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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, ulcers, and depression. Dr. Nguyen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 an internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

On average, patients gave Dr. Robert Foster a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Foster is conversant in Italian.

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

Dr. Brij Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gupta's practice 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Dominguez speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dominguez include diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dominguez's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shamani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. 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
 

These areas are among Dr. Venu Prabaker's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Prabaker is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prabaker has an open panel.

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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 general internist. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Her areas of expertise include depression, asthma, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Goicoechea works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Goicoechea graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Goicoechea include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). 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 accepts. Dr. Goicoechea is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Goicoechea is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Springer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Springer graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Springer 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. Mumtaz Thomas Al-Mansour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Mumtaz Almansour is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include depression, tuberculosis (TB), and preventive care. Dr. Almansour is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Almansour highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice 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 clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program. Dr. Spiering is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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. Khalil A Soomro, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5111 Garfield Street; Suite B
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khalil Soomro's areas of expertise consist of depression, headache, and alzheimer's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soomro takes. Before performing his residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Soomro attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Soomro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Soomro has a closed panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sandoval is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sandoval is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Sandoval trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandoval is accepting 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 OB/GYN. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naponic's areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Naponic attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally 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's specialty is gynecology. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith-Nguyen accepts. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Smith-Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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.