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Dr. Kathleen A Heffernan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Heffernan is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Heffernan's clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Heffernan's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Joseph A Barresi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Barresi specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Barresi include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Barresi attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Alice B Gibbons, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alice Gibbons is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Gibbons's areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gibbons is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. James A Levey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Levey is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Levey highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He takes Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilmington Hospital, Dr. Levey attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Levey's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Kathleen H Leistikow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
563 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Leistikow's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Leistikow honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leistikow has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Dr. Laura Senn Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Zimmermann works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Zimmermann honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Zimmermann attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Tamara Levin Futran, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
608 Sherwood Parkway; Suite 102
Mountainside, NJ
 

Ms. Tamara Futran's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and conflict mediation. Ms. Futran takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.
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