Completely unprecedented, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the functioning of our daily lives. As a result, the potential for mental health problems is at a higher level than usual.
At Achieve TMS Central, we understand the many challenges this global crisis is presenting, and are readily available to assist those suffering from the effects of Depression during this time. While the COVID outbreak continues to affect many facets of our lives, society is having to collectively adjust our methods of communication.
Achieve TMS Central is introducing Telehealth options to facilitate safer client interaction. Free informational sessions are available by phone or video conferencing. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups are being offered via Telehealth as well. These HIPAA-compliant telemedicine appointments are available to both new and existing Achieve TMS Central patients, and will run through the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Achieve TMS Central can initiate the insurance approval process with information obtained from these appointments. For more information about our telemedicine options, or to book an appointment with Achieve TMS Central, please call us today at (866) 598-6287
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How dTMS Treatment Works
Achieve TMS Central sites utilize Brainsway™ FDA approved H-Coil technology to provide deep TMS (dTMS) treatment. The H-coils send short electromagnetic pulses to the brain to stimulate the limbic system — the part of the brain responsible for depression, mood symptoms, and executive functioning.
TMS strengthens circuits in the prefrontal cortex thereby changing the chemistry and the electrical conduction of the neurons — providing long-term relief and remission of depression symptoms.
This non-invasive depression therapy has minimal side effects for the treatment of major depressive disorders.
Here’s what you can expect during a standard treatment session:
- You’ll sit in a comfortable chair in a private room
- A TMS technician will place the Brainsway™ dTMS helmet on top of your head
- The TMS device delivers very short bursts of magnetic pulses, similar to an MRI
- Total treatment time is about 20-30 minutes
- Once done, you can drive yourself home or go back to work
In a long-term study of patients undergoing TMS therapy, 68% showed a positive response, and 45% were in remission after a year following treatment. 
Achieve TMS Central Doctors and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
One of America’s Leading Providers of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or dTMS
At Achieve TMS Central, we believe that treating depression starts with the right team. Our board-certified psychiatrists and dTMS technicians are the leaders in this next-generation technology as an alternative treatment for depression. We’re glad you found us, because we can help.
Ahmar Butt, M.D.
Dr. Ahmar Butt, MD is an adult and child psychiatrist. He completed his Residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Richmond Hill, New York (General/Adult Psychiatry). He completed his Fellowship at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ school of Medicine, Hempstead, New York (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).
Judith Hager, BSN, MSN, APRN FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Judith Hager, BSN, MSN, APRN FNP-C (certified Family Nurse Practitioner) and PMHNP-BC (board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Substance Abuse Subspecialty) education. As a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Substance Abuse subspecialty training she can focus on medical as well as the psychological aspects contributing to addiction and other life challenges.
Brian Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS Central. He is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center.
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
This technology is similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging systems). dTMS is widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide with registered patents by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
FDA-approved depression treatments are administered by Certified Technicians.
TMS Treatment Recently in the Media
The benefits of TMS treatment have received wide recognition.