We found 61 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near Palmetto Bay, FL.

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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 medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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 specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nunez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He honors 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Elena Ubals' specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ubals's professional affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubals takes. Dr. Ubals attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, 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 works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic 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. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11635 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Taboas speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and down syndrome. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Taboas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

Dr. Jaime Landman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Landman 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. Before completing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Landman attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Landman include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Landman 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. 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of acne, asthma, and food allergy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruiz takes 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 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Young is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Young 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 professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak takes 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letellier include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Letellier honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Breton attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Breton's average patient rating is 4.0 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. Breton accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bassem George Chahine, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8740 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 215
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Bassem Chahine's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Chahine graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), acne, and asthma. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chahine (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Chahine is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Claudia Arango works as a general pediatrician in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Arango is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After attending the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. She is conversant in 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. Viviana Sirven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
8200 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 302
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Viviana Sirven is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Sirven highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She 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. Dr. Sirven's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jonathan David Baumgard, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Baumgard practices general pediatrics. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baumgard's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. He honors 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Baumgard speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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.
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