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We found 59 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 general pediatrician in Miami, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's areas of expertise include milk allergy, acne, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. Dr. Vazquez's training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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: Headache, Acne, Milk Allergy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Infections, Asthma

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

Dr. Edwin Cordero is a pediatrician. Dr. Cordero studied medicine at CETEC University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, thyroid problems, and acne. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cordero's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Phobias, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8600 Sw 92 Street; Suite 204-b
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Tavernier, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, 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' 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. 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. Patients gave Dr. Blanco an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (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 areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and stroke. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rojas obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rojas's professional affiliations include 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, Stroke, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's training includes residency programs at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Diaz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Miami, FL and Palmetto Bay, FL. Dr. Piniella is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Cabrini Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and sinus problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piniella honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Miami, FL, Palmetto Bay, FL, and Miami Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and rashes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacin 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. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Pacin has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a pediatrician. Her clinical interests include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and milk allergy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Taboas attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Taboas is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Preventive Care, Acne, Obesity, Milk Allergy, Premenstrual Syndrome, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, 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. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cordero's areas of expertise include knee problems, menopause, and migraine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Cordero attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alina Ruiz works as a general pediatrician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruiz include acne, asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ruiz's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruiz 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso focuses on diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso 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. Rodriguez-Alonso graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Milton A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Internal Medicine
12002 Sw 128th Court; Suite 204
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Milton Jimenez is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jimenez include prostate problems, depression, and graves disease. Dr. Jimenez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jimenez obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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.