We found 12 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 specializes in counseling and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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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's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eastridge has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Coleman's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman 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. Dr. Coleman is accepting new patients.

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

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

Ms. Sharlene Kraemer specializes in counseling. Ms. Kraemer's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kraemer honors.

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

Ms. Marilyn Chamlee's areas of specialization are psychiatry and counseling; she sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Chamlee 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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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 is a counselor and addiction therapist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Pugh's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Labrador is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Labrador is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Santos has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos honors. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

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

Ms. Lori Ellis is a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: eclectic therapy, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Ellis accepts.

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

Dr. Milind Shastri works as an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shastri is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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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. Clinical interests for Ms. Knop include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Day attended medical school at the University of the Andes School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Day accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Day is 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.