We found 8 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Santa Cruz, CA.

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

Dr. Patrick Meehan works as a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave Dr. Meehan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Meehan include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Meehan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Meehan's training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Ware focuses on general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Ware is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Ware trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Dr. Beingesser's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beingesser honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Salvay is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Eric Parsons' specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Parsons's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Parsons's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Contraception, Migraine, Heart ... (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 and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Owens's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

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

Dr. Christian Negard practices geriatrics (elderly care) in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Negard's areas of expertise consist of physiology, depression, and exercise. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Negard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Exercise, Physiology, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Susan Borba's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Borba's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Borba is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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