One of Ara Chackerian’s more popular environmental projects includes Limonapa Teak in Nicaragua. This sustainable teak farm uses eco friendly farm methods to positively contribute to the environment rather than pollute. The farm also gives hundreds of well paying careers for local residents in the community.
About TMS Health Solutions
The idea for TMS Health Solutions came about when Ara Chackerian and his partner wanted to grow their experience from creating diagnostic radiology centers for out-patients to other parts of healthcare. Finally they received a suggestion to look into psychiatry space for outpatients. This involve a device based treatment for depression. The process is transcranial magnetic stimulation. When looking into this new treatment, Ara and his business partner realized the true potential of TMS. It could be the third branch of psychiatric care, in addition to talk therapy and medication.
TMS As A Successful Treatment
The new treatment seemed to be a success and Ara had to wonder why the treatment wasn’t that popular and not as available. A meeting with Dr. Richard Bermudas helped them realize that the insurance coverage wasn’t available, and it was very difficult to hire and keep qualified technicians. There was also the difficulty of trying to run a group practice and still be a clinician. Dr. Bermudas really believed in TMS and the help it could offer thousands. He was interested in growing access to the treatment and Ara Chackerian and his business partner felt that they could combine their outpatient facility building knowledge with his experience and create something positive.
About Ara Chackerian
Ara Chackerian graduated from Florida State University in 1991 where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Ara is best known for his work in philanthropy and business. He has contributed a lot to the community. The majority of his career has been in healthcare, where he has focused his attention in bridging the gap between technology and healthcare services. Today is active on several boards around the Bay Area. His efforts do not stop at healthcare, he also has an interest in youth and environmental development solutions. You can visit their website arachackerian.com