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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Covalesky include rheumatic heart disease, depression, and exercise stress test. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Covalesky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Celeste Durnwald practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Durnwald include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed her residency at Summa Health System. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dominic Marchiano is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. His clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Dr. Marchiano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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 works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathelier include obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. Dr. Mathelier takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mathelier 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. Kelly Anne Anne Spratt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 North 39th Street; Phi, Suite 2c
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Spratt, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Spratt is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Spratt include consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and depression. Dr. Spratt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Frankford Hospital, and Graduate Hospital, Dr. Spratt attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Spratt is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Wald attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her areas of expertise consist of depression, heart transplant, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wald honors. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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.