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We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Premier near Independence, MO.

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

Dr. Cynthia Hill's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and gestalt therapy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hill honors 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)

Dr. John Joseph Connolly III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 245
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Connolly practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Connolly completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include depression, dementia, and diabetes. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Aileen Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17221 E 23rd Street S; Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes is a general internist. Her clinical interests include depression, dementia, and diabetes. Dr. Andes is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Andes is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 S Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Pamela Maben's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Dr. Maben's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Maben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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

Dr. Louis Anthony Orlando, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17221 E 23rd Street S; Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Louis Orlando works as a general internist. He is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Orlando's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Orlando's training includes residency programs at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orlando takes.

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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
17221 E 23rd Street S; Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi practices general internal medicine. Dr. Velakaturi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Frank Donaldson Lewis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4911 S Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Frank Lewis is a general internist in Blue Springs, MO and Independence, MO. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mourad completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center.

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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 works as a family practitioner. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson honors. He 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)

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

Dr. Mahesh Chandra's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chandra's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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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. On average, patients gave Dr. Bergman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bergman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency 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)

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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.