We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown is a general pediatrician in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Julieta Dominguez- Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Dominguez-Jones is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dominguez-Jones include primary care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of San Jose Medical Center's residency program. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Dominguez-Jones is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew G Hudnut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hudnut's specialty is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hudnut include primary care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hudnut has a closed panel. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Dr. Patricia A Tansey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Tansey's specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Tansey performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Rosellini attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rosellini speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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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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