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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 a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Ortega honors 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a primary care doctor and adult allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 HMO. Dr. Martell is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martell's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. After attending Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes 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 following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Ubals speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Juan Prieto works as a general internist in Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Young is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Young studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Young is professionally 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 practices adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Vicente Chavarria's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chavarria attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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 practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carpio is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Carpio's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Collazo's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiriart include acne, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. 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 HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hiriart (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Acne, Asthma

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 is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sirven honors. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Sirven attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alfredo Machado specializes in general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Machado's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Machado speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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

Dr. Juan Ruiz-Unger's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is especially interested in thyroid problems, acne, and asthma. Dr. Ruiz-Unger is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz-Unger trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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.