We found 16 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Blue Springs, MO.

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Specializes in Psychology
Engelbrecht Psychological Svcs; 1201-d North Ridge Drive
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Engelbrecht specializes in psychology. These areas are among Dr. Engelbrecht's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia K Hill, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3720 S Arrowhead Avenue; Suite 205
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Cynthia Hill practices psychology in Independence, MO. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include depression, behavior therapy, and gestalt therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Humana HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
1080 Nw South Outer Road; Suite 202
Blue Springs, MO
 

Mr. Lawrence O'Renick works as a counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. O'Renick include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Mr. O'Renick accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services, Mental ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Connolly III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Connolly practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Dizziness, Immunization, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Aileen Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Andes's clinical interests include male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Andes attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Andes has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Dizziness, Immunization, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela S Maben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Pamela Maben sees patients in Independence, MO. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Maben's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Her professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400 B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center. Dr. Mourad honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Mourad attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Anthony Orlando, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Louis Orlando specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Orlando is conversant in Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Orlando completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Orlando average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Orlando is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinod N Velakaturi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Velakaturi attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Charles R Whetstone, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite B
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Charles Whetstone is a family medicine physician. Dr. Whetstone's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Donaldson Lewis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Nw Mock Avenue; Suite 100
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Frank Lewis' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Lewis studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Bruce D Scully, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Scully practices family medicine in Blue Springs, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scully include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Scully is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County. Dr. Scully's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Mohd Iqbal Boda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3490 Northeast Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mohd Boda is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Boda's areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Boda is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, chronic depression

All Interests: Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Dutt Chandra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mahesh Chandra specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandra takes. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Jason B Bergman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17421 Medical Center Parkway
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jason Bergman practices family medicine in Independence, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergman include thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Ear Pain, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce R Williams, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Williams' area of specialization is family medicine. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.