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

Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Nguyen highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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

Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster is conversant in Italian. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Foster is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Foster's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz is an internist and geriatrician. His areas of expertise include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Shahbaz's average rating from his patients 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. Shahbaz's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
505 N. Mollison Avenue; Suite 201
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Dominguez's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dominguez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Dominguez graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Brij Gupta attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gupta welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4551 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tue Nguyen is an internist in San Diego, CA. Her 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 honors. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 412
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Frank Goicoechea is an obstetrician and gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Goicoechea speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Goicoechea attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Goicoechea is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goicoechea honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Venu Prabaker attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Prabaker include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Prabaker honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamani include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. The average patient rating for Dr. Shamani is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Shamani is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
330 S. Magnolia Avenue; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Mumtaz Almansour works as a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Almansour include depression, tuberculosis (TB), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Almansour is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Preventive Care, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
278 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Robin Spiering's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiering accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scripps Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Spiering's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
6280 Jackson Drive; Suite 8
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roy Springer's specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Springer's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and psoriasis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Springer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Unfortunately, Dr. Springer is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Internal Medicine
5111 Garfield Street; Suite B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khalil Soomro's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, headache, and alzheimer's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Soomro obtained his medical school training at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Soomro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Soomro is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5360 Jackson Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rebeca Sandoval is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in La Mesa, CA, San Diego, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Sandoval include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sandoval is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sandoval's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Mearl Naponic's medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Naponic is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Naponic has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Gioi Smith-Nguyen specializes in gynecology and practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and osteoporosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith-Nguyen accepts. Dr. Smith-Nguyen obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Smith-Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome, Incontinence, Postpartum ... (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.
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