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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger, who practices in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Honegger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Honegger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Honegger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foley's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Berkeley, CA, Richmond, CA, and Orinda, CA. Dr. Rudd has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Rudd's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jewell's clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes. Dr. Jewell's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach works as a family medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Wallach is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Venkat is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta is a family practice physician in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She is especially interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Mehta welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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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.