We found 22 providers with an interest in depression and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Largo, FL.

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt practices counseling. The average patient rating for Ms. Schmidt is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt honors. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident Debriefing, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Coleman practices psychology in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Coleman's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling
10707 66th Street; Suite 15
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Marilyn Chamlee works as a psychiatrist and counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Chamlee include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Chamlee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

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

Ms. Heather Pugh is a counselor and addiction therapist. Patient ratings for Ms. Pugh average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pugh include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Pugh honors 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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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel specializes in anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He 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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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allen Finkelstein practices family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Finkelstein 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 obtained his medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashok Patel works as a psychiatrist in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Patel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 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. Patel accepts.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Behavior Modification, Dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Rao a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli is a general internist in Seminole, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Natoli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Natoli speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road North; #2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Largo, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mahajan's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Howard practices family medicine in Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Howard completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center. He accepts 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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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: geriatric health and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College, Dr. Yamani performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Downs performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. 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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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Ann Bellingar, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8588 Starkey Road; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Bridget Bellingar works as a family medicine physician in Largo, FL and Seminole, FL. Dr. Bellingar's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Immunization, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Physical Therapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala practices family medicine. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabala include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabala is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby works as a general internist. Dr. Digby is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Digby attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (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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