We found 48 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Penaranda's clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. 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. Penaranda has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Lamas is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She 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 her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Lamas attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lamas has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Loynaz's clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz accepts. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez-Noda average 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Martinez-Noda attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Piniella attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. David Orta's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Orta completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orta is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is an allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL and Miami Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pacin include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pacin 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. His professional affiliations include 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muina include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Muina trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Muina is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Frank Martell practices primary care and adult allergy & immunology in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martell attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Barry Reed's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed takes 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 the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Arango is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After attending the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She is conversant in 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. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 411
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Sirven highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She 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. Dr. Sirven's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Susan Benenati specializes in adult allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Benenati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Benenati accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Eisermann-Rogers is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Eisermann-Rogers (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eisermann-Rogers include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Eisermann-Rogers attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Eisermann-Rogers has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

Dr. Maryanne Rajan Samuel, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine
8900 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Maryanne Samuel is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuel honors. She obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Samuel's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (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.
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