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We found 29 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and heart failure. 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. Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz accepts. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Ubals a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include 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 honors. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell's medical specialty is primary care and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martell include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Martell 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martell attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Martell is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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 in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include immunization (preventive vaccines), milk allergy, 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. Young honors. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Young speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orta accepts. Dr. Orta obtained his medical school training at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chavarria honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

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

Dr. Rosendo Collazo works as an internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Collazo's areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and graves disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Collazo is professionally 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. 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 in Miami, FL. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jose Carpio is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Carpio has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Hiriart is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of acne, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hiriart (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), milk allergy, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Sirven attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes 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, Rashes, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies, Milk Allergy

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Alfredo Machado's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. Dr. Machado speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Machado include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Machado attended Ponce School of Medicine. He accepts 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: Attention Deficit Disorder, 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 and practices in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and asthma. Dr. Ruiz-Unger's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ruiz-Unger 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.

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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.