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Upper Midwest TMS – Fargo, ND

Upper Midwest TMS is an independent clinic offering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to individuals for the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Hours:
M-F 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

About TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is a type of brain stimulation therapy used primarily to treat major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is typically used in individuals whose illnesses have not responded well to medication, or in those who struggle to tolerate their medications.

TMS uses a metal coil placed near the patient’s head, through which a magnetic field is pulsed over the scalp. This magnetic pulse causes the area of the brain beneath it become active. By targeting areas of the brain that cause things like depression or OCD, we can help the brain “re-wire” its functioning into a healthy state.

A typical course of treatment consists of a 30-40 minute session 5 days a week for 6 weeks. There is no recovery time needed after sessions, allowing you to go about your day after treatment. TMS is a safe procedure, with minimal risks of side effects.

Is TMS safe?

Side effects of TMS are minimal and typically limited to localized scalp pain, headache, and feeling of dizziness with treatment. We work with you to treat and minimize any side effects.

Very rarely, TMS can cause seizures. Your physician will discuss all risks and benefits and assess your medical history prior to starting therapy.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Sarah S. Fargo, ND TMS

Dr. Lisa Schock

Dr. Schock graduated medical school from the University of North Dakota and went on to complete her psychiatry residency there, where she served as Chief Resident and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is a board-certified general psychiatrist who practices inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, as well as electroconvulsive therapy. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UND, where she teaches both medical students and residents.

She completed training and received certification from Dr. Mark George at the Brain Stimulation Lab at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

Dr. Jon Olivas TMS Fargo ND

Dr. Jonathan Olivas

Jonathan C. Olivas, MD graduated from the Psychiatry Residency at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. While there, Dr. Olivas was awarded Chief Resident and won numerous training awards, including Resident Teacher of the Year.

He is a board-certified general psychiatrist who practices inpatient, outpatient, and electroconvulsive therapy.  He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UND, where he teaches both medical students and residents. He recently was awarded UND Dean Student award for teaching.

He completed training and received certification from Dr. Mark George at the Brain Stimulation Lab at the Medical University of South Carolina.

TMS Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get TMS?

TMS is currently FDA cleared for individuals with treatment resistant depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Patients have had to fail prior trials of medications and other therapies to qualify for treatment. TMS can be used in most people with underlying medical problems.

Does insurance cover TMS?

Yes. We are in network with the following insruance plans:

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota

Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota

Sanford Health Insrunce

Is TMS safe?

Side effects of TMS are minimal and typically limited to localized scalp pain, headache, and feeling of dizziness with treatment. We work with you to treat and minimize any side effects.

Very rarely, TMS can cause seizures. Your physician will discuss all risks and benefits and assess your medical history prior to starting therapy.

Do I need a referral?

We accept referrals from psychiatrists, psychologists, other physicians, and patients themselves. W e require medical records of your prior treatments to review as part of our assessment.

How do I get started with treatment?

Please contact us by phone for more information. You will first have an evaluation with one of our physicians to see if TMS is right for you. If you qualify, we will contact your insurance company to get a prior authorization prior to starting your first treatment session.

Upper Midwest TMS

Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact:

5621 36th Ave S Suite 300, Fargo, ND 58104