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

Dr. Michael Hernandez is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Martell include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martell's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, 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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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 a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Penaranda attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

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

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Diaz's areas of expertise include asthma. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's average patient rating 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella's training includes a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pacin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacin has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pacin has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Martinez-Noda trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez-Noda accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. David Orta's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Vicente Chavarria's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Chavarria's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Barry Reed's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Reed performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Antonio Pena sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pena is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pena completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Maryanne Samuel sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Samuel's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. She accepts AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Palmetto General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Barbara Muina's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She practices in Miami, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Muina graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Muina trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Arango focuses on asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arango takes. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Dr. Arango attended medical school at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arango speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: 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.