Dr. Bermudes is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Family Medicine, with 20 years’ experience caring for patients. He founded TMS Health Solutions in 2007, serves as the practice’s Medical Director, and is an expert on TMS practice organization and policy development. With his background as a professor and researcher, he leads the practice in its mission to educate the public and clinicians on both mental health issues and TMS, to continually seek the most advanced treatments, and to actively contribute to the medical community’s knowledge of mental health conditions and therapy efficacy.
He recently wrote and edited “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice”, a book with key research findings on TMS as well as its potential to be used for other conditions such as OCD, PTSD, Adolescent Depression and mild dementia. He is experienced in treating patients with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), including Unipolar Depression.
Dr. Bermudes is a caring, collaborative practitioner with a structured, goal-oriented approach to treating mental health conditions. His treatment plans may include TMS, medication management or cognitive therapy.
Christopher Fischer, MD
Dr. Fischer is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist with additional fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry. With his wide range of experience, he has a strong passion for treating depression and anxiety.
An early spark of interest in biology led to exploration around healthcare during his youth. In his junior year in high school, he attended “Mini Medical School”, a University of California, San Francisco program that helped the general public see what goes on every day in the health professions. This idea of a career in healthcare continued to percolate, and as an undergraduate, Dr. Fischer completed an internship in public health, at which point he became more interested than ever before in entering the medical field.
While originally planning to pursue a surgical career during medical school, he found himself more drawn to psychiatry in his initial psychiatry rotation. He was intrigued by his patients’ stories and their backgrounds and enjoyed gaining an understanding of their individual paths in life. He liked working with the patients and getting to know their histories, uncovering their struggles as well as their aspirations.
He sees psychiatry as an evolving field, similar to other fields of medicine, with many promising advances in the scientific knowledge of the field and treating patients with the most effective treatments possible. He is particularly excited about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment modality given the number of individuals who report that they have not responded or only partially responded to other forms of treatment. He also sees an important role in TMS treatment for individuals who may not have tolerated medications.
He joins TMS Health Solutions in the Summer of 2018.
Karl Lanocha, MD
Dr. Lanocha is a neuropsychiatrist, Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, with over 30 years’ experience caring for patients with treatment-resistant depression. Among the first physicians in the country to offer outpatient TMS therapy, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field and serves as the Head of TMS Education. Dr. Lanocha has lectured widely about TMS, taught professional seminars, provided hands-on training to clinicians, and coauthored several pioneering papers on the therapy’s clinical application and long-term benefits.
Following his interest in the humanities and medicine, Dr. Lanocha pursued a career in psychiatry as a way to connect with patients, develop a deep understanding of their stories, and find the most advanced, evidence-based therapies to relieve symptoms and achieve wellness.
Seeking assistance for a mental health condition can be a difficult step, and Dr. Lanocha believes it’s critical that each patient feel understood and supported in their journey to wellness. He strives to understand each person’s specific symptoms, circumstances, and body chemistry, including possible contributing factors such as sleep apnea. He develops a holistic treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs, incorporating a broad range of evidence-based treatments including TMS, mindfulness-based techniques, and sleep therapies. When the fog of depression begins to lift, he works with the patient to correct distorted thinking and help them reconnect to their resilience, joy, and sense of purpose.
Kevin Rosi, MD
Dr. Kevin Rosi is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and specializes in child and adolescent care, early onset Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and eating and developmental disorders. He also has extensive experience in treating behavioral disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as impulse control and psychotic disorders.
Dr. Rosi was inspired to become a physician after witnessing the birth of his younger sister; he was deeply impressed by the role doctors played in physically and mentally assisting people through some of their toughest and most profound moments. During his medical school rotations, he found that the ongoing nature of the psychiatrist-patient relationship enabled him to develop a more complete understanding of his patients and was heartened that this work helped them to transform their lives.
Dr. Rosi believes in building a trusting working relationship with his patients thorough open communication and educating them about all available modalities so treatment decisions can be made collaboratively. Using a holistic approach that emphasizes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, including psychotherapy, neuromodulation, and developing healthy living habits, Dr. Rosi works together with his patients toward the goals of symptom elimination and restoring health. Currently, he is seeing patients ages 14 and older.
Robert Trimmer, MD
Dr. Trimmer is a Board Certified psychiatrist whose training and expertise includes the pharmacologic management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention.
Dr. Trimmer is rewarded by partnering with patients, helping them understand their complex symptoms, and implementing treatment plans that support them in leading healthy and balanced lives.