Hi, Jim Wallace here. How can I help you?
I’ve practiced old fashioned psychiatry with a modern twist in Augusta, Georgia, since 1985, getting to know my patients very well. I believe in having an excellent doctor-patient relationship above all things.
To help my patients as much as possible, I’ve used both talk therapy and medications, and I’ll continue to do so. My approach to the practice of medicine is 100% patient-centered. It’s all about finding out what works best for each individual.
For many people medications are not the best answer. That’s why I’m excited to introduce to Augusta a high tech, highly effective treatment modality called rTMS, or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. A non-drug psychiatric treatment, TMS was approved by the FDA because it’s effective and safe, but patients love it because it’s easy on their bodies, and often works much more rapidly than medicines. It’s a great addition.
It’s mandatory that psychiatry push the limits as we adopt new brain treatment technologies, but we must not abandon the minds or the souls of our patients as we do so. There is no substitute for a carefully constructed trusting relationship where the truth can be told.
I will continue to provide a wide range of psychiatric services to my patients. That now includes what I think is the best of new treatments for brain diseases such as depression – TMS – an effective treatment without any of the systemic side effects which are so common with medications. I’ve also begun using newly available high tech lab testing to determine which medicines are most likely to work for my patients, and to help minimize medication side effects.
Finding the right treatment means finding what’s exactly right for each individual person. Many of my patients need only talk therapy. Some need only medications. Some need both. Some need TMS. There is no universal cure in psychiatry. I don’t take hopeless cases, and hardly ever run across anyone I can’t help if they want to be helped.
I love practicing psychiatry, and am incredibly lucky to have such wonderful patients.
You’ll find more information about depression, happy chemicals, stumbling blocks to happiness, TMS, and all sorts of things – not all of them TMS specific – when you visit my other professional website, TMS Augusta.
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