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We found 13 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Castro Valley, CA.

Rebecca A Stanwyck, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
21700 Redwood Road; Suite B
Castro Valley, CA
 

Ms. Rebecca Stanwyck works as a social worker and psychotherapist. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. Ms. Stanwyck is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Body-Mind ... (Read more)

Kelly Michele Sharp
Specializes in Counseling
20253 Redwood Road; Suite A
Castro Valley, CA
 

Ms. Kelly Sharp's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, gay and lesbian issues, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Sharp welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Person-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Infidelity Issues, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Richardson Mendelssohn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendelssohn include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Mendelssohn obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Mendelssohn is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandler include women's health issues. Dr. Chandler's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 201
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Steven Rosenthal specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Rosenthal is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Palliative Care, Hospice, Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak sees patients in San Ramon, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rasak's areas of expertise include tonsilitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rasak is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Terrence O Brien, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20100 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael O'Brien's medical specialty is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. O'Brien focuses on general care. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. O'Brien graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Dayton Delange, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
22298 Main Street; Suite A
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Michael Delange practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Delange average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delange include general care. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Delange is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Delange welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma practices family medicine. Dr. Sharma has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sharma is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Sharma attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Menopause, Migraine, Depression, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Adolescent Issues, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia, who practices in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vatannia include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vatannia attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vatannia is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka's area of specialization is obstetrics. In her practice, Dr. Badheka focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, she completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Essure, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
13851 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Zhang works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Zhang include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Zhang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Zhang speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
4685 Commonwealth Drive
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Eva Brown's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Brown include depression, life transitions, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Sexual Dysfunction, Disabilities, Divorce Issues, Chronic ... (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.