We found 61 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 specializes in general pediatrics. She is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. She has a special interest in acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Vazquez has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vazquez speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a general pediatrician in Palmetto Bay, FL, Cutler Bay, FL, and Miami, FL. He is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordero include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cordero's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cordero is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landman accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Landman has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diaz include 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 honors. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Diaz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ubals's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient ratings for Dr. Ubals average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ubals accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blanco takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks 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. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11635 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas specializes in general pediatrics. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. Dr. Taboas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Taboas trained at UNC Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taboas accepts.

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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 works as an internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordero's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nunez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, 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. Alina Siblesz Siblesz Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11400 N Kendall Drive; Suite A211
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alina Ruiz's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of acne, asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ruiz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Ruiz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, 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 in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Chavarria's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chavarria honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In Dr. Young's practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Young is 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. 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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Tabak speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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 distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Letellier's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Letellier attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Letellier is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso's clinical interests: diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. She 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.

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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.
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