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We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
3610 Galileo Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Scot Machlus' specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Machlus honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Attn: Ghazanfar Khan; Attn: Ghazanfar Khan
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ghazanfar Khan is a geriatric psychiatry specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Hani Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
8143 State Road 54 Building 2; 6
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hani Ahmad's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 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. Sanchez honors.

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Mary Monica Meador
Specializes in Family Therapy
6835 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Ms. Mary Burton's area of specialization is family therapy. Ms. Burton's clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and separation. She honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.