We found 15 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated Dr. Labrador highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Labrador speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and hernia. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao works as an internist. She completed her residency training at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Natoli's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao is a general internist in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Rao's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rao completed a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos is an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santos include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Santos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Santos trained at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Harish J Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
5649 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harish Patel works as a neurologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan works as a general internist. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Nirmalan trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nirmalan accepts. Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby's specialty is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Digby attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency.

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Dr. Bridget Ann Bellingar, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7101 Park Street
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bridget Bellingar works as a family medicine practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Bellingar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellingar is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Lauren Marie Natoli, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Natoli's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Natoli obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Natoli's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

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 practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of the Andes School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Day's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and alcohol abuse. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks 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

Dr. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales is a general practitioner and family medicine physician. Before performing her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, Dr. Abinales attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Abinales include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2525 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite U
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg is an internist. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. Dr. Rosenberg obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maine Medical Center.

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Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5800 49th Street N; Suite 108s
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Shastri honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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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