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We found 15 providers with an interest in depression and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Pinellas Park, FL.

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt practices counseling. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
275 96th Avenue N; Suite 3
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Eastridge works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Eastridge include behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert M Coleman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
710 94th Avenue N; Suite 305
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Coleman practices psychology. Dr. Coleman's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
12360 66th Street; Suite D
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Sharlene Kraemer practices counseling. In Ms. Kraemer's practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
10225 Ulmerton Road; Suite 8-b
Largo, FL
 

Ms. Sylvia Franklin's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Franklin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Ms. Marilyn Chamlee is a psychiatrist and counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Chamlee include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors 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

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
13575 58th Street N
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Heather Pugh's specialties are counseling and addiction therapy. Her areas of expertise include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. The average patient rating for Ms. Pugh is 5.0 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 Ms. Pugh accepts.

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Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos accepts. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at The Miriam Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador specializes in family medicine. Dr. Labrador's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labrador attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Theresa L Ellis
Specializes in Social Work
2861 Executive Drive; Suite 100a
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Lori Ellis is a social worker. Her clinical interests include eclectic therapy, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. Ms. Ellis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Dr. Mary Jane King, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Mary King's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. King a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Largo Medical Center. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Benjamin John Tiongson Abinales Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7500 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Abinales is a general internist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, Dr. Abinales performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is conversant in Filipino. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5985 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shastri accepts. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Shastri completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Ms. Knop's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Maritza Tovar Day, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 480
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maritza Day's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Day is a graduate of the University of the Andes School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Her clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and alcohol abuse. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Day accepts. Dr. Day is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Diabetes, Back Pain, Anxiety, Geriatric Health

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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.