TMS Therapy

About the Treatment

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy targets key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The leading scientific theory for the cause of depression is that, while the exact cause is unknown, it is thought to be caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters. What are neurotransmitters? They are the chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.
With sessions conducted right in our clinic in SW Sioux Falls, our patients have experienced positive changes soon after beginning NeuroStar TMS Therapy treatments. If you have tried anti-depression medications and are still battling chronic depression, TMS may be a good treatment option for you.

The #1 Choice for Doctors

Making long-term remission possible, TMS therapy sessions are conducted in our Sioux Falls clinic while you are awake throughout the treatment. You can return to normal activities right away, with no negative effects on memory or sleep. It’s safe and easy to tolerate, and has patented precision technology to ensure you receive the right dose to the right location, every time, and TMS Therapy treatment is covered by most health insurance plans, which makes it easy for patients to get the help they need. With more than three million treatments delivered and the #1 TMS choice of doctors, this treatment approach is an innovative method to achieve remission and bring new hope to people every day.

Our Providers

Clay J Pavlis, MD

Psychiatrist, Chief Medical Officer

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Clay J Pavlis, MD,

Psychiatrist, Chief Medical Officer

Clay Pavlis, M.D., earned his BS in Biology after graduation Summa Com Laude from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. He attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota – Duluth and the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed in Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Nebraska, as well as South Dakota and Minnesota.

Dr. Pavlis’s vision for offering personalized care for residents of South Dakota and Minnesota with a team of providers focused on individualized care was the catalyst for him establishing Midwest Wellness Institute, PLLC in 2012, now known as MWI Health. As the chief psychiatrist and medical officer, Dr. Pavlis now leads a growing team of mental health providers, nurses, and staff with organizational core focuses of establishing contracted mental health services through trust-based partnerships, excelling at efficient and thorough independent psychiatric evaluations, and providing patients advanced and comprehensive psychiatric clinic services.

Consistently trying to find innovative ways to improve lives, Dr Pavlis specializes in psychiatric forensic evaluations, independent psychiatric evaluations, Veteran services and evals, opioid addiction treatment with Suboxone, medication management, neuromodulation with TMS, and psychopharmacologenomics. Dr Pavlis also believes strongly in mentorship and education, regularly working with local preceptorship students each semester.

In addition to managing MWI Health’s diverse portfolio of services, Dr. Pavlis also serves as Medical Director at MWI Health, seeing patients of all ages and as young as 5 years old at Community Counseling Services in Madison & Huron, SD, CCM Health in Montevideo, MN, and geriatric patients at Bethel Nursing Home in Madison, SD. Dr Pavlis also oversees the mental health treatment at Windom Area Health in Windom, MN, treats inmates and consults Minnehaha County Jail, and provides guidance to mental health providers at Human Services Agency in Watertown, SD.


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