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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Bumgarner is a Board-Certified, Adult Psychiatrist with a passion for treating patients suffering from mood disorders. He finds helping patients to be extremely rewarding as he seeks to provide relief from their symptoms. During his psychiatry rotation in medical school, he noted that psychiatric treatment allowed a physician to look holistically at a patient and figure out how to best treat them, vs. pinpointing one specific ailment. He was drawn to this opportunity to treat the whole person and found that incredibly rewarding. He believes psychiatry can elevate the human condition directly by aiding in relief from emotional pain, anxiety, sadness, and suffering. In treating patients, he aims to build a working alliance towards treatment goals, offering the most appropriate and effective treatments. He is highly seasoned in helping patients manage their medication regimen and finding the best combination to provide relief. His focus on depression and mood disorders began when he noticed the toll depression has taken on the population as a whole. While he has successfully treated many patients with medication, be believes that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapy that provides more robust treatment options. With this growing technological advancement that allows treatments to be more specific to the brain regions involved in psychiatric disorders, he sees that TMS will likely be used as a tailored treatment beyond depression.