We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept TRICARE Reserve Select 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Schneider attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She has a special interest in general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong takes. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hong trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Medina has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Medina accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He attended 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 went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Medina 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 Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vibha Iyengar is a geriatrician. Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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

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. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Dror's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Dror has a closed panel. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at San Francisco General Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Hebrew.

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

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). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Garg attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Garg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Debra Linker specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Linker focuses on women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linker accepts. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Linker is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. 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 general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Lam attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lam has an open panel.

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

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 specialist in psychiatry. She works in Palo Alto, CA. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Quang-Dang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Quang-Dang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amy Hsu practices geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Hsu graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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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.
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