We found 18 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Del Mar, CA.

Dr. Aristotelis Theodore Laliotis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Aristotelis Laliotis attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Laliotis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana L Chortkoff, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Dana Chortkoff specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chortkoff is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary David Levinson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Gary Levinson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Levinson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Basil S Abramowitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Basil Abramowitz specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abramowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell is a family medicine practitioner. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Maxwell studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cyril S Light, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cyril Light is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Light is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Headache, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Dietze Jr., MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Peter Dietze's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dietze is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dietze is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Louise Sundsmo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Sundsmo is a family practice physician. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Sundsmo is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carmen Valeria Pittman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carmen Gupta's medical specialty is family medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Francis Messoline, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12710 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Messoline is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Messoline is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana M Shipp, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Dana Shipp specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shipp attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Shipp's patients gave Dr. Shipp an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shipp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shadi Omidi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; Suite 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Shadi Omidi practices obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Omidi an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omidi takes. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jack Hsiao sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hsiao average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Hsiao is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janelle Donahue Pegg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Janelle Pegg's specialty is family medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pegg graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Panic Disorder

Specializes in Psychiatry
3830 Valley Ctr Drive; #705-424
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Syed Jafar, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Jafar is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Victoria Chilingirian, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Amy Chilingirian's specialty is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Dr. Chilingirian attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chilingirian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

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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.
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