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Patient Feedback

 

TMS Therapy

 

“My Life has changed since TMS therapy. I have tried multiple depression medications but I only seem to experience the side effects. They have helped some but I was starting to give up. When I found out I was a candidate for TMS therapy I was happy but I did not get my hopes up. I am now so impressed with the results! I am more positive now and I actually enjoy being around my friends. I am overall more happy and positive every day. I hope everyone will give TMS therapy a try!"

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“For 40 Years, my entire adult life, I’ve fought depression and anxiety with every fiber of my body.  Endless and numerous medical bills, doctors, drugs, therapists, psychiatrists. No matter the therapy- despite countless drugs my quality of life eroded a bit more each year, pulling me toward a dark abyss. The same pit that claimed the life of my mother at the age of 30 loomed before me until I found myself right where you are sitting.

 

It’s almost impossible to explain how grateful I am to have received TMS therapy! I’m eager to face each day. I feel the joy & love which surrounds me. I’m no longer lost & isolated. I’m living- not just enduring. I’ve broken out of a shell and feel renewed (despite the fact that I’m 68 years young). My husband and I travel, read books, play with the grandkids, hangout and enjoy life together. TMS therapy exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to consider using TMS therapy if needed. I was drowning & TMS therapy literally saved my life. I recommend TMS treatment as a front line therapy. It worked for me and it will work for you.

 

Before I close, I’d like to mention how helpful the curriculum is. I’ve become much more intentional with my actions thanks to Rachel’s coaching and to all of the excellent strategies I learned. For over a decade, I’ve put off left and right knee replacement surgery. Because I’m mentally strong, those surgeries are scheduled this year. I look forward to exercising, gardening and chasing those grandkids. I’m active mentally and now I’ll be active physically again.

I’m grateful to Dr. St John and every single member of her staff- and particularly her TMS coordinator, Rachel, for their expertise and support.”

     – Julia, Martha St John & Associates TMS patient

 

“I am very pleased with the results from the TMS therapy. I’ve suffered from depression for 20 years and doctors have tried many different antidepressant medication regimens. I have never seen the results I’ve seen with the TMS therapy. I cannot begin to tell you how refreshing it is to finally see the glass half-full. Thank You!”

     – TBK, Martha St. John & Associates TMS patient

 

“Before getting TMS, I was a little nervous and apprehensive about it. Of course, I thought I’d have side effects and slightly thought it would turn me into a ‘different person’ who was obnoxiously happy all the time. However, after completing my TMS treatment 4 months ago, I can say that neither of those statements is true. I am the same person I was with my terrible depression, just with a LOT less depression.

 

Now, I rarely ever have a bad day or a bad moment. I can’t believe how much of a difference it has made in my life. Overall, I am so much happier- when really I didn’t know what being happy was. I have a positive outlook on life. My husband and family really see a difference, too.

I used to hate exercising of any kind, and now I have energy and the will power to get out of the house on a nice day and take a walk or just sit and enjoy my surroundings. Also going to the grocery store no longer fills me with dread.

 

I loved getting my treatments. Dr. St. John and Rachel were so kind and super patient with me throughout the whole process. They made me feel extremely safe and comfortable and I knew I was doing the right thing. Dr. St. John’s knowledge of TMS and depression treatments speaks for itself. And I loved watching TV shows in the mornings during my treatments and talking to Rachel the TMS coordinator. She could not have been nicer or more understanding and helpful.

 

I wish I had done TMS years ago before I tried 7 different anti-depressants. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

     – ECT, Martha St. John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“Staff’s extremely competent.  Rachel’s incredibly good with insurance and relating to clients.”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“During my treatment, my recovery was remarkably at a fast speed. …My unwillingness to do anything, sadness, melancholic state of heart and mind, ..sleeplessness…, all disappeared rapidly during my treatment and it truly recovered like I never had such symptoms.” 

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“I have suffered from depression since my early twenties. I have tried numerous medications and supplements… and suffered through all of the side effects just hoping the medication would kick in and I would finally be free…  I cannot tell you the number of miles I have driven, the number of doctor visits, therapy sessions, prescriptions, supplements and money that I have spent on trying to get out of this cave. I was surprised and glad when I learned that Dr. St. John was offering TMS. I thought I had made a huge mistake when I started the first treatment.  There was no little tapping like they said in the literature.  The ‘tapping’ hurt!  I thought this is going to be the most painful and longest six weeks of my life.  I had just committed to six weeks of torture.  To my surprise, by the third or fourth treatment, it was no longer painful.  In fact, it would have been easy to take a nap. Then about midway through the treatments, there were some very subtle changes. Gradually I found myself less agitated and not getting so upset over the least little thing.  I reacted differently to things.  My thinking became clearer and I wasn’t worrying so much.  The heavy load I had been dragging around felt lighter.  I felt more relaxed.  At last, I felt the dark clouds were starting to break apart. Little by little things kept improving.  Most of the improvement came during the fourth and fifth week and then things leveled off.  I was more pleasantly surprised by the end of my sixth week. It is absolutely amazing how this treatment can affect your mind.  I took a short trip at the end of my treatment.  I felt the best I had felt in a long time.  The improvement was more than I had ever had from any of the medications. I have absolutely no regrets going through this therapy and I would highly recommend it..”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“There are many of us in the world that just exist and I feel like that is what I have done.  Living day to day with depression is just an existence.  I have tried numerous medications and supplements and suffered through all of the side effects just hoping the medication would kick in and I would finally be free….  I was surprised and glad when I learned that Dr. St John was offering TMS. 

My treatment started with hesitation and ended with some remarkable improvements.   The heavy load I had been dragging around felt lighter.  The improvement was more than I had ever had from any of the medications.  Even better, I did not have to try to work and survive with all of the side effects of trying another new drug.

