We found 58 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near South Miami, FL.

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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with 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. Stuart Kent Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
9299 Sw 152 Street; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Joseph practices general internal medicine in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 North Kendall Drive; #105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz's areas of expertise include asthma. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Diaz attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. He 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.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martell's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loynaz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. Dr. Loynaz obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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 in Coral Gables, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's areas of expertise include emphysema and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Penaranda attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piniella takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez Alonso, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10281 Sw 72nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez-Alonso's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso's areas of expertise include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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 and practices in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. Dr. Martinez-Noda is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Martinez-Noda 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.

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

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 his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Chavarria 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 Gold. He attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Pacin's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Pacin is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Pacin is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Maria E Medina-Capote, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10240 Sw 56 Street; #108
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Maria Medina-Capote is a general pediatrician in Miami, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and autism. Dr. Medina-Capote accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Medina-Capote completed a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina-Capote is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Spina Bifida, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma

Dr. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She practices in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Muina speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Claudia Garcia Arango, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite B-7
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Arango's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She attended medical school at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Arango's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Arango average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arango is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Cristian Francisco Breton, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristian Breton is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Breton's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Breton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.