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We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Health Net EPO near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Patrick John Meehan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Meehan's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Meehan include general care. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meehan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Natividad Medical Center, Dr. Meehan attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Meehan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Meehan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Suzanne Marie Ware, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Ware's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Ware is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ware is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beingesser graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, 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. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. Dr. Salvay is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Salvay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Joyce Owens, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Owens specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Owens has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

Dr. Christian F Negard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christian Negard's specialty is geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in physiology, depression, and exercise. Dr. Negard takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Negard (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Negard welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Exercise, Physiology, Rehabilitation

Dr. Eric S Parsons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Eric Parsons' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Parsons has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parsons honors. Dr. Parsons has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle.

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

Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba specializes in general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Borba studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Borba speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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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.