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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Naperville, IL.

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

Dr. Manual Malicay is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. The average patient rating for Dr. Malicay is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha practices general internal medicine in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Marwaha is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 is a Naperville, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Loveena Bouri is a general internist. Dr. Bouri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Dr. Bouri's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Bouri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Heitz is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale 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.