Medical Director of TMS Therapy
Rex Head, M.D.
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Magna Cum Laude, Brigham Young University
Doctor of Medicine, University of Utah
About Dr. Head:
Dr. Rex Head was raised in Teton Valley Idaho. He graduated from Brigham Young University and earned his MD degree from the University of Utah. After starting his medical career with the U.S. Air Force, he has spent the last 29 years helping the Southeastern Idaho community as a family physician.
Dr. Head has always had a particular interest in mental health and has served as a supervising physician in 13 different mental health clinics from Ashton to American Falls.
As the founder of Orphanage Support Services Organization, an organization which provides care for orphans around the world, he has lectured, consulted, and worked with orphanages and other disadvantaged populations in thirteen countries on four continents. Dr. Head also travels throughout the U.S. consulting on chronic disability with the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Disability Administration.
Throughout his career he has been haunted by patients sidelined from life by resistant depression. In June 2020 Dr. Head was asked by Kipp Dana, the director of High Country Behavioral Health (HCBH) to help address the problem of persistent depression in patients.
As a result he sought out and visited eight different clinics in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who help depressed patients that have given up hope to win their battle against depression. While each clinic approached the problem differently, they all rely heavily on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
As a result of his investigation Dr. Head, who is trained and certified to provide TMS therapy, requested to join the TMS team at HCBH directing their program for patients with resistant depression. High Country Behavioral Health has been one of the first organizations to bring TMS to the region and state, dedicated to addressing mental health through this form of treatment.
Dr. Head’s primary role at HCBH is to monitor everyone involved in the TMS program to assure we do everything possible to safely and effectively aid people in their battle with depression.