We found 28 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Miami, FL.

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 N Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Ortega performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

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

Dr. Frank Martell works as a primary care doctor and allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Martell's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Martell's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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. She is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ubals's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ubals accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1840 W 49 Street; #103
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Chavarria's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chavarria honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Young, who practices in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In Dr. Young's practice, he is particularly 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. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Young is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta specializes in adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Orta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Dr. Landa-Galindez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jose Carpio's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carpio's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carpio performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All 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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sirven graduated from Autonomous University of Central America and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo sees patients in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Collazo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Javier Alberto Hiriart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Hiriart's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include acne, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Hiriart honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiriart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Hiriart is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Machado's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Machado graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Machado is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Juan Miguel Ruiz-Unger, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8900 Sw 24th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Ruiz-Unger works as a general pediatrician. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Ruiz-Unger attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz-Unger is especially interested in thyroid problems, acne, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruiz-Unger accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Weight Loss, Acne, Autism, 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.
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