We found 11 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 is a family practitioner. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Schneider is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider has a closed panel.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hong's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Dr. Hong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Medina's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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 rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina honors. Dr. Medina welcomes new patients.

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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 Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar works as a geriatrician. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Iyengar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Iyengar is a graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Tanu Garg's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Garg's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Dror focuses on general care. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Dror is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dror studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at San Francisco General Hospital. She is conversant in Hebrew. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Davidson obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson has an open panel.

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

Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MS, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang is a psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Quang-Dang is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Quang-Dang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Preventive Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety Disorders

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's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lam's training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Linker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Linker speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.