We found 58 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Palmetto Bay, FL.

Dr. Gladys L Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gladys Vazquez is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In Dr. Vazquez's practice, she is particularly interested in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Vazquez is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma

Dr. Jaime Landman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
14411 S Dixie Highway; Suite 223
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Landman's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Landman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Landman include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Edwin Anibal Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15077 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero works as a pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Cordero is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cordero's clinical interests include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Miami, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Diaz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Diaz studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ubals takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ubals is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional 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. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco sees patients in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Blanco's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Blanco takes.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11635 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas' specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and down syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Taboas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Acne, Obesity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 103
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He 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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Romeo Edmundo Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12002 Sw 128th Court; Suite 204
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Rojas sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rojas's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Rojas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cancer, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando Alex Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 S.w. 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Nunez's clinical interests: 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 studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nunez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez Alonso, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10281 Sw 72nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez-Alonso specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso takes.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Mario Jose Mangas, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Mangas'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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mangas attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mangas include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9275 Sw 152 Street; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Piniella average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami 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. Dr. Piniella is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Cabrini Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Alina Siblesz Siblesz Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11400 N Kendall Drive; Suite A211
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alina Ruiz specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of acne, asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ruiz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Young's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Young's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish.

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

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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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