We found 57 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazquez is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. 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. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally 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 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero works as a pediatrician in Palmetto Bay, FL, Cutler Bay, FL, and Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Cordero is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Cordero 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 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. Jaime Landman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
14411 S Dixie Highway; Suite 223
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Landman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Landman is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Landman attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Landman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. 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 Navarra School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is conversant in 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. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz works as a pediatric pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Diaz focuses on asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Ubals is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ubals include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Ubals trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She 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. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blanco completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general pediatrician in Miami, FL and Pinecrest, FL. Dr. Taboas attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. Her areas of expertise include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Taboas is 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 is a general internist in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cordero's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Romeo Rojas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Rojas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nunez is especially 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. Nunez takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Alina Siblesz Siblesz Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11400 N Kendall Drive; Suite A211
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alina Ruiz is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include acne, asthma, and food allergy. She accepts 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, Asthma

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Piniella include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Young is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. 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. Dr. Young attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak 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. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tabak is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Fabriccio Melanio Letellier, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fabriccio Letellier practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Letellier's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead 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. He attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, Dr. Letellier speaks Spanish.

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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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