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We found 3 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1498 near Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Jaime Landman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1150 N 35 Avenue; Suite 460
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Landman is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Landman include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Landman's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He accepts 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 Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Landman attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Landman has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Landman speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 205
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Rasciel Socarras works as a general pediatrician in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and Plantation, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Socarras speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: acne, asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Pediatric Associates, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Socarras trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Leonard Simon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon practices adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish.

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

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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.