(PRWEB) September 04, 2014
TMS NeuroHealth Centers, a leading provider of TMS Therapy to patients located in the Washington DC Metro Area, Virginia, and Maryland, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting Medicare in order to make this groundbreaking treatment available to a broader range of patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. TMS NeuroHealth Centers, which has been in operation since 2011, has also reached a proud milestone; 10,000 TMS Therapy treatments have been administered since opening.
TMS Therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive, and FDA-cleared medical treatment for patients suffering from depression. It uses highly focused magnetic pulses to gently stimulate the area of the brain that controls mood. This specific area in the prefrontal cortex of the brain is stimulated to release chemical neurotransmitters, relieving the symptoms of depression. Each treatment is approximately a 45 minute outpatient procedure; typically administered five days a week for 4-6 weeks in its acute phase. TMS Therapy is a proven form of treating depression when patients are suffering from side effects of medication and/or have not benefited from antidepressant medication.
Medicare offers competitive coverage for TMS Therapy and we are thrilled that our list of insurance providers is expanding for this depression treatment which also includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield. As part of TMS NeuroHealth Centers’ ongoing dedication to provide top quality care to our patients, we are committed to helping our patients manage the process for reimbursement and discuss options for financing of their TMS therapy.
"We are excited to provide Medicare and Blue Cross members with the opportunity to utilize TMS therapy for their battle against Major Depressive Disorder,” said Bill Leonard, President of TMS NeuroHealth Centers. “TMS is a proven therapy that has benefited thousands and thousands of patients suffering from depression."
TMS NeuroHealth Centers is also very proud that we have now administered over 10,000 treatments to our patients since opening in 2012. "It’s fantastic that we have hit this milestone,” commented Dr. Singh, Medical Director of TMS NeuroHealth Centers in Tysons Corner, VA. “This is an indication that TMS therapy is becoming more accepted as a treatment by the community. We can also see this from the increase in referrals from local psychiatrists”. A contributing factor to reaching this milestone is the fact that 3 out of every 4 patients have had success in reducing or relieving depression symptoms at TMS NeuroHealth Centers and they are sharing their experiences.
As of July, it is easier to get to TMS NeuroHealth Centers Tysons Corner location with the opening of the new Silverline Metro. Spring Hill Station is less than 1 block from the center. By offering a convenient alternative to driving, the Silver Line is expected to transform Tysons, previously an automobile-centric area into a more walkable, bikeable, and livable community. The opening gives more people much easier access to our location and this depression treatment.
About TMS NeuroHealth Centers
TMS NeuroHealth Centers are medical centers dedicated to helping those affected by neurological disorders live better lives. TMS NeuroHealth Centers provide access to the best medical expertise and the latest medical technology in the field of neurology and mental health. The first TMS NeuroHealth Center opened in Tysons Corner (McLean, Virginia) in November, 2011. To find out more, visit http://www.tmsneuro.com.