Vortex Psychiatry is a forward-thinking specialty clinic that uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to provide effective, non-pharmaceutical treatment for mental health conditions. TMS is leading the field in treating patients who have depression and other mental health problems, as well as conditions affecting the nervous system.
Medical Director Said A. Ibrahimi, M.D., leads a team passionate about helping patients who are experiencing some of the most debilitating mood disorders using innovative approaches with proven benefits.
Mental health and neuropathic conditions can be challenging to treat, as patient responses to treatments can vary so dramatically. Many patients find little or no relief even after trying multiple forms of medication, but TMS gets to the root of the problem by focusing on the areas of the brain from which these conditions arise. Using state-of-the-art technology to administer painless and safe therapies. The team at Vortex Psychiatry, can precisely stimulate the right parts of the brain to restore function, improve blood flow, and reduce symptoms. You will meet highly qualified staff that excels at their roles and has a sincere desire to improve the lives of their many grateful patients. We will do everything possible to ensure your privacy, comfort, and most importantly, your safety and wellness.
The FDA recommended treatment for depression is 20-36 sessions usually performed 5 days a week. It is a noninvasive outpatient procedure, usually 20-35 minutes in length, that is pre-scheduled with no restriction on activities including driving before and after the treatment. The first session, known as the Motor threshold (MT), lasts approximately 1 hour. Please expect daily appointment last at least 30-45 minutes. This includes check in and out. _
The FDA recommended treatment for depression is 20-36 sessions usually performed 5 days a week. It is a noninvasive outpatient procedure, usually 20-35 minutes in length, that is pre-scheduled with no restriction on activities including driving before and after the treatment. The first session, known as the Motor threshold (MT), lasts approximately 1 hour. Please expect daily appointment last at least 30-45 minutes. This includes check in and out.
DAY OF THE TREATMENT
You can perform your normal daily activities before and after the treatment with no restriction to eating, drinking, or driving. (Do not consume caffeine, tobacco, cannabis, vape, or alcohol before or after treatment as there can be life threating consequences).
If you are on daily medications make sure you keep the same schedule whether they are psychiatric or nonpsychiatric medications. If you take medications as needed for anxiety or pain make sure you mention it to the technician prior to treatment, normally there is no restriction associated with that.
You might experience some discomfort or pain especially with the initial treatment. If you have any discomfort, please mention to your Technician right away.
During the treatment you will be awake and alert. You may not fall asleep.
Please dress comfortably and casually for your treatment. If you have longer hair, please wear it down and be sure that there are no metal accessories attached, i.e., bobby pins or clips.
If applicable, I authorize release of medical information, necessary to process my claims and payment of medical benefits to this provider for services rendered. I understand that I am responsible for all charges incurred at the time of service. My signature authorizes Vortex Psychiatry to charge services rendered as needed to the credit card on file. I have read and agree to the Conditions of Service, Financial Policy and Consent for Treatment.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
We value and respect your time as we reserve the appointment for you. Should you need to cancel or change your scheduled appointment time, please give our staff 24-hour notice so that we can make the proper adjustments to the schedule. We will do our best to accommodate rescheduling with short notice. Vortex Psychiatry methods of contact:
Email address: email@example.com
Office (925) 648-2650 Office (925) 648-2651
When starting TMS treatment, we ask you do not plan to take any time off during treatments, which includes extended periods of time, as this can interfere with receiving the full benefit from TMS therapy. Time off TMS therapy can be scheduled before starting treatment.
I UNDERSTAND ALL APPOINTMENT TIMES HAVE BEENRESERVED FOR ME AND/OR MY FAMILY. MY CANCELLATION OF THIS TIME REQUIRES 24 HourNOTICE via email or by phone.
No show, late notice, same-day cancellation up to $190.00 FEE
Certain circumstances are exceptions to the laws of confidentiality, under which a physician/therapist is legally required to report. These include:
Intent to harm yourself (suicide)
Intent to harm another person(s)
Child, physical and/or sexual abuse • Abuse of an elder or dependent adult
Full payment of coinsurance/deductible/ and/or co-pay with your insurance, are expected each visit and is required at the time of service. If you receive insurance reimbursement for services provided by Vortex Psychiatry, you are to notify the office as soon as possible so payment can be made for services that were rendered to you. Private pay patients cannot submit to insurance for reimbursement due to agreement of private pay fee schedule. Non-approved FDA (off label) treatments cannot submit for insurance reimbursement. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Should fees for rendered services not be satisfied with
Family Member(s)/Parent(s)/Guardians of Disabled Adult Patients:
Family member(s)/parent(s)/guardian of disabled patients, who are chronically ill adults, are required to complete all financial documents and accept full financial responsibility for the treatment of their disabled adult relative. Disabled adult patients need to sign an Exchange of Information form. This allows the staff to discuss the financial and clinical information with the family member(s)/parent(s)/guardian of the disabled adult. The professional staff will discuss the patient’s treatment, if an Exchange of Information form is signed by the disabled adult patient. Conservatorship document copies will be accepted in l ieu of an Exchange of Information form.
I have read and understand these statements and agree to abide by these policies.
CONSENT FOR TREATMENT
I intend that this provider of health services will provide:
I consent to behavioral health and consultation services including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and other treatment modalities as appropriate.
I understand that once I submit my completed packet to the office, they will contact me. I understand I will have one TMS evaluation and screening with the Provider. The insurance will be informed that TMS treatments and any pre-authorization, evaluation, and screening for TMS (forms). Any documents will be sent to the insurance company for prior authorization of the TMS treatments. Private pay patients will be directed to a private pay fee schedule. At the business office’s direction, the second appointment is established to determine patient’s Motor Threshold (treatment plan) followed by the first TMS treatment.
Please plan for the first appointment to be minimum one hour. Subsequent daily appointments will be approximately 27-30 minutes daily. Every 10th treatment, or as directed by Medical Director, you will complete several depression rating scales and a check in with treating Psychiatrist.
I further understand that certain circumstances are exceptions to the laws of confidentiality, under which a provider is legally required to report. These include:
Intent to harm yourself (suicide)
Intent to harm another person(s)
Child abuse, physical and/or sexual
Abuse of an elder or dependent adult
LIST ALL PRIOR ATTEMPTS TO CORRECT PROBLEM/PRIOR PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY
PLEASE LIST THE FOLLOWING:
LIST ALL CURRENT AND PAST MEDICATIONS
Example of side effects:
Abnormal digestion * Acne * Agitation * Akathisia * Brain Fog * Constipation * Cough* Decreased libido * Diarrhea * Dizziness * Drowsiness * Dry Mouth * Fatigue Feeling hot or cold * Gas * Hand tremor * Headache * Impotence * Increased sweating * Ineffective * Insomnia * Involuntary motion of the head, neck, arms, body, or eye * Joint/Muscle pain* Lightheadedness * Mental Slowness * Nausea * No appetite * Rapid heart rate * Skin Rash * Sleep disturbance * Slurred speech Sore throat * Stomach pain* Strange dreams * Stuffy nose * Tightness in the chest * Tremors * Trouble breathing * Trouble sleeping * Upset stomach* Weight gain
Family Structure: – who lives in your current household?
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