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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept CIGNA EPO near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Mark E Knoble, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Mark Knoble is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Knoble's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Knoble include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Knoble is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Knoble attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hobel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner's specialty is general pediatrics. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreiner takes. Dr. Kreiner graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Kreiner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kenneth D Ashley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ashley works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. Dr. Ashley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw practices general pediatrics in Auburn, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradshaw is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Bradshaw attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.