We're the Depression Specialists
Our mission is for you to Achieve remission from depression.
Nearly two and a half years ago we set out to provide a new treatment option in mental health care for people with treatment resistant depression in Iowa. Our goal was to improve the lives of our patients through the use of TMS Therapy. Through collaboration with community providers, our dedicated team has provided quality care and given hope to many of our patients and their families. Caring for our patients has been deeply gratifying for us, and we are just getting started!
We are excited to bring our expertise, passion, and energy to Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers, the leading TMS therapy providers in the nation. Together, our medical leadership brings many years of combined experience in providing TMS therapy.
During this unprecedented time, with increasing numbers of people experiencing depression and an ever-growing list of new and previously unimaginable stressors, our combined experience, complemented by Greenbrook’s clinical and technological resources, will allow us to achieve the greatest impact.
While the Achieve TMS Central name will eventually change, we will care for our patients as we always have and will continue to take an active role in mental health education efforts in the communities we serve. You will be able to reach us via the same phone and email methods as before. Our dedication to providing the best mental health treatment is stronger than ever.
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Depression Treatment at Achieve TMS Central
Welcome to Achieve TMS Central, the largest and most experienced deep TMS provider in Iowa. We offer deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS or deep TMS) treatment at multiple locations across the East (New England) and Central (Midwest) United States.
This innovative therapy helps provide relief for those living with depression. Deep TMS is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment that can be the missing piece in your treatment mix. In treating depression, medication alone may not be enough, which is why dTMS therapy may be a suitable addition to your current treatment.
Achieve TMS is the Midwest’s leading TMS therapy provider. If you’re interested in pursuing deep TMS as a treatment for depression, contact us today. We’ll work with you to find out if you are a viable candidate for dTMS treatment, answer your questions, and outline a treatment program for suitable candidates.
What is Deep TMS Therapy?
Deep TMS therapy is an option for patients when prescription medications and psychotherapy alone aren’t providing sufficient help.
How Does Deep TMS Treatment Work?
Deep TMS Therapy (dTMS) is an innovative treatment for depression. Patients can experience effective, long-lasting results from dTMS. This non-invasive treatment is clinically proven to be an excellent alternative, or additional therapy, for traditional depression treatments.
For deep TMS, we use magnetic fields which stimulate nerve cells in the brain, essentially activating the neural circuits in the targeted location. Activating specific areas with dTMS therapy helps improve symptoms of depression. With deep TMS, our qualified technicians place a special coil on your scalp, which provides the magnetic pulses. These coils deliver pulses to a depth of about 4cm, offering treatments to more areas below the skull’s surface.
The technology used in dTMS treatment is quite similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging systems) technology. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed dTMS over twenty years ago. This procedure as a treatment for depression has been widely tested in over 60 clinical trials worldwide. The results of extensive testing prove that deep TMS therapy is both safe and effective.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dTMS for the treatment of depression. FDA-approved depression treatments are administered by Certified Technicians.
How Long Does dTMS Treatment Take?
Patients need to adhere to a schedule for deep TMS therapy to make a difference. The treatment schedule ranges from six to nine weeks, depending on the individual. In as little as a few weeks, patients report noticeable improvement in their symptoms.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a suitable candidate for dTMS treatment, we’ll advise what to expect in terms of how long your treatment will take. The procedure time for each visit is about 30 minutes. In general, patients can anticipate sessions five days a week for the first six weeks. After that, treatments are usually required for two days a week for up to three more weeks.
It may sound like quite a commitment, however, beyond taking the time for your appointments, deep TMS treatment enables you to continue with your day immediately following the procedure. You can drive yourself home, and you can proceed with your usual activities without concern.
Am I Suited for dTMS Treatment?
Traditional treatments for depression generally include antidepressants and psychotherapy. These alone may not be enough. If you’re a candidate for deep TMS therapy, it may enhance depression treatments that you’re already using.
To get a sense of what to expect, we recommend hearing about deep TMS therapy from patients that have already received treatment. Read the candid feedback, stories, and advice from our existing patients and get the information you need before you contact us to see if you qualify for dTMS treatment.
Choose Achieve TMS Central for Your Deep TMS Treatment
Achieve TMS gives patients peace of mind and a treatment option to get control over depression and its symptoms. With our support, individualized approach, and expertise, we can help you improve your mental health. We know the work we do makes a difference in patients’ lives and in addition to hope, we provide them with an answer. To discover more about how Achieve TMS Central can help you, contact us today.
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Our Covid-19 Response
At Achieve TMS Central, it is our priority to keep our patients and employees safe. As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Achieve TMS Central has taken appropriate precautions to address the outbreak. We’re following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are monitoring this situation closely working under the advice of our local, state, and federal officials.
We view our TMS therapy as essential for patients struggling with depression. As such, we continue to be available to care for your needs and provide support during this difficult time. Achieve TMS Central has introduced Telehealth options to facilitate safer client interaction. Free informational sessions are also available by phone or video conferencing. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups are being offered over Telehealth as well.
Check Out Our Latest Blogs and News
On Saturday May 15th, Achieve TMS Central attended the: “Take Care Mental Wellness Fair” hosted by the Merservey Iowa Public Library. Achieve is honored to have had this opportunity to support mental health and mental health initiatives in Iowa with other local mental health providers in the Mason City area. During #MentalHealthAwarnessMonth and all year-round, Achieve is
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On Jan 11, 2021, Dr. Brian Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS East, was interviewed by Renee Dinino on her show “Community Access”. From the article: “Here is Renee’s interview with Dr. Brian Smith, Neurologist, and Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS East. He chats about the rise of depression cases during
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On November 14, 2020, The Natick Report, featured the Grand Opening of our Natick Massachusetts office. To read the article click here. Recap: “Achieve TMS East opens in Natick Center A new depression treatment center called Achieve TMS East held its virtual grand opening this week at 209 West Central St. The facility offers Deep
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“Everything was explained so it was easy to understand. Everyone was caring and made me comfortable when I was scared. I wish this was in Iowa 20 years ago.”