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We found 62 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. Dr. Vazquez's education and training includes medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her areas of expertise include acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vazquez speaks Spanish. She is 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 S Dixie Highway
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero practices general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cordero's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine. Dr. Cordero's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 314
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. 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 studied medicine at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez-Fernandez trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez 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. 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. Dr. Ubals has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Ubals is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ubals 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. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Diaz's areas of expertise include asthma. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
14411 S Dixie Highway; Suite 223
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pacin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacin has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He 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 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pacin has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 in Miami, FL and Pinecrest, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Taboas include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Taboas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Taboas is conversant in Spanish.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordero include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Patients gave Dr. Cordero an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Young has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Rolando Alex Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 S.w. 87th Avenue; Suite C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Nunez's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with 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, Dr. Nunez 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, who practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabak studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tabak trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Alina Siblesz Siblesz Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11400 N Kendall Drive; Suite A211
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alina Ruiz practices general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruiz include acne, asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Ruiz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is especially interested in diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso takes. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Chavarria's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program.

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