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We found 12 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 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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All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Connolly works as an internist in Independence, MO. Dr. Connolly's areas of expertise include the following: depression, dementia, and diabetes. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Andes works as a general internist. Before completing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Andes attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Andes's areas of expertise include the following: depression, dementia, and diabetes. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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. Dr. Andes is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Dizziness, Immunization, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Erectile ... (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. Dr. Orlando's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlando's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. He speaks Telugu. He is professionally 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. Vinod N Velakaturi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17221 E 23rd Street S; Suite 100
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Vinod Velakaturi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Velakaturi trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Velakaturi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Frank Lewis specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Blue Springs, MO and Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis is an in-network provider 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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Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 E 39th Street S; Suite 400
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Mourad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Mahesh Chandra is an internist in Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandra is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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