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We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Health Net Healthy Heart HMO near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schneider is especially interested in general care. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Hong focuses on women's health issues. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Mountain View, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Medina focuses on women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Vibha Ramaswamy Iyengar, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg works as a geriatrician in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic Therapy, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Dror has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Dror attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Davidson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Illness, Hospice

Dr. Albert H Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lam is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Rehabilitation

Dr. Debra Ting Linker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Debra Linker, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Linker speaks Mandarin. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Linker graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Amy Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Hsu practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Palo Alto, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hsu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation

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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.