Specialty Center TMS has been providing primary treatment care and outpatient services in psychiatry since 1989 for those individuals suffering from acute and chronic neuro-psychiatric psychological brain conditions that affect human behaviors. The Specialty Center also offers TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorders and other treatment refractory depressive illnesses or conditions to those who have failed multiple antidepressant medication regimens. The practice offers various arrays of eclectic services with a patient-centered focus, such as psychiatric assessments, comprehensive clinical interviews, medical collaboration with other specialties and the use of mental health rating scales under the guide of the new DSM-5 domains. MD. Dr. Marietta Almazan is the president of Specialty Center TMS and Dr. Richard Sanchez is the primary TMS Provider and Intervention Psychiatrist.

Dr. Almazan is specialties in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and her practice of psychiatry has been inspired by mentors with strong biological psychiatry/psychosocial/cognitive behavioral orientation during her adult residency at the University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California Davis Medical Center. She has more than fifteen years of in-patient care in both the private and public sector. She has her B.S. in Zoology at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, and received a degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Dr. NRMF Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. She holds an active California medical license and a North Dakota, Minnesota license (inactive). Dr. Almazan has 2.2 star rating on healthgrades.com and 1.5 star rating on vitals.com.

Dr. Richard’s specialties in Psychiatry and he completed his undergraduate education with a B.A. in Biology from the University of Southern California, and his medical degree from Dartmouth College. After serving his internship and residency at the University of California, Davis, he practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He now practices in a private setting in Fair Oaks, California. Dr. Sanchez has been with the Specialty Center, Inc. since 2005. He has 4.6 star rating on healthgrades.com and 4.5 rating on vitals.com.

There are a lot of good reviews for Dr. Richard Sanchez on the internet. One recent review says “efficient, thorough and professional. Kind personality, soft spoken. Very observant, and listens. That’s pretty much all I need. I highly recommend him. I can’t speak to accuracy in diagnosis because I lack the training necessary for this kind of thing, it’s not like having strep throat or something (although I often wish it was).”

We found another review for Dr. Almazan that said, “Dr. Almanzan seem to perform numerous tests to find problem and prescribed just enough medication for the problem.”



6600 Mercy Court, Suite 290 Fair Oaks, California 95628


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