region of the brain that has been identified as being involved with mood control, including depression.
TMS therapy is performed on patients in a series of treatments that generally last between four to eight weeks. It’s noninvasive so it doesn’t require any surgery or implants to work. It is considered a safe and effective treatment that serves as an alternative when regular ways to treat depression are ineffective. The common side effects, which clear up soon after the procedure is over, include lightheadedness, headaches, some discomfort where the magnetic coil was placed, and twitching of facial muscles.
TMS Health Solutions was founded by a psychiatrist named Dr. Richard Bermudes. He is board certified for both family medicine and adult psychiatry. He has 20 years of experience in the industry and established TMS Health Solutions in 2007. He serves as the medical director of the company and has years of experience with TMS therapy in particular.
Helping many patients in the Oakland community, TMS Health Solutions offers real solutions to those who have mental health conditions. The Oakland location has four clinicians on staff, including Dr. Richard Bermudes. The other clinicians are Dr. Jack Gillean, Dr. Natasha Wallace, and Dr. Joshua Kuluva. They have a parking garage at 3300 Webster St. as well as metered street parking in the area. The can also be reached by public transportation. This includes three AC Transit lines; 851, 651, and 5aA. There are also free Alta Bates Shuttles that go back and forth to the MacArthur Bart Station. These are shuttle 3 and shuttle 4 which go to Merrit Pavilion.