We found 82 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Penaranda graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Penaranda include emphysema and asthma. 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. Penaranda has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 an allergist/immunologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), allergy testing, and allergies. Dr. Lamas is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Lamas average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamas has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Pedro Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
3311 Ponce De Leon
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist and general pediatrician in Coral Gables, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include parasitic infection, acne, and asthma. Dr. Lopez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez accepts. He graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lopez trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Ama Physician Recognition Award. Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Parasitic Infection, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Patient ratings for Dr. Blanco average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Blanco's 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 Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez takes 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 Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He speaks 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. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina practices adult endocrinology and general internal medicine in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Muina is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Muina speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Rolando Alex Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez, who practices in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Nunez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Adriana Maria Maria Del Valle Bonansea Frances, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances works as an allergist/immunologist in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Bonansea-Frances's areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bonansea-Frances is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Cristian Breton is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Breton is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Breton attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breton accepts 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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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Ubals's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She 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. Dr. Ubals's 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 the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Bassem George Chahine, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8740 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 215
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Bassem Chahine, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chahine is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Chahine trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chahine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Allergies, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, ... (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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez-Noda's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, 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. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez-Noda 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, who practices in Miami, FL, Key West, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Piniella's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Piniella accepts 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jaime Landman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
14411 S Dixie Highway; Suite 223
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Landman specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Palmetto Bay, FL. Dr. Landman has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Dr. Landman graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Landman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jorge Ortega is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Ortega's education and training includes medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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

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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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