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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 an adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He trained at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega is 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. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubals accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Ubals attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school. Dr. Ubals has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All 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 specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martell's clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His 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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Juan Prieto is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chavarria include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mark Young practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Young has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. 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 an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landa-Galindez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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. Dr. Orta's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Orta attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carpio include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Carpio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Carpio completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Sirven accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Sirven attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Rosendo Collazo works as a general internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazo honors. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Alfredo Machado works as a general pediatrician in Doral, FL and Miami, FL. He is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. 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. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Machado completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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

Dr. Javier Hiriart is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Hiriart's clinical interests include acne, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hiriart (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Hiriart is professionally affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Acne, Asthma

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

Dr. Juan Ruiz-Unger specializes in general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 honors. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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.