Meet the Achieve TMS Team | Achieve TMS Central

Meet Our Team

The most important quality we look for when bringing new people on is something we can’t really teach—a genuine desire to help others.

Doctors and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Brian Smith

Dr. Brian Smith

Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer for Achieve TMS Central. He is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center. He has been a national speaker on topics of deep TMS, sleep medicine and neurology along with multiple journal articles and textbook chapter publications.

Dr. Ahmar Butt

Dr. Ahmar Butt

Dr. Ahmar Butt, MD is an adult and child psychiatrist. He completed his Residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Richmond Hill, New York (General/Adult Psychiatry). He completed his Fellowship at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ school of Medicine, Hempstead, New York (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).

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Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata

Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata is a Board Certified psychiatrist. She is also a Board Certified family medicine physician and holds further certificates of training from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the American Association for Community Psychiatry. She has also done further training with the Center for Mind Body Medicine, as she believes in integrating the mind and the body together. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

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Erin Hatcher

Erin Hatcher, PMHNP, is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is the provider at our Marshalltown Iowa office. She graduated with honors from Yale University in 2006 with a Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing. Ms. Hatcher then completed post graduate work at the University of Missouri focusing on pediatric psychiatry. In addition to her work with Achieve TMS Central she is the Medical Director at Center Associates in Marshalltown, IA

Leadership Team

Marjorie Pierce

Marjorie Pierce is the Director of Operations for Achieve TMS Central and East. She has her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the Isenberg School at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and received her Masters of Social Work from Boston University. She has 20+ years of experience in Behavioral Health.

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Anita Taylor

Anita Taylor is the Director of Marketing and Education for Achieve TMS Central and East with responsibilities including marketing and community education. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Business Administration with a Health Care Specialization from the University of Connecticut.

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Rebecca Curran

Rebecca Curran is the Regional Operations Manager for Achieve TMS Central. Her background is in rehab administration and physical therapy, with 17 years experience working with adults and geriatrics suffering from systemic, traumatic and degenerative physical and mental disabilities and injury as well as psychological and behavioral disorders. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, camping, hiking and participating in youth sports programs.

Angela Harris

Angie Harris

Angie Harris is the Regional Marketing Manager for Achieve TMS Central. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors’s Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Non-Profit Administration. Angie has over 18 years’ experience in mental health, developmental disabilities, and geriatric care.

TMS Technicians

Paige

Paige is a dTMS Technician with Achieve TMS Central at the Mason City office. She has worked in healthcare for many years, in a wide variety of settings. She has a legal transcription, paralegal and phlebotomist degree. Her 3 dogs are like her children. She is looking forward to the amazing things we will accomplish here at Achieve TMS Central and she can’t wait to see what the future holds for the ongoing fight against mental illness.

Aalyshah

Aalyshah is a dTMS Technician at Achieve TMS Central in the Ankeny office. She is passionate about helping individuals suffering from mental illnesses. She has spent the majority of her career in the mental health industry, gaining experiences in areas such as trauma informed patient care, trust-based relational interventions, and therapeutic aggression control techniques. While administering dTMS treatments is her primary job function by day, Aalyshah also enjoys horse-back riding and hiking in her free time.

Rachel

Rachel is a Brainsway Certified dTMS Technician at Achieve TMS Central in the Sioux City office. With years of caregiving experience, she brings a multitude of facets to our growing community. Focusing on providing comfort and compassion to others in need is her goal for successful outcomes.

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C’Yanna

C’Yanna is the Brainsway certified dTMS Technician at Achieve TMS Central’s Marshalltown Iowa office. She has lived in Marshalltown for 30 years has worked in healthcare for many years. She has her Medical Billing and Coding Certification and is working on completing her Bachelors Degree in Applied psychology.

Tracy

Tracy is one of the Brainsway Certified deep TMS technicians at Achieve TMS Central’s Sioux City office. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Briar Cliff University where she studied Radiology. Tracy also sits on the human rights board as a commissioner in her Sioux City Iowa Community

Insurance Coverage for TMS

Insurance accepted for treating Depression, specifically TMS therapy, has more than doubled in the last few years, a sign that insurance companies must see cost savings in a treatment method for major depressive disorder (MDD) that works more efficiently than the traditional regimen alone. Patients who continually suffer from the debilitating effects of medication-resistant depression may acquire other health conditions as a result, such as a substance abuse disorder or unhealthy weight gain, to name a few. The fact that more and more insurance companies are providing coverage for TMS indicates a cost benefit to the insurer, thus the broadening of benefits.

 

The following are some of the insurance plans currently working with Achieve TMS Central: Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid (Iowa Total Care and Amerigroup), Midlands Choice, Optum (United Health Care),Wellmark BCBS. If you don’t see your plan listed, please call and ask us about yours today.

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