We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Homestead, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
1304 S. Desoto Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck specializes in psychology. These areas are among Dr. Katt-Beck's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Feminist ... (Read more)

Millyan P Cabrera
Specializes in Counseling
3202 Henderson Boulevard; Suite 100a
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Millyan Cabrera works as a counselor. Ms. Cabrera's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
1408 N Westshore Boulevard; Suite 502
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Samantha Tubbs-Crews is a counselor in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Tubbs-Crews include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Tubbs-Crews is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Sports ... (Read more)

Clarissa Crystal-Belle Clarissa Crystal-Belle
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
419 W. Platt Street; Office 2
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle practices family therapy and counseling in Bradenton, FL, Brandon, FL, and Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Ms. Crystal-Belle average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Ms. Crystal-Belle include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Diasti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sam Diasti works as a general internist. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diasti trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Diasti include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and complementary or alternative therapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diasti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diasti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Reed, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Reed is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wellness visit. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Heritage Valley Beaver, Dr. Reed attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Reed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirtikumar J Pandya, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
5106 N Armenia Avenue; #3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kirtikumar Pandya is a specialist in psychiatry. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Pandya attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include alcohol abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Pandya is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4543 South Manhattan Avenue; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nimesh Panchigar specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Panchigar at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Panchigar trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frankie Anne Small, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
4107 W Spruce Street; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frankie Small works as a social worker in Tampa East, FL and Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Small honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

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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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