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Initial Analysis Steps

Through a highly-personalized treatment protocol, MeRT can restore brain communication. MeRT is drug-free, non-invasive, and has achieved some miraculous results.
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Initial Analysis and Testing
On your first appointment, we perform the qEEG and EKG tests. We complete this right in our office.

We use a scientific and patented approach to analyze your results. This analysis delves deep into your brain health. It locates any areas that are not functioning properly. Based on this analysis, we develop a targeted treatment plan customized to your specific condition.
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The qEEG and EKG
A qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) is a non-invasive procedure. It’s also referred to as brain mapping. Our neurotechnician places a rubber cap on your head that’s like a swim cap. We place electrodes along the cap which attaches to your scalp. This allows us to obtain a full picture of your brainwave function.

All brains are different. This testing is a precise way to identify areas in the brain that show electrical dysregulation. Basically, the qEEG shows evidence of electrical abnormalities and network dysfunctions.

We will also perform an EKG (electrocardiogram) at the same time. This test measures electrical signals from your heart. It analyzes the brain-heart connection, to be as accurate as possible.
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“We can visualize these EEG disruptions.”
The EEG report is key to MeRT treatment. Alex Ring, Director of Applied Sciences at Wave Neuroscience, explains why it’s vital to get a precise measurement of brainwave activity:

“This is a series for different types of cases. (These are) the frontal, central, and posterior portions of the brain. We can count how many brain waves there are per second. What we expect to find is this brain clock – a radio frequency in the brain in the brain that helps us conduct – is the same in the back as we see in central and frontal regions: There’s one peak and it lines up and it’s the same speed.
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What we find with a patient coming into our clinics with a concussion, they have in the front of the brain a slower frequency downstream of the injury. So, they’re taking information in but they’re not able to keep up with it. When we look at autism, we find that this rhythm disrupted everywhere in the brain.

Our goal is to take that EEG and to specifically guide therapy settings to individualize to that person’s brainwave activity.” – Alex Ring, Director of Applied Sciences at Wave Neuroscience, speaking at the Autism One Conference
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What to Expect From Your Initial Analysis
You will come in for your first appointment with us for your qEEG. We will gather all your new patient paperwork at that time.

This appointment lasts for approximately 45-minutes. Please do not apply gel or any other products to your hair, and please wear your hair down for this appointment. This allows us to get an accurate read on your qEEG.

If you are bringing your child with Autism in for their qEEG, please know that our technicians are compassionate and gentle. They have experience working with developmentally delayed children. When you book your appointment for your child, we will give you tips on how to prepare for the qEEG so that it is not traumatic. For our autistic patients, please allow 1-hour for your appointment. We only need 10-12 minutes of an accurate read on the qEEG, so we are happy to take breaks as needed.
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Your Second Appointment: The Consultation
Approximately 48 to 72 hours after your qEEG, you will have your consultation with the doctor. They will go over the results of the qEEG with you and suggest a treatment plan based on your test results. Protocols are tailored for each person based on results.

Should you decide to proceed forward with treatment, we will get you set up for your treatment schedule.
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The Assessment Period

The first two weeks of treatment are the Assessment Period. During this time, we will observe any clinical changes. At the end of this period, we will also repeat the qEEG to see the changes noted.

There may be slight changes seen in the first two weeks or they may be much more obvious. Regardless, your physician can show you if you are progressing.

If you are responding well to MeRT treatment, we will get you scheduled for an additional four weeks of treatment. Six total weeks of treatment (including Assessment) are needed for changes to be optimal and long-lasting.

Please note that improvements and results are based on strict and active observation of our treatment regimens. Results may vary based on each individual and are not guaranteed. In general, the longer the length of MeRT treatment, the longer the changes remain. Six to eight weeks is generally needed.

Insurance Coverage
We accept TriCare Insurance for those who qualify. Currently, the only conditions that TriCare covers are Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We are happy to check with Tricare on your behalf to see if you qualify.

For all other insurance, we are unable to file on your behalf. We can provide you with a Super Bill at the end of your treatment. You can submit this to your insurance company to see if they will reimburse you.

Medicare and Medicaid do not provide benefits for treatment.

Treatment for all other conditions other than Depression and OCD is considered off-label. Insurance will not provide coverage for any other condition.

We do take all major credit cards.