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We found 3 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO 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 and Hollywood, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Landman include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Landman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Landman 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 graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Landman trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Landman include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Landman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Rasciel Socarras, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 205
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Rasciel Socarras practices general pediatrics in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include acne, asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Pediatric Associates, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Socarras is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Socarras trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simon attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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.