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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept HealthSpring near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Veronica Ann Covalesky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Veronica Covalesky is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, depression, and exercise stress test. Dr. Covalesky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Covalesky trained at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic Adam Marchiano, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
800 Walnut Street; 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dominic Marchiano's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Dr. Marchiano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Miscarriages, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hansie Marie Mathelier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Hansie Mathelier is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. Dr. Mathelier's areas of expertise include obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathelier takes. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Amyloidosis, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Obesity, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 2000 Courtyard Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, she performed her residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Durnwald's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Urinary Tract Problems, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Spratt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 North 39th Street; Phi, Suite 2c
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Spratt is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Spratt is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and depression. Dr. Spratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spratt attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital, Frankford Hospital, and Graduate Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cardiac Stress Testing, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce W Wald, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Wald is an adult cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wald include depression, heart transplant, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Patients gave Dr. Wald an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Wald is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant

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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.