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We found 16 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. Areas of expertise for Ms. Stanwyck include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. She takes 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 specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, gay and lesbian issues, and life transitions. Ms. Sharp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. In Dr. Mendelssohn's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Chandler is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rosenthal's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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 then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rosenthal's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Delange's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Delange include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Delange average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delange is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Delange's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jon Rasak's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, 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. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta specializes in family medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. In her practice, Dr. Mehta focuses on general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael O'Brien practices family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. O'Brien is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. O'Brien attended Boston University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. O'Brien 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. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sharma focuses on general care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Vatannia's clinical interests include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. Dr. Vatannia graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lynn Cowan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Beth Cowan specializes in general gynecology and practices in Pleasanton, CA and Hayward, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Cowan completed residency programs at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cowan include women's health issues. Dr. Cowan is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Zhang is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Zhang average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang's clinical interests include general care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Zhang graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. Dr. Zhang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson practices family medicine in San Leandro, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Robertson focuses on general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Robertson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Robertson is 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, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sonia Badheka's medical specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Badheka attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Badheka include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka's practice is open to 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 Social Work
4685 Commonwealth Drive
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Eva Brown's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and anxiety. Ms. Brown accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.