Hi, and thank you for your patience!
I looked up and read about the issue with Fluoride in antidepressants. It seems there is a lot of misinformation on the internet about this topic (this is pretty common with a lot of medical issues, one reason that it is better to go through a professional with training in the particular area.... otherwise you can scare yourself to death.) Awareness is good, but always check for references, and who/what the information is coming from. In the case of Zoloft, it has no relation to Fluoride. Here is Sertraline's chemical name:
It seems that some people think that Prozac contains Fluoride. It has a fluoride molecule combined with another molecule:
but the fluoride does not become available when you take it. And if it did (it doesn't ) it would not be in an amount beyond what is in the natural environment (not even as much as what is put in water in some areas) But again, the fluoride molecule does not become 'free' even in Prozac and isn't even part of sertraline (Zoloft) at all.
I found some contacts for you to hopefully find a flexible doctor. It might take a couple of phone calls, but it will be worth it in the long run:
The University of Arizona in Tuscon has a Medical school with a Psychiatry department. On their web page they have also a phone number listed for appointments. I realize that it appears that doctors affiliated with this school may be too far away from you, but you could still call in case some of the doctors that are doing their residency (see patients) closer to you or they might be able to refer you doctors who have finished residency in the last few years that are in a location more convenient. Residents/interns have completed medical school, and some clinical and theoretical studies in psychiatry and see patients but are supervised by another psychiatrist – this is actually a good thing – they will be up to date on the most current treatments, plus are being monitored and they discuss their cases, esp. difficult cases and get input from several doctors). http://psychiatry.arizona.edu/
Next, I found the psychiatry department of St. Josephs Hospital which is in Phoenix, AZ and it is University based, so this may be better for you as far as location and getting a doctor to see you that is flexible and up to date on treatments for depression. They have pics of the docs, and they all look young. (of course not all older docs are bad... but at least at a university based center you will know that they are up to date on things:
Also, here is a link to just a general list of Psychiatrist near Gilbert, AZ. I know nothing about these doctors, but most have their years of experience and a few other details. If the above doesn't work out to be convenient, you could use this list to call some doctors in your area to see if you can find one with flexible hours that will work with you.
When you call, just mention what you told us, that you are working, so they will understand that you are trying to keep your job while getting help for your depression and need someone that can see you after hours or on weekends. I think they will have compassion with the fact that you are trying to maintain your ability to function. But don't give up if your first few calls don't result in what you need.
I hope to hear from you that this works out. You can find my profile by clicking on my name in this question to request me anytime (or you can put "for Susan Ivy" in the title of a new post if you would like to update or ask anything of me in the future.). this way no one else will answer it but me. And of course, you can ask questions of other experts too if you would like.