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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Shawano, WI.

Dr. Craig Stefan Hendel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Craig Hendel is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Hendel's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hendel honors. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Dr. Andrew Jordan Collins, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Collins specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Oshkosh, WI and Shawano, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include menstrual disorders, cryotherapy, and migraine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Kathleen M Qualheim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Kathleen Qualheim specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qualheim include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Qualheim is affiliated with ThedaCare. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Qualheim obtained her medical school training at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Leonard L Leveille, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Leonard Leveille is a family practitioner. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leveille at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Leveille takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He speaks French.

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Dr. Cynthia A Egan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Cynthia Egan specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egan include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (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.