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We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish. She is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Sirven's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors 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: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). These areas are among Dr. Plasencia's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Plasencia is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology, Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas is a medical specialist in allergy and immunology. Dr. Lamas is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lamas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Garcia-Frangie's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox works as a family medicine practitioner in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Homestead, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Fox honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Alberto Sirven, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Sirven is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sirven's clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Central America and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, ... (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.