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

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

Dr. Cynthia Hill specializes in psychology. Dr. Hill is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and gestalt therapy. She is in-network for 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)

Dr. Scott Michael Mullen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Mullen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: strains, hip injury, and anxiety. Dr. Mullen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pamela Maben's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maben include thyroid problems, anemia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Maben has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Maben trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jason Bergman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bergman's clinical interests: thyroid problems, ear pain, and wellness visit. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cox Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Bergman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Ear Pain, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (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 practice physician. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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