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

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 and practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martell is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Penaranda obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Penaranda has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2000 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Lamas graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamas 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lamas include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lamas speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Hernandez specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Diaz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Diaz studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco sees patients in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Blanco's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco takes.

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

Dr. Alejandro 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loynaz's clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Loynaz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Martinez-Noda's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks 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)

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Piniella average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. Dr. Piniella is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Cabrini Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Vicente Chavarria is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In Dr. Chavarria's practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Orta is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Orta is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Orta attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Michael Pacin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacin's areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pacin include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Muina is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Muina include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Muina is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed accepts. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Reed's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Claudia Arango works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Arango has a special interest in asthma. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She graduated from the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Arango's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Arango accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 411
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sirven's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, Dr. Sirven completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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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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