Dr. Zebrun is board-certified in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry and is the Chief Psychiatric Officer at Achieve TMS East. He has been working in the field of Psychiatry for over 24 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Zebrun is the psychiatrist at Achieve TMS East’s Amherst, Northampton, and Springfield MA offices.
TMS Therapy provides hope for those living with depression.
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TMS Treatment is Covered by Medicare and Most Insurance Policies
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How dTMS Treatment Works
- 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
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One of America’s Leading Providers of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or dTMS
What is Deep TMS Therapy?
What is Deep TMS Therapy?
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.
Deep TMS technology is similar to what is used in MRIs (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).
The FDA has approved dTMS for the treatment of depression and OCD. FDA-approved depression and OCD treatments are administered by Certified Technicians.
Questions About TMS?
Here is some information that can help.
TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive therapeutic treatment for depression and OCD using electromagnetic currents targeted to the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the mood regulation center.
Many people have treatment-resistant depression, where antidepressants have helped little if at all. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an excellent alternative. Whether or not antidepressants have helped previously, TMS can still be effective.Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation utilizes a helmet containing a magnetic coil that is placed gently on the patient’s head. The coil produces a magnetic field that pulses directly to the part of the brain where the mood is regulated. This brain stimulation activates the neurons in the brain to produce the natural feeling of happiness and well-being. The TMS difference is that it produces long-lasting results with little to no side effects.
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Insurance Coverage for TMS
Insurance accepted for treating Depression, specifically TMS therapy, has more than doubled in the last few years, a sign that insurance companies must see cost savings in a treatment method for major depressive disorder (MDD) that works more efficiently than the traditional regimen alone. Patients who continually suffer from the debilitating effects of medication-resistant depression may acquire other health conditions as a result, such as a substance abuse disorder or unhealthy weight gain, to name a few. The fact that more and more insurance companies are providing coverage for TMS indicates a cost benefit to the insurer, thus the broadening of benefits.
The following are some of the insurance plans currently working with Achieve TMS East: Aetna, BCBS, BMC, Cigna, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Fallon Health, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim, Husky, Masshealth PCC Plan, Medicare, Neighborhood Health Plan, One Care, Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, and United Health Care. If you don’t see your plan listed, please call and ask us about yours today.