Finding Providers

We found 2 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Open Access near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2021 East Commercial Boulevard; Suite 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. After attending Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Ubals speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Jonathan David Baumgard, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
5310 Nw 33rd Avenue; Suite 216
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Jonathan Baumgard's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Baumgard has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. 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 studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Baumgard's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Baumgard speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.