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.
When he’s not at the office, Dr. Bermudes treasures spending time with his four children. He recharges by trail running and mountain biking, and is an ardent devotee of pourover coffee.
Founding Board Member and Former President
Originally from Sonoma County, Dr. Bermudes earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1997. He served as Chief Resident for the Family Medicine/Psychiatry Combined Program at the University of Cincinnati, then completed a fellowship in cognitive therapy and cognitive therapy supervision at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bermudes went on to hold professorships and clinical appointments at the University of Cincinnati and University of California, Davis, where he treated patients and served as medical director, taught and supervised residents, and lectured on topics from homelessness and mental health to co-occurring mental and physical illnesses. He has also served as attending physician at hospitals in the Sacramento area.
In 2007, Dr. Bermudes founded a group practice, now known as TMS Health Solutions. He completed specialized TMS training in February 2010 and was the first provider to offer the treatment for depression in the Sacramento, CA, area.
Dr. Bermudes is a founding member of the Clinical TMS Society. He chaired the group first annual meeting in 2013 and was elected as its president in 2015, serving for two years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Through his career, Dr. Bermudes has researched as well as edited and authored articles on cognitive therapy techniques, the metabolic syndrome, and medication-associated obesity. He is editor of and contributor to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practitioners, published by the APA in 2017.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice. Edited by Bermudes R, Lanocha K, Janicak PG. 2018
Bergeron, S. and Bermudes, R. (2017). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice. In Bermudes, R., Lanocha, K., Janicak, P.G. (Eds.). Nonpharmacological Interventions and TMS Therapy: Neurological and Clinical Rationale for a Multimodal Approach (pp. 13-28). American Psychiatric Press Inc., Arlington, VA.
Xiong GL, Iosif AM, Bermudes RA, McCarron RM, Hales RE. Preventative
medical services use among community mental health patients with severe mental illness; the influence of gender and insurance coverage. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2010 12(5).
Bermudes RA, Keck PE Jr, Welge JA. The Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psychiatric inpatients with primary psychotic and mood disorders. Psychosomatics 2008 47:491-497
Bermudes RA, Keck PE, McElroy S. (2007). Translating what we have learned into practice: metabolic risk assessment, monitoring, and interventions. In A Clinical Guide for Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill: What Psychiatrists Need to Know. American Psychiatric Press Inc., Arlington, VA