We found 7 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. Suzanne Marie Ware, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Ware sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Ware completed her residency training at Natividad Medical Center. Her clinical interests include primary care. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ware's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Primary Care, Contraception, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beingesser include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beingesser accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. Dr. Salvay's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Salvay attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Joyce Owens, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Owens' specialty is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Owens focuses on primary care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Owens is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Menopause, Cholesterol Problems, Infections

Dr. Patrick J Meehan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Meehan specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include primary care. Dr. Meehan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Meehan attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, Dr. Meehan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Christian F Negard, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Christian Negard's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in physiology, depression, and exercise. Dr. Negard is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Negard (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Negard has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Exercise, Elder Care, Physiology, Rehabilitation

Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Borba has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Borba speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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What are Mood Disorders?

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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