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.
Yuriy Dobry, MD
Dr. Dobry is a Board-Certified, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist whose clinical focus is on patients with treatment-resistant depression, bipolar spectrum disorders and other mood disorders.
Dr. Dobry’s father was a psychiatrist, and medicine was always in his future growing up. He was drawn to Psychiatry as a field in medicine with more room for flexibility in treatment, and an opportunity to dissect a narrative and uncover clinical facts to lead to a patient’s relief from suffering.
After years of practicing psychiatry, most recently as the Medical Director at the UCSF’s Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Dr. Dobry sees a patient’s motivation and engagement as a crucial part of the treatment process. He builds trust with patients and believes the doctor/patient relationship plays an essential role in treatment success. He has experience helping more complex patients and adolescent patients and finding medical approaches to relieve their suffering.
Having led a mood disorders clinic in an academic institution that specialized in treating patients with depression and bipolar disorders, he is extremely interested in using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as part of his treatment regimen for treatment-resistant patients, as it adds another tool in dealing with a challenging psychopathology. With his strong experience in medication management and passion for helping depressed patients where traditional treatment paths have not been successful, he sees TMS as an opportunity to alleviate extremely taxing symptoms of depression, especially when used in conjunction with more classic pharmacologic treatments.
He joined TMS Health Solutions in the Spring of 2018.
Oana Galicki, MD
Dr. Galicki is a Board Certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and impact of social, psychological and behavioral factors on general health and quality of life. She has a strong academic and psychopharmacologic background as well as extensive training in various modalities of psychotherapy.
Dr. Galicki is an experienced and empathetic practitioner dedicated to helping her patients understand their mental health conditions and find appropriate treatments. She is humbled to walk the path to wellness with her patients, and help them transform their lives.
Michael Lara, MD
Dr. Lara is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist with more than fifteen years’ experience. His diverse background includes practicing in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a focus on psychopharmacology and adult mood disorders.
While his childhood dream was always to be a doctor, his interests in college led him to an academic career pursuit. He headed to graduate school focused on English and American Literature, and when writing his dissertation to pursue a PhD, he became interested in the interface between medicine and literature. He was intrigued with how medicine was represented in literature, and shortly after began to pursue his medical studies.
He tends to see himself as a coach in helping his patients overcome their struggles. He guides his patients through a variety of treatment approaches to address their unique needs including pharmacotherapy. He is a highly collaborative physician, and his ideal patient is participatory and not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom of standard treatment approaches, considering themselves a partner in treatment and recovery.
Dr. Lara believes Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) could transform the field of psychiatry as one of several emerging therapy approaches with an evidence-based technology to treat psychiatric illness. He sees it as one of the more promising treatment strategies that continues to emerge, grow and realize great patient outcomes.
He joined TMS Health Solutions in the Fall of 2018.