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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. 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. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. These areas are among Dr. Marwaha's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Marwaha is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marwaha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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

Dr. Manual Malicay specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malicay accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a general internist in Naperville, IL. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Naperville, IL. Dr. Bouri obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bouri include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bouri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bouri is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Luke Heitz practices family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Heitz is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Heitz's hospital/clinic 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.