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We found 60 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan 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. She is especially interested in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Vazquez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Vazquez is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She 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's specialty is general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Cordero include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. His professional 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 attended medical school 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. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Blanco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Diaz, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Diaz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Diaz attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly 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. Ubals accepts. 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. Dr. Ubals has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her 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. 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 specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11635 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Taboas include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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 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. Rolando Alex Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 S.w. 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL. His areas of expertise consist of 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 honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nunez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alina Ruiz's specialty is general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include acne, asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ruiz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruiz graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. She is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso's clinical interests encompass diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She 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. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7400 N Kendall Drive; Suite 309
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chavarria include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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

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. Dr. Young has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Claudia Garcia Arango, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite B-7
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Arango practices general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arango is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. She attended the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Arango's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

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 a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tabak is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Jonathan David Baumgard, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Baumgard's area of specialization is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Baumgard is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baumgard include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) 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. Baumgard honors. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Baumgard attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Baumgard's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.