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We found 56 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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Vazquez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts 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 CETEC University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Vazquez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Edwin Anibal Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15077 S Dixie Highway
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero practices general pediatrics. Dr. Cordero's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordero include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 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. Cordero is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He 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. Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8900 North Kendall Drive; Critical Care Unit
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Ubals's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ubals include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Ubals 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 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). She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Diaz's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Diaz 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. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Romeo Rojas' specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Rojas trained at Woodhull Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rojas is 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. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9275 Sw 152 Street; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Piniella graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
14411 S Dixie Highway; Suite 223
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pacin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pacin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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

Dr. Margarita Taboas' specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taboas accepts. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Taboas speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cordero honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Cordero completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Cordero has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mark Young's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Young's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Rolando Nunez works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nunez include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Nunez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Tabak attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tabak's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabak honors. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tabak's professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Alina Ruiz practices general pediatrics in Miami, FL. Dr. Ruiz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of acne, asthma, and food allergy. She 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 obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, Asthma

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

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez-Alonso's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso 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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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, 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.