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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
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. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega's specialty is adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega honors.

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

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite #200
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. Kunjana Mavunda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 607
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mavunda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for her residency. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and travel medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mavunda is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mavunda include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mavunda (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Travel Medicine, Asthma

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
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
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 87 Avenue; Ste 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. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Penaranda attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is an allergist/immunologist. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella's training includes a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. 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's areas of specialization are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Martinez-Noda trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez-Noda accepts 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: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue 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 Sw 87 Avenue 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
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 201
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. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He honors 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Reed performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Fabriccio Melanio Letellier, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8750 Sw 144 Street; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fabriccio Letellier is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among Dr. Letellier's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Letellier speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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.