TMS FAQ and  Answers  


If these do not answer your questions, call the office--Vanessa is very knowledgeable about Dr. Schechter's TMS treatment program and educational materials.  If she doesn't know the answer, she'll get Dr. Schechter's response for you:


What if I have a specific medical question about my condition?


A: Due to ethical and legal issues, Dr. Schechter is unable to answer specific diagnostic and treament questions about your condition via email unless you have become a patient by being seen and examined in his office.  General issues are answered in his blog, educational materials, etc. 


Are there doctors in other cities that I can see regarding TMS?


A: There are a number of such doctors and the number is slowly growing. See the doctors page for other physicians that have expressed interest in this area. The pandemic emergency has also allowed Dr. Schechter to do telemedicine with more out of state patients.



What can I do if I can't come to Los Angeles and I don't live near any of the other doctors?

A1:For 2020-2021-- the pandemic era-- Dr. Schechter can do telemedicine with you, contact the office for restrictions.  

.A2.First, see a qualified physician in your local area.  Consider a neurologist, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, sports medicine or orthopedist. Have that doctor examine you and see if they are comfortable with a "conservative" or non-surgical program.  If so, ask if you can include a TMS or mindbody program in that plan. Then read the books available on the subject, listen to my audioprogram, and use the workbook.  Continue to have that local doctor monitor your progress.  

Are there any other options if I live in California, but can't come to Dr. Schechter's office due to pain or distance?


A: For follow-up visits, phone or telehealth is a great option.  New answer: telemedicine with Dr. Schechter.  He can see patients in most states and International via telehealth (doxy or doximity)


Call or email the office if you believe this is the only way you can be treated for possible TMS.   Outside of the United States, Zoom and equivalents may be possible as well.                       (updated Feb. 2021)

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Ways to learn more


Read, study, make an office appointment. See our links page and read blog updates. Look at our "other TMS doctors" page.  

Also follow us on twitter, read blog updates, and send us your mailing address for infrequent notices and updates. 


Reminder and Disclaimer

A website can provide valuable information and a home educational program can teach you a lot.  But a diagnosis can only be made by a physician examining you in the office.  Be sure to exclude structural and chemical conditions before embarking on TMS treatment.


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