We found 15 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Castro Valley, CA.

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Carolyn Elizabeth Ricketts
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
20200 Redwood Road; Suite 16
Castro Valley, CA
 

Ms. Carolyn Ricketts practices social work and psychotherapy in Fremont, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Ricketts include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Ricketts takes. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Kelly Michele Sharp
Specializes in Counseling
20253 Redwood Road; Suite A
Castro Valley, CA
 

Ms. Kelly Sharp's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Sharp include depression, gay and lesbian issues, and life transitions. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Sharp welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Steven J Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 201
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Steven Rosenthal works as an internist and geriatrician. In his practice, he is particularly interested in elder care. Dr. Rosenthal's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenthal completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Palliative Care, Elder Care, Hospice, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Michael Dayton Delange, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
22298 Main Street; Suite A
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Michael Delange works as a family medicine physician in Hayward, CA. His areas of expertise include primary care. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Delange takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Delange speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delange's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Chandler is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Chandler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Terrence O Brien, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20100 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael O'Brien's medical specialty is family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include primary care. Dr. O'Brien is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. O'Brien completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Lynn Cowan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Beth Cowan sees patients in Pleasanton, CA and Hayward, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Cowan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cowan's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea R Mendelssohn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Mendelssohn has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma works as a family practitioner in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA. She attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include primary care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in primary care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Vatannia honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Vatannia graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
13851 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Zhang's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zhang studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Zhang include primary care. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Zhang is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Zhang's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Robertson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass primary care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka is a Castro Valley, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Badheka trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
4685 Commonwealth Drive
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Eva Brown works as a social worker in Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and anxiety. Ms. Brown takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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