We found 11 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. 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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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
275 96th Avenue N; Suite 3
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Eastridge is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Eastridge has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors 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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Dr. Robert M Coleman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
710 94th Avenue N; Suite 305
St. Petersburg, 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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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
13575 58th Street N
Clearwater, 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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Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Labrador has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Labrador's education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at The Miriam Hospital for his residency. Dr. Santos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Ms. Lori Ellis works as a social worker in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Ms. Ellis's clinical interests: eclectic therapy, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Milind Shastri's medical specialty is general internal medicine. 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. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shastri is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

Ms. Karen Knop's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Ms. Knop is accepting 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 is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and alcohol abuse. 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. Dr. Day graduated from the University of the Andes School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Day 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.
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