Transcranial magnetic stimulations (TMS) is featured in this month’s Oprah “O” Magazine titled, “A Twinge of Relief”. The article notes the 2008 FDA approval of TMS for mildly treatment-resistant depression and outlines standard treatment information by Dr. Stephen Taylor, MD [..]
Mark M. Heatwole
MARK M. HEATWOLE is a co-founder and the President of TheraMind Services, Inc. Before founding the company, Mark served as President of Priva Technologies, Inc., a technology company engaged in the design and development of a unique platform for securely accessing and transferring confidential medical records. Prior to joining Priva, Mark was a capital partner at Winston & Strawn, LLP, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in high technology industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In addition to his career-long participation in financing and structuring medical device, pharmaceutical and other health related companies, Mark immerses himself in advances in medical technology. In his research, Mark learned of the development of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (“TMS”) therapy and monitored clinical studies regarding its efficacy. The success of TMS therapy in treating drug resistant depression combined with recent incidents of adolescent suicides in Chicago’s North Shore communities led him to start a company to provide access to this state-of-the-art technology for both physicians and their patients.
Dr. Paul E. Jackson, M.D.
Paul E. Jackson, M.D. serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TheraMind Services, Inc. Following completion of his Bachelor of Science degree at Marshall University in Huntington, WVA, Dr. Jackson spent 23 years in the United States Air Force as a highly decorated combat officer conducting missions around the world as well as serving on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Dr. Jackson later obtained two Masters Degrees, one in Military Arts and Science from Fort Leavenworth, KS and an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. After retirement from active military service, he spent two years in Physician Assistant Training at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WVA following which he entered medical school and completed his degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Dr. Jackson completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Akron General Medical Center, Akron OH and was awarded Resident of the Year. He continued his medical career by working in metropolitan areas as well as rural and underserved areas serving as a General Internist, Emergency Physician and coordinator of County-wide EMS Systems. Dr. Jackson has been an active participant in organizations such as the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the USAF Retired Officers Association.
Dr. Erwin Ramos, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. ERWIN RAMOS completed his undergraduate studies at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 1992 earning a BS in Psychology. He did his medical training and received his Medical Degree from the University of the East Medical Center in the Philippines. In 1999, following completion of his M.D., he participated in research at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center with the Department of Infectious Disease and Pediatrics. He entered his Psychiatric Residency in 2006 with Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and trained in psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University in New York. Upon graduation, Dr. Ramos accepted a Fellowship opportunity with the University of Florida in Community and Public Psychiatry under the guidance of Dr. Richard Chistensen, MD, MA, who is well known for his Community Mental Health efforts in Floridian urban and rural communities.
Upon completion of his Fellowship in 2011, Dr. Ramos was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Public Psychiatry at the University of Florida Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Vero Beach. While at the University of Florida, Dr. Ramos provided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments as an option for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. In 2014, Dr Ramos commenced his individual practice using TMS therapeutic services as an integral part of the therapy for Major Depressive Disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Ramos is notorious for his belief in taking time to educate his patients about their diagnosis and providing a basic understanding of how various treatment regimens work. Dr Ramos’ TMS motto is “changing lives…one pulse at a time.”
Dr. Tiff Thompson
Vice-President, TheraMind Services, Inc.
Vice-President–Neurotherapy, TheraMind Practice Management Corporation
DR. TIFF THOMPSON completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, graduating with honors in the Department of Communication. She continued in her graduate studies at the University of Maryland, earning a master’s degree in Communication with a specialty in Rhetoric. She pursued a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and completed internships at New Beginnings Counseling Center, the Salvation Army, and Santa Barbara Brain Fitness in Santa Barbara, earning her marriage and family therapist license. She concurrently completed work in a Ventura neurology clinic, earning status as a Registered EEG Technician via the American Society of Electrodiagnostic Technicians. She earned her board certification in neurotherapy from the Biofeedback Accreditation International Alliance, as well as the status of Quantitative EEG Diplomate from the Quantitative EEG Certification Board. She completed her PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2016 and wrote her dissertation on the intersection of EEG and Depth Psychological theory. In 2016 she was certified in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy.
In addition to seeing clients at Gamma Jam Brainwork, her Santa Barbara clinic, Ms. Thompson provides a wide array of psychotherapeutic and neurotherapeutic services at the TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara, where she works with adults, adolescents, and children. She is a board member and past Executive Director of the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience, as well as a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Clinical TMS Society, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.