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

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

Dr. Suzanne Ware is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Ware focuses on general care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ware graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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. Patrick John Meehan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Meehan practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meehan include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Meehan studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Meehan trained 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. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salvay is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Salvay focuses on women's health issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Owens's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Owens takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Santa Cruz, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: physiology, depression, and exercise. Dr. Negard's 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. Negard honors. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Aptos, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. 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. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Borba honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Lisa Nicole Segnitz, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
2850 Commercial Crossing; Commercial Crossing Office
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Segnitz's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and family medicine; she sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Segnitz attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, Grand Junction for residency. In her practice, Dr. Segnitz focuses on hospice (end-of-life care) and palliative care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Segnitz is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Pain, Palliative Care, Pain Management, Hospice

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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.