We found 5 allergist/immunologists who accept Vista Health Plan near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Ubals is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ubals include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Ubals trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ubals's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a primary care doctor and allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Martell performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mark Young's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Young is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He 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. Dr. Young attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Jose Misael Carpio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7150 W 20th Avenue; #106
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jose Carpio specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Carpio accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Carpio speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 411
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Sirven average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sirven accepts. Dr. Sirven studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. For her professional training, Dr. Sirven completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sirven's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

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What is Allergy & Immunology?

A physician who specializes in allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system is called an allergist-immunologist or simply an allergist. Allergic reactions can cause a huge number of symptoms in the body, and allergy-immunology specialists treat a wide variety of problems, including:
  • Allergies affecting the respiratory tract, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
  • Allergies affecting the skin, such as eczema, hives, welts, and allergic rashes.
  • Adverse reactions to substances such as foods, drugs and vaccines, or stinging insects.
  • Autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. Some examples are rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks the joints; celiac disease, where the lining of the small intestine is damaged; and Sjogren’s syndrome, where the glands producing tears and saliva are attacked.
  • Certain diseases of the immune system, such as antibody deficiencies, primary immunodeficiency disease, or in some cases, HIV.

During a visit to an allergist-immunologist, the physician may perform allergy testing to identify which substances are causing the allergic reactions. An important part of the care they provide is prevention education, where patients with allergies learn how to decrease their exposure to problematic substances and control their symptoms of allergic reaction. Allergists might prescribe medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids or beta agonists for asthma. They may also provide immunotherapy, where small amounts of the problem allergen are given via injection to the patient and the amount is increased slowly over time. The shots help the body get used to the allergen and train the immune system to react appropriately to it without causing problem symptoms.

Immune disorders can range from making patients uncomfortable to being life-threatening, and they are becoming more common. Allergy-Immunology is a quickly growing field.
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