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

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

Dr. Ana Lamas practices allergy & immunology in Miami, FL. Dr. Lamas is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamas is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lamas has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Ubals has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ubals's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Alejandro 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. Patients gave Dr. Loynaz an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Juan Prieto's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include 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. For his residency, Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jorge Ortega is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. 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 Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Ortega is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. 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 is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8th Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Orta is affiliated with 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, Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
348 Minorca Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a primary care doctor and allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martell attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Martell has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mark Young is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Young 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. Young accepts. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Landa-Galindez studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landa-Galindez takes. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 411
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Sirven is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Central America, she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish.

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All 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carpio include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Carpio 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 El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is an internist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Vicente Chavarria's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Chavarria is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chavarria trained at Nassau University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital.

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

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8741 Coral Way
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Plasencia include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plasencia takes. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alfredo Machado's medical specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Machado 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. Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Machado attended Ponce School of Medicine. 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. Javier Alberto Hiriart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Hiriart's specialties are general internal medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Hiriart has a special interest in acne, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hiriart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Acne, 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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