We found 67 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept First Health near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Gladys L Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350, Primary Office
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gladys Vazquez's specialty is general pediatrics. She is especially interested in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Vazquez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vazquez is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 607
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda sees patients in South Miami, FL, Naples, FL, and Homestead, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mavunda at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and travel medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mavunda's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mavunda (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Travel Medicine, Asthma

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Blanco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He trained at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubals accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Ubals attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school. Dr. Ubals has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Pedro Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
3311 Ponce De Leon
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist and general pediatrician. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include parasitic infection, acne, and asthma. Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Ama Physician Recognition Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Parasitic Infection, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martell's clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C-350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Taboas include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Taboas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Acne, Obesity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Penaranda attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Penaranda has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Adriana Maria Maria Del Valle Bonansea-Frances Bonansea Frances, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonansea-Frances include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Bonansea-Frances takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bonansea-Frances graduated from National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Piniella attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Piniella's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piniella has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piniella is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez-Noda is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.