We found 13 providers with an interest in depression and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Lake Mary, FL.

Jesse Sparks III, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
2298 West Airport Boulevard; Office 2
Sanford, FL
 

Mr. Jesse Sparks' areas of specialization are counseling and psychotherapy. His areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He takes 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: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
205 Waymont Court; Suite 111
Lake Mary, FL
 

Ms. Michelle Salomon specializes in counseling and practices in Lake Mary, FL. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
3272 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 1820
Lake Mary, FL
 

Mr. Richard Stout's specialty is counseling. His areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
1385 W State Road 434; Suite 103
Longwood, FL
 

Mr. Santiago Fallon is a counselor in Longwood, FL. Mr. Fallon's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Fallon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Counseling
312 W 1st Street; Suite 107
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Lottie Suskiewich's specialty is counseling. In Ms. Suskiewich's practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and grief. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
705 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Ms. Sheree Cox practices counseling. Ms. Cox's clinical interests encompass depression, anxiety, and trauma. 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: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Srivastava's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of King George Medical University. His residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Ayesha R Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1349 S International Parkway; Suite 1411
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Longwood, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of the Punjab, Dr. Ahmar performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmar honors.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Gary Wayne Snell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
712 W 25th Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gary Snell sees patients in Sanford, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Snell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Snell is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Balinder S Chahal, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1355 S. International Parkway; Suite 2491
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Balinder Chahal is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in psychiatry. After completing medical school at Armed Forces Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Chahal's average patient rating 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chahal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , major depression

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Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Uppalapati is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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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