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We found 59 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near South Miami, FL.

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a primary care doctor and adult allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. Dr. Martell is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martell's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco 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. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Joseph average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Dr. Joseph welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ruben Penaranda works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in Coral Gables, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda 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. He studied medicine 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Penaranda speaks Spanish. Dr. Penaranda's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 North Kendall Drive; #105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz accepts.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Carlos Piniella is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piniella include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Piniella honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Michael Pacin practices allergy & immunology in Miami, FL, Palmetto Bay, FL, and Miami Beach, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacin's areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pacin include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His professional affiliations include 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. 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. Dr. Martinez-Noda's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. 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. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Martinez-Noda performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Madeleine Rodriguez-Alonso works as an internist. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Rodriguez-Alonso accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta practices adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Orta is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7400 N Kendall Drive; Suite 309
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chavarria attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. Barry A Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 207
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barry Reed is a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Reed's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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

Dr. Cristian Breton specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Breton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Breton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for his residency.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pena is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Pena attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pena takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.