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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 practices family medicine. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Dr. Nguyen is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shahbaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Robert Foster is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. He speaks Italian. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to 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
 

Dr. Brij Gupta obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dennis Dominguez practices family medicine in El Cajon, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Dominguez a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dominguez include diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Dominguez graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dominguez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Azam Shamani practices family medicine in San Diego, CA. Dr. Shamani is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shamani include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shamani honors. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shamani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, 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
 

Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Venu Prabaker attended medical school at Madras Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Prabaker is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Prabaker's practice is open to 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Goicoechea attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goicoechea trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goicoechea is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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. Roy Cass Springer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6280 Jackson Drive; Suite 8
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roy Springer's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Springer include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Springer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Springer studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Mumtaz Almansour's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Almansour's clinical interests: depression, tuberculosis (TB), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Almansour is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
 

Dr. Robin Spiering's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Spiering is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiering takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Spiering's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Scripps Clinic.

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

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

Patients gave Dr. Khalil Soomro an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soomro is especially interested in depression, headache, and alzheimer's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Dr. Soomro's education and training includes medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Soomro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sandoval attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sandoval is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in La Mesa, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naponic include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Naponic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Naponic is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith-Nguyen include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Smith-Nguyen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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.