Treating Depression With TMS Therapy. Why TMS Solutions?

What is all the buzz and excitement about TMS...and why you can benefit.

TMS is helping people suffering from depression, for whom anti-depressants aren't working, hope and remission.

  • One in two patients improved significantly.
  • One in three patients were free of symptoms after six weeks of treatment.
  • Clinical trials have demonstrated TMS can alleviate symptoms of depression.
  • TMS offers a noninvasive, drug free way to stimulate the brain with very few, minor side effects.
  • TMS Solutions in Grand Junction has the distinction of becoming the first civilian facility in the United States to have validation within the VA system and receive the protocol developed by Naval doctors on the east and west coasts for the clinical treatment of PTSD using the Neurostar technology.  TMS Solutions is excited to now be able to treat Veterans for PTSD using this protocol.

About TMS Solutions

About: Dr. Robert Sammons, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sammons counts major depression among the worst conditions he treats because of the debilitating effects and limited quality of life for those who suffer from depression.

While medications remain the primary means of treating severe depression, they don’t always work, or the side effects are impacting quality of life.  That’s why, after decades of treating depression, this Colorado psychiatrist has turned to a procedure that uses "magnetic pulses" to relieve the symptoms of depression.

Robert Sammons received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was trained in TMS at the Harvard School of Medicine.  Both Sammons and business partner Chris Blackburn have received certification in TMS treatment using the Neurostar technology.

Dr. Robert Sammons has been added as an adjunct research professor at Colorado Mesa University to develop and publish this research and clinical trial information using TMS and Neurostar technology. Sammons is hopeful that TMS will be approved to be used to treat other conditions. Among some of the other off-label treatments that hold promise are PTSD, Tinnitus, and Postpartum Depression. He's especially interested in using TMS to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, especially with vets and the VA system.

Sammons has joined with Development Director and Patient Advocate Christopher Blackburn as partners in TMS Solutions & Rocky Mountain TMS. This is a venture that will expand the availability of transcranial magnetic stimulation across not only Western Colorado, but also the Western United States. They are actively seeking strategic partnerships with like minded doctors and clinics to administer the NeuroStar TMS Therapy® System.

"I'm excited about the possibilites!

The probability of a reduction in symptoms decreases each time medication fails to treat depression. However,  clinical trials have demonstrated TMS can alleviate symptoms of depression.

One in two patients improved significantly and one in three patients were free of symptoms after six weeks of treatment."

Robert A. Sammons M.D., PH.D. TMS Solutions


Dr. Robert Sammons TMS Solutions

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Robert A. Sammons M.D., PH.D.

About: Chris Blackburn, Partner, Business Development and Patient Advocate

While charting an innovative business development path with Dr. Sammons, Chris' path quickly turned into a super highway of advocacy for their TMS patients.  

Blackburn graduated from Gonzaga University where he was a NCAA Division I athlete and was in the US Men's Soccer National Team pool from 1988-1991. He then went on to become a front-line, intelligence source during the Balkan wars in the early nineties, where he received several commendations and International accolades.  

Chris' new mission in life is public awareness about depression and getting depression sufferers relief. This has taken him down the path of patient advocacy, becoming their champion with insurance companies to cover the FDA cleared NeuroStrar TMS Therapy. Seeing patients' lives change in front of his own eyes, despite years and even decades of depression, Chris has made public awareness and fighting for patient benefits his top priority. He is diligently working to offer TMS Therapy to as many forward thinking doctors and clinics as possible.  

His greatest accomplishment and love are his kids.

"Seeing a patient's life change is what motivates me every day to help people.  I'm happy to talk and share what TMS can do for you..."

Christopher Blackburn
Patient Advocate /Business Development

Christopher Blackburn TMS Solutions

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About: Tim Denniston, COO 

Tim Denniston attended Gonzaga University from 1989 -1993. He was a four-year starter and scholarship athlete on the men’s soccer team. While working toward his degree, Denniston worked as an undergraduate research assistant, studying the effects of extra-cellular conditions on cytoplasmic streaming in amoeba proteus. He graduated as a member of the Honor’s Program, cum laude, with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Following graduation, Denniston moved to Salt Lake City where he accepted a job at the University of Utah’s Biology Department. There he worked on a cancer research project, studying a vacuole inheritance gene defect in the yeast strain saccharomyces cerevisiae. Life changes took Denniston back to Spokane in 1995 and in a new career direction. Since that time, he has worked in the hospitality industry, managing several local establishments. For over a decade, he served as the General Manager for the Steam Plant. This iconic restaurant was nestled in an award-winning historical preservation of an actual steam plant that provided steam heat to downtown Spokane up until 1986. At the time of it’s opening, it was the only building in the region recognized on the National Trust’s Register for Historic Preservation. A desire for a new, more meaningful career, led Denniston to TMS Solutions.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of people who have suffered from depression and is excited about the incredible potential of TMS in the world of patient care."

Tim Denniston COO

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