 

I have absolutely no regrets going through this therapy and I would highly recommend it.  I can honestly say that TMS was more effective for me than any of the medications I have ever tried.  I wish that TMS had been developed years ago and am glad to see that medicine is taking a different approach in the treatment of depression.”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“I would like to say that TMS Therapy gave me back my life, but it gave me something I have never had before, a life without depression.  I had very conflicted feelings when I signed up for this treatment.  I was skeptical, ashamed, embarrassed, scared, angry, and felt like I was defective, that I was so broken it had come to this. I thought I was damaged goods.  I won’t sugar coat it, the first 2 to 3 weeks were painful.  There was a lot of self-pity and anger within me. After about the 3rd week, the glass gray eye shield I had been viewing the world through shattered.  I felt like a new person.  It was bitter-sweet.  I say that because, I was elated to rediscover myself, but I was sad when I would have flashbacks as to how things used to go in my life.  I would remember how hopeless I felt, and that made me so sad because there was a cure.  It wasn’t my fault, which I had spent my life convincing myself it was and the people I love would be better off without me.  I not only met all of my goals, but I also overcame my anxiety of letting other people I see suffering know about this treatment and the success I had.  I remember overhearing my husband talking to his mom who also has depression, tell her, “Mom, it’s like night and day! My wife isn’t sad anymore.” I just cried because I love him so much.  He deserves my best.   I’ve also battled cancer three times.  My mood has a significant impact on my health.  I have had clear scans and I’m also an ICU RN on the night shift.  TMS shed a whole new brilliant light on the life I never knew was possible.  I can’t wait to now be a depression-free mom this year.  Please do this for yourself and your family.”

     – HJ, Martha St. John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“[TMS] has changed my life in many, many ways! Life has become meaningful to me.  I love waking up each day and wondering what the day holds.  I have found myself looking forward and doing things I would never do.  I am more social; not so inhibited in social settings.  As I sit here, in this building where I hated life 2 and ½ months ago, I can’t believe how much my life has changed, my depression is gone.  The wish to ‘please take me, do not let me wake up and let me die,’ is no longer present.  I really care now and can focus on life.  I seem to enjoy being in public now.  I seem to realize what living and being happy is.  I do not sleep all weekend; I do not walk around like I am in a come with no smile. 

My husband asked me 3 months ago if I could wait until fall to do this and I said ‘I would not be here in 3 months if I do not do TMS!!!’  I wish I knew about it years ago! People who knew I was doing TMS can tell a huge difference.: smile, brightness, focus, glow, happiness, wanting life, and awake!”

     – JK, Martha St. John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“I am so much better in my thinking and my mood is much improved.  I no longer go to that dark place and feel sorry for myself.  TMS has changed my life for the better.  No amount of drugs or therapy could have achieved so much in such a short period of time!”

     – Adam, Martha St. John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“After having completed TMS I don’t think about killing myself anymore.  TMS has allowed me to start thinking about life and how I want to live it now that I feel like living.  I was tired of wanting to diet all the time, and, now I’m ready to relearn what living is all about!”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

"It is absolutely amazing how this treatment can affect your mind.  At the end of my treatment…I feel the best I had felt in a long time.  The improvement was more than I had ever had form any medication.  I wish TMS had been developed years ago!”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“I was going to get shock treatment but I saw a girl that had it and lost 10 years of memory.  I had tried many meds for a long time.  After TMS, I feel better about things and laugh hard.  I feel great now!”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

"TMS Therapy has made a tremendous difference in my quality of life.  My depression is completely alleviated to the extent that I can enjoy my life, make plans, decisions, and interact positively again with others. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this therapy.  In fact, I sincerely would like to see TMS become a first choice treatment in lieu of medications.   There have been NO side effects from the treatment, nor does it require continued maintenance. It is almost miraculous in my experience."

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“I was very excited when I was introduced to TMS Therapy.  I had already suffered through many prescription changes with very few positive results.  I would usually become more agitated, dull, or lifeless in my encounter with others.  NeuroStar TMS has restored my enthusiasm for life and my clarity of thought.” 

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“Before TMS, I was so depressed I wasn’t able to function at ALL.  After receiving treatment I was able to work, feeling great and enjoying my family again.”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

“Six weeks of TMS treatment did MORE for me than 15 years of medication!”

     – LG, Martha St. John, MD & Associates TMS patient

 

 

Ketamine Infusions

  • Post-treatment, 80% of patients report that their depression has lessened considerably.

  • If needed, 100% of patients agree or strongly agree that they would choose to have treatment performed in our office again.

  • Overall, 93% of patients would recommend the office to a friend or family member for treatment.

  • Staff competence and courteousness were rated 5/5 by 100% of patients completing a post-treatment survey.

 

“I was referred to Ketamine therapy while I was in a black hole of deep depression and unable to function. I had almost given up completely.   The therapy reminded me what happiness felt like, reminded me of who I use to be, made me want to feel life again, and opened the door for me to find my sense of self and purpose. I instantly had hope that I could find myself again and I was able to decide that I wanted to live this life.”

     – JB, Martha St John, MD & Associates Ketamine Infusion patient

 

“Britney was an amazing nurse and an important/amazing part of my entire experience. You all saved me!”

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates Ketamine Infusion patient

 

“Brittany the nurse was wonderful, very calming and reassuring.”

      – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates Ketamine Infusion patient

 

“The staff (Brittney, Dr. St John, Susan, etc.) is exceptional.”

      – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates Ketamine Infusion patient

 

"Since starting IV Ketamine Therapy my suicidal ideations have improved dramatically along with my quality of life. I believe that the treatments have been helpful."

     – Anonymous, Martha St John, MD & Associates Ketamine Infusion patient