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We found 4 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Lin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oliveira studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliveira accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oliveira welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Divya T Raj, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Divya Raj is a family medicine physician in Dublin, CA. She is especially interested in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Raj is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (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.