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

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

Dr. Deborah Engelbrecht's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engelbrecht's practice is open to 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's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Hill's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and gestalt therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Humana HMO, and more.

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

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

Mr. Lawrence O'Renick's specialty is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Mr. O'Renick accepts.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Frank Lewis' specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Mohd Boda works as an internal medicine hospitalist. His areas of expertise include ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. The average patient rating for Dr. Boda is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Boda's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Elizabeth A Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Dr. Andes is affiliated with Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andes has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in Independence, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Dr. Maben's professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maben takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Bruce Scully works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Scully's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scully include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scully accepts. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County for residency. Dr. Scully is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, ... (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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mourad is affiliated with Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. 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

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

Dr. Mahesh Chandra practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandra accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Louis Orlando is a general internist in Independence, MO. Dr. Orlando's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Orlando's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jason Bergman specializes in family medicine and practices in Independence, MO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. Dr. Bergman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergman accepts. Dr. Bergman is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi is an Independence, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Velakaturi is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velakaturi accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Bruce Williams' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Williams studied medicine 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

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

Dr. Charles Whetstone's specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Whetstone graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.
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