Read some testimonials from some of Dr. Hubbard's patients below
“I spent 22 years living with depression and now I have full range of emotions that I’ve never experienced before, and a new outlook on life. Before beginning treatment, I was non-functioning and almost completely non-verbal. My sleep schedule was non-existent, my energy levels were very low, and I had to pause my schooling because I was unable to even talk to people. By week two of treatment, not only was I sleeping better and waking up refreshed, but those around me noticed a significant change. I began talking so much I joked that my therapist would have to teach me to be quiet. This treatment has changed my life for the better. I would highly recommend TMS to anyone suffering from severe depression.”
“For a long time I was afraid of this. I had ECT about 15 years ago with a different psychiatrist and it was not a good experience for me. But I trust Doctor Hubbard and he recommended that I consider TMS. I feel I’m an educated consumer. I can’t say enough about the nurturing, healing environment in this office. It’s so welcoming, so peaceful. It’s the perfect environment to do this.
I wasn’t feeling anything different until about 3 ½ weeks. I can’t really explain it except to say I felt brighter around the edges. I started to feel I had a personality again—I’m still in here! I feel like I’ve woken out of a 25 year coma.
I don’t dread getting out of bed. I’m still not a morning person. My first thought when I would wake up was, ‘I hate the morning!’ Now my first thought is, ‘I can handle this!’ I’m more self-confident, calmer, clearer cognitively. I feel more open. My partner has definitely noticed the difference. I have wanted to go to school for a long time. Now maybe I will. I’m very grateful.”
“Dr. Hubbard is awesome. Great Doctor, very knowledgeable and a great listener. One of the best doctors I've had. In fact, I continue to drive from Los Angeles to San Diego to see him, even though I moved over a year ago. I just haven't been able to find anyone I like as much. His entire office is great too. Kathy, Ahderah. Oh, and if you don't have insurance, he's very reasonable. Thanks Dr. Hubbard!”
“I have been a patient of Dr Hubbard's for about 10 years. Recently he helped me through a period in which I was seriously disabled and had to be off work for a couple of months. We have had to change medications periodically to find out what works the best for me. He's not the kind of doctor who gives you a prescription with 11 refills and says come back and see me in a year. I come back every 1 to 6 months for "med checks" so he can be sure what he prescribes is working. Kathy runs the front office. Kathy IS the front office. She knows the ins and outs of insurance, disability paperwork, billing, scheduling, etc. She is highly efficient and caring. She ALWAYS smiles when she meets and greets patients and genuinely wants to help however she can. This must be who she really is because no pill prescribed or not can make her show that she cares every time I go there (which has been a lot lately). I give them an A-...the minus is for the tiny parking spots, but that's got more to do with the landlord than the psychiatric care.”
“I would highly recommend Dr. Hubbard to anyone in San Diego who is seeking a Psychiatrist. From the moment I walked into the office, where I was warmly greeted by Kathy in the main office, my experience was nothing other than positive. I found the front office staff very friendly and inviting. Not knowing what my insurance would cover, Kathy gladly went out of her way to do the research for me. Upon meeting Dr. Hubbard for the first time, I felt completely at ease. Dr. Hubbard was very thorough with his initial examination of me. At the same time, he was very friendly and sometimes funny. I felt completely comfortable telling him things that are private to me, in order for him to make a proper diagnosis. I have been seeing Dr. Hubbard for 2 years now and I feel like I have developed a very positive relationship with my doctor, which is very important to me when choosing a doctor. I would recommend Dr. Hubbard to any of my closest friends and family.”
“Dr. Hubbard saved my life. Under his care I no longer suffer the debilitating effects of depression which I had experienced for 50 years, since the onset of puberty. After many doctors, in many parts of the world and many types of treatment, I found Dr. Hubbard.
Kathy, the first person one meets when entering the office is wonderfully friendly. She has a sincere interest in everyone. She values people. If one leaves a voice mail she always returns calls. It is inconceivable that she could be rude to anyone. When a person is having problems with their health it is not uncommon to find fault with much of life. I know, I’ve been there. Consequently, a hurried harangue against this office should probably be put into context and considered accordingly.
When I initially went to see Dr. Hubbard I was at a very low point, after two years of treatment with a doctor who was well-meaning but not well-acquainted with modern medications. The side effects of the many inappropriately prescribed medications I was taking had practically incapacitated me, and had fueled my ever-present depression.
Dr. Hubbard listened to me explain my experience. He reacted immediately with a plan for me to recover from the prescription drugs I had in my system and then with a way to proceed with my life without the effects of depression. It took 50 years of doctors, all over the country, to find a specialist who gave me back my life.”
“Dr. Hubbard changed my life. My wife had been plagued by depression since she was a teenager. She had been to a myriad of physicians, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists over decades. She would still fall into the depression trap once or twice a year, which had a significant negative impact on my well being. After a particularly bad string of advice from an internist, my wife tripped across Dr. Hubbard--a psychopharmacologist. Dr Hubbard has a very deep understanding of the relationship between drugs and mental health, as well as the interactions between drugs. The first visit was like magic, he hit the nail exactly on the head and my wife regained the balance and smile that led me to her in the first place. Over the years, we have returned to Dr. Hubbard twice annually to make sure everything remains in balance. Tweaks have been occasional, and have worked great. I highly recommend Dr. Hubbard and his staff, particularly Kathy--as warm and friendly a person as you will ever find.”
“I noticed immediately an improvement and so did the people around me. That heavy weight of depression was lifted and I felt good. I’m happier than I’ve been in years. The medicines weren’t working so I got proactive and tried this. I’m so patient with my husband now. I don’t have that anger anymore. I laugh every day many times and that’s really new. I’ve never been to a place with so much empathy and compassion. I felt I could let down and show it all. The staff here is deeply invested in their patients. What I experience now is positivity. I guess that’s the right word. My husband is so happy with the results. I didn’t smile for so long. I don’t have the moodiness. There are so many depressed people in the world that this will help. If anyone wants to email me or talk with me I’d be happy to talk with them.”
"Everybody here is so nice, so warm and caring. Every single person in this office. Since the tms I’m moving around more. I’m less fatigued. It woke my brain up. I feel lighter; the fatigue has lifted. I have energy to move. I used to chill on the couch for hours. I felt I was always tired. After being up for two hours I would have to lay down. It’s easier to get things done. I just do things. I’m alive again. Hanging out with my daughter isn’t a chore. I’m getting along better with my boyfriend. It’s not a chore to pick up the house. Now I’m cooking again. It doesn’t affect my sleep one way or another. My back pain is better and it’s less draining. It feels easier to get things done. I’m going to be going back to work soon. I’m more efficient. My memory is better. It takes less time to get things done because I’m more focused.
Now that I’m awake again I think things through. Now I know what behaviors kept me depressed. I’m more aware. Now I can see what I do that works against me. I’ve started cutting out sugar. I went and bought a behavior chart for my daughter. A Star Chart with tokens. It’s helping her. I’d wanted to do this for a long time. I just couldn’t.
My boyfriend notices the difference and it makes him try harder. I can see my behavior now. I realize now I was sometimes being rude. He sees me trying and he tries harder too. So we’re getting along better.
I’m not in a black hole of despair anymore."
"For a long time I was afraid of this. I had ECT about 15 years ago with a different psychiatrist and it was not a good experience for me. But I trust Doctor Hubbard and he recommended that I consider TMS. I feel I’m an educated consumer. I can’t say enough about the nurturing, healing environment in this office. It’s so welcoming, so peaceful. It’s the perfect environment to do this.
"My experience was really good. The techs are all really nice. This is a nice place to come every day. They all care. After about 3 weeks I started feeling lighter, more hopeful, better about myself. I started dieting. I started taking my kids on long stroller rides to get exercise. I confided in a coworker that I was doing TMS and she said she was seeing a difference. She said I seemed more light-hearted. Medicine makes life bearable and TMS makes it more enjoyable. My sleep got better. I’m not waking up during the night. I’m sleeping all night. I have more energy, more pep. I was previously exhausted. I don’t worry as much. Before, I thought: ‘I’m fat and ugly’. I was ashamed. Now, I don’t feel horrified by my appearance. I used to feel disgusted. Now when I look in the mirror I think, it’s not too bad. The fact that I’m sticking with my diet is new. I would have given up in the past.
I’m more patient with my kids, more tolerant. I’m finding positive traits in my husband and minimizing the things that bother me. I’m recognizing that he’s a good father. That makes it easier to tolerate the negative things. Everyone has them. I feel fortunate to finally see life through the eyes of someone who’s not clinically depressed. If I’d done this sooner, I would have lived my life differently. I guess you could say I’m more aware. More insight, that’s it. I still get frustrated with stuff. But I don’t go into a hole. In the past I would have gone down into the abyss.
I feel good when I wake up. I’m so happy I got a solid sleep. I would do TMS again in a heartbeat. This is as close to a miracle as an atheist can call it. It’s been life-changing. I’m better at telling myself, ‘do it, you deserve it’.
I spent 22 years living with depression and now I have full range of emotions that I’ve never experienced before, and a new outlook on life. Before beginning treatment, I was non-functioning and almost completely non-verbal. My sleep schedule was non-existent, my energy levels were very low, and I had to pause my schooling because I was unable to even talk to people. By week two of treatment, not only was I sleeping better and waking up refreshed, but those around me noticed a significant change. I began talking so much I joked that my therapist would have to teach me to be quiet. This treatment has changed my life for the better. I would highly recommend TMS to anyone suffering from severe depression."