Emerging from Depression

Depression Hurts

Being weighed down by lethargy, inability to function, lack of interest, loss of hope, disturbed sleep, and feelings of frustration, guilt, anger, worthlessness and much much more ….. constantly, relentlessly, is very common.

Oak Hill Wellness Clinic’s Unique and Personalized rTMS Therapy can help you or your loved one emerge from Depression

If your antidepressants are not working or if you want to avoid the medication rollercoaster, we can help. See this second video that shows mainstream medications for depression and the side effects.

Oak Hill Wellness Clinic’s Personalized TMS Therapy

  • Treatment for Depression, Migraine Headaches and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Non-Pharmaceutical, Non-Surgical and Non-Sedating
  • A stand-alone treatment or used together with other modalities of therapy
  • Covered by many insurances
  • 80% of our patients experience clinically-significant improvement with their depression

At Oak Hill Wellness Clinic in Austin we help you Emerge from Depression using our unique Personalized Depression Solution. We work closely with your doctors, therapists and psychiatrists while you undergo your Personalized repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy sessions here. We have had about 80% success in helping people move from just Surviving to Thriving.

Please review the following videos and call us at 512 892 0030 to schedule a free Telephone Consultation to see if our Personalized rTMS is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which medical insurance plans cover rTMS sessions?

The following insurances cover rTMS therapy sessions and we shall request their Prior-Authorization on your behalf. Usually insurance covers 36 sessions.

    • Aetna
    • Baylor Scott & White
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Humana (for adults)
    • Medicare
    • Tricare
    • United (commercial)
  • Insurances have different tiers. Not all tiers approve rTMS sessions. For those who do not have insurance coverage we accept cash pay. As of January 2019 we do not accept Medicaid. For regular office appointments we currently accept certain products within the above list of insurances. 

    How do I make an appointment?

    Please call us at 512-892-0030 to make an appointment or click the make an appointment button.

    Where are you located?

    We are located a few blocks from the intersection of William Cannon Dr. and Escarpment Blvd. in Southwest Austin. Our medical office is inside the Mesa Oaks Complex, 5920 West William Cannon Drive, Building 6, Suite 150, Austin 78749. Nearby landmarks are the Children’s Courtyard, A Plus Federal Credit Union, and Walgreens. Our phone number is 512-892-0030. 

    Can I access my health records online?

    Yes. Our Athenahealth Patient portal lets you access your medical records, schedule office visits, request prescription refills, and email us questions through a secure internet site that protects your privacy.

    What is rTMS?

    rTMS is FDA cleared for those suffering from depression symptoms who have not had a significant improvement from antidepressant medications. It is an effective, safe, gentle, non-medication, non-invasive, non-sedating office session. During the 30-minute rTMS treatment sessions, you sit in a reclined chair and an electromagnet paddle rests gently on the head. Pulse sequences, called trains, are delivered to stimulate your slow neurons. There is no pain or memory loss after the sessions. You drive back to what you were doing after their sessions. As an outpatient treatment, you attend daily treatments for 6-8 weeks. rTMS has been in testing since the 1980’s and is FDA approved for Migraines and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). We believe that this cutting edge technology will be approved for other brain related conditions. We have Personalized the rTMS therapy sessions for all age groups and for multiple brain conditions for off label use.

    Like a fine musical instrument, our brains can also get out of tune. Physical or emotional trauma, illness, medications and age can all contribute to the resulting discord over time. Some traumatic events may cause a slowing in areas of the brain. This slowing can appear as depression, memory loss, diminished executive functioning and dementia. Other areas may be moving too fast, as often seen in post traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the autism spectrum. Imagine a marching band where different sections are playing in different times. Just as that can be uncomfortable to hear, we experience a similar discomfort when our brains are playing different tunes. To help our brains get back in tune, Oak Hill Wellness Clinic has a comprehensive and Personalized repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy (rTMS) program.

    Who should I call when your office is closed?

    When our offices are closed, please try one of the following, depending on the nature and severity of your concern:  

    • For medical emergencies requiring immediate attention, please dial 911.
    • You may also contact your physician through the patient portal. Or you may call 512-892-0030 if you have a health concern, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you suspect it is a medical emergency please call 911.

    Treatment Options

    Our comprehensive program and state-of-the-art equipment allows us to treat each patient with the treatment plan best suited for their individual needs.

    • We utilize both Neurostar and Mag Venture FDA approved TMS machines.
    • Our treatment plans include FDA approved rTMS treatment protocols for depression. We also do FDA approved Theta Bursts Protocol for some cases of depression. We also Personalize rTMS therapy sessions for  off-label uses using cutting edge PrtMS protocols.
    • Initial evaluation and progress are tracked through weekly EEGs and extensive neurocognitive panels monitor.
    • Our experienced and dedicated staff are with you every step to ensure you are optimizing the treatment and periodic follow-up’s are scheduled.

    The EEG captures a snapshot of the functioning of 19 areas of the brain and the individuals resonant frequency

    What are the Risks and Side Effects?

    There have been no side effects other than 15% reporting transient headaches. Patients are able to drive themselves to and from appointments.

    How Do I get Started?

    Please call our office at 512-892-0030.