We found 27 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Largo, FL.

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt is a counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Patients rated Ms. Schmidt highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She 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. She is open to new patients.

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Mary Leanes, MS
Specializes in Counseling
2270 Drew Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Mary Leanes practices counseling in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Leanes takes TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Coleman is a psychologist 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Angel Lynn Devoe, MS
Specializes in Counseling
12360 66th Street N.; Suite 770
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Angel Devoe's area of specialization is counseling. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Ms. Devoe's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and body dysmorphic disorder. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
11599 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Andrea Mason works as a counselor in Largo, FL. She has a special interest in terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Counseling
1501 S. Belcher Road; Ste. B-4
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Marla Hoffman works as a counselor. Ms. Hoffman has a special interest in terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hoffman takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services

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

Ms. Marilyn Chamlee works as a psychiatrist and counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Her areas of expertise consist of terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Chamlee takes 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, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

Specializes in Counseling
1437 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Tyne Pierce practices counseling in Clearwater, FL. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Pierce takes.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Finkelstein a rating of 4.0 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.

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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 and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She 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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Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road North; #2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahajan is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Mahajan 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 the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. 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. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Natoli's clinical interests include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Natoli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Mohammad Yamani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Yamani focuses on geriatric health and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Yamani graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Yamani trained at Sound Shore Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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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