We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
3610 Galileo Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Scot Machlus is a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Machlus include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Machlus is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Herndon is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Herndon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez Humala sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez Humala include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sanchez Humala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez Humala is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Mary Monica Meador
Specializes in Family Therapy
6835 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Ms. Mary Burton works as a family therapist in New Port Richey, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Saint Pete Beach, FL. These areas are among Ms. Burton's clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Attn: Ghazanfar Khan; Attn: Ghazanfar Khan
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ghazanfar Khan, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Khan has indicated that his clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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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