TMS NOW APPROVED FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Southwest Florida Leader for TMS services
Gulf Coast TMS offers the most experienced TMS services in Southwest Florida. Dr. Bennett W. McAllister has been utilizing this technology for nearly 10 years to reduce the symptoms of depression. Our skilled staff is able to achieve fast authorizations from your insurance company. We provide affordable avenues for all patients to receive this cutting edge non-systemic, non-invasive therapy. We boast the highest success rates in the state.
Dr Bennett W McAllister and Gulf Coast TMS are pleased to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation to individuals suffering from major depressive disorder in the Southwest Florida area. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is the most technologically advanced FDA approved treatment for depression today. The treatment is non-invasive, drug-free, and is completed in a safe and professional outpatient setting. This procedure has made a difference in the lives of thousands of depressed patients throughout the United States and Europe who have not received adequate results from antidepressant medications. TMS is also now FDA approved for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder which affects more than 2 million Americans.
We have been receiving powerful feedback from those that have completed the TMS program here at Gulf Coast TMS. We offer psychotherapy and continued support throughout the process. Many patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms.
We are proud to be the most experienced and most affordable TMS providers on the West Coast of Florida. Our objective is to make TMS accessible to all those suffering from depression. We aim to ensure that skyrocketing co-pays don't stop you from receiving this life-changing treatment.
Most insurance companies today recognize the effectiveness of TMS and cover TMS Therapy. Our experienced TMS coordinator achieves authorizations quickly to ensure the process is smooth and stress free. NOW is the time to change your life! Call today for a consult. (941)-625-5895
WHAT IS TMS?
TMS Therapy is a treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. TMS stands for "transcranial magnetic stimulation."
TMS Therapy is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist's office, under his or her supervision, using a medical device. TMS Therapy is:
Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment
Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.
The typical initial treatment course consists of at least 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period, for an average of 37 total treatments. Each treatment session lasts approximately 6 minutes.
TMS+YOU is an online community and national patient advocacy site for TMS Therapy. Those considering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can connect with patients who have had the treatment to answer questions, share insights, and get the latest information.
WHAT TO EXPECT
An initial consultation will be scheduled to discuss what is troubling you and whether TMS is an appropriate treatment. At that time, you and your doctor will review your symptoms, treatment history, and possible treatment options.
If TMS is the right treatment for you, treatment sessions can be scheduled to begin immediately. At the first treatment appointment we will determine the optimal placement and strength of the magnetic field. Each subsequent treatment will last approximately 6 minutes during which you will be awake and alert. The magnetic pulses make a clicking sound and feel like a tapping on the scalp but do not result in more than mild discomfort. If you wish, you can watch television or listen to music during the TMS session.
After the treatment you can drive and resume your normal activity. TMS is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, and has no systemic effects. Typical TMS side effects are transient and mild irritation or discomfort at the treatment site and headache.
A usual course of treatment for depression involves sessions 5 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks, although this can vary depending on your response. As you progress through your treatment, we will regularly assess with you your status and determine with you the eventual number of treatments.
For more information on TMS Therapy, such as testimonials and treatment information, visit Neuronetics' Youtube channel.
Get to Know Us
After a thriving career in many different businesses, GulfCoastTMS was pleased to welcome William Toth to the team. As a motivated, results-oriented coordinator he has helped to make us what we are today.
BENNETT W. MCALLISTER MD
Dr. Bennett McAllsiter is the owner/operator of gulfcoasttms. He has initiated thousands of tms procedures. One of the most experienced and skilled TMS physicians in Florida. Dr. McAllister allows for effective and comfortable treatment.
Since joining GulfCoastTMS, Karen Downs has played a crucial role in the continued success of the business. Her exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth.