We found 23 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Anthem PPO near Poway, CA.

Dr. John Lee Evans, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15525 Pomerado Road; Suite E-4
Poway, CA
 

Dr. John Evans' area of specialization is psychology. Patient ratings for Dr. Evans average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Evans speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual ... (Read more)

Linda W Erwin-Gallagher, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
11858 Bernardo Plaza Court; #210
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Linda Erwin-Gallagher's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Erwin-Gallagher include critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Clinical Supervision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Thomas Pammenter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9815 Carroll Canyon Road; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Pammenter specializes in psychology and practices in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pammenter include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pammenter takes. Dr. Pammenter's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
16935 W. Bernardo Drive; Suite 110
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Pamela McEvoy is a family therapist and psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. McEvoy include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Stress Management, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Couples Therapy, Grief

Dr. Mary Harb Sheets, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9930 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite F
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mary Sheets works as a psychologist in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheets include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheets is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Cross-Cultural ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul McColes Whitaker, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15708 Pomerado Road; Suite S-210
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Paul Whitaker is a psychologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Whitaker average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitaker's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Whitaker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Grief, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Codependency, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
9636 Tierra Grande Street; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Vicki Nevins' area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. Dr. Nevins's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypnosis, Depression, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and ... (Read more)

Dr. David Neal Spees, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Spees works as a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Spees completed a residency program at Carolinas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Spees include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Spees is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite 214
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Dr. Castillo is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Castillo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Harriet Adamson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marie Adamson sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Adamson is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before completing her residency at Naval Hospital, Dr. Adamson attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Nathan Rendler, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other
15525 Pomerado Road; Ste. B-1
Poway, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Nathan Rendler's clinical interests: warts, adoption issues, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rendler attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbus Hospital for residency. Dr. Rendler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Camille Velasco Santos, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16918 Dove Canyon Road; Suite #100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Camille Santos is a family medicine practitioner in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Santos speaks Filipino. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before completing her residency at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Dr. Santos attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Rose, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Rose is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rose accepts. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
15725 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Alan Berkowitz sees patients in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His medical specialties are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include the following: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and addictions. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Consultation, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Strouse II, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Strouse graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Strouse's clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Shingles, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelica Bayardo Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Angelica Espinoza's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Espinoza attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and preventive care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Espinoza is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Espinoza is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Anxiety, Panic Disorder

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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.