We found 57 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 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 specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Penaranda trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has a special interest in emphysema and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penaranda takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Penaranda include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Penaranda 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 practices allergy & immunology in Miami, FL. Dr. Lamas is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamas is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 professionally 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Loynaz an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. 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 graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Dr. Joseph honors several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Joseph completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (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 works as a family practice physician, pediatrician, and adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez-Noda's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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. Dr. Piniella is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Cabrini Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piniella include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. The average patient rating for Dr. Piniella is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Piniella has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Piniella's professional 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. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Orta is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Orta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Michael Pacin, who practices in Miami, FL and Miami Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pacin obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pacin is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Pacin has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Muina specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Muina attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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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All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

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 allergist and immunologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martell attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Martell has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Michael Daniel Spital, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8925 Sw 148th Street; Suite 110
Village of Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Michael Spital is a general pediatrician in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Spital include asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Spital is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Maria Medina-Capote is a pediatrician in Miami, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in down syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Medina-Capote's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Medina-Capote's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. She trained at Miami Children's Hospital for her residency. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Cristian Breton practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Dr. Breton is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Breton's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Barry Reed works as an adult pulmonologist. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include sleep disorders, cancer, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally 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. Claudia Garcia Arango, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite B-7
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Arango is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Arango's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Arango honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. She is a graduate of the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Asthma

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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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