We found 65 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350, Primary Office
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gladys Vazquez's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazquez is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez 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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a primary care doctor and allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Martell performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in 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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 North Kendall Drive; #105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz works as a pediatric pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Diaz focuses on asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Ubals is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ubals include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Ubals trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ubals's 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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
3311 Ponce De Leon
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Lopez specializes in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include parasitic infection, acne, and asthma. Patients gave Dr. Lopez an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received the distinction of Ama Physician Recognition Award. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Parasitic Infection, Acne, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blanco completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a general internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Loynaz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances practices allergy & immunology in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonansea-Frances include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Floating Hospital for Children for residency. Dr. Bonansea-Frances speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Coral Gables, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Penaranda has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Penaranda completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Penaranda has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nunez is especially 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. Nunez takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez-Noda has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez-Noda is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Piniella include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7400 N Kendall Drive; Suite 309
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria sees patients in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chavarria trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Chavarria accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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.
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