What Is TMS?

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.
Over 5.3 million NeuroStar Advanced TMS treatments have been performed in over 147,400 patients, with an 83% response rate
During the first week of NeuroStar treatment, mild to moderate discomfort near the treatment area may happen. It is temporary and should decrease during later treatments. Unlike ECT, TMS has no negative effects on memory, and requires just office visits, no anesthesia.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy for depression is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare.

Non Invasive Procedure

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS device is a non-surgical procedure. No anesthesia is required.

Resume Your Daily Activities with Ease

After your session is over, you can confidently return to any regularly scheduled activities such as work or school.

Covered By Insurance

Most insurance companies will help cover the cost of your NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS consultation. Find out more by contacting us today.

What to Expect

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Because there are no effects on alertness, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.
Seven weeks recommended session length.
Depressed Brain
Non-Depressed Brain
Source: Mark George M.D., Biological Psychiatry Branch Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH 1993.

Backed By Proven Research

During a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy 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. The result of these magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission achievable.

Trusted By Professionals

Since the FDA clearance of NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS in 2008, insurance coverage for eligible patients has increased significantly. Including most Medicare and Tricare plans nationwide. NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is not a first line of treatment, it is an alternative option for those who are not responding to or cannot tolerate the side effects of medications.
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Meet Our Treaters

Dr. Eaglin

Dr. Eaglin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and residency training through the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Eaglin evaluates and treats children and adults, using evidence based methods. He provides medication management and psychotherapy services, focusing on improving psychiatric health and well-being. Dr Eaglin believes in using medications responsibly and only as necessary. Far too often patients are improperly diagnosed and prescribed excessive amounts of medication.

He maintains a straight-forward, ethical and realistic approach to the practice of medicine. Each person is encouraged to be an integral part in their own mental health plan.

Although Dr.Eaglin maintains his own private practice in psychiatry, he has graciously partnered with Universal Neurological Care to help us with the mapping of individuals seeking TMS Treatment for Major Depression and other psychiatric disorders.

Syed Asad

Neurologist | MD
Dr. Asad has over 25 years experience as an expert in Neurological Medicine and is Board Certified in Traumatic brain injury by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He attended Medical School at the Dow University of Health Sciences and received medical training and Board Certification in Nuclear Medicine from the Harvard Medical School joint program of Nuclear medicine and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr, Asad furthered his medical training and Board Certification in Neurology from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta from 2002 though 2005. Dr. Asad proudly served in the US Army reserves, Medical Corp from 2001 through 2008 when he received an Honorable Discharge. 

He founded the Universal neurological Care outpatient neurology clinic in 2015 with special focus on Traumatic Brain Injury. He also served as an independent neuro-trauma consultant to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team from 2011 through 2014. 

Dr. Asad also practiced as an unaffiliated neuro-trauma consultant to the NFL with sideline assessments to concussed players during NFL football games in 2013, and continues to serve as a consultant and Neurological Specialist to the Jacksonville Jaguars today. 

He also follows and treats the AEW Wrestling team in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Asad has served as Medical Director for the Eisenhower Center in Jacksonville, Fl since 2017. The Eisenhower center is a traumatic brain injury rehab facility mainly catering to retired professional athletes and military vets.

Dario Pecar

Born in Sarajevo, BiH. Lived in several other countries before settling in the US. Earned his associate in sciences degree in nursing from FSCJ. In the free time, enjoys spending time with the family/friends, traveling, sports, chess
The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode.
The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy system is intended to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is right for you. Patients’ results may vary.
The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site.
These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of TMS therapy (<0.1% per patient).
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is only available by prescription.

Visit neurostar.com for full safety and prescribing information.
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