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

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

Dr. Dana Chortkoff sees patients in Del Mar, CA and San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chortkoff include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chortkoff honors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxwell include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Maxwell obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Maxwell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Aristotelis Laliotis' areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Laliotis's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laliotis's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Basil Abramowitz practices family medicine. Dr. Abramowitz speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Abramowitz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

The average patient rating for Dr. Gary Levinson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levinson include warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Levinson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Levinson is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Levinson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Cyril Light's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Light graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Clinical interests for Dr. Light include diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and cryotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Light speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Carmen Gupta practices family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Gupta graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Peter Dietze is an OB/GYN. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dietze at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Dietze is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Matthew Messoline specializes in family medicine. Dr. Messoline's areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Messoline attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Messoline is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Janelle Pegg's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Pegg's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pegg is open to new patients. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Dana Shipp's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shipp has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Shipp's clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colposcopy. Dr. Shipp is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Shipp takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shipp's office for an appointment. Before completing Dr. Shipp's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shipp attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shipp speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Shadi Omidi works as an OB/GYN. In addition to English, Dr. Omidi speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Omidi's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Jack Hsiao is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsiao include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hsiao has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hsiao's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Catherine Sundsmo works as a family practice physician in Del Mar, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wyoming, Dr. Sundsmo attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Sundsmo's areas of expertise include the following: warts, sleep apnea, and headache. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sundsmo is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Rachel Jennifer Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Klein's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Klein's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Acne, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Jafar is a psychiatry specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychopharmacology, and anxiety. Dr. Jafar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jafar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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