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We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Independence, MO.

Dr. Cynthia K Hill, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
19401 E 40 Highway; Suite 150
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Cynthia Hill's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include depression, behavior therapy, and gestalt therapy. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Humana HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Pamela Maben is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maben include thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Dr. Maben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Maben attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Lucas D Thompson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lucas Thompson is a family medicine practitioner. His clinical interests include strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Men's Health Issues, Tendonitis, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason B Bergman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 North Osage Street; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jason Bergman practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergman's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. He is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergman takes. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cox Family Medicine Residency.

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

Dr. Bruce Robert Williams, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4419 South Crysler
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Williams practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Carondelet Health.

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

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.