Richard Bermudes, MD: Medication Management and TMS
Dr. Bermudes is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Family Medicine, with 20 years’ experience caring for patients. He founded Mindful 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: Medication Management and TMS
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 Mindful Health Solutions in the Spring of 2018.
Rama Dronamraju, MD: Medication Management and TMS
Dr. Dronamraju is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with over thirty years of extensive experience. She focuses on patients with clinical depression, bipolar depression, treatment-resistant mood and psychotic disorders, and she is particularly interested in helping patients with neuromodulation and brain stimulation therapies, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Dr. Dronamraju works with her patients as partners in treatment, helping them understand their symptoms, the nature of their illness, and the treatment itself. She sees them as a whole person with a full life, and compassionately works with them to provide knowledge and insight into their struggles and often bringing their families into the fold. She helps them remain in treatment and avoid relapse, providing them with tools to lead meaningful, functional lives.
She has found that for patients with mood disorders, response to standard medication and therapy is often limited. She has treated with Electroconvulsive Therapy for many years and has witnessed her patients find relief and recovery. She looks forward to treating patients with TMS as a treatment modality as it has the potential to benefit various types of patients and is non-invasive, not requiring anesthesia and having few if any side effects.
She joined Mindful Health Solutions in the Fall of 2019.