We found 7 allergist/immunologists who accept Vista Health Plan near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2000 Southwest 27th Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas is an allergy & immunology specialist. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Lamas attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lamas's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), allergy testing, and allergies. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Allergy Testing, Allergies

Dr. Miguel Antonio Lanz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
365 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Lanz sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Lanz studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lanz trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lanz include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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 Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lanz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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 in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Ubals is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ubals accepts 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 distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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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
7150 W 20 Avenue; Suite 106
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell's medical specialty is primary care and adult allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martell is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Martell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Miami, FL. Dr. Sirven's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sirven include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sirven is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Mark Young's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Young is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His clinical interests include 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 has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Young's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carpio include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Carpio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and 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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