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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Matthew E Pilditch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3080 W. Ogden; Suite #204
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Pilditch practices family medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of homeopathic treatment, anger management, and preventive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pilditch is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pilditch's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Homeopathic Treatment, Anger Management, Stress Management, Anxiety

Dr. Loveena Singh Bouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1012 W. 95th Street; Suite 3
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Loveena Bouri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Bouri's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bouri honors. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bouri attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bouri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Arun Amirthalingam Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
931 W 75th Street; Suite 127
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Arun Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manual Malicay works as a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange Park, IL. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. Dr. Malicay is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Malicay attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
640 S Washington Street; Suite 380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Marwaha an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marwaha takes. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Dr. Luke Joshua Heitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Luke Heitz's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heitz include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.