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

Dr. Suzanne Ware sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ware include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Ware is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ware is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Beingesser's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally 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. Dr. Beingesser has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Patrick Meehan's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Meehan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Meehan completed his residency training at Natividad Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Eric Parsons specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parsons include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Parsons is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Owens studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owens include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owens takes. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Owens is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Negard (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. These areas are among Dr. Negard's clinical interests: physiology, depression, and exercise. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Negard's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting 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. 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. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borba is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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