We found 35 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. 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 clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. 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. Penaranda has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2000 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Lamas is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Lamas attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lamas has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, 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 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
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
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 Sw 87 Avenue 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 87 Avenue 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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Dr. Mario Jose Mangas, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mangas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangas include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Mangas's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mangas accepts 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 Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez-Noda average 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, 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. Before completing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Martinez-Noda attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he 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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes 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 Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Piniella attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega honors 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 Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue 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
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 201
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. Kunjana Mavunda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 607
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kunjana Mavunda works as a pediatric pulmonologist in South Miami, FL, Naples, FL, and Homestead, FL. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and travel medicine. Dr. Mavunda has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. For her residency, Dr. Mavunda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mavunda include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Mavunda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Mavunda's 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. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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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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