We found 55 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Chula Vista, CA.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
956 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Syed Jafar's medical specialty is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Jafar include psychiatric evaluation, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychopharmacology. He is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. Dr. Jafar graduated from Sindh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jafar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression, Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Psychiatric Evaluation, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
Average rating 2.88 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
956 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Alan Berkowitz's specialties are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. He practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include the following: psychiatric evaluation, depression, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Psychiatric Evaluation, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

John Richard Pedrotty Jr MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.3 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pedrotty a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty speaks Spanish. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group and Sharp Coronado Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression, Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pa ... (Read more)

Laura Norton Petrovich MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.34 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA

After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Laura Petrovich performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, sports health, and headache. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sharp Community Medical Group and Sharp Coronado Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, A ... (Read more)

Dr Pourang Kamali MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.85 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Pourang Kamali is an OB/GYN in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Kamali obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Kamali is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Community Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Birth Con ... (Read more)

Dr Perry V Montoya MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Perry Montoya is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Montoya's areas of expertise include the following: warts, liver disease, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Montoya is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. For his residency, Dr. Montoya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression, Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidne ... (Read more)

Dr Susanna Isabel Chou MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
340 4th Avenue; Suite 5a
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Susanna Chou is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Dr. Chou's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Chou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Tuberculosis, Eati ... (Read more)

Dr Ira Richard Braverman MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
610 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
National City, CA

In addition to English, Dr. Ira Braverman speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braverman include depression, asthma, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's residency program. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braverman honors. Dr. Braverman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, Asthma, Smoking Cessation, Alzheimer's Disease

Sharna B Shachar MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
525 H Street
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Sharna Shachar's areas of expertise include the following: depression, physical disabilities, and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Shachar average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shachar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Shachar (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Community Medical Group. Dr. Shachar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Preventive Care, Herbal Medicine, Weight Manag ... (Read more)

Kofi D Sefa Boakye MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
286 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Kofi Sefa-Boakye's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Sefa-Boakye attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sefa-Boakye include colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sefa-Boakye's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Community Medical Group, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Sefa-Boakye's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurge ... (Read more)

TomOliver Klein MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein speaks German. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include warts, depression, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein honors. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Dr Kevin Anthony Malone MBA MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1415 Ridgeback Road; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Kevin Malone specializes in family medicine and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malone's areas of expertise include depression, physical disabilities, and wellness programs. His professional affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Community Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malone honors. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Mayo Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibrom ... (Read more)

Dr Janna Belinda Ropohl Osorio MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Janna Osorio specializes in family medicine and practices in Chula Vista, CA. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osorio include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Osorio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Parmela Sawhney MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
705 Palm Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA

Dr. Parmela Sawhney practices family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawhney include abuse, depression, and biofeedback. Dr. Sawhney is professionally affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sawhney is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Depression

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Bio ... (Read more)

Jorge T Arce MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
480 Fourth Avenue; Suite 211
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Jorge Arce practices obstetrics & gynecology in Chula Vista, CA. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Arce's medical residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Arce speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues ... (Read more)

Dr Blair Page Henderson MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Blair Henderson is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Henderson's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Henderson is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson accepts. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Postpartum Depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intraute ... (Read more)

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Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.
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