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We found 9 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Health Net EPO 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 practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneider include general care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schneider at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hong include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. 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's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Medina's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Yaara Dror is a family practice physician. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Dror's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Dror is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of San Francisco General Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin ... (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 is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Iyengar attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic Therapy, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Davidson completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Mountain View, CA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Linker completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linker accepts. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Linker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.