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We found 16 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Care1st Medi/Medi near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz works as a general internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Shahbaz graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahbaz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Dr. Dennis Oliver Dominguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
505 N. Mollison Avenue; Suite 201
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Dominguez is a family medicine physician in El Cajon, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dominguez accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dominguez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Immigration Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Foster obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Foster is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Brij Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gupta's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tue Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tue Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Chronic Pain Management, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Immigration Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Goicoechea, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 412
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Frank Goicoechea is a medical specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Goicoechea attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goicoechea include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Goicoechea is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Azam Shamani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani works as a family medicine practitioner in San Diego, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamani's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shamani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. She speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Venu Prabaker, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Venu Prabaker has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prabaker's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Mumtaz Thomas Al-Mansour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Mumtaz Almansour works as a family medicine practitioner. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include depression, tuberculosis (TB), and preventive care. Dr. Almansour takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Almansour is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robin Frank Spiering, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
278 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Robin Spiering include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Spiering is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Spiering is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Cass Springer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6280 Jackson Drive; Suite 8
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roy Springer's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springer takes. Dr. Springer graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalil A Soomro, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5111 Garfield Street; Suite B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khalil Soomro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of depression, headache, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Soomro is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Soomro has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Back Problems, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Rebeca Sandoval, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5360 Jackson Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rebeca Sandoval, who practices in La Mesa, CA, San Diego, CA, and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandoval accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Sandoval attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sandoval is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 500
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Mearl Naponic is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. He works in La Mesa, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naponic's areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naponic welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gioi Ngoc Smith Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Gynecology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 500
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Gioi Smith-Nguyen, who practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith-Nguyen include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith-Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Smith-Nguyen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Premenstrual ... (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.