Welcome to the BrainCare Performance Center in Carlsbad, California!
We would like first to thank you for your service!
Our clinic is proudly veteran owned and operated.
We are excited to announce that we accept and are in-network for TriCare for patients experiencing Depression.
Tricare Insurance Available for Patients with Depression
As veterans, Dr. Awodele and Dr. Apides both understand the toll that serving our country can take on our active military personnel, veterans, and their families. We have seen first-hand how the sacrifices you have made for our country can affect you and your loved ones.
We understand that Depression can occur because of events that you experienced during your service and from being away from your home and family. And this affects not only you but also your spouse and family members. Our mission at BrainCare Performance Center is to offer a long-lasting and effective solution. We will do our absolute best to make your treatment process as seamless as possible!
MeRT Treatment and TriCare Insurance
Dr. Awodele has brought a state-of-the-art mental health treatment called MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, to Carlsbad and the surrounding areas.
MeRT is a more sophisticated and tailored form of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) that is both gentle and drug-free. It has been proven to show some amazing results. * To learn more about this cutting-edge technology and how it can help you with your Depression, click here.
TriCare is an insurance plan issued by the United States Defense Health Agency offered to active military personnel, veterans, and their families. The equipment used in TMS is FDA-cleared to treat Depression, and in 2016, TriCare approved coverage for TMS therapy for Depression.
As a result of seeing amazing successes with MeRT, Dr. Awodele is proud to bring this breakthrough technology to the area by opening BrainCare Performance Center Carlsbad.
Additionally, because of his experience during his active duty with the United States Navy, Dr. Awodele has made it a priority to accept TriCare Insurance so that military personnel, retirees, and their families can use their TriCare Insurance for the treatment of Depression.
*results may vary and are not guaranteed
I have been a military physician for most of my career. And I have seen a lot of functional marines and sailors with Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, TBI, and PTSD who didn’t seek treatment because they felt physically strong or didn’t want to take medications due to their operational status. I have also witnessed close friends report exhaustion and near helplessness. Witnessing firsthand their transformation after receiving MeRT treatment made me a believer in its effectiveness.”Oluseyi Awodele, M.D., M.S., BrainCare Carlsbad medical director
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She can answer your questions and explain the details.
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How it Works
TriCare West is the insurance provider that serves the western region of the United States. And TriCare offers three levels of insurance: TriCare Prime, TriCare Reserve, and TriCare Select.
If you have TriCare Prime, please make an appointment with your primary care physician or other medical provider and request a referral to see us for treatment for Depression. Additionally, please print the required Letter of Attestation, and give this to your primary care provider so that it can accompany the referral to TriCare.
You may have questions about this, and we are happy to help guide you through this process.
TriCare Reserve and TriCare Select
If you are suffering from Depression, you do not need a letter of referral to TriCare from your primary care provider. All you need to do is contact our New Patient Coordinator, and she will get your questions answered and get you on the schedule for your initial qEEG and consultation with Dr. Awodele. He will then get all the necessary paperwork filled out for you (or your spouse) so that you can begin your treatment as soon as possible.
Questions about TriCare?
Please Contact Our New Patient Coordinator
She can help guide you through the TriCare process.
TriCare Coverage for Depression Treatment
TriCare coverage will only apply if you are experiencing Depression as your primary diagnosis, and you must have tried previous treatments, such as medications, that were unsuccessful. If you have TriCare Prime, please have your primary care provider list “Depression” as your diagnosis when they submit the approval to TriCare for TMS/MeRT treatment.
Your PCP will submit the referral and Letter of Attestation to TriCare. Please note that your PCP will also need to indicate our physician’s name and contact information on the letter of referral to TriCare. In this way, TriCare will know where to send the letter of approval.
Please have TriCare send your referral to our fax number:
ATTENTION: Oluseyi Awodele, M.D.
BrainCare Performance Center Carlsbad
3257 Camino De Los Coches, Suite 305
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Once we receive the referral from TriCare, we will contact you to confirm approval or denial. If they approve your coverage, then we will get you scheduled for treatment.
If you have any other type of TriCare Insurance other than TriCare Prime, including TriCare Reserve or TriCare Select, simply reach out to our New Patient Coordinator by calling 760-280-6191, and she will get you on the schedule. Dr. Awodele or Dr. Apides will meet with you after your qEEG, and we will fill out the paperwork on your behalf to send to TriCare for approval.
Oluseyi Awodele, M.D., M.S.
BrainCare Carlsbad Medical Director
Dr. Awodele is a residency-trained and Board-certified Occupational Medicine physician. Additionally, he has over seven years of medical expertise in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aviation and Aerospace Medicine, and Preventative Medicine. He also serves as a United States Naval Flight Surgeon.
Dr. Awodele earned his undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut, with a focus on Neuro-Physiology.
During his time at medical school, he took part in Traumatic Brain Injury research at Harvard Medical Institute and Walter Reed National Military Naval Medical Center.
Specifically, he worked with soldiers returning from the Afghanistan and Iraq war fronts, using advanced methods of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). In doing so, he identified biomarkers of brain biochemistry that could potentially distinguish between those soldiers suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those suffering from a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).
During his time in the military, Dr. Awodele served as the U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 (HMLA-169) and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 (VMM-764).
He also served with distinction as the Flight Surgeon for the Special Purpose Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Pacific for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Joel M. Apides, M.D.
Dr. Joel M Apides, M.D., is board certified in Neurology, with a subspecialty in Neurophysiology, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Board of subspecialties.
Throughout his career, Dr. Apides has had extensive experience in managing chronic migraine headaches, stroke, and neuromuscular disorders. Additionally, he has a great deal of experience in dealing with returning military personnel who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
Moreover, Dr. Apides has substantial neurophysiology experience with nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG) tests, and electroencephalography (EEG). He also has experience with Botulinum Toxin A injections for chronic migraine headaches, upper and lower limb spasticity, torticollis, and hemifacial spasms. And in 2009, as a result of his determination to provide the best in patient care, patients named him a top 5 pain management provider of the United States Navy Medicine.
Dr. Apides completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine Philippines. This is also where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then obtained his rotational medical internship at Saint Louis University, Hospital of the Sacred Heart, and subsequent internal medicine internship at Saint Francis Medical Center, New Jersey. Following this, he received his neurology residency training and certification at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland, and pursued neurophysiology fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
We Encourage You to Reach Out to Us for Help with Your TriCare Coverage for Depression
Our New Patient Coordinator is here to answer your questions about TriCare, explain copays, and help make this process as seamless and hassle-free as possible for you or your loved one! She can also answer questions you may have about the treatment itself and our protocols.
Again, we thank you for your military service and for the sacrifices that you and your family have endured. We provide a compassionate and safe environment for your treatment, and both our physicians and our staff are here to help!
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