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We found 49 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

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. 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. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 North Kendall Drive; #105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Diaz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Diaz attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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

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. 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. 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. 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)

Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7400 N Kendall Drive; Suite 309
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chavarria include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Pacin's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pacin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pacin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Muina is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Muina attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muina honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Claudia Garcia Arango, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite B-7
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Arango practices general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arango is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. She attended the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Arango's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Susan Vento Benenati, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6705 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 318
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Susan Benenati practices adult allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Benenati attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Benenati include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Benenati average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Benenati speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pena attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He 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.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Claire Eisermann Rogers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6705 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 318
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Eisermann-Rogers, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Eisermann-Rogers is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Eisermann-Rogers attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Eisermann-Rogers (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and South Miami Hospital.

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

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Orta's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Orta attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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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.