We found 36 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Gladys L Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite C-350, Primary Office
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. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Ortega performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 607
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in South Miami, FL, Naples, FL, and Homestead, FL. Dr. Mavunda (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mavunda include sleep disorders, asthma, and travel medicine. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mavunda honors. Dr. Mavunda has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Travel Medicine, Asthma

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
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. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite #200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes 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: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue 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. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Coral Gables, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penaranda include emphysema and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Penaranda's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

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 Sw 87 Avenue 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. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Martinez-Noda's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda 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 attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez-Noda speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Piniella is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Piniella completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue 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
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 201
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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Dr. Landa-Galindez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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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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