Dr. Joseph and his nurse Tracy are so genuine and kind. They both truly care about their patients. I have never had a provider take so much time to actually understand all of my health needs mental and physical. Essential Clinic is the first place I have felt safe and confident I am finally going in a direction to help me get better.
less than 1 week ago. N.K (Zocdoc)
I was able to schedule and get in right away. Everyone from front office to doctor are amazing communicators and care about you any your experience. I was able to get everything taken care of very quickly, thanks to Essential Clinic.
less than 1 week ago by C.V
Very efficient & asks good probing questions in order to best understand whats going on.
less than 1 week ago by S.C
Dr. W. Very informative, asks questions, shows sincere interest in one’s health and well-being.
less than 1 week ago.ER (Zocdoc)
Very good doctor. Made sure I understood anything we talked about and explained anything I didn't fully understand at first.
Less than 3 months E. C. (Zocdoc)
Excellent! Staff is friendly Dr. was on time and a pleasure to talk to. Looking forward to coming back!
Less than 3 months E. C. (Zocdoc)
Loved it. Very thorough and communicative. Complete service.
Less than 3 months M.R. (Zocdoc)
Dr. Joseph was very knowledgeable and professional.
Less than 1 month G.R. (Zocdoc)
Since day one office has provided excelllent customer service. When speaking to doctor he goes into detail of all information. He constantly asks to make sure you have any questions.
NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.
What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:
Therapy sessions are conducted in your NeuroStar doctor’s office
You can return to normal activities right away
You are awake during treatment
There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
It’s covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricar
Real Patient Stories
Q: What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
Q: How does TMS work?
TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
Q: How long is TMS treatment?
A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.
Q: Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
Health plan of Nevada
Anthem Blue cross Blue shield.
United Health Care (UHC)
Q: Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort —generally mild to moderate—occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.
Q: Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.