Claudia Eppele MD Provides TMS Depression Therapy



Lakewood, California – December 1, 2013


Dr.Claudia Eppele, MD Provides TMS Depression Therapy


Dr. Claudia Eppele, a leading provider of TMS Depression Therapy located in Lakewood, California. She and her clinics are pleased to announce that she has adopted this groundbreaking treatment for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder since the FDA broadened the scope of providers a few months ago.

“I am excited to provide patients with the opportunity to gain access to TMS therapy for Major Depressive Disorder,” said Dr. Claudia Eppele, Chief Medical Officer of TMS Health and Wellness Centers and Eppele MD. “TMS is one of the most exciting procedures, with direct tangible and sometimes immediate results, that has benefited many of my patients suffering from depression.”

Dr. Eppele has chosen the  Neurostar System by Neronetics.  TMS therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive, FDA-approved medical treatment for patients suffering with major depressive disorder. It uses an MRI strength magnet that generates magnetic pulses that stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain that controls mood. In people that suffer with depression – this area of the brain is under-active. The TMS Treatment stimulates the release of neurotransmitters, relieving the symptoms of depression. Each treatment is a 40 minute outpatient procedure; administered five days a week for 5-6 weeks in its acute phase with a 3 week titration (slow reduction). Depending on the severity of the depression, age and other physiological consideration of the patient – treatments may last as longer than 6 weeks. TMS Therapy is a proven form of treating depression. Patients who are suffering from a single episode of depression, suffering from side effects of medication or have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication should consider TMS Therapy as a treatment alternative, or in some cases as the primary treatment option.

Along with select insurance carriers, United Healthcare and BCBS coverage for TMS Therapy is included in most PPO Plans. There still may be some responsibility of cost by the patient through co-payments and or depending on how much of their deductible has been met.

If insurance is not covering our patients’ costs at this time… the cost of tms therapy may be recoverable from various sources including private insurers, flexible spending accounts, patient financing loans or cash. As part of Dr. Eppele’s ongoing dedication to provide top quality care for her patients, she is committed to helping her patients manage the process for reimbursement and discuss options for financing of their TMS therapy if that becomes necessary. Her TMS Health and Wellness clinic has published Price for TMS Therapy and various treatment options on that website.

About EPPELE MD and TMS Health and Wellness Centers 
Dr. Eppele is a Family Medicine Doctor with a subspecialty in TMS Depression Therapy and natural medicines.  Her office in Lakewood, Ca. is conveniently located between Los Angeles and North Orange County.  Eppele MD’s has daily clinics except weekends.

Dr. Claudia Eppele’s Office
5750 Downey Ave, Suite 100
Lakewood, California
Phone: +1 (888) 885-9555