We found 10 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Largo, FL.

Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt practices counseling. These areas are among Ms. Schmidt's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert M Coleman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; Suite B-1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Coleman works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coleman's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
10225 Ulmerton Road; Suite 9c
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Heather Pugh is a counselor and addiction therapist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Pugh 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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Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel practices anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel 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. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Finkelstein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Ashok M Patel, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1100 Clearwater Largo Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Patel's area of specialization is psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Jason Hal Howard, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jason Howard is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Howard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Norman Urich, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urich accepts. Dr. Urich studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Karen Anne Knop
Specializes in Social Work
10300 49th Street N; Suite 211
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Karen Knop works as a social worker. Clinical interests for Ms. Knop include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Knop is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nihal K Shah, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1100 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nihal Shah is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah 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. Shah studied medicine at Government Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.
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