We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana near Philadelphia, PA.

Specializes in Psychology
15 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 202
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Gerbner's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerbner include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Ann Covalesky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1703 S Broad Street; Suite 300
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Veronica Covalesky is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Covalesky include rheumatic heart disease, depression, and exercise stress test. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Covalesky completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 2000 Courtyard Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Durnwald's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Durnwald attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Summa Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Hansie Marie Mathelier, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Hansie Mathelier's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathelier include obesity, consultative cardiology, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Mathelier attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Amyloidosis, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Obesity, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Spratt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 North 39th Street; Phi, Suite 2c
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Spratt is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Spratt's clinical interests: consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital, Frankford Hospital, and Graduate Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Depression, Cardiac Stress Testing, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce W Wald, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joyce Wald is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Wald is especially interested in heart problems, depression, and heart transplant. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wald takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wald has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant

Dr. Eugene G Devers, DMin
Specializes in Social Work
Dr Gene Devers; Grant Avenue & Krewstown Rd Vacinity
Philadelphia, PA
 

Mr. Eugene Devers specializes in social work. These areas are among Mr. Devers's clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (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.
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