Ara Chackerian is the co-founder of TMS Health Solutions, which provides treatment to patients affected by depression steaming from treatment resistant. TMS utilizes transcranial magnetic stimulation technology to complement talk therapy and medication, which are the other two types of psychiatric treatment.
Adaption of magnetic stimulation technology
For more than a decade, Ara Chackerian had been building out-patient diagnostic radiology centers in Northern California, and it is during this time that the idea of transcranial magnetic treatment was floated to him by one of his partners in the healthcare industry. Ara and his business partner, Brad Hummel started looking into ways of transforming psychiatric treatment through the new transcranial magnetic technology. Thus, a series of research and consultation from top experts like Dr. Richard Bermudas, begun. Dr. Richard was already familiar to the technology and had been using TMS in his clinic in Sacramento since 2008 when the FDA approved TMS.
Partnership with Dr. Richard
Not only was Dr. Richard passionate about the TMS treatment, but he also fundamentally believed that TMS was the solution to thousands of patients struggling with medication-resistant depression. Consequently, Ara Chackerian would partner with the good doctor and started researching how they would effectively install the form of treatment into the existing out-patient psychiatrist model.
The partnership has been so far fruitful, as they have been able to build seven facilities that serve people in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. These facilities have been modeled to inspire a feeling of relaxation and serenity that is so vital for psychiatry patients.
More about Ara Chackerian
Chackerian is a big advocate of mental health, and he consistently gives moral support to people suffering from mental health. According to Ara, there are many things we as a society can do to support people dealing with mental health. This includes talking to them on a regular basis, procuring professional help, and resisting stigmatization of people with mental disorders